Every Friday, ‘When’s that show you mentioned starting, TMINE?’ lets you know when the latest global TV shows will air in the UK
Not a huge number of acquisitions this week. One show that’s been quietly acquired at some point by Netflix is Glacé (The Frozen Dead) (France: M6; UK: Netflix), but I don’t know when that’s going to air yet. Here’s a trailer to get you in the mood for when it becomes available:
Otherwise, just a couple of premiere dates for you:
ג’וני ואבירי הגליל (Milk and Honey/Johnny and Knights of Galilee) (Israel: Yes; UK: Walter Presents)
Premiere date: Sunday, December 3
Milk and Honey tells the story of four childhood friends from a small village in the Galilee who stumble upon an original business idea which will make the most of their various abilities – they open an escort service exclusively for women, the first of its kind in the country. The service becomes a surprising success around the Galilee, while the four friends struggle with their new and challenging identities as gigolos.
Every episode advances three or four plotlines, following the adventures of the four friends, the women they meet in their personal lives as well as their professional/sexual encounters – and the fine line separating the two.
By turning the spotlight on the bedroom, the show sharply exposes the power play and tension between genders, classes and different sectors in Israeli society.
The men in the show see selling their bodies as a tempting and lucrative business opportunity, but paradoxically, it’s their dubious business that forms a bond of solidarity between them.
Here’s the original Yes trailer, and Walter can introduce the show to you afterwards.
Feud: Bette and Joan (US: FX; UK: BBC Two)
Premiere date: Saturday, December 16, 9pm
Ryan Murphy’s latest anthology series looks at famous feuds. First up, is Bette Davis and Joan Crawford’s hate fest, with Charles and Diana to follow in season two – can’t wait.
A good cast – Jessica Lange, Susan Sarandon, Catherine Zeta-Jones, Kathy Bates, Judy Davis, Alfred Molina, Stanley Tucci, Jackie Hoffman and Alison Wright – but I didn’t bother with it because it’s an anthology show that’s also based on real events about which I have no knowledge, so why bother? I might as well review the news…