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TelevisionDecember 1, 2015

Television: Coming to Lightbox in December – Local Legends and the Return of Transparent

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Inside the Lightbox is a sponsored post where we mine the extensive Lightbox catalogue for shows you might like to watch. This week we line up all the cool new shows coming in December.


Transparent (S02E01, Dec 1)

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The first episode of the second season of Emmy-winning drama Transparent arrives to Lightbox today, with the rest following on the 12th. We didn’t call it the year’s most impressive new show for nothing.

Californication (S7, Dec 1)

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The seventh and final season of Californication hoons into Lightbox this month, and this time Hank is trying his hand at writing for television.

Nurse Jackie (S6, Dec 1)

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Unable to keep her secret addiction under wraps, Nurse Jackie falls off the wagon again this season. Can she mend the broken bonds with her boyfriend, her children and her coworkers, and stay away from the supplies closet?

Deutchland 83 (2 eps per week until Dec 18)

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Arriving with two episodes per week, this engrossing Cold War drama brings with it a banging 1980s soundtrack. Read Paul Casserly’s piece about how Deutschland 83 skyrocketed him back to ’80s Onehunga, of all places.

Trollied (S5, Dec 27)


Making the absurd out the mundane, this British sitcom is set entirely within a fiction supermarket chain called Valco. You’ll never look at your friendly deli butcher the same.

NCIS (S9, Dec 1)

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The gang face a whole new threat this season from a insurance-CEO-turned-terrorist, leading to bombings, abductions and heart attacks.

CSI (S12, Dec 1)

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Ted Danson kneeslides into this season in the place of Laurence Fishburne, but there are still the same old amount of dead bodies popping up all over the place.

Outrageous Fortune (S1-6, arriving TBC)

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New Zealand’s most famous West Auckland family is coming to Lightbox this month in all six seasons of Outrageous Fortune. With a proud family tradition in petty crime, matriarch Cheryl West tries to her best to keep her children on the right side of the tracks. It doesn’t always work out.

Almighty Johnsons (S1-2, arriving TBC)

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Also from the creators of Outrageous Fortune, The Almighty Johnsons is a local sci-fi drama that follows a gifted family of reincarnated Norse gods. Embark on a quest with our lucky lads as they work to restore their mystical powers.

Westside (S1, arriving TBC)

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The prequel to Outrageous Fortune rewinds back a generation, and throws us right into the mustard-tinted world of 1970s New Zealand. Reintroduce yourself to Rita and Ted as you’ve never seen them before.


The Mindy Project (S4 hiatus Dec 9)

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