The Good Cop
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Third-episode verdict: The Good Cop (Netflix)

Available on Netflix

One of the things I toyed with mentioning when reviewing The Cool Kids earlier today was the idea that maybe different generations appreciate different kinds of storytelling. Obviously, the kids with their phones and their YouTube like short-form (or do they?), whereas my generation love proper TV like they made in the 80s and the 90s before everything went to hell. Obviously. But is my normal just as much an acquired taste and were the dramas of the 60s and 70s ‘optimum TV’ and are people in their 50s and 60s the true connoisseurs, who are currently underserved?

It would explain why I didn’t think there were any jokes in The Cool Kids – there were, but I didn’t really appreciate them, whereas someone older might have done.

Nah. The Cool Kids was dreadful. I bet even old people hate it.

Anyway, that was my thought. Which handily enough ties into Netflix’s The Good Cop. Netflix, of course, is truly global in all senses, and tries to cater for all generations and all tastes around the world. And despite the fact them kids watch a lot more streaming services than the older generations do, that doesn’t mean oldsters can’t watch them, too, particularly if there’s TV actually aimed at them. We’ve had older female-oriented TV on Netflix already with Grace and Frankie, but now here’s one for the boys.

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Lucifer cancelled

Krypton acquired; Brooklyn Nine-Nine, Last Man Standing saved; all the US renewals and cancellations; + more

Internet TV

International TV

Australian TV

  • Ann Dowd, Essie Davis join Foxtel’s Lambs of God



US TV show casting

New US TV shows

New US TV show casting

The Doctor Blake Mysteries

US Wrong Mans; Doctor Blake without Doctor Blake; Netflix’s vampire wars; + more

Internet TV

Australian TV

International TV


US TV show casting

  • Mark Hamill and Kathy Bates to guest on CBS’s The Big Bang Theory

New US TV shows

  • ABC green lights: Goldbergs spin-off series with AJ Michalka, Tim Meadows and Bryan Callen
  • Pop green lights: pilot of best friends’ marriage of convenience comedy Arranged
  • Showtime green lights: pilot of adaptation of BBC One’s The Wrong Mans, with Ben Schwartz
Get Krack!n

Question of the year: what were your favourite new shows of 2017? Here’s my Top 14!

TMINE’s about to take its traditional Christmas and New Year break. Normal business will resume on January 2nd with the Daily News et al.

But as usual, I’ll leave you with a specific question to keep you occupied in my absence: what were your favourite new shows of the year? Let everyone know your choices and the reasons below or on your own blog – or even on the shiny new TMINE Facebook page.

For the record, after the jump are my Top 14 shows from all over the world, in no particular order. Obviously, I’ve not watched every TV programme broadcast or acquired in the UK this year and I barely watched any live TV, so there are almost certainly some good shows that that I’ve left off the list – this is just the top “would recommend to a friend” shows of the ones I watched in 2017.
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Milk and Honey

When’s that show you mentioned starting, TMINE? Including ג’וני ואבירי הגליל and Feud: Bette and Joan

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…