Outmatched
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Review: Outmatched 1×1 (US: Fox)

In the US: Wednesdays, 8.30/7:30c, Fox
In the UK: Not yet acquired

The trouble with not being a genius – at least if you’re a writer writing about genius – is by definition, you’re not smart enough to work out what it must be like. Sherlock Holmes can imagine himself into the minds of lesser people; lesser people cannot imagine the thoughts of Sherlock Holmes.

Hence Elementary.

Interestingly, what seems to happen as a result is that the lesser people – let’s call them writers – imagine there must be a fundamental problem with the genius that renders them in some way lesser to the writers. The writers become the geniuses, as do their audiences.

This common failure of imagination usually manifests itself in the idea of inferior social understanding. Gosh, smart people must be really bad with other people who aren’t as smart as them, hey? Men, women, boys, girls – they may know one end of a microscope from another but can they tell when someone’s upset with them? No, of course not. Not like us regular, writer types.

Witness Numb3rs and Scorpion, for example. And now Outmatched.

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What time, TMINE? Including Amazing Stories, The Dead Lands, The Righteous Gemstones, The L Word, Defending Jacob, Onisciente and Luna Nera

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

This week’s premiere dates are mostly for streaming services’ original programmes, such as Netflix’s Onisciente (Omniscient) and Luna Nera (Black Moon) and Apple TV+’s Amazing Stories and Defending Jacob.

But we’ve also got dates for The Righteous Gemstones and The L Word: Generation Q, all of which will be revealed after the jump.

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Kathryn Hahn in Mrs Fletcher

Acquisitions

The only acquisition this week was Phoebe Waller-Bridge’s Run, which is going to air on HBO in the US and Sky Comedy… some time. It’s not even clear when it’s going to air in the US.

We also know that HBO’s Mrs Fletcher is going to air on Sky Comedy, too, rather than Sky Atlantic as originally planned. That’ll be coming in February but I can’t offer anything more precise than that yet.

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The Dead Lands

The Dead Lands (New Zealand: TVNZ; UK: Shudder)

Premiere date: yesterday (in New Zealand, too)

Adaptation of the movie of the same name that sees murdered Māori warrior Waka Nuku Rau sent back to the world of the living to redeem his sins and find honour in a land ravaged by the supernatural.

In a world where the dead now haunt the living, Waka Nuku Rau and a young woman quest to find who “broke the world” and how to close the breach between the living and the dead.

Stars: Darneen Christian and Te Kohe Tuhaka

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Knives Out
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Orange Thursday: Knives Out (2019) and Angel Has Fallen (2019)

Every Thursday, TMINE reviews two movies, carefully avoiding infringing a former mobile phone company’s trademarked marketing gimmick

And it’s a real mix of genres for Orange Thursday this week

  • Knives Out (2019) – it’s Agatha Christie territory, as a noted author is murdered and only an eccentric detective can work out
  • Angel Has Fallen (2019) – Gerard Butler saves another president’s life, only to be suspected of having tried to kill him, resulting in urban warfare

See you after the ads and the trailers.

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