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What have you been watching? Including Run, Brews Brothers and Home Before Dark

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

Previously on TMINE

With the double bank holiday weekend of Easter just passed, it’s not 100% surprising that TMINE didn’t manage to review anything at all since the previous WHYBW. But I did at least watch a whole bunch of tele, which I’ll talk about in a mo, and hopefully, I’ll be doing better this week…

Brews Brothers

Next on TMINE

I’m still no further along than episode 8 of the latest season of Babylon Berlin (Germany: Sky; UK: Sky Atlantic) and I never managed to find a way to view The Secrets She Keeps (Australia: Ten; UK: BBC Four). But they appear to be the only logjams in the TMINE viewing queue, since I’ve made great progress elsewhere. Yep, my quarantine-induced lack of focus, time and inclination to watch things appears to be dying down as I adjust to the new normal.

After the jump, I’ll be talking about a whole bunch of new shows: Home Before Dark (Apple TV+), Brews Brothers (Netflix) and Run (US: HBO; UK: Sky Comedy). Tomorrow, I plan to review an actual movie in a temporary replacement for Orange Thursday called Covideodrome: Sliding Doors (1998). Yes, I’ve been sitting on that name for a while.

Meanwhile, coming up over the next week are new shows Mrs America (US: Hulu; UK: BBC Two) and #blackAF (Netflix), with season two of Mystery Road (Australia: ABC; UK: BBC Four) arriving on Sunday. I will try to watch and even review as much of them as possible, as well as anything else I’ve overlooked – including The Baker and the Beauty (US: ABC).

Bloom

The regulars

I haven’t had time to watch For Life yet, but other than that, it’s the usual regulars after the jump: Devs, Transplant, War of the Worlds and Westworld. Joining them, however, is newbie Tales From The Loop and we have the return of Bloom as well. See you in a mo.

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When’s that show you mentioned starting, TMINE? Including Bloom, What/If, Mr Iglesias and When They See Us

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As usual, it’s mostly Netflix shows announcing airdates this week, but we have a few others.

Acquisitions

The following shows have been acquired this week, but don’t yet have a premiere date:

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Premiere dates

Bloom
Phoebe Tonkin and Jacki Weaver in Stan (Australia)’s Bloom

Bloom (Australia: Stan; UK: My5)
Premiere date: Wednesday, May 1

A flood devastates a remote Australian town, but a year later, a strange flower is found growing in select places that were flooded. And if you eat its buds, you’ll be restored to your youth – at least temporarily.

Bryan Brown sees his chance to restore dementing wife Jacki Weaver to her film star youth, but will she still want him when he does so? And who else might want to keep those buds to themselves?

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Renée Zellweger in Netflix's What/If
Renée Zellweger in Netflix’s What/If

What/If (Netflix)
Premiere date: Friday, May 24

What/If explores the ripple effects of what happens when acceptable people start doing unacceptable things. The 10-episode first season focuses on a mysterious woman’s lucrative, but dubious offer to a cash-strapped pair of San Francisco newlyweds.

Stars: Renée Zellweger, Jane Levy, Blake Jenner, Samantha Ware, Keith Powers, Daniella Pineda, Juan Castano, John Clarence Stewart and Dave Annable.

When They See Us

When They See Us (Netflix)
Premiere date: Friday, May 31

Limited seriesWhen They See Us chronicles the notorious case of the Central Park Five, who were convicted of a rape they did not commit.

Beginning in the spring of 1989, the series spans 25 years, highlighting their exoneration in 2002 and the settlement reached with the city of New York in 2014.

Stars Michael K Williams, Vera Farmiga, John Leguizamo, Felicity Huffman, Niecy Nash, Blair Underwood, Christopher Jackson, Joshua Jackson, Omar J. Dorsey, Adepero Oduye, Famke Janssen, Aurora Perrineau, William Sadler, Jharrel Jerome, Jovan Adepo, Aunjanue Ellis, Kylie Bunbury, Marsha Stephanie Blake, Storm Reid, Dascha Polanco, Chris Chalk, Freddy Miyares, Justin Cunningham, Ethan Herisse, Caleel Harris, Marquis Rodriguez and Asante Blackk.

Mr Iglesias (Netflix)
Premiere date: Friday, June 21

Mr Iglesias follows a good-natured public high school teacher who works at his alma mater. He takes on teaching gifted but misfit kids to not only save them from being “counselled out” by a bully bureaucrat assistant Ppcipal, but also to help them unlock their full potential.

Stars: Gabriel Iglesias, Sherri Shepherd, Jacob Vargas, Maggie Geha, Richard Gant, Cree Cicchino and Fabrizio Guido.