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November 21, 2015

What have you been watching? Including Master of None, You're The Worst, Arrow, Doctor Who and Limitless

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It's "What have you been watching?", my chance to tell you what movies and TV I’ve been watching recently that I haven't already reviewed and your chance to recommend things to everyone else (and me) in case I've missed them.

The usual "TMINE recommends" page features links to reviews of all the shows I've ever recommended, and there's also the Reviews A-Z, for when you want to check more or less anything I've reviewed ever. And if you want to know when any of these shows are on in your area, there’s Locate TV - they’ll even email you a weekly schedule.

I'm starting to lag a bit, as you may have noticed by the fact I'm writing this on a Saturday. It hasn't helped that Netflix put out all of Marvel's Jessica Jones yesterday, at the same time that Amazon Instant Video decided to do the same with The Man In The High Castle, both of which I'll hopefully be reviewing in full next week. I was also still having to deal with the second half of the first season of Master of None.

So althoughI managed to review Into The Badlands (US: AMC; UK: Amazon Instant Video) this week, I've yet to get round to either Chicago Med - a hospital spin-off from Chicago PD which itself was a spin-off from Chicago Fire - and Crackle's auction house drama The Art of More. Hopefully, I'll get round to them on Monday, but on the strengths of the reviews of The Art of More and the strengths of both Chicago Fire and Chicago PD, I can't imagine they'll be shows worth sticking with.

All the same, and despite the fact a few shows are coming to an end anyway as December looms on the horizon, I think it's time to make some room in my schedule by deleting a few programmes from my list, since The Bridge/Bron/Broen is returning to the UK tonight, guaranteeing I have two more hours of viewing every week to get through. And I haven't even tried The Last Panthers on Sky Atlantic yet.

So I don't think I can be bothered to watch the second episode of Donny!, and I think The Last Kingdom and The Beautiful Lie can be dropped without the world ending - Heaven knows I've been patient enough with them, as they've taken a long time to not do a huge amount so far.

I passed a third-episode verdict on the marginally improving Agent X this week, but I don't think it really merits a second chance in this time-constrained time, despite the presence of Sharon Stone. I'm also going to give further episodes of Blood and Water a miss, since although it's quite a brief show and it's started to find its feet this week by turning into a sort of 'Chinese-Canadian Detective meets In Treatment', with whole episodes just multi-lingual, three-handed interrogation scenes at the police station, the actual crime being investigated just isn't that interesting. 

I'll let you know what happens with Ash Vs Evil Dead once I've watched the latest ep. Supergirl would be off the viewing list by now if it weren't for the fact I'm watching it my wife so we can mock its atrocious dialogue and plotting. Grandfathered is just too variable but hits highs enough and is charming enough that I might stick with it for a while. Blindspot's on Mondays - that's probably the only reason I'm watching it now.

But I'll be reviewing the lastest episodes of them and Arrow, Doctor Who, The Flash, Limitless, Master of None, The Player, and You're The Worst after the jump, so we can talk more about them there.

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November 20, 2015

News: Irvine Welsh's TBS Hype, German Martin Suter adaptations, 11.22.63 trailer, ITV's The Good Karma Hospital + more

Posted on November 20, 2015 | Post a comment | Bookmark and Share

Film trailers

  • Trailer for Extraction with Bruce Willis, Gina Carano and Kellan Lutz

Canadian TV

European TV

Internet TV

New UK TV shows

  • ITV green lights: Goa medical drama The Good Karma Hospital, domestic horror drama Him


US TV show casting

New US TV shows

New US TV show casting

November 19, 2015

News: Zoolander 2 trailer, Bastard Executioner cancelled, Cat's Cradle adaptation, Red Button to go? + more

Posted on November 19, 2015 | comments | Bookmark and Share

Film casting

Film trailers

Australian TV

Canadian TV

  • CBC developing: adaptation of period mother-daughter dramedy Tempting Faith DiNapoli


  • BBC to cut £150m, possibly including Red Button


US TV show casting

New US TV shows

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