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Reverie On SyFy UK Tonight

artwork_006A quick reminder for those in the UK with access to the SyFy channel.

The new sci-fi-ish drama series Reverie, starring Sarah Shahi (Person Of Interest), Dennis Haysbert (24), Sendhil Ramamurthy (Heroes), Jessica Lu (Awkward.), and Kathryn Morris, starts tonight (2nd August) at 9pm.

The first two episodes will be shown back-to-back to kick things off.

Reverie’s Time Has Come In The UK

artwork_006Just over a month ago KM UK brought you the news of Reverie coming to the UK.  It turned out to be something of an exclusive report.

We had the channel (SyFy) and the date (August 2nd) for the première of season one on this side of the pond.  Previously I’d written that this would be very soon after the show ended in the America.  That was before I’d realised the 4th of July holiday week would delay the finale by a week, which will cause a small overlap.

Now we have a time of day and an additional promo video to go with it, though KM UK is a little late in bring this to you as there have been more pressing matters.

trailer_008So, those in the UK who want to watch Reverie and have access to the SyFy channel set your alarms for 9pm, a week on Thursday.  Plus, be prepared for a late night because they are starting with a double bill.  That’s right, back-to-back Reverie episodes one and two.

I feel that the promo videos that SyFy has put together are definitely playing up an aspect of the show, perhaps because they are a more specialist channel where as NBC in the US is more mainstream.  The new one builds on the first one, with a bit less of the Better Off Ted-style fake corporate video and more of a darker elements of the stories.  The butterfly features a lot again.

To recap:  Reverie, UK SyFy channel, 9pm, Thursday 2nd of August, two episodes.

The new video is, of course, in the KM UK Gallery HERE.

Exclusive: Reverie In The UK

artwork_006In America they are really getting in to the heart of the 10 episode, first season run of Reverie.  But what about the rest of the world?

KM UK can bring its fellow United Kingdom dwellers a bit of good news on that front.  Not seen this reported anywhere else so I’m going to sneak the word “Exclusive” in here :-)

The SyFy channel is bringing Reverie to the shores on Great Britain starting in early August.  In fact the day after, give or take a timezone or two, the show is due to end in America: the 2nd of August.

onira_tech_dream_life_your_wayAs part of some sort of viral advertising campaign the SyFy channel has created an Onira-Tech (the fictitious company behind the VR technology in the show) website with a promotional video.  See it HERE.  Videos like this remind me too much of the brilliant TV show Better Off Ted to take them seriously.  Find a way to watch it, you’ll thank me.

The SyFy channel and its various versions (some spelt more properly) around the world are part of the NBC Universal corporation, which produces and broadcasts Reverie in the U.S.

Of course, I’ve added a small copy of the video, titled “Dream Life Your Way”, to the KM UK Gallery HERE.

So that is Reverie coming to the UK on August 2nd.  You read it here first.

Update (23rd June):  The TVWise website is reporting, in a claimed exclusive, that the SyFy channel in the UK has acquired the rights broadcast to Reverie, starting in August.  That will come as a shock to many of you, I know.

Update (24th June):  TVWise appear to have removed the ‘exclusive’ claim from their piece.

Paycheck – Saturday/Sunday, BBC1

Paycheck_1080p_046What better way to get over those winter blues than a nice Paycheck?  😉

A regular one is nice too.  The BBC seem to have dropped into an 8 month cycle with the John Woo sci-fi action drama Paycheck as it was back in May 2016 when they last broadcast it.  Before that is was September 2015.  At this rate we can book in for another viewing next September.  By then we’ll definitely need the memory wiping technology the film uses.  With luck it’ll be in mass production by then…

It’s a late one this time, or may be very early.  Hence the ‘Saturday/Sunday’ subject.  00:25/12:25am may be technically very early on Sunday morning but to all right thinking people it’s still just quite late on Saturday night.  Unless, on this occasion you are in Scotland.  Sorry to our north of the border friends.  No Paycheck for you.  The BBC’s website has details of the broadcast.

As you’ll no doubt know by now Kathryn’s role is quite short in this film.  She’s an important part of setting up the premise in those opening 10 minutes though.  The unforgettable performance by her Rita Dunne proves the memory wiping device works.  It would take a significant medical procedure to remove what is etched onto our brains  :-)

KM UK being as comprehensive as it is will mean it is no surprise that the KM UK Gallery already cover the film is some detail already.

Time (pun very much intended) for a classic KM UK countdown timer to the start of the Paycheck broadcast on BBC1 this weekend.

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The Perfect Guy – Not Just Blue Sky Thinking

poster_005I fear I may have missed the boat by a couple of weeks again.

It has come to my attention that the relationship-gone-wrong thriller The Perfect Guy is being broadcast in the UK on the Sky Cinema Crime & Thriller channel.  Normally I focus on Freeview, but thems the breaks.

For reasons unknown ‘Sky Cinema’ replaced ‘Sky Movies’ as the general name for the satellite network’s film channels.  Personally I thought movies covers the world of films far better.  ‘Cinema’ implies you are attempting to replicate the cinema experience.  Which they won’t do.  Hardly a forward thinking approach in this multi-screen, multi-platform digital age.

I digress.

Earlier today (15th September 2016) the Crime & Thriller channels showed The Perfect Guy.  It will be on again next Tuesday (20th Sept) at the rather tame time of 1:30pm.  Perhaps the scheduler doesn’t understand the irony embedded in the title  :-)

The film will never go down as a classic of the genre but you can’t say it wasn’t a success.  The lead actress (Sanaa Lathan) won a couple of award for her work.  In it’s opening weekend in America it made more than double the production budget.  A little bit more is required for a film to be considered a real financial winner.  However, by the end of November 2015 it had reached more than 4 times those initial costs, and that’s before the international markets and DVD sales are factored in.  That is why there have been several other, very similar films made already.  The studio behind The Perfect Guy, Screen Gems (a division of Sony Pictures), just last week released When The Bough Breaks.  It also stars Morris Chestnut, this time with a very Sanaa Lathan-looking Regina Hall.  The poster’s not a world away either.

I digress, again

Kathryn has a small role in The Perfect Guy as a close friend of Sanaa’s Leah.  Her motherhood get Leah’s biological clock striking the hour gong loudly.  Later they meet for drinks a couple of times. I’ve covered it several times on this site, notably in our review (including HD images) of the film HERE focusing on Kathryn.  The red dress is worth the price of admission alone 😀

Catch Kathryn in The Perfect Guy on the Sky Cinema Crime & Thriller.  Set your Sky+.

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