Every Friday, TMINE lets you know when the latest TV shows from around the world will air in the UK
Only a few acquisitions and new airdates this week, but at least there’s one proper good show on the list.
Shut Eye (US: Hulu; UK: Virgin TV Ultra HD)
Premiere date: Tuesday, September 18, 10pm
Occasionally comedic, often violent piece in which Jeffrey Donovan does for faux psychics what he did for spies in Burn Notice – that is, until he gets a hit on the noggin and gets real psychic powers, which he decides to use for evil. Unfortunately, the scripts are just the wrong side of good and watchable, and the stuff with gypsies is borderline offensive, too, so I wouldn’t go out of my way to watch this, if I were you.
The Art Of More (US: Crackle; UK: Virgin TV Ultra HD)
Premiere date: Thursday September 20, 10pm
Former US soldier Christian Cooke (from ITV’s Demons and Starz’s Magic City) manages to parlay his skills in looting Iraqi art museums into a legit job at a posh auction house run by Cary Elwes (The Princess Bride). Unfortunately, not only does his past start to catch up with him, the script is terrible. Dennis Quaid and Kate Bosworth are thoroughly wasted in supporting roles, too.
Episode reviews: 1
Mystery Road (Australia: ABC; UK: BBC Four)
Premiere date: Saturday September 22, 9pm
Cracking TV spin-off from the two Mystery Road movies that sees Aaron Pedersen return as the Aboriginal cowboy-esque cop who has to brave social divides to investigate the disappearance of two kids in a remote town in Australia. It dips a bit in the middle but recovers at the end, and undoubtedly will be on of this year’s list of Top TMINE Shows.