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What have you been watching? Including Schuld and El Ministerio del Tiempo

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

It’s been another quiet week for TV, thanks to the Thanksgiving break. If you like anthology and true crime shows, particularly ones based on podcasts, you could have course have watched Dirty John (US: Bravo; UK: Netflix).

I don’t, though, so I didn’t. Instead, I watched the rest of Narcos: Mexico. I also gave More4’s new German show, Schuld nach Ferdinand von Schirach (Shades of Guilt), a try and after mentioning it rather a long time ago, I finally made a start on El Ministerio del Tiempo (The Ministry of Time).

I’ll be talking about all of them after the jump. Joining them will be the few regulars that didn’t take a Thanksgiving holiday: Black Lightning, DC’s Legends of Tomorrow, Doctor Who, and Titans.

See you in a mo…

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When’s that show you mentioned starting, TMINE? Including Counterpart, Killing Eve, Future Man, Trust, No Activity and Elite

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

This week, all the acquisitions have premiere dates so let’s just get right down to it – especially since practically everything starts in the next week, so we’ll need to get a move on.

Premiere dates

No Activity Christmas Special

No Activity (Australia: Stan; UK: BBC Two)
Premiere date: Sunday, September 9, 10:30pm

Cops sit around on a stakeout, during which nothing much happens apart from them talking a lot. I’ve only watched the US remake, so I can’t really advise you on whether the original is any good, but co-creator Patrick Brammall stars in both and he’s usually pretty reliable.

Future Man

Future Man (US: Hulu; UK: SyFy)
Premiere date: Monday, September 10, 10pm

Video-game playing loser is recruited by kick ass soldiers from the future to stop the world going to pot. A mish-mash of explicit references to every 80s sci-fi movie you might care to mention – The Last Starfighter, The Terminator, Back to the Future – that will probably be funnier if you watch it stoned.

Episode reviews: 1

Donald Sutherland in FX's Trust
Donald Sutherland in FX’s Trust

Trust (US: FX; UK: BBC Two)
Premiere date: Wednesday September 12, 9pm

Multi-season anthology series based on the real-life escapades of the somewhat eccentric and rich Getty family. Excellent cast and Danny Boyle behind the scenes, but the rich twats tried my patience so much I couldn’t even get to the end of the first episode.

Episode reviews: 1

Kim Bodnia and Jodie Comer in Killing Eve
Kim Bodnia and Jodie Comer in Killing Eve

Killing Eve (US: BBC America; UK: BBC One)
Premiere date: Saturday, September 15, 9:15pm

British spy Sandra Oh tries to catch glamorous international assassin Jodie Comer, but generally makes a mess of things. Excellent and stylish when the episodes are written by Fleabag‘s Phoebe Waller-Bridge, distinctly not excellent the rest of the time.

Episode reviews: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6-7, 8

Counterpart

Counterpart (US: Starz; UK: StarzPlay on Amazon Prime)
Premiere date: Friday, September 28

A cold war between two opposing superpowers who face off against each in Berlin. The twist? The two superpowers are parallel Earths and everyone has a ‘counterpart’ who’s just like them, including mild-mannered JK Simmons. Or are they identical? Have the two universes diverged? If so why? And if we could meet each other, would be our own best friend or our own worst enemy?

Generally superb bit of spying that has a bump in quality in episode two, but is otherwise excellent. Give it a whirl, assuming you can get through all the hoops needed to watch it.

Episode reviews: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10

Elite

Elite (Netflix)
Premiere date: Friday, October 5

Spanish Netflix original, so I haven’t seen it. But here be the plot:

When three working class kids enrol in the most exclusive school in Spain, the clash between the wealthy and the poor students leads to tragedy. Starring: Danna Paola, Miguel Herrán, María Pedraza.