Nero a metà

When’s that show you mentioned starting, TMINE? Including Project Blue Book, Green Door, Leila and Nero a metà

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

No new acquisitions without premiere dates, you’ll be pleased to hear, so let’s get straight down to it.

Premiere dates

Green Door

Green Door (Taiwan: Public Television Service; UK: Netflix)
Premiere date: Tomorrow

The six-episode show is adapted from Taiwanese author Joseph Chen’s novel of the same title. It tells the story of Wei Sung-Yen, a troubled psychologist who returns from the US to set up his own practice in Taiwan, where mysterious patients and uncanny events shed light on his murky past.

The series is directed by Lingo Hsieh (aka Xie Tingwei), known for her fantasy-horror movie The Bride, which she co-created with Japanese thrill-master Takashige Ichise. The screenplay is adapted by Hsieh and Li Ting-yu.

The cast is headed by Taiwanese singer-actor Jam Hsiao, who makes his debut to lead in a drama series, and co-stars Hsieh Ying-Hsuan, who won the Golden Horse best actress prize last year for her role in Dear Ex, and Lan Wei-Hua. The cast is fleshed out by Haden Kuo (Tiny Times) and Ruby Zhan (The Tag-Along 2).

Nero a metà

Nero a metà (Carlo & Malik) (Italy: Rai 1; UK: Netflix)
Premiere date: Friday, March 22

A veteran detective must face both his own biases and ghosts from his past when he’s paired up with a star rookie on a string of murder cases in Rome. Stars Claudio Amendola and Miguel Gobbo Diaz.

Netflix has somewhat glossed over the racial issues (“own biases”) in that brief description and sensibly changed the name to Carlo & Malik from the original’s somewhat dodgy “black in the middle”…

Project Blue Book

Project Blue Book (US: History; UK: Syfy)
Premiere date: Wednesday March 27, 9pm

Dramatisation of the USAF’s 1960s UFO debunking programme starring Aidan Gillen. It’s initially 50% conspiracy nonsense, 50% moderately interesting adaptations of real Blue Book investigations, but by the second episode, it’s turned into 100% soporific stupidity that makes The X-Files look like CSPAN.

Episode reviews: 1, 2


Leila (Netflix)
Premiere date: Friday, June 14

Indian Netflix original. In the forgotten margins of the segregated communities of a dystopian future, a woman searches for the daughter she lost upon her arrest years ago.

Stars Huma Qureshi, Saddharth, Rahul Khanna.

One Day At A Time

One Day at a Time cancelled; Green Door acquired; Kathleen Turner and Michael Douglas reunited; + more

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


  • Sopranos prequel The Many Saints of Newark renamed Newark

Internet TV


  • Sky1 green lights: series of national emergency political drama COBRA, with Robert Carlyle, Victoria Hamilton, Richard Dormer et al
  • Alice Eve, Tamsin Greig, Harriet Walter et al to star in ITV’s Belgravia

US TV show casting

New US TV shows

New US TV show casting

The Passage

What have you been watching? Including Corporate and The Passage

It’s “What have you been watching?”, your chance to recommend to fellow TMINE readers anything you’ve been watching this week

This week’s reviews

It’s been a busy week for TV, both online and in broadcast. Elsewhere, I’ve reviewed:

Meanwhile, for this week’s Orange Wednesday film reviews, I reviewed Captain Marvel (2019) and Mile 22 (2018).

The Order

New shows

That was just the tip of the iceberg, mind. Netflix gave us two other new original series, The Order and Shadow, plus possibly some other things I missed. Meanwhile, over on Amazon, there was Made in Heaven. Hulu’s also got Remy and Shrill on the way, but I imagine, there’ll be more shows, too. I’ll try to review all I come across.


The regulars

I didn’t manage to watch any more of Il Miracolo this week, but I have every intention of doing so at some point. Meanwhile, after the jump, we’ll be talking about the latest episodes of Doom Patrol, The Enemy Within, The Magicians, Magnum P.I., The Orville, Star Trek: Discovery and Whiskey Cavalier, as well as the double-episode season finales of Corporate and The Passage. One of them will be waving goodbye to the TMINE viewing queue – but which?

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Beecham House
BFI events

What more TV’s on at the BFI in April? Including Mark Gatiss, Helen Mirren, Beecham House and Peaky Blinders

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

As mentioned last time, the BFI still had a few more events to reveal for its TV festival with Radio Times in April. Some of them are quite good, too

  • A preview of ITV’s Beecham House
  • Helen McCrory and Steven Knight talk Peaky Blinders
  • Mark Gatiss discusses his love of ghost stories
  • Helen Mirren gets inducted into the Radio Times Hall of Fame

Full details are all after the jump. But first, Nigel Kneale’s The Stone Tape. Because why not?

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US Veni Vidi Vici remake; trilingual Scandinavian arms deal drama; a new Deathstroke; + more

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


  • John Magaro joins Sopranos prequel The Many Saints of Newark

Internet TV

Scandinavian TV


  • Katy Wix and Lolly Adefope join BBC One’s Ghosts

US TV show casting

  • Easi Morales to play Deathstroke on DC Universe’s Titans

New US TV shows

New US TV show casting