Mystery Road

Orange Wednesday: Mystery Road (2013), Goldstone (2016) and The Name of the Rose (1986)

Every Wednesday, TMINE reviews two movies and infringes a former mobile phone company’s trademarked marketing gimmick

It’s been noticeable over the past few weeks that basically the only movies TMINE has been watching of late have been superhero movies. This is somewhat lamentable for someone who used to edit film magazines, including the magazine of the Cambridge Film Festival.

This cannot hold. However, since I’ve just downsized my Cinema Paradiso subscription, I’ve had a few pennies spare. And one of the advantages of running TMINE is that you learn about things like Amazon Prime Channels and the BFI.

BFI woe

Now those of you who’ve tried the BFI’s iOS app will know it is literally the worst. It’s just awful. It’s got a rating of 1.3 out 5 on the App Store. It’s barely even worth calling it an app. I mean look – this is what you get when you launch it.

This is not an app. This is a travesty

Which is why I never bothered to use it.

A better choice

But if you read TMINE frequently – like I do – you’ll know that if you have an Amazon Prime subscription, you can also subscribe to the BFI Player channel within Amazon Prime for a mere £4.99/month and use the Amazon Prime app (also available on Roku et al) to watch all the movies, including downloading them for a commute.

This is much better
This is much better – on iOS

Lovely. Plus it seems to have a better catalogue and to be cheaper than Mubi.

Anyway, when I’m not lowering my IQ watching non-stop superhero movies, I’ll be endeavouring to plough my way through a big chunk of classic movies on the BFI Player for Orange Wednesday – probably starting with everything Kurosawa, but you never know, I might diversify.

This week’s Orange Wednesday

But since this is ostensibly a TV blog, I thought I’d start with a double bill related to a TV show: Mystery Road (2013) and its sequel Goldstone (2016), which led to one of last year’s top TMINE TV shows, Mystery Road.

However, since I only reviewed one movie last week, I probably owe you all an extra review. And since I’ve been watching Il nome della rosa (The Name of the Rose) of late, I decided to delve into my archive of movies and rewatch the 1986 movie version.

All three of those TV-related films after the jump.

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Tales of the City

When’s that show you mentioned starting, TMINE? Including The Bad Seed, Tales of the City, and Overspel

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

A little bit of catch-up, since TMINE was on a break last Friday, and a little bit earlier than usual since it’s Good Friday tomorrow, but here’s WTSYMST. That’s not catchy, is it?


The following shows have been acquired this fortnight, but don’t yet have a premiere date:

Premiere dates

Dean O’Gorman and Matt Minto in TVNZ1 (New Zealand)’s The Bad Seed

The Bad Seed (New Zealand: TVNZ1; UK: Alibi)
Premiere date: Tuesday, May 14, 9pm

Based on a series of books by award-winning New Zealand author, Charlotte Grimshaw, The Bad Seed tells the story of two brothers from the same dysfunctional family who, having escaped the desperate days of their early childhood, find their newly ordered lives falling apart when one becomes a suspect in a murder.

I was planning to review The Bad Seed today, since the first episode was on Sunday. However, I wasn’t paying attention to the schedules and it turns out that it’s been airing nightly this week, with the final episode set to air tonight. So instead, I’ll try to boxset the whole series at some point in the next week or so – assuming it’s any cop, of course.

Vara (The Netherlands)'s Overspel (The Adulterer)
Vara (The Netherlands)’s Overspel (The Adulterer)

Overspel (The Adulterer) (The Netherlands: VARA; UK: Channel 4/All4)
Premiere date: Sunday, April 28, 11pm

When Iris and Willem cross paths, sparks fly and they cannot deny the intense chemistry between them… little do they know that their lives will soon become more entangled than they could possibly imagine.

Armistead Maupin’s Tales of the City (Netflix)
Premiere date: Friday, June 7

Fourth instalment of the series based on Armistead Maupin’s books, which started on Channel 4 in the UK in 1993 and was later revived by Showtime in the US in 1998 and 2001, and is now being revived again by Netflix.

Mary Ann (Laura Linney) returns to present-day San Francisco and is reunited with her daughter Shawna (Ellen Page) and ex-husband Brian (Paul Gross), twenty years after leaving them behind to pursue her career. Fleeing the midlife crisis that her picture-perfect Connecticut life created, Mary Ann is quickly drawn back into the orbit of Anna Madrigal (Olympia Dukakis), her chosen family and a new generation of queer young residents living at 28 Barbary Lane.


John Cusack’s in Utopia; Alden Ehrenreich’s in a Brave New World; + more

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

Internet TV

  • John Cusack to star in Amazon’s Utopia
  • Thuso Mbedu, Chase W Dillon and Aaron Pierre to star in Amazon’s The Underground Railroad
  • Alex Landi to recur on Netflix’s Insatiable
  • Amazon developing: adaptation of Liv Constantine’s The Last Mrs Parrish

Australian TV

  • Hermione Norris to star in Seven’s Between Two Worlds


New US TV shows

New US TV show casting

Ryan Hansen Solves Crimes On Television

Bloom acquired; Ryan Hansen Solves Crimes, Champain ILL cancelled; Good Girls et al renewed; + more

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

Internet TV

  • Amazon renews: Hanna
  • YouTube cancels: Ryan Hansen Solves Crimes, Champaign ILL, Sideswiped and Do You Want To See A Dead Body
  • Kate Mulvany joins, James Le Gros, Ebony Obsidian, Celeb Emery et al to recur on Amazon’s The Hunt
  • Netflix green lights: man-and-dog comedy series It’s Bruno!, with Solvan “Slick” Naim, Rob Morgan and Shakira Barrera

Scandinavian TV

  • Trailer for YLE (Finland)’s Invisible Heroes



US TV show casting

  • Iain Glen to play Bruce Wayne on DC Universe’s Titans
  • Lena Waithe joins HBO’s Westworld
  • Paul Sparks to replace Garrett Hedlund in Hulu’s Castle Rock
  • Martha Higareda, Shawn Ashmore, Barbara Crampton et al join Hulu’s Into The Dark
  • Ana Ortiz to guest on NBC’s Superstore
  • Joel McHale and Jimmy Simpson to guest in USA’s new Psych movie

New US TV shows

New US TV show casting

Future Man

Future Man to end; The Other Two acquired; Derry Girls renewed; US Bad Banks, Un village français, Stockholm; + more

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

The Daily News will return on Monday

Internet TV

  • Trailer for Netflix’s Armistead Maupin’s Tales of the City
  • Trailer for season 3 of Amazon’s Sneaky Pete
  • Emma Corrin to play Princess Diana on Netflix’s The Crown

Australian TV

  • Screen Australia to fund: period estranged families drama The Sisters Antipodes, first responders drama The Force, newsreader rebuilding her life comedy-drama The Upside of Over and international conspiracy drama Clandestine

French TV

International TV

Scandinavian TV



New US TV shows

New US TV show casting

  • Sally Field and Richard E Grant join AMC’s Dispatches From Elsewhere