Every Tuesday, TMINE flags up what new TV events BAFTA is holding around the UK
It’s been a while since BAFTA organised any TV events – August, in fact – but with the Cymru awards just round the corner, we’ve got a big splurge of Welsh Q&As coming our way. Naturally, that includes a chat with one Mr Russell T Davies for the writers session, but Jonathan Pryce is lined up for the actors session. Ooh!
On top of that, we’ve also got a Q&A with the cast of ITV’s The Sister coming up, too, featuring the likes of Russell Tovey.
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
Sigh. I’ve been busy again this week, which is why WHYBW is a day late. But I did manage to find the time to watch and review the first four episodes of Tehran(Israel: Kan 11; UK: Apple TV+).
Next on TMINE
It’s Thursday, today, and it’s one or the other with WHYBW and Orange Thursday. WHYBW won, so Orange Thursday will be next Thursday. All it might be Covideodrome again by that point, given how many cinemas are closing for winter.
Whichever it is, the movies being reviewed will be: The Gentlemen (2019) and Zodiac (2007).
TV-wise, thankfully, there’s a few new shows coming our way in the next week. Covid comedy Connecting… hits NBC in the US tonight, while on Friday, we have Haunting of Hill House sequel The Haunting of Bly Manor coming to Netflix and space race drama The Right Stuff arriving on Disney+.
Hopefully, I’ll be reviewing at least one of those – and anything else that comes along.
What TMINE has been watching
The regulars list is now two shows, The Boys (Amazon) and the UK episodes of Criminal (Netflix). I’ll be talking about both of those after the jump. Also getting a gander will be the first episode of new US AI shocker neXt – not to be confused with NeXT.
Otherwise, the only TV I’ve been watching has been Married At First Sight (Australia), in which a bunch of unmarried Aussies, desperate for love, agree to marry sight-unseen someone picked for them by a panel of experts who reckon they’re a good match.
It’s constantly referred to as an ‘experiment’, and it certainly does feel like the sort of things a more benevolent, more romantic Dr Mengele might have cooked up on Valentine’s Day for his subjects – everyone clearly has a psychological problem of some sort and the panel of experts really just seems to want to know what happens when you marry off a woman who has alopecia to a fitness trainer with OCD. What could go wrong? What emotional damage might people suffer? No idea! Let’s find out!
It’s somewhat despicable TV that to be fair, does make the occasional good match and has the occasional moment that can renew your faith in humanity and your own sex… until the next scene when it inevitably whips them away like a magician faced with a runner and a bowl of fruit on a table.