Every Friday, TMINE lets you know when the latest TV shows from around the world will air in the UK
Everyone’s been very good this week in revealing premiere dates for their new acquisitions. However, I did miss one show:
Oops, I missed it
Torpederna (Sweden: TV4; UK: Amazon)
Sonny gets out of prison after serving six years behind bars. During his time in prison he has started a secret relationship with his social worker Camilla. When getting out, he wants to live an ordinary life without any hustle. Finding a decent job is not the easiest task when you are an ex-torpedo.
Stars: Torkel Petersson, Liv Mjönes, Leo Razzak
Too Old To Die Young (Amazon)
Premiere date: Friday, June 14
Detective Martin Jones, who leads a double life as a killer for hire in Los Angeles’ deadly underground, suffers an existential crisis that leads him deeper into a blood splattered world of violence.
Written by: Nicolas Winding Refn and Ed Brubaker
Stars: Miles Teller, John Hawkes, and Jena Malone
Catch-22 (US: Hulu; UK: Channel 4)
Premiere date: Thursday, June 20, 9pm
Catch-22 tells the story of the incomparable, artful dodger, Yossarian (Christopher Abbott), a US Air Force bombardier in World War II who is furious because thousands of people he has never met are trying to kill him. But his real problem is not the enemy, but rather his own army, which keeps increasing the number of missions the men must fly to complete their service.
Yet if Yossarian makes any attempt to avoid his military assignments, he’ll be in violation of ‘Catch-22’, a hilariously sinister bureaucratic rule that specifies that a concern for one’s own safety in the face of dangers which are real and immediate is the process of a rational mind – a man is considered insane if he willingly continues to fly dangerous combat missions, but a request to be removed from duty is evidence of sanity and therefore makes him ineligible to be relieved from duty.
Also stars: Kyle Chandler, George Clooney and Hugh Laurie
Warrior (US: Cinemax; UK: Sky 1)
Premiere date: Tuesday, June 25, 9pm
Inspired by the writings of martial arts legend Bruce Lee, Warrior is set during the brutal Tong Wars in the ruthless world of San Francisco’s Chinatown in the late 1800s. It recreates the brutal lives of rival families who continually faced threat and danger from each other, the police, and also the overtly racist white working class people who felt threatened by their presence.
Stars: Andrew Koji, Olivia Cheng and Hoon Lee
TMINE episode reviews
LA’s Finest (US: Spectrum; UK: Fox UK)
Premiere date: Wednesday, July 10, 9pm
Spin-off from Bad Boys 2 that follows Syd Burnett, last seen in Miami taking down a drug cartel, who has seemingly left her complicated past behind to become an LAPD detective. Paired with a new partner, Nancy McKenna, a working mum with an equally complex history, Syd is forced to confront how her unapologetic lifestyle may be masking a greater personal secret.
Taking on the most dangerous criminals in Los Angeles, while skirting the rules and speed limits, Syd and Nancy become a force to be reckoned with – on the streets, and in each other’s lives.
Stars: Gabrielle Union, Jessica Alba, Zack Gilford, Duane Martin, Ryan McPartlin, Sophie Reynolds and Ernie Hudson.
TMINE episode reviews
1 (Spoiler alert: it’s terrible)