Hulu's East Los High
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When’s that show you mentioned starting again, TMINE? Including East Los High

Every Friday, TMINE lets you know the latest announcements about when new, imported TV shows will finally be arriving on UK screens

Very slow week this week. Very slow. In fact, there’s only been one acquisition this week:

East Los High

My5 – you know, Channel 5’s on-demand service that you’re always using – has acquired this just-cancelled Hulu (US) show. I know literally nothing about it, since it’s basically for young adults, but here’s what Wikipedia has to say:

East Los High is a five-time Emmy nominated Hulu original series that revolves around the lives of a group of teens navigating their final years at a fictional high school in East LA. Created, written, and produced by Wise Entertainment, the series is Hulu’s first and only series with an all Latino cast and crew and is predominantly filmed in East Los Angeles. The producers of the show work closely with numerous public health organizations to incorporate information within the storylines that encourage young Latinos to make healthy life choices

Anyway, it lasted four seasons and you’ll be able to watch it on My5 at some point, maybe soon, maybe not. I’ll let you know when there’s an official date, but you won’t have to wait to watch the first episode, since Hulu’s put it up on YouTube for y’all:

False Flag
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When’s that show you mentioned starting again, TMINE? Including כפולים (False Flag), Blood Drive and What Would Diplo Do?

Every Friday, TMINE lets you know the latest announcements about when new, imported TV shows will finally be arriving on UK screens

No fewer than three premiere dates for you this week. First up is Israel’s כפולים (False Flag), which aired on Channel 2 there in 2015 but has now been acquired by Fox UK. An eight-parter created by Amit Cohen and Maria Feldman and inspired by the real-life assassination of a Hamas leader by Mossad agents, it sees five Israeli citizens find themselves implicated in a ruthless kidnapping operation following the disappearance of the Iranian Defence Minister while on a secret visit to Moscow. It stars Ishai Golan, Maggie Azarzar, Ania Bukstein, Angel Bonanni, Orna Salinger and Mickey Leon, and starts 31 July at 9pm.

The less said about the severely awful Blood Drive, the better, but in case my review of the first episode didn’t put you off, it starts 10 August at 10pm.

Lastly, What Would Diplo Do? premieres on Viceland on 18 October at 10pm. Coincidentally, I wrote about that this week, so I won’t repeat myself.

Amazon's Comrade Detective
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When’s that show you mentioned starting again, TMINE? Including Salvation, Comrade Detective and She’s Gotta Have It

Every Friday, I let you know the latest announcements about when new, imported TV shows will finally be arriving on UK screens

We’ve one acquisition this week and that’s CBS (US)’s forthcoming summer show, Salvation, with episodes set to air on Amazon (UK) four days after they air in the US. “The suspense thriller series follows a tech superstar and an MIT graduate who discover an asteroid will destroy Earth in six months.” So basically a sequel to No Tomorrow?

Anyway, that debuts on CBS on July 12 at 9pm ET/PT, so presumably we’ll be getting episodes starting July 16.

Another show coming to Amazon, this time an Amazon original, is Comrade Detective. This sounds potentially both very daft and very funny, since it features a faux Romanian 80s detective cop drama, all shot in Romania and with Romanian dialogue but dubbed by Channing Tatum and Joseph Gordon-Levitt, as well as the equally stellar likes of Jenny Slate, Chloë Sevigny, Jake Johnson, Jason Mantzoukas, Nick Offerman, Fred Armisen, Kim Basinger, Mahershala Ali, Tracey Letts, Bobby Cannavale, Richard Jenkins, Debra Winger, Mark Duplass, Katie Aselton Duplass, Jerrod Carmichael, Bo Burnham and John Early:

In the thick of 1980’s Cold War hysteria, the Romanian government created the country’s most popular and longest-running series, Comrade Detective, a sleek and gritty police show that not only entertained its citizens but also promoted Communist ideals and inspired a deep nationalism. The action-packed and blood-soaked first season finds Detectives Gregor Anghel (Killing Time‘s Florin Piersic Jr) and Iosef Baciu (The Devil Inside‘sCorneliu Ulici) investigating the murder of fellow officer Nikita Ionesco and, in the process, unraveling a subversive plot to destroy their country that is fueled by – what else – but the greatest enemy: Capitalism. Though the beloved show was sadly forgotten about after the fall of the Berlin Wall, it has been rediscovered and digitally remastered now with its main heroes voiced by Tatum and Gordon-Levitt. Comrade Detective is a true portal into a time and place and a powerful reminder of what art can be – and it is now ready to be seen by the modern world on a larger scale than ever before.

Amazon’s releasing that August 4.

Last but not least, we have Netflix’s series adaptation of Spike Lee’s seminal 1986 movie She’s Gotta Have It. Importantly, Lee has not only created and produced the show, he’s directed all 10 episodes. An update of the 1986 film, Brooklyn-based artist Nola Darling, a 20-something struggling to define herself and divide her time amongst her friends, her job and her three lovers: Greer Childs, Jamie Overstreet and Mars Blackmon. Air date is November 23, so you might have to suspend your Doctor Who birthday celebrations.

When’s that show you mentioned starting again, TMINE? Including Atypical and Star Trek: Discovery

Every Friday, I let you know the latest announcements about when new, imported TV shows will finally be arriving on UK screens

Acquisitions this week haven’t been huge, but we have:

Otherwise, all the new premiere dates are for new shows that haven’t aired anywhere yet, so I can’t tell you if they’re any good or not. Soz.

Wet Hot American Summer: Ten Years Later (Netflix)
Friday, August 4

Atypical (Netflix)
Friday, August 11

Star Trek: Discovery (US: CBS All Access; UK: Netflix)
Monday, September 25

When’s that show you mentioned starting again, TMINE? Including Feud, Queen of the South and Son of Zorn

Every Friday, I let you know the latest announcements about when new, imported TV shows will finally be arriving on UK screens

This week’s new, undated acquisition from the US is FX’s Feud: Bette and Joan. I didn’t review this at the time, because I’m getting a bit bored of anthology shows, particularly those based on real-life events, particularly those by Ryan Murphy – which makes a Ryan Murphy anthology show dramatising real-life feuds, starting with Bette Davis and Joan Crawford, eminently missable. But BBC Two has picked it up, with plans to air it this year some time, you may or may not be glad to hear.

There was one other acquisition from the US this week: Queen of the SouthNetflix (UK) has picked that up, just as season two has started in the US. When’s it airing? Well, right now. Not much notice that, sorry. I reviewed the first two episodes of that last year, if you want to find out if it’s worth a watch (spoiler: watch Narcos instead – that’s on Netflix, too).

Lastly – and indeed bestly – someone has seen sense and decided to acquire Fox (US)’s Son of Zorn. It may have been cancelled already, but it was one of my top 13 shows of 2016 so kudos to Viceland (UK) for making it their first ever first-run UK acquisition. No kudos to me for noticing that it started airing on Monday, though.

Son of Zorn (US: Fox; UK: Viceland)
Mondays, 10pm
Episode reviews: 1, 2-3, 4, 5, 6-7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 1213