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What have you been watching? Including The Flatey Enigma and Detective Cain

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

Sacha Baron Cohen in The Spy
Sacha Baron Cohen in The Spy

This week’s reviews

It’s amazing how much easier it is to write TV reviews when there’s no new TV to review, isn’t it? This odd paradox is presumably the only explanation for the large number of boxsets I dropped on you during TMINE’s inaugural ‘Boxsets Week’ (catchy title, hey?):

However, TV’s coming back, so it’s going to be a more regular schedule for the rest of the month, at least.

In fact, after the jump, we can talk about two new shows that have already popped up on UK TV screens in the past week: Flateyjargátan (The Flatey Enigma) and Caïn (Detective Cain).

Toni Collette and Merritt Wever in Unbelievable
Toni Collette and Merritt Wever in Netflix’s Unbelievable

What’s coming this week

Tomorrow is Orange Thursday, of course, and at least one of the movies I’ll be reviewing is Mary Poppins Returns (2018); the other will be whatever I choose to watch tonight.

TV-wise, expect me to be at least glancing at Netflix’s The I-Land and Unbelievable, and I might get around finally to watching season 3 of GLOW as well.

But that’s about it for the premieres at the moment, I think. However, always expect the unexpected.

Esai Morales as Deathstroke in Titans
Esai Morales as Deathstroke in Titans

The regulars

My regular viewing queue is still a small list, but there are signs it’s coming back to life. We’ll be discussing the continuing adventures of False Flag and Glitch, of course, as well as my continuing efforts to catch up with Pennyworth.

But we also have the not quite triumphant return of Titans to consider, too. All of that, after the jump.

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What time, TMINE? Including Those Who Kill, Detective Cain, The Hot Zone, The I-Land, City on a Hill, Bard of Blood and Living With Yourself

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

What time, TMINE? has been away for a month now, and it would madness – madness, I tell you! – for me to try to round up four weeks’ worth of acquisitions and premiere dates.

So, instead, let’s pretend nothing’s happened over the past month and everything started off fresh and new from Monday*. And, in fact, there’s been a real splurge of acquisitions this week, although not all of them have premiere dates yet.

*Actually, I have been keeping an eye on things and there haven’t been that many acquisitions in the past month. So I’m not missing much out.

Acquisitions

  • BBC Two has picked up ZDF (Germany)/ORF (Austria)’s Vienna Blood. That’ll air later this year
  • Walter Presents has acquires C More/TV4 (Sweden)’s Sthlm Rekviem (Stockholm Requiem)
  • Sky is to launch Sky Comedy and Sky Crime channels in February 2020, for which it has acquired NBC (US)’s AP Bio and Sunnyside
  • BBC Three has acquired NRK (Norway)’s Nudes
  • The Beeb (don’t know which channel) has acquired the new adaptation of Jules Verne’s Around the World in 80 Days being produced by an alliance of European pubcasters

After the jump, premiere dates for Den som dræber (Darkness: Those Who Kill), Caïn (Detective Cain), The Hot Zone, The I-Land, City on a Hill, Bard of Blood, and Living With Yourself.

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