Chania Harbour

TMINE takes its August break – see you in September (or maybe sooner)

It’s that time again. August is upon us, a month of little TV news, few new TV shows – and my annual pilgrimage to Greece.

The normal schedule will resume on September 4th, with daily TV news, Weekly Wonder Woman and reviews of all the best and worst TV shows from around the world. But I might drop in from time to time to post the occasional review of TV I might have watched – after all, at the very least I’ve got Marvel’s The Defenders to watch when I get back and Amazon’s just dropped the whole of The Last Tycoon on us.

On top of that, TMINE now has a Facebook page, so I could well be posting the occasional news item, amusing thing I’ve seen or even TV thought there, so feel free to drop by and Like it. Or keep chatting here with one another, reviewing shows you’ve seen yourselves. Just be 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 in the autumn!

False Flag
Israeli TV

Preview: כפולים (False Flag) 1×1 (Israel: Channel 2; UK: Fox UK)

In Israel: Aired on Channel 2 in October 2015
In the UK: Mondays, 9pm, Fox. Starts Monday July 31st

If Israeli TV has a preferred genre, it’s spy shows. Think of Hatufilm (Prisoners of War), פאודה (Fauda) and even the more comedic likes of Mossad 101. No surprise then that with all that practice, it produces some of the world’s best spy shows.

It’s too early for me to say whether Fox’s כפולים (False Flag) is one of the world’s finest spy dramas, but judging by the first episode, it’s certainly up there. Made by Keshet (Prisoners of War) for Israel’s Channel 2 back in 2015 and featuring many faces familiar from its previous shows, the show sees five seemingly ordinary Israeli TV citizens turn on their TVs one morning to see their passports plastered all over the news. Unfortunately for them, the Russian government has fingered them as Mossad agents responsible for the abduction of Iran’s minister of defence.

The show’s big questions are:

  1. Did they do it?
  2. Will people, including their loved ones, believe them when they say they didn’t do it?
  3. How does it affect them?

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Spike TV's The Mist

When’s that show you mentioned starting again, TMINE? Including The Mist

Every Friday, TMINE lets you know the latest announcements about when new imported TV shows will finally be arriving on UK screens

No new acquisitions this week, but we do have one new premiere date: all 10 episodes of Spike TV (US)’s adaptation of Stephen King’s The Mist are going to be on Netflix from August 25th. Actually, that might be a new acquisition, because I didn’t know that Netflix had acquired it, but at the very least, that’s very definitely the premiere date. As for whether it’s worth watching, I reviewed the first episode but wasn’t impressed.

Sacha Dhawan in The Boy With The Topknot
BFI events

What TV’s on at the BFI in September-October 2017? Including The Last Post, Liar and The Boy With The Topknot

Every month, TMINE lets you know what TV the BFI will be presenting at the South Bank in London

We’re back to that curious time of year in the BFI calendar known as ‘September-October’, which is when we get a big rundown on both September and to a lesser extent October’s schedule, the latter of which will get a top-up in a month or so once the BFI catches up with itself.

There are two strands to the programming in this bi-month. The first is a jazz season, featuring archives appearances on British TV of greats including Ella Fitzgerald, Dizzy Gillespie and Thelonious Monk.

The second, somewhat less surprisingly given the autumn TV season is nearly upon is, is previews of three upcoming UK TV programmes:

  • Peter Moffat’s The Last Post (with Jessica Raine and Ben Miles among others)
  • ITV’s suspiciously The Affair-like Liar (with that Ioan Gruffudd)
  • The Boy With The Topknot (featuring Marvel’s Iron Fist‘s Sacha Dhawan – yes, I will always be referring to him as that from now).

Q&As with cast and crew are scheduled for all three of those, so I’d book my tickets quickly, if I were you.


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Woody Harrelson as LBJ

Friends’ sisters reunited; Old Man Samuel L Jackson; Chris Pine’s TV show; Animal Kingdom, Angie Tribeca, Harlots renewed; + more

The Daily News will return on 4th September. Have a nice August!

Film trailers

Internet TV

  • Trailer for Amazon’s Comrade Detective

French TV

International TV

  • Trailer for AXN’s Absentia with Stana Katic
  • Hulu (US) – and maybe ITV Encore (UK) – renew: Harlots


US TV show casting

New US TV shows

New US TV show casting