International TV

What have you been watching? Including Warrior Nun and Intelligence

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

Somehow, completely by magic and completely unintentionally, WHYBW has ended up again on its normally scheduled Wednesday. It’s a miracle, I tell you. So I’m going to give up predicting when it’ll next show up and just say “next week”.

Covid schedules being what they are, I’ve not been able to review that much new TV over the past week and a bit, but Covideodrome did manage to take in Bad Boys For Life (2019), in case you fancied a movie review.

ABC (Australia)’s Retrograde

Next on TMINE

Talking of movies, I will at some point be reviewing Aladdin (2019) for Covideodrome. We also watched Frozen II (2019) this week, but that was so boring, I’m not sure I can be bothered with a review of it. It was all right, but it was ridiculously complicated for what it was and everyone seemed so bored by it all, that it wasn’t until halfway through that we realised it was the same voice cast as its predecessor.

An Apple TV+ gives us Greyhound (2020), Tom Hanks’s new World War II movie, so I’m sure I’ll be giving that a gander, too.

TV-wise, we’re a bit strapped. Apple TV+ will also be offering us Little Voice, but that’s probably too musical for TMINE’s tastes. Starz (US) will be giving us P-Valley on Sunday, but that’s a bit too stripteasey for TMINE’s tastes.

That’s more or less it for the streaming services and US TV.

Australia will, however, be giving us the first Covid comedy series, Retrograde, today, so I will have a look at that, at least.

Damon Wayans Jr in The Twilight Zone © Dean Buscher/CBS 2020 CBS Interactive

What TMINE has been watching

Baron Noir is now on pause. I can only watch so many foreign-language shows in one week, since I have to keep an eye on the subtitles and only have so much concentration left in me at this time of year, and what with German shows Das Boot and Dark, I’m afraid France has had to go on pause.

Dark continues… darkly. It’s basically repeating the first two seasons but with the burning question “What if it had been all about Martha instead?” I think her name’s Martha, but usual problems with names/Dark there. I’m quite enjoying it for that, but I would rather like it to move on, as I’m up to episode four already.

In terms of new shows, I decided not to watch Head High for all the reasons I stated last week (secondary school rugby). But I did manage to watch Netflix’s Warrior Nun, so we’ll be able to talk about that after the jump. I also caught quite a few episodes of Sky One’s Intelligence, as Lovely Wife fancied watching, so we can talk about that as well.

That’s all on top of the latest episodes of the usual regulars: Condor, Das Boot, Doom Patrol, Stargirl and The Twilight Zone. See you in a mo.

Continue reading “What have you been watching? Including Warrior Nun and Intelligence”
Advertisements
International TV

What have you been watching? Including Doom Patrol, The Twilight Zone and Das Boot

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

Yes, a day late. Would you have expected anything else from me of late? But this really is only temporary – my workload should finally be abating a tad next week, so WHYBW should be back on Monday again.

In the past week, I did manage to review the first episode of Perry Mason (US: HBO; UK: Sky Atlantic), but that was it. Not that there was much new TV last week, so actually that was a pretty high success rate.

Dark

What TMINE has been watching

I’ve got one more episode further into season 3 of Baron Noir, so the end is nearly in sight. I also finished the first episode of season 2 of Das Boot, but rather than try to boxset that, I’ve learned my lesson – I’m adding that to the regulars and trying to do one episode a week. Should have thought of that with Baron Noir, shouldn’t I?

I’ve also started on season 3 of Dark. I’m pleased that three episodes in, the thing I was worried about at the end of season 2 has simply led to even more of the same as before, rather than shark-jumping. However, the whole show has now become in the process even more infinitely complicated. Somehow.

There’s no point trying to review it episode by episode, so I’ll try to Boxset that for next week. Once I’ve finished reading some Cliff Notes about Schopenhauer. It’s that kind of show.

Head High

Next on TMINE

There’s a new New Zealand TV show out: Head High. That’s about secondary school rugby, though, so the chances of me loving it are small (I had enough of secondary school rugby at secondary school). But let’s see what happens.

Warrior Nun starts on Netflix on Thursday, so I might give that a try. But that seems to be all the new shows out this week. As usual, don’t be too surprised if I missed something and a surprise review pops up, though.

We’ve also watched another Disney movie: Aladdin (2019). Hopefully, I can Covideodrome that, along with Bad Boys For Life (2019) some time this week. Coming to Disney+ on Friday, though, are Hamilton (a recording of the theatrical performance) and Frozen 2 (2019), so I’m pretty sure they’re going to be our weekend viewing – and next week’s Covideodrome offerings.

The Twilight Zone

After the jump…

After the jump, reviews of the latest episodes of Condor and Stargirl, as well as the aforementioned Das Boot. Doom Patrol and The Twilight Zone both returned last week, so I’ll be covering them, too. See you in a mo.

Continue reading “What have you been watching? Including Doom Patrol, The Twilight Zone and Das Boot”
Tell Me A Story
News

Tell Me A Story cancelled; Murdoch Mysteries, Dave renewed; + more

Every weekday, TMINE brings you the latest TV news from around the world

Internet TV

  • Netflix green lights: adaptation of Clark Olofsson’s Vafan var det som hände as Clark, with Bill Skarsgård

Canadian TV

Nordic TV

US TV

New US TV shows

News

Nicolas Cage is the Tiger King; All 4 adds Dust; Under the Skin TV adaptation; + more

Every weekday, TMINE brings you the latest TV news from around the world

UK TV

  • All 4 adds Dust sci-fi shows and movies
  • A4 developing: adaptation of Under the Skin (2013)

US TV show casting

  • Topher Grace, Damon Wayans Jr, Gretchen Mol et al join CBS All Access’ The Twilight Zone

New US TV shows

Run
Airdates

What time, TMINE? Including The Twilight Zone, Run, The Gulf, Man With A Plan, and Hånd i Hånd

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

Another week of zero acquisitions, but a bunch of new premiere dates at least:

  • The Twilight Zone (US: CBS All Access; UK: Syfy)
  • Run (US: HBO; UK: Sky Comedy)
  • The Gulf (New Zealand: TV3; UK: Alibi)
  • Man With A Plan (US: CBS; UK: E4)

Oops, I missed it

Hånd i Hånd (Couple Trouble)

Hånd i Hånd (Couple Trouble) (Denmark: TV3; UK: Sundance Now)

Anders and Lise are married, in their 30s, love each other and have a wonderful daughter. They’ve been together for seven years now and the struggles of everyday life have started to affect them so much they end up on the verge of divorce. Anders and Lise aren’t prepared to give up on each other though and together start seeing a counsellor.

Continue reading “What time, TMINE? Including The Twilight Zone, Run, The Gulf, Man With A Plan, and Hånd i Hånd”