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What time, TMINE? Including Away and Westside

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

Not many premiere dates this week, I’m afraid. In fact, just the one and it’s a Netflix original: Away. Details after the jump.

Acquisitions

  • Netflix has acquired Vier (Belgium)’s Soil. That will air in 2021
  • Sky Witness has acquired ABC (US)’s For Life, but there’s not even a hint as to when that will air

Oops, I missed it

Westside (New Zealand: TV3; UK: The Roku Channel)

To be fair, everyone else missed this, too, since it’s on The Roku Channel, the free channel available to anyone who has a Roku device. Nevertheless, it does appear to be the first time any channel in the UK has shown this.

The prequel to long-running crime drama Outrageous Fortune, Westside tells the story of legendary safe cracker and career criminal Ted West and his firecracker wife Rita. All five seasons (a sixth is on the way) are currently available.

Stars: Antonia Prebble, David de Lautour, Dan Musgrove

TMINE episode reviews

Season 1
  1. Pilot
  2. Is’t Far You Ride?
  3. Third-episode verdict
  4. Our Poison’d Chalice
  5. Dire Combustion
  6. But For A Wayward Son
Season 2
  1. Episode 1
  2. Episode 2
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What have you been watching? Including Snowpiercer and Stargirl

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

While TMINE has been very good for copying and pasting YouTube embed codes into hastily written up pieces about viral videos this week, in terms of reviews, it’s been a bit of a bust. In fact, WHYBW is on a Friday this week, that’s how slack things have got.

But don’t worry, I have reviews aplenty after the jump.

Kermode and Mayo’s Home Entertainment Service (UK: BBC Four)

What TMINE is currently watching…

I’m still four episodes into season 3 of Baron Noir (France: Canal+; UK: Amazon), so no Boxset Monday for that. I’ve also got not further with Upload (Amazon), Tales from The Loop (Amazon), The Crown (Netflix) and a few other shows I’ve started. Sorry again.

I also didn’t start watching I Know This Much is True (US: HBO; UK: Sky Atlantic), The Great (US: Hulu; UK: StarzPlay), Inhuman Resources (Dérapages) (France: France 2; UK: Netflix), White Lines (Netflix) or Blood & Water (Netflix). And I probably won’t now. Sigh.

But COVID. That seems to be a good excuse for everything.

I did try to watch Kermode and Mayo’s Home Entertainment Service (UK: BBC Four), but it was shortly after the point where Mark Kermode explained (as usual) that up until recently he’d not really watched much TV… ever and just after they presented the show’s highlights, which were basically a bunch of BBC Three shows and some movies in which I had no interest that I realised…

…I love Wittertainment, but as much as I love their film knowledge and reviews, I can easily go without their views on TV and hearing them might even make me think less of them.

Barkskin (US: NatGeo; UK: Disney+?)

Next on TMINE

There’s more TV on the way this week. Season two of Homecoming (Amazon) is now available, but I’m not bothering with that – you can if you want to. Barkskins (US: NatGeo; UK: Disney+?), an eight-part adaptation of Annie Proulx’s novel about a conflict between French and English settlers in a small 1690s settlement in forested territory that is now Quebec, starts on Sunday. Again, you can watch that if you want to.

But that’s your lot. Honestly, it’s a good job it’s a Bank Holiday this weekend, because now I have an excuse not to review either of those.

Snowpiercer (US: TNT; UK: Netflix)

After the jump…

After the jump are the usual regulars: Mystery Road, One Lane Bridge, What We Do In The Shadows and the season finale of For Life. I’ll also be looking at new shows Snowpiercer (US: TNT; UK: Netflix) and Stargirl (US: DC Universe).

See you in a mo!

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What have you been watching? Including Hightown

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

Extraction (2020)

Previously on TMINE

TMINE’s regular schedule isn’t really compatible with a busy workload and lockdown, so as usual, it’s been a bit of a review-lite week this week. Covideodrome did manage to take in Netflix’s new blockbuster, Extraction (2020) (TBH, it’s the kind of movie that shouldn’t be on a streaming service but on the big screen, but there you go). But that’s it for reviews.

So I’m guessing that for the time being at least, I’m going to have to confine reviews to WHYBW, which is probably going to be on Thursdays for the near future at least.

Parks and Recreation special

What TMINE is currently watching…

I’m four episodes into season 3 of Baron Noir (France: Canal+; UK: Amazon) and I’m pleased to report that it’s as good as the first season and better than the second so far. Fingers crossed, I might have finished it by next week, so it could well be a Boxset Monday. Yes, I know what I just said.

A quiet backburner project that Lovely Wife and I are running is season 3 of The Crown (Netflix), which is proving very interesting in lots of ways. But that’s ongoing, so I’ll save my comments until we finish the season.

I also watched the Parks and Recreation charity special. This was… okay. But then I only ever thought Parks and Recreation was okay – something Lovely Wife seems to agree with, as she works her way through it on Sky Comedy as another backburner project. Still, it was nice to see the cast ‘together’ (or at least interacting in character) again.

Stargirl

Next on TMINE

There’s more TV on the way this week, but as usual, Covid-19 rules apply to the following new shows: I have every intention of watching all of them, but might not be able to, for one reason or another.

I’m hoping to get round to I Know This Much is True (US: HBO; UK: Sky Atlantic) at some point, but that started on Sunday, so it’s not going well so far. Friday brings us The Great (US: Hulu; UK: StarzPlay) as well as Inhuman Resources (Dérapages) (France: France 2; UK: Netflix) and White Lines (Netflix).

Coming Sunday is Snowpiercer (US: TNT; UK: Netflix), while Tuesday brings us Stargirl (US: DC Universe) – not to be confused with the very different Disney+ show. And on Wednesday, there’s Blood & Water (Netflix).

One Lane Bridge

After the jump…

Also coming after the jump are the usual regulars: For Life, Mystery Road, One Lane Bridge and What We Do In The Shadows. But I’ll also be previewing Hightown (US: Starz; UK: Starzplay), which starts on Sunday in both the US and the UK.

See you in a mo!

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