Good Girls

When’s that show you mentioned starting, TMINE? Including Good Girls, S.W.A.T., Sacred Games and Mr Sunshine

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

One new premiere-less acquisition this week, with BBC Four picking up ARD (Germany)’s period terrorism drama Gladbeck (54 Hours) for airing “later this year“; otherwise, everything else has a date.

Premiere dates

Good Girls
l-r: Retta, Christina Hendricks and Mae Whitman in NBC’s Good Girls

Good Girls (US: NBC; UK: Netflix)
Premiere date: Tuesday, July 3

Christina Hendricks, Retta and Mae Whitman decide to improve their lives by robbing the local grocery store. Fortunately, it turns out to have far more money in its safe than it’s supposed to have. Unfortunately, not only does it all turn out to be a gang’s drug money, but Whitman’s boss recognises her and tries to use it to his advantage. After that, things spiral out of control.

Supposed to be a comedy, it honestly isn’t.

Episode reviews: 1

Sacred Games

Sacred Games (Netflix)
Premiere date: Friday, July 6

Set amid the chaos of Mumbai, this epic series explores the corrupt underworld lurking beneath India’s economic renaissance. Based on the novel.


S.W.A.T. (US: CBS; UK: Sky Living)
Premiere date: Sunday, July 8, 9pm (or 10pm)

Remake of the 70s cop drama about LA’s Special Weapons and Tactics police squad. Mostly just an excuse to give Criminal Minds‘s Shemar Moore something to do, in a Fast & Furious style shoot-up mixed with a weird attempt at social commentary on the black-American community that makes it more like Marvel’s Luke Cage than anything else.

Episode reviews: 1

Mr Sunshine

Mr Sunshine (Korea: No idea – soz; UK: Netflix)
Premiere date: Thursday, July 19

Set in Shinmiyangyo, or the U.S. expedition to Korea in the late 19th century, Mr. Sunshine tells the story of a Korean boy born into a family of a house servant running away to board an American warship, later to return to his homeland as a US marine officer. He ironically falls in love with an aristocrat’s daughter and discovers the dark scheme to colonize the country that he once ran away from.

Obviously, I’ve not seen this one, since it doesn’t start anywhere until July 7, but it does star the hugely popular Lee Byung-hun and looks very shiny, so it stands a chance of being good.

Mr Sunshine

Gladbeck, Mr Sunshine acquired; Roseanne-free Roseanne spin-off; Dear White People renewed; + more

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Mystery Road
International TV

What have you been watching? Including Condor, Succession and Cloak and Dagger

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

Not quite as complete a reviewing week as I’d hoped, as Impulse took up more time than I’d expected, as did work. But I did manage to squeeze out a look at Paramount (US)’s American Woman. I did, in the end, give AMC (US)’s Dietland a try but given there was a close-up of a woman using a razor to cut open her own breast in the first minute, I decided it might not be for me and gave up pretty speedily.

I’m not sure I can bring myself to watch anything on OWN – that’s the Oprah Winfrey Network to you – so Strange Angel might be all I’ve got up my sleeve in the next couple of days as far as new shows go. However, as season 2 of Marvel’s Luke Cage is on its way, I feel a bit of a boxset coming on.

That’s all to come, but after the jump, I’ll be looking at the latest episodes of the newly replenished TMINE viewing queue: Bron/Broen (The Bridge), CondorMarvel’s Cloak and Dagger, Mystery Road, Succession and Westworld.

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Manoj Bajpayee in Amazon's The Family Man

Mystery Road renewed; Aaron Paul joins Are You Sleeping; Diane Morgan’s After Life; + more

Internet TV

  • Aaron Paul, Ron Cephas Jones, Elizabeth Perkins et al join Apple’s Are You Sleeping
  • Diane Morgan, Kerry Godliman, Tam Basden et al join Netflix’s After Life
  • Amazon green lights: middle-class spy drama The Family Man, with Manoj Bajpayee
  • Apple green lights: series of child-detective mystery drama inspired by Hilde Lysiak

International TV

Australian TV

  • ABC renews: Mystery Road [subscription required]


US TV show casting

New US TV shows

  • Trailer for The CW’s The Outpost

New US TV show casting

International TV

What have you been watching? Including Legion and Westworld

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

Last week, I predicted a flood of new shows and here they all are already. Elsewhere, I’ve reviewed the first episodes of:

And passed a third-episode verdict on Mystery Road (Australia: ABC). But that’s not all of them. I’m not sure I’m going to be able to do Dietland (US: AMC; UK: Amazon), but I’ll give it a whirl; however, I’ll definitely be reviewing the first episode of Paramount (US)’s American Woman some time in the next couple of days and I’ll be aiming to review all of YouTube Red’s surprisingly good Impulse as well, although that might be something for Monday, as might Strange Angel (US: CBS All Access) – and anything else that pops up.

All these new things but the current viewing listing is dwindling something chronic. In fact, after the jump, I’ll only be looking at Bron/Broen (The Bridge), Westworld and the season finale of Legion. Crikey.

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