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What have you been watching? Including Arrowverse crossover, Counterpart and Fortitude

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

Oops. Friday was busier than expected, which means last week lost out on having a WHYBW altogether. Sorry about that.

Still, here it is. As promised last time, I did manage to watch the first three episodes of Netflix’s Plan Cœur (The Hookup Plan), but I’ve yet to tuck into Dogs of Berlin.

Fortitude Season 3

Fortitude

I also made a start on the third, final season of Sky Atlantic’s Fortitude. However, since that’s gone both full-on horror and also become quite silly, with vampiric Californians doing live trepanning to achieve eternal youth, I decided to give up on it about three-quarters through the first episode – at the point when Detective Dan starts hugging and chatting to dead bodies, in fact.

I know it’s only four episodes long, so I might tune in for the final episode at some point, but The Killing Times is doing episodic reviews and since I’d rather not actually watch wasps stinging people’s eyeballs and ‘stabby shamanic sex’, I might just read those instead of watching it.

The Shape of Things To Come

With Christmas nearly upon us, most shows are winding up for the holidays, but last Thursday and Friday saw the unleashing of the third season of Travelers on Netflix, the second season of 4 Blocks on Amazon and the Christmas special of Chilling Adventures of Sabrina, so I’m sure there’ll be plenty for me to chat about this week – perhaps for another WHYBW. I’m already up to the third episode of Travelers, so that’s promising at least. Boxset Thursday, anyone?

Counterpart also made its return last Sunday, so I’ll be chatting about the first two episodes of that after the jump, as well.

Counterpart season 2

And the regulars…

Also after the jump are my thoughts on the latest episodes of the few remaining regulars: Black Lightning, DC’s Legends of Tomorrow, Happy Together, Magnum P.I. and Titans. I watched the second half of the first season of Nightflyers, so I’ll chat about that, too. And since the schedules were a little light last week, I thought I’d tune in for the annual crossover of a few of TMINE’s old regulars – Arrow, The Flash and Supergirl, which took a trip to some Elseworlds. More about that after the jump, too.

But no, I’ve still not watched Doctor Who. Maybe over Christmas.

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When’s that show you mentioned starting, TMINE? Including Monster, Charmed, LA to Vegas, Now Apocalypse, Coroner and Qalb Al Adala

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

All the acquisitions this week came with premiere dates, so let’s get right down to it, after the jump as we’ve got a really global list of shows coming up: Monster (Norway), Dinner For One (Germany), Charmed (US), LA to Vegas (US), Now Apocalypse (US), Coroner (Canada), When Heroes Fly (Israel), Vår tid är nu (The Restaurant) (Sweden), Siempre Bruja (Always a Witch) (Colombia) and Qalb Al Adala (Heart of Justice) (UAE).

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One Dollar cancelled; LA to Vegas acquired; Joel McHale is Starman; + more

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New US TV show casting

  • Steven Yuen to guest on CBS All Access’ The Twilight Zone
  • Joel McHale to recur as Starman in DC Universe’s Stargirl
  • Ian Ziering to recur on DC Universe’s Swamp Thing
  • Carl Weathers, Werner Herzog and Giancarlo Esposito join Disney+’s The Mandalorian
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Now Apocalypse, Dinner For One acquired; Netflix’s first African original; + more

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  • Trailer for Stan’s No Activity: The Night Before Christmas

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Vella Raja
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When’s that show you mentioned starting, TMINE? Including Vella Raja, Escape At Dannemora, Sex Education and Titans

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

Acquisitions

The big one of the week is CBS (US)’s FBI, which has been picked up by Sky. No word on an exact date or even what channel, but Sky Witness seems the obvious choice.

Premiere dates

Vella Raja

Vella Raja (Amazon)
Premiere date: Today

Amazon Prime’s first Tamil-language series, Vella Raja follows several characters that find themselves in a hostage situation after a drug heist. Stars Bobby Simha (Jigarthanda) and Parvathy Nair (Overtake).

Escape At Dannemora
Escape At Dannemora (US: Showtime; UK: Sky Atlantic)
Premiere date: Tuesday January 1, 9pm

Escape At Dannemora recounts the real-life, stranger-than-fiction prison break in upstate New York in the summer of 2015 which spawned a statewide manhunt for two convicted murderers, aided in their escape by a married female prison employee who reportedly carried on months-long affairs with both men. The limited series stars Benicio del Toro, Patricia Arquette, Paul Dano, Bonnie Hunt, Eric Lange and David Morse.

Sex Education
Asa Butterfield and Gillian Anderson in Netflix’s Sex Education
Sex Education (Netflix)
Premiere date: Friday, January 11

Sex Education follows Otis Milburn (Asa Butterfield) – an inexperienced, socially awkward high school student who lives with his mother, Jean Milburn (Gillian Anderson), a sex therapist. Surrounded by manuals, videos and tediously open conversations about sex, Otis is a reluctant expert on the subject. When his home life is revealed at school, Otis realises that he can use his specialist knowledge to gain status.

He teams up with Maeve, a whip-smart bad-girl, and together they set up an underground sex therapy clinic to deal with their fellow students’ weird and wonderful problems. Through his analysis of teenage sexuality, Otis realises he may need some therapy of his own.

No trailer that I can spot, yet. Sorry

Titans

Titans (US: DC Universe; UK: Netflix)
Premiere date: Friday, January 11

The first programme from the US’s nascent DC Universe streaming service is actually a surprisingly credible and interesting look at some of the DC comic book world’s lesser known heroes, as well as some of its more important ones but from a different perspective than the one we’re used to at the movies. It sees original Batman sidekick Dick Grayson shed his Robin persona to become a Detroit police detective. However, it’s not long before he’s having to protect a teenage girl – who has somewhat demonic qualities – from a whole bunch of people who want her dead (or worse). Along for the ride is an alien who’s lost her memory (Starfire) and a new, shapechanging hero (Beastboy) who lives with some odd friends…

The first episode is excellent and after a few bumpy episodes caused by some bad choices of villains and supporting heroes, as well as some standalone episodes designed to launch other DC Universe shows such as Doom Patrol, the show quickly soars off to become one of the current members of TMINE’s Recommended Viewing list. Be warned, though – not only is it surprisingly sweary, its fight scenes are impressively gritty and there’s a lot of blood, so it’s not one for the young comics fan, who’d be better off watching Teen Titans Go To The Movies.

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