TMINE is now on holiday

It’s that time again. August is nearly upon us – the time when TMINE goes on its usual holidays.

Exact it’s not usual, is it, right now? So I don’t get to go to Greece this year.


However, I am in desperate need of a break so by hook or by crook, I will… have one. It’s going to be a bit of a stacation/domestic tour of the UK for at least the next three weeks, perhaps even longer.

Which means it is business as usual, in that there won’t be any TMINE until the end of August, I suspect. I might do a review or two and I’ll be lurking in the comments sections to chat, but that’s probably it. Given there aren’t going to be that many new shows over August anyway, all I’ll probably end up watching are the regulars, Umbrella Academy and Hornblower anyway.

So enjoy August and TV without me. By the time TMINE comes back, films will have returned to cinemas, TV productions will have restarted, and hopefully we’ll have something like media normality restored.

And I hope you all manage to have holidays yourselves.


What time, TMINE? Including Ratched

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

It’s the last What time, TMINE? before TMINE’s August break and naturally, since August is going to be a bit light for TV in general, there haven’t been too many new premiere dates announced or acquisitions made.

But there have been some.


UK premiere dates

Ratched (Netflix)

UK premiere date: Friday, September 18

Ratched is a suspenseful drama series that tells the origin story of One Flew Over The Cuckoo’s Nest’s asylum nurse Mildred Ratched. In 1947, Mildred arrives in Northern California to seek employment at a leading psychiatric hospital where new and unsettling experiments have begun on the human mind.

On a clandestine mission, Mildred presents herself as the perfect image of what a dedicated nurse should be, but the wheels are always turning and as she begins to infiltrate the mental health care system and those within it, Mildred’s stylish exterior belies a growing darkness that has long been smouldering within, revealing that true monsters are made, not born.

Stars: Sarah Paulson, Cynthia Nixon, Judy Davis, Sharon Stone, Jon Jon Briones, Finn Wittrock, Charlie Carver, Alice Englert, Amanda Plummer, Corey Stoll, Sophie Okonedo and Vincent D’Onofrio

Young Wallander

TMINE’s Daily Global TV News: Hungry Ghosts, Young Wallander, Invisible Stories trailers; Cannes gets Confidential; + more

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

TMINE’s Daily Global TV News will return in September. Have a great August, everyone!

Internet TV

Australian TV

International TV

  • Trailer for HBO Asia’s Invisible Stories


New US TV shows

Between Two Worlds
International TV

What have you been watching? Including Between Two Worlds and Corporate

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

Previously on TMINE

I did another one of those movie review things for Covideodrome: Aladdin (2019).

Umbrella Academy
Umbrella Academy

Next on TMINE

This is the last WHYBW before TMINE’s August break, so there’s no ‘next on TMINE’. I’m on holiday! I’ll update you about that tomorrow.

That isn’t to say, however, despite COVID-19, that there’s no new TV on the way over the next month, just that TMINE probably won’t be reviewing it. Season two of Umbrella Academy is available on Netflix from tomorrow. Apple TV+ is offering us Ted Lasso in a fortnight. Lovecraft Country is coming a bit after that to HBO.

But actually, that’s about it. You can see why I don’t really bother with August, can’t you?


What TMINE has been watching

I’ve not been able to watch anything German this week for a change (sorry, Das Boot and Dark) but hopefully I’ll be able to finish them off over August, along with all the other regulars.

I’ve now reached the point where Robert Lindsay is the captain in Hornblower. He’s a tad hammy but can’t dampen the overall awesomeness of the show – and neither can those cheap ITV models.

It’s the usual regulars after the jump: Baron Noir, Brave New World, Condor, Doom Patrol, Stargirl and The Twilight Zone. I’ll also be looking at a new Australian show Between Two Worlds and you’ll be delighted to hear that Corporate is back.

See you in a mo.

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Our Planet
Streaming TV

Apparently Brits have no taste when it comes to what’s good on streaming services

Allegedly, according to this Infographic. I mean it only compares Netflix, Apple TV+ and Amazon Prime Video content* (sorry, Now TV, Acorn TV, iPlayer, SundanceNow, The Roku Channel et al), so it isn’t exactly comprehensive.

It’s also based on both IMDb and Rotten Tomatoes. You might as well look at entrails floating in a cesspit to find out the truth.

* “English-speaking original programmes from the past two years were looked at only, and did not include co-produced series, such as The Last Dance. 204 Netflix shows, 39 Amazon Prime shows and 20 Apple TV+ shows were analysed for the study.”