TMINE

TMINE is now on holiday

It’s that time again. August is nearly upon us, bearing little TV news and few new TV shows – as well as my annual pilgrimage to Greece.

When will I be back? Dunno. This year, though, I suspect I might actually start up again when I get back mid-August, so start looking for new things, perhaps even the news, from around August 19.

I actually have a plan to catch up on a select bunch of shows while I’m away, so brace yourselves for a few Boxsets on my return:

I also plan on resurrecting Nostalgia Corner to take in forgotten 60s CSI precursor Strange Report.

And Netflix and Amazon both have things like The Boys, season 3 of GLOW and season 2 of Mindhunter lined up, so I might just try to take them in, too. And then there’s season 2 of False Flag coming to Fox UK soon.

Of course, all of that’s going to require me to lounge around by the pool a lot and you never know, I might actually do things this holiday, so I’m not guaranteeing any of that. Certainly not with cash. Oh no.

Before then, I’ll also be regularly updating the TMINE Facebook page with breaking news, and tweeting (or more likely retweeting) away on Twitter. And if I spot anything televisual, I’ll bung it up on the TMINE Instagram feed.

Keep ’em peeled, anyway.

Meanwhile, keep chatting here with one another, reviewing shows you’ve seen yourselves and being an excellent to one another.

If you’re going on vacation yourself, I hope you have a great time. See you all refreshed and ready for more TV when I’m back.

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My Life Is Murder
International TV

A few mini-reviews before I go: My Life is Murder; Pandora; The Unsettling; and Pearson

As I pointed out during this week’s WHYBW, I’ve put in a pretty poor effort in the reviews stakes over the past week. I atoned for my lack of movie reviews, but although I took in Departure during WHYBW, that’s still not good enough is it?

So here’s not one, not two, not three, but four mini-reviews to leave you with before I go away on holiday:

  • My Life is Murder (Australia: Ten; UK: Alibi)
    Lucy Lawless is a former top cop whose ex-colleagues refuse to let her talents go to waste so keep roping her into investigations
  • Pandora (US: The CW)
    A young woman is orphaned by evil aliens, so she signs up to join the fight against them. Except maybe all is not what it seems
  • The Unsettling (US: Awesomeness TV)
    A teenage girl arrives at her new remote foster home. Soon, strange things start to happen around her.
  • Pearson (US: USA)
    Suits spin-off that follows Gina Torres to Chicago where she becomes a political operative.

What do they all have in common? Well, they all involve “speaking the plot out loud”.

All that after the jump…

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I Am The Night
Airdates

What time, TMINE? Including FBI, Fosse/Verdon, Euphoria, I Am The Night and Unbelievable

Every Friday, TMINE lets you know when the latest TV shows from around the world will air in the UK

It’s the last What time, TMINE? before TMINE’s summer break, but a two week-absence means that there’s plenty of acquisitions and dates to talk about.

Acquisitions

  • ITV has picked up Company Pictures’ remake of classic 70s ITV show Van Der Valk
  • Alibi has acquired Ten (Australia)’s My Life is Murder, which will hit UK airwaves some time in September
  • Channel Five has got its hands on another Australian show, SBS’s The Hunting, which will air some time this year
  • StarzPlay will be showing Epix (US)’s Batman prequel Pennyworth some time in the autumn
  • Walter Presents has picked up France 2’s Caïn (Detective Cain) for a September start
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Van der Valk
News

Agents of SHIELD cancelled; Van der Valk acquired; His Dark Materials trailer; + more

Every weekday, TMINE brings you the latest TV news from around the world

The Daily News will return after TMINE’s summer holiday. Until then, TMINE’s Facebook page will continue to be updated with breaking news.

Internet TV

  • Trailer for Netflix’s Unbelievable

Scandinavian TV

UK TV

US TV

US TV show casting

New US TV shows

New US TV show casting

  • Tara Lynne Barr to recur on AMC’s Dispatches From Elsewhere
  • Christine Lahti replaces Dierdre O’Connell on CBS’s Evil
  • Chloë Sevigny to star in HBO’s We Are Who We Are, Alice Braga, Jack Dylan Grazer, Faith Alabi et al join
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Dogtooth
Film

Orange Thursday: Κυνόδοντας (Dogtooth) (2009), Atomic Blonde (2017) and 47 Ronin (2013)

Every Thursday, TMINE reviews two movies, carefully avoiding infringing a former mobile phone company’s trademarked marketing gimmick

Last week, Orange Thursday didn’t happen, mainly because I was working. However, I had put the work in to find two movies to watch. I was only partially successful, however.

I had originally attempted to watch Atomic Blonde (2017), but I switched that off after half an hour on the general grounds it was unbearably bad.

So then I tried to watch 47 Ronin (2013), as Keanu Reeves has been having something of a revival of late and I fancied seeing what else he’d done relatively recently.

Turned out, that was even worse.

Still, that was two half-movies, which qualifies under Orange Thursday rules as one movie.

But then I remembered that JustStark had recently watched Yorgos Lanthimos’s The Favourite, which put me in mind to finally finish watching his first movie, Κυνόδοντας (Dogtooth) (2009). So I did.

And I’ll tell you all about all of them after the jump.

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