Every Friday, TMINE lets you know when the latest TV shows from around the world will air in the UK
Someone’s bought something this week! Hoorah! We also have a premiere date for it, too, so here’s this week’s rundown.
Hotel Beau Séjour (Belgium: Eén; UK: All 4)
Premiere date: Sunday, September 29, 11pm
In the village Lanklaar, in Limburg, Maasland, near Belgium’s Dutch border, Belgian teenager Kato Hoeven (Lynn Van Royen) awakens at the small Hotel Beau Séjour to find a bloody corpse in the bathtub – her own. She has no memory of the day before her death or why she was there. She soon discovers that five people are able to see her and communicate with her as she desperately tries to find out who was responsible for her murder and why they killed her.
The Hunting (Australia: SBS; UK: Channel 5)
Premiere date: Monday, September 30, 10pm
The Hunting follows the lives of four teenagers, their teachers and families throughout the lead up, revelation and aftermath of a nude teen photo scandal. When two high school teachers discover students are sharing explicit photos of their underage friends and peers online, the revelation has unbearable consequences for the students and their families.
Stars: Sam Reid, Jessica de Gouw, Asher Keddie and Richard Roxburgh.
Swamp Thing (US: DC Universe; UK: Amazon)
Premiere date: Friday, October 4
Adaptation of the DC Comic about scientist Alec Holland who is murdered in a swamp and returns as walking, talking plant. Is he still a man or is he something else?
That synopsis doesn’t really do the show or the comic justice, as they’re both reasonably intelligent pieces of horror that touch on interesting environmental and even philosophical concerns. However, the fact it only lasted a season before being cancelled and dedicated big chunks of its 10 episodes, including the final three, to establishing the groundwork for future seasons, as that never occurred, without resolving all the storylines it had set up, makes it a frustrating watch.
TMINE episode reviews
- 1. Pilot
- 2. Worlds Apart
- 3. He Speaks
- 4. Darkness on the Edge of Town
- 5. Drive All Night
- 6. The Price You Pay
- 7. Brilliant Disguise
- 8-10. Long Walk Home, The Anatomy Lesson, Loose Ends