Golden Globe Winners On DemandJanuary 18, 2010


Golden Globe Winners On Demand

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Last night the Hollywood Foreign Press Association (HFPA) celebrated the Golden Globes nominees and winners.  Some are pay per view movies, some are premium content found on HBO or Showtime and some are free from NBC and AMC, but all are available right now via video on demand.

  • The Hangover - Best Motion Picture Comedy or Musical
  • Meryl Streep/Julie & Julia – Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture - Comedy or Musical
  • Christoph Waltz/Inglourious Basterds - Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture - Comedy or Musical
  • Up - Best Animated Feature Film
  • Madmen - Best Television Series – Drama
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Luther Returns For Season 2 (VOD Hidden Gem)February 24, 2012


Luther Returns For Season 2 (VOD Hidden Gem)

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Media savant T Tara Turk goes deep inside cable TV to reveal Video On Demand's Hidden Gems so even the busiest of our readers can get the most out of On Demand TV. Tell Tara what VOD shows you think deserves her attention.

 

LUTHER

By T. Tara Turk

 

Now that PBS’s hit "Downton Abbey" has shut down the big house for the season and we’re suffering from Edwardian England post serial withdrawal, it’s time to gather some dangerous warped perspective on Brit drama and catch up on last season’s "Luther" on BBC On Demand.

 


I don’t care if you have to take the cable USB cord and plug into your vein, you have to catch up on where we left off with Luther, distraught with his wife Zoe’s murder, and nearly on the verge of suicide. I have to say that I’m slightly glad to be rid of Luther’s wife because, out of all of Luther’s relationships, this one proved to be the least believable. Most of that is because you never really quite understood what purpose Zoe served aside from gnawing at her fingers and leading Luther and her boyfriend, Mark, on whirlwind of confusion. In death, Zoe serves a much better purpose for Mark and Luther that you’ll have to find out.

Thank the Queen of England for Alice, easily one of the most complex and interesting female characters on television. The relationship between Alice is Luther is one most writers dream of creating because there are no boundaries - only a match of the minds that reads of the Nielsen ratings (no Oprah ratings begging necessary here).

 



Season 2 is a total of 4 episodes as opposed to the 6 so there’s no reason to delay on catching up. New characters haunt Luther in new ways to explore his own vulnerability. There’s Jenny whom he’s trying to protect. There’s Baba who gives Godmother from Cocaine Cowboys II a run for her money due to her creepy collection of her “family” criminals. There’s Martin Schenk, head of Luther’s new unit who is determined to clean the force of crooked cops and will stop almost at nothing to do it.
 

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