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What have you been watching? Including Party of Five and Arrowverse crossover – part 2

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

We’re midway through the second week back following the Christmas break, and already, we’ve unveiled a cornucopia of reviews. On Monday, Boxset Monday took in no fewer than eight new shows from the Spring 2020 season in the US, Canada and Australia:

US TV

  • Deputy
  • Zoey’s Extraordinary Playlist
  • FBI: Most Wanted
  • Dare Me
  • Lincoln Rhyme: Hunt For the Bone Collector

Canadian TV

  • Nurses
  • Fortunate Son

Australian TV

  • The Gloaming

And yesterday, The Outsider (US: HBO; UK: Sky Atlantic) got checked out by TMINE, too. And there’s more to come tomorrow (and maybe Friday).

Today, however, we’ll only be looking at one new show – Freeform (US)’s reboot/update of Party of Five – and the very few regulars still in the viewing queue: Evil, Stumptown and the second half of Messiah.

Oh yes – and we’ll also take in the second, concluding part of The CW’s Crisis on Infinite Earths Arrowverse crossover, which is itself a tale of two halves.

Let’s talk about all of that after the jump.

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Abigail Breslin in Hulu's Reprisal
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What have you been watching? Including The Moodys, Reprisal and Work in Progress

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

The Moodys
Fox (US)’s The Moodys

This week’s reviews

Ironically, with Christmas just around the corner, we’re starting to track back on course with the TMINE schedule. Sure, Orange Thursday happened yesterday, but it still happened and it was quality stuff: Jumanji: The Next Level (2019) and The Philadelphia Experiment (2012). The reviews, that is – The Philadelphia Experiment was dreadful.

Otherwise, that’s been it, because I’ve been saving everything up to review today. So after the jump, you can find out what I thought about Fox (US)’s remake of Australia’s The Moodys, Hulu (US)’s David Lynch meets vengeance noir Reprisal and Showtime (US)’s moderately hopeful, gentle, genteel, lesbian/trans rom-com Work in Progress.

And it’s that time again! Yes, The CW’s Arrowverse shows are crossing over this week, with the cast all jumping over to each other’s shows. But with Arrow ending this season, they’ve upped the ante on last year’s Elseworlds crossover exponentially, to give us guest appearances from superhero shows and movies both current and past. And we’re going to talk about the first three of the five episodes after the jump. The other two are next year – I’m not just slacking off.

What’s coming this week

I didn’t manage to get to either Netflix’s V Wars or Apple TV+’s Truth Be Told, but even though I’m away again this weekend (cue Slade: it’s Christmas!), I hope to take in a few episodes of one or the other.

However, that’s about it for new TV shows this week, so I might have to ferret out something from the back catalogue to talk about.

On the other hand, there might not be time as next week will see the return of the yearly end-of-year TMINE tradition: I’ll be unveiling 2019’s TMINE’s Top N TV programmes, where N is a positive integer that you can have hours of fun guessing in advance. What’s in your Top N this year?

And thanks to Orange Thursday, I might even do a Top N films. Don’t hold me to that, though.

HBO’s Silicon Valley © Eddy Chen/HBO

The regulars

After the jump, we’ll also be talking about the latest episodes of the regulars: Evil, For All Mankind, The Mandalorian, Mr Robot, Servant, Silicon Valley, Stumptown and Watchmen, as well as the season and indeed series finale of Silicon Valley.

I’ve just lost patience with one of them. Can you guess which?

See you in a mo.

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What have you been watching? Including Merry Happy Whatever

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

Servant
Apple TV+’s Servant

This week’s reviews

Yep, despite my best efforts, it’s Thursday again for WHYBW. Next week, though. Next week.

Not much reviews-wise this week, but I did take in the first three episodes of Apple TV+’s Servant.

V-Wars
Netflix’s V Wars

What’s coming this week

It’s going to be another light one this week, since although Netflix released the (probably not that great) V Wars today, I’m away this weekend and Monday, so won’t have time to watch or review a whole boxset.

However, I will review Fox (US)’s remake of Australia’s The Moodys and Showtime (US)’s Work in Progress. I might also get round to watching at least an episode of Hulu (US)’s Reprisal and Apple TV+’s Truth Be Told – and maybe of V Wars, too.

Dollface
Hulu’s Dollface

The regulars

Evil‘s still on a Thanksgiving holiday, so after the jump, we’ll be talking about the latest episodes of the regulars: The Mandalorian, Mr Robot, Silicon Valley, Stumptown and Watchmen, as well as the season finale of Titans. I also barrelled through the remaining episodes of Dollface.

But it’s worth pointing out that pretty much all of those are on TMINE’s recommended list and thus the crème de la crème of current TV output. Sure, I’ve ragged on some of them of late, but I think this week I’ve learnt the value of patience, thanks particularly due to Mr Robot, but also Watchmen.

Therefore, perhaps I shouldn’t be so curt in this section – because not just one, not just two, but three of those shows have served up some really sublime TV this week, with a fourth serving up a meme and some soup.

See you in a mo.

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What have you been watching? Including Mad About You

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

Plan Coeur
Netflix’s Plan cœur

This week’s reviews

Yep, Thursday again. Thought I’d have a proper day off yesterday. Schedule therefore screwed, even if I am now somewhat refreshed.

This week, even though I didn’t manage to Orange Thursday after all, I did at least get around to reviewing season two of Netflix’s Plan cœur (The Hookup Plan) for Boxset Monday. Otherwise, that was it – work was a bit mad, plus it turned out that Amazon’s release of The Feed was US only. Duh.

But fingers crossed, it’ll be easier next week.

Servant
Apple TV+’s Servant

What’s coming this week

Barring miracles, there won’t be an Orange Thursday today, but there will be next week, you’ll be happy to hear. I really will be covering The Fear of God, as well as The Philadelphia Experiment (no, not that one). Or maybe something else. But that’s the baseline.

It being Thanksgiving in the US today, and with Christmas just round the corner, it’s going to be a bit quiet TV-wise for the next few days, though, but Apple has just released the first three episodes of Servant, so that’ll be this week’s Boxset Monday. Fingers crossed.

Mr InBetween
Mr InBetween

The regulars

After the jump, we’ll be talking about the latest episodes of the regulars: Dollface, Evil, The Mandalorian, Mr Robot, Silicon Valley, Stumptown, Titans, Treadstone and Watchmen, as well as the season finale of Mr InBetween and two episodes of For All Mankind, seeing as Apple put a new one out today, a day early.

However, one of those is now just so bad, I can’t be bothered to watch it any more. Can you guess which?

On top of that, we’ll also be discussing the first episode of Spectrum’s revival of Mad About You. The new Will & Grace it is not.

See you in a mo.

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