Tonight in HD: June 7

SoHo Highlight: Girls (Sky 10, 8.30, 5.1) Hannah is confused by her boss’s mixed signals, as well as Adam’s; Marnie and Charlie assess their relationship; Jessa is determined to re-conquer an ex. This was producer Judd Apatow’s favourite episode but most critics thought it one of the least. “I don’t know what Hard Being Easy was trying to do, besides annoy/baffle the audience,” PressPlay’s Sarah D Bunting said. “The episode has a handful of neatly observed moments, and the usual complement of too-awkward-to-watch bits . . . but the awkwardness didn’t come from the characters this week. It came from [writer/star] Lena Dunham losing control of the material.” HitFix’s Alan Sepinwall observed: “From the start, Girls hasn’t been a show that seems particularly worried about whether you like Hannah or her friends. It lets them be stupid and selfish early and often, operating under the assumption that if their bad behaviour is depicted specifically and strongly enough, likability won’t matter any more than it does for the various cable shows with male anti-heroes who do all these things and worse. But even by the standards of what we’ve seen so far, Hard Being Easy is a real piece of work, as both Hannah and Marnie fumble around, unsure of who they’re hurting mainly because they’re unsure of what they’re doing … On the whole, Hard Being Easy felt a bit rougher than the previous episodes but still demonstrated how good the show can be in individual moments, and what a strong grasp it has on who its characters are and what their world is like.” ✮✮✮

Home & Away (TV3, 5.30) Heath tries to help Bianca with the baby; Xavier suspects Jett stole Indi’s wallet; Ruby asks Romeo to go into business together. ✮✮

Friends (TV2, 6.30, R) The gang visits Las Vegas to surprise Joey and to celebrate Monica and Chandler’s one-year anniversary. Part one of two. ✮✮✮

Shortland Street (TV2, 7.00) Daniel plays a dangerous game; Rachel makes a breakthrough; Ula’s trapped in a web of her own design. ✮✮✮

Once Upon a Time (TV2, 8.30, 5.1) Emma continues her search for evidence to prove Mary Margaret’s innocence in Kathryn’s murder; Regina must choose between marrying a royal or betraying her mother and wedding a commoner. ✮✮

The Finder (TV3, 8.30, 5.1) A Miami mob boss wants Walter to find a voodoo doll that he believes has put a hex on him. ✮✮

Fringe (TV2, 10.30, 5.1) In the aftermath of recent shocking events, and the escalating threat from the translucent shapeshifters, a former Massive Dynamic scientist joins the team. “After seemingly disappearing into thin air in the season-three finale, Peter (Joshua Jackson) returns to a world where no one knows who he is — and he’ll try desperately to get back to his own world,” TV Guide said in an interview with the producers about what it means for the rest of the season. “Peter’s re-insertion into the mix promises to make for great drama,” predicted Entertainment Weekly, “provided, I think, that you, dear Fringe fanatic, actually give a damn about this new timeline and these ‘new’ versions of Olivia, Walter, Broyles, Astrid, Nina Sharp, and more.” ✮✮✮✮

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