Tonight in HD: June 30

SoHo Highlight: Mad Men (Sky 10, 8.30, 5.1) Season finale: As the partners consider expanding the office space, Don begins seeing ghosts, Pete’s affair comes to a disappointing end, and Megan’s mother briefly reunites with Roger. “All told it was more of a creative roller coaster this season on Mad Men,” said The Hollywood Reporter. “I liked the season as a whole, while disliking a few episodes entirely and splitting the finale down the middle.” But New York magazine argued “despite its slow pace and fairly sedate tone, this was an eventful episode, one that put paid to themes, images and bits of business that were introduced in the season-opening two-fer A Little Kiss and nurtured throughout the next eleven episodes. Twitter reaction last night was mixed, with some viewers calling The Phantom dull or disappointing, but I found it riveting … Season five’s non-stop intimations of death, separation, violence, and dread paid off here, even more so than in last week’s grim, often bleakly funny episode.” ✭✭✭✭✭

The Bionic Vet (TV One, 5.25) Series premiere: Follow `bionic’ vet Noel Fitzpatrick as he uses pioneering surgical techniques in his state-of-the-art medical centre to save the lives of critically ill pets. “Dr Noel Fitzpatrick is my new hero, and this could well be my new favourite show,” said The Guardian. “It’s Pimp My Pet basically: this dude can customise your animal into pretty much anything you want.” But The Independent wasn’t as convinced: “I can’t help feeling there’s something a tiny bit creepy about his drive, and the messianic way that he talks about blending human and animal medicine.” ✭✭✭✭

TradeZone Gone Fishin’ (TV3, 5.30) ✭✭

Hyundai Country Calendar (TV One, 7.00) Three brothers and their families work together in a Taranaki market garden. ✭✭✭✭

ITM Fishing Show (TV3, 7.00) Fishing right under snow-capped peaks on a stunning day, Matt and the team fish the Kaikoura trench, then the shallows before grabbing some crays and heading into the hills for a wild boar. ✭✭✭

Judy Bailey’s Australia (TV One, 8.30) Judy joins the hunt for the Tasmanian tiger and meets some interesting creatures along the way. ✭✭✭

Ice Road Truckers (TV3, 7.30, 5.1) With only two weeks left of the winter season, the race is on to deliver the remaining loads before the ice roads melt away. ✭✭✭

CSI: Crime Scene Investigation (TV3, 8.30, 5.1) When the CSI team is called in to investigate a robbery-homicide at an “Alice In Wonderland”-themed wedding, they have little to work with to find a killer. Jaclyn Smith guest stars. ✭✭

Movie: No Country for Old Men (TV3, 10.30, 5.1, R) Joel and Ethan Coen ventured back into Fargo country with this fierce, tense, weirdly atmospheric thriller about a botched drug deal with lethal tentacles. Tommy Lee Jones plays a sage, soulful West Texas sheriff on the trail of a killer with a compressed air canister (Javier Bardem) whose victims range from the random to the targeted, including a hunter on the run with fortune in drug money (Josh Brolin). Complex, complicated and bloodcurdling but leavened with breathtaking artistry and haunting, homespun wisdom, No Country for Old Men revitalises the western genre with a vengeance. (2007) ✭✭✭✭✭

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