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When’s that show you mentioned starting, TMINE? Including Project Blue Book, Green Door, Leila and Nero a metà

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

No new acquisitions without premiere dates, you’ll be pleased to hear, so let’s get straight down to it.

Premiere dates

Green Door

Green Door (Taiwan: Public Television Service; UK: Netflix)
Premiere date: Tomorrow

The six-episode show is adapted from Taiwanese author Joseph Chen’s novel of the same title. It tells the story of Wei Sung-Yen, a troubled psychologist who returns from the US to set up his own practice in Taiwan, where mysterious patients and uncanny events shed light on his murky past.

The series is directed by Lingo Hsieh (aka Xie Tingwei), known for her fantasy-horror movie The Bride, which she co-created with Japanese thrill-master Takashige Ichise. The screenplay is adapted by Hsieh and Li Ting-yu.

The cast is headed by Taiwanese singer-actor Jam Hsiao, who makes his debut to lead in a drama series, and co-stars Hsieh Ying-Hsuan, who won the Golden Horse best actress prize last year for her role in Dear Ex, and Lan Wei-Hua. The cast is fleshed out by Haden Kuo (Tiny Times) and Ruby Zhan (The Tag-Along 2).

Nero a metà

Nero a metà (Carlo & Malik) (Italy: Rai 1; UK: Netflix)
Premiere date: Friday, March 22

A veteran detective must face both his own biases and ghosts from his past when he’s paired up with a star rookie on a string of murder cases in Rome. Stars Claudio Amendola and Miguel Gobbo Diaz.

Netflix has somewhat glossed over the racial issues (“own biases”) in that brief description and sensibly changed the name to Carlo & Malik from the original’s somewhat dodgy “black in the middle”…

Project Blue Book

Project Blue Book (US: History; UK: Syfy)
Premiere date: Wednesday March 27, 9pm

Dramatisation of the USAF’s 1960s UFO debunking programme starring Aidan Gillen. It’s initially 50% conspiracy nonsense, 50% moderately interesting adaptations of real Blue Book investigations, but by the second episode, it’s turned into 100% soporific stupidity that makes The X-Files look like CSPAN.

Episode reviews: 1, 2

Leila

Leila (Netflix)
Premiere date: Friday, June 14

Indian Netflix original. In the forgotten margins of the segregated communities of a dystopian future, a woman searches for the daughter she lost upon her arrest years ago.

Stars Huma Qureshi, Saddharth, Rahul Khanna.

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Toshiro Mifune in Akira Kurosawa’s Sanjuro

This week’s reviews

After deciding to not bother reviewing ABC (Australia)’s The Heights on the general grounds the series description included the word ‘soapy’, this week I turned my attention to reviewing:

Meanwhile, for this week’s Orange Wednesday film reviews, I reviewed Peppermint (2018) and Sanjuro (1962).

Jann

New shows

After last week’s flurry of new shows in the US, Canada decided to get in on the act this week. I’ll be turning my attention to last night’s new CBC show Diggstown in the next few days, but after the jump, I’ll be looking at the revival of CBC’s Street Legal, as well as CTV’s preview of forthcoming ‘grumpy old singer’ comedy Jann.

Secret City returned for a second season in Australia on Monday as well and as that’s now all on Netflix in the UK, I might give that a watch over the weekend. However, from Friday, there’s a bit of competition on Netflix from Ricky Gervais’ new show After Life and Starz in the US will be premiering Now Apocalypse on Sunday. There’s bound to be other stuff, too, but let’s see how I fare with that little lot, too.

The Magicians

The regulars

After the jump, we’ll be talking about: Corporate, Doom Patrol, The Magicians, Magnum P.I., Ófærð (Trapped), The Orville, The Passage and Star Trek: Discovery, as well as the second episodes of The Enemy Within and Whiskey Cavalier. I’ll be dropping one of them from the regulars queue, but which?

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  • Aaron Pedersen, Huw Higginson, Harry Richardson et al join ABC’s Black B*tch

Scandinavian TV

  • TV4 green lights: adaptation of Åke Holmberg’s Ture Sventon books as Ture Sventon och Bermudtriangelns hemlighet (Ture Sventon and the Mystery of the Bermuda Triangle), with Robert Gustafsson
  • Søren Pilmark joins NRK’s Atlantic Crossing

UK TV

  • Ron Perlman, Famke Janssen, Ben Miles et al join BBC’s The Capture
  • Brain Cox joins BBC/Amazon’s Good Omens

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  • Trailer for season 8 of HBO’s Game of Thrones

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ófærð (Trapped)
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Ms Fisher’s Modern Murder Mysteries

This week’s reviews

So I didn’t quite manage to find time to watch and review ABC (Australia)’s The Heights, as promised, but elsewhere I did review the first episodes of:

Orange Wednesday also brought reviews of The Breaker Upperers (2018), Hunter Killer (2018) and Velvet Buzzsaw (2019).

Il Miracolo (The Miracle)
Il Miracolo (The Miracle)

New shows

As usual, I’ve no idea what’s coming up in the schedules, but I’ve just started watching Il Miracolo (The Miracle(Italy: Sky; UK: Sky Atlantic), so I’ll probably be reviewing the first episode (but maybe not both seasons) before the next WHYBW.

ófærð (Trapped)

The regulars

After the jump, we’ll be talking about: Corporate, Doom Patrol, The Magicians, Magnum P.I., Miracle Workers, Ófærð (Trapped), The Orville, The Passage and Star Trek: Discovery, as well as the season finale of Cavendish. One of these poor souls is going to be purged from the queue – which do you think it’ll be?

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