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Fresh Eggs
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What have you been watching? Including Fresh Eggs

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

Turns out, my knowledge of the TV schedules is even weaker than I feared. “Move WHYBW to Tuesday because there’s less on”? That was a stupid idea. Turns out, Thursday’s still best for WHYBW.

Michael Cena in Weird City

This week’s reviews

It has, of course, been stupidly busy for the past week. So busy I didn’t have time to watch any movies, but fingers crossed, Orange Wednesday will be back next week. In terms of tele, though, TMINE has reviewed:

Which is pretty good, I reckon.

Ms Fisher's Modern Murder Mysteries

New shows

Coming up in the next week, there’s a whole bunch of new shows, most of them antipodean. I’ll be reviewing Fresh Eggs (New Zealand: TVNZ 2) after the jump, and coming later in the week, I’ll cast my eye over Ms Fisher’s Modern Murder Mysteries (Australia: Seven) and The Heights (Australia: ABC). But there’s bound to be a few other things, too. After all, what do I know about schedules, hey?

Counterpart

The regulars

Season two of Ófærð (Trapped) started on Saturday, but I’ve not had time to digest more than about 20 minutes of the first episode, I’m afraid, so fingers-crossed, I’ll be onto that before the weekend. That means that after the jump, we’ll be talking about: Cavendish, Corporate, The Magicians, Magnum P.I., Miracle Workers, The Orville, The Passage and Star Trek: Discovery, as well as the season and probably series finale of Counterpart.

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The Umbrella Academy
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Boxset Tuesday: The Umbrella Academy (season one) (Netflix)

Available on Netflix

Alan Moore’s Watchmen is probably the best, most influential superhero comic of all time. An examination of the underlying assumptions and psychology of people who would put on masks to fight crime, it almost single-handedly (bar Denny O’Neil) made superheroes ‘real’ – or about as realistic as they ever could be, of course.

But it’s a very dense text and while you can remove certain elements of it relatively easily – bye, bye pirates! – try to unpick it too much and you lose Watchmen‘s intrinsic field: what makes Watchmen what it is. Small wonder then that Hollywood spent forever trying to adapt it before essentially making a frame by frame adaptation of the comic, just with a slightly different McGuffin.

Heaven knows what HBO’s ‘freer’ adaptation will be like.

That density of writing means that despite its influence being felt throughout comics and TV, there have been very few straight-on ‘homages’ (aka rip-offs). Nobody has done ‘Watchmen in space’, ‘Watchmen on Middle Earth’ or anything else.

Until now. Because now, thanks to The Umbrella Academy, we have ‘Watchmen with super-powered kids’.

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Der Pass (Pagan Peak)
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When’s that show you mentioned starting, TMINE? Including Das Boot, The Umbrella Academy and Mayans MC

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

Acquisitions

Not many acquisitions at all this week, although acquired this very day by Sky is Der Pass (Pagan Peak), which despite the name is actually the latest remake of Bron/Broen (The Bridge), this time by Germany and Austria. Bridge, Pass, Tunnel – I guess they’re all the same in the end, though.

Otherwise, everything has premiere dates.

Das Boot

Premiere dates

First up, just a mention that we have a new premiere date for Das Boot (The Boat) – Wednesday, February 6, 9pm, on Sky Atlantic. The rest are new dates, though:

Mayans MC

Mayans MC (US: FX; UK: BBC Two)
Premiere date: Saturday, February 2, 10.40pm

Spin-off from Sons of Anarchy about YA motorbike gang, this one not so white.

Umbrella Academy

The Umbrella Academy (Netflix)
Premiere date: Friday, February 15

The Umbrella Academy tells the story of 43 infants who, on the same day in 1989, are inexplicably born to random, unconnected women who showed no signs of pregnancy the day before. Seven are adopted by a billionaire who creates The Umbrella Academy and prepares his ‘children’ to save the world.

Now, the six surviving members reunite upon the news of their father’s passing and must work together to solve a mystery surrounding his death. But the estranged family begins to come apart due to their divergent personalities and abilities, not to mention the imminent threat of a global apocalypse.

Based on the Dark Horse Comics title, it stars Ellen Page, Mary J Blige, Cameron Britton, Tom Hopper, David Castañeda, Emmy Raver-Lampman, Robert Sheehan, Aidan Gallagher, Colm Feore, Adam Godley, John Magaro, Ashley Madekwe and Kate Walsh.

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Todo por el Juego
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Todo por el Juego, Liza On Demand renewed; Netflix’s Resident Evil; The Boys, Umbrella Academy trailers; + more

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  • USA green lights: anthology adaptation of Ross Thomas’ Briarpatch, with Rosario Dawson, Jay R Ferguson, Brian Geraghty et al
  • Trailer for NBC’s The Enemy Within
  • NBC repilots: Friends-in-Law
  • Fox green lights: pilots of blue-collar family comedy Geniuses and child-hating children’s author comedy Richard Lovely

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