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What have you been watching? Including Odysseus, כפולים, and Halt and Catch Fire

It’s “What have you been watching?”, my chance to tell you each week what movies and TV I’ve been watching recently and your chance to recommend anything you’ve been watching. TMINE recommends has all the reviews of all the TV shows TMINE has ever recommended, but for a complete list of TMINE’s reviews of (good, bad and insipid) TV shows and movies, there’s the definitive TV Reviews A-Z and Film Reviews A-Z. But it’s what you have you been watching? So tell us! Ah go on. Go on, go on, go on

Here we are at the third of my post-August WHYBW catch-ups. If you recall, the first was to catch up with all the boxsets I’d been watching; the second was to catch up with all the movies; and this third one will deal with new shows and episodes of all the regular shows I’ve been watching over August.

However, as you may have noticed, as always things haven’t quite gone according to plan. Already, I’ve slipped in a review of the complete third season of Narcos. But on top of that, I’ve gone and watched some more movies, too. Whoops. You’ll see which ones in a tick.

I’ve also not seen as many new shows as I’d wanted to. My usual “if it starts in August, I ain’t watching it” rule means that 21 Thunder, Gone, Get Shorty and The Sinner, to name but a few, aren’t even getting a plot summary out of me – let that be a lesson to you, broadcasters! – but as well as a couple of Amazon boxset shows that need my attention – The Last Tycoon and Comrade Detective –  I’ve still to watch some new shows that just about slipped in under the wire.

That means Get Krack!N (Australia: ABC) will probably be getting reviewed on Thursday, seeing as episode two goes out on Wednesday. I’m also in two minds as to whether to review The Deuce (US: HBO; UK: Sky Atlantic). On the plus side, it’s from David Simon (The WireTreme) and stars James Franco and Maggie Gyllenhaal; on the minus side, it’s about the rise of the porn industry in New York in the 1970s, so might be a bit too risqué for my blood. Still, it doesn’t officially premiere until 10 September, so I’ve still plenty of time to preview it.

All of that cunningly means that after the jump, I’ll be reviewing:

  • Movies: Just Friends (2005) and Doctor Strange (1978)
  • New (ish) showsOdysseus (France: Arte; UK: TV5)
  • Regular shows: כפולים (False Flag), Game of Thrones, Shooter and Twin Peaks
  • Returning shows: Halt and Catch Fire and The Last Ship

Yep, I gave up on Will – as did TNT, to be fairSee you in a mo…

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News

Friends’ sisters reunited; Old Man Samuel L Jackson; Chris Pine’s TV show; Animal Kingdom, Angie Tribeca, Harlots renewed; + more

The Daily News will return on 4th September. Have a nice August!

Film trailers

Internet TV

  • Trailer for Amazon’s Comrade Detective

French TV

International TV

  • Trailer for AXN’s Absentia with Stana Katic
  • Hulu (US) – and maybe ITV Encore (UK) – renew: Harlots

US TV

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New US TV shows

New US TV show casting

E4's Crazyhead
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News: Crazyhead cancelled; This Country renewed; Syfy’s book adaptations; young Meemaw found; + more

Internet TV

UK TV

US TV

US TV show casting

New US TV shows

  • OWN developing: modern-day power couple light drama Love is ___
  • Syfy developing: adaptations of Maggie Stiefvater’s The Raven Cycle, Hugh Howey’s Sand, Kurt Vonnegut’s Sirens of Time and Roger Zelazny’s Lord of Light

New US TV show casting

News: Sean Bean takes The Oath; Tony Danza to star in The Good Cop; David Suchet on Capitaine Marleau; + more

Internet TV

  • Clip from Netflix’s Atypical
  • Netflix green lights: series of father-son family-friendly cop drama The Good Cop, with Tony Danza

French TV

New UK TV show casting

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New US TV shows

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