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Syfy’s upfronts 2018-9 – a rundown and clips from the new shows – Nightflyers and Deadly Class

All through ‘upfronts’ week, TMINE will be revealing the new shows that are going to be hitting US TV screens from September 2018

Since NBC and Syfy are both owned by NBCUniversal, don’t be too surprised that at the same time we got a gander at NBC’s new shows for Fall 2018, we also got to look at Syfy’s. Unlike its UK counterpart which neither makes nor even broadcasts many shows as far as I can tell, Syfy (US) does actually produce TV programmes and it’s got two new ones for us to contemplate watching, even if they’re both almost certainly going to end up on Netflix over here (Nightflyers has already been picked up by Netflix).

Nightflyers

The Short Version

Psycho in space”, according to that George RR Martin (Game of Thrones), who created it.

The Long Version

Based on the 1980 novella and the 1987 film of the same name, Nightflyers follows eight maverick scientists and a powerful telepath who embark on an expedition to the edge of the solar system aboard The Nightflyer – a ship with a small tight-knit crew and a reclusive captain – hoping to make contact with alien life. But when terrifying and violent events begin to take place, they start to question each other, and surviving the journey proves harder than anyone thought. Gretchen Mol stars.

TMINE’s hottest of hot first takes

Even I can’t work out if this is going to be any good from just a bunch of people standing in a dark room. But that’s them putting their best foot forward, so I have less than high hopes now. Still, I’ve a lot of time for Gretchen Mol and George RR Martin ain’t too shabby either.

Deadly Class

Deadly Class

The Short Version

Harry Potter meets Kick Ass.

The Long Version

Deadly Class, set in a dark comic book world against the backdrop of late-1980s counterculture, follows a homeless teen recruited into a storied private school where the world’s top crime families send their next generations. Maintaining his moral code while surviving a ruthless curriculum, vicious social cliques and his adolescent uncertainties soon proves to be vital for the boy. The drama is described as a coming-of-age journey full of ancient mystery and teen angst. Benedict Wong (Marco Polo, Doctor Strange), Benjamin Wadsworth (Teen Wolf) and Lana Condor (X-Men: Apocalypse) are among the show’s cast.

TMINE’s hottest of hot first takes

This does actually look quite fun and the fact the Russo brothers (Captain America: Winter Soldier, Avengers: Infinity War) are behind it and Benedict Wong  is in front of it fills me with some confidence. All the same, Syfy, two shows set in a secret school? Was The Magicians not enough for you?

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TMINE is on its Easter holidays

Just a brief reminder that TMINE is now off on an Easter break until 9 April, during which not much will be happening here. But maybe a bit – so stay tuned. However, for sure, there will be some updating of both the TMINE Facebook page and Twitter feed if any exciting news pops up – such as 800 words getting a UK airdate, for example. And if I spot something media-related on my international journeys, I might even put something on the Instagram feed.

TTFN!

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The next week (or two) on TMINE: The Crown, Dark, Britannia, Counterpart ,The Chi, Alone Together + more!

Hello, lovely reader! Hope all’s good with you and you’re feeling rested after a lovely relaxing Christmas/New Year’s Break. Or maybe you had to work like a bastard – sorry, if you did.

As followers of either TMINE’s shiny new Facebook page or nascent Instagram feed will know, I’ve been in Austria for a week. Ironically, there wasn’t a lot to watch on Austrian TV, so I’ve managed to stay pretty much up to date with everywhere else’s TV, though. The trick is going to be finding the time to write about it all.

So as well as the regulars – including WHYBW, WWW and When’s that show you mentioned starting, TMINE? – expect reviews and previews of the following new shows some time in the next fortnight:

  • Season 2 of Netflix’s The Crown
  • Season 1 of Netflix’s Dark
  • A preview of season 1 of Sky Atlantic’s Britannia
  • A preview of Showtime (US)’s The Chi
  • A preview of Starz (US)’s Counterpart
  • A preview of Freeform (US)’s Alone Together
  • A review of Stan (Australia)’s Romper Stomper
  • Reviews of any other new shows that pop up on my radar in that time
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Question of the year: what were your favourite new shows of 2017? Here’s my Top 14!

TMINE’s about to take its traditional Christmas and New Year break. Normal business will resume on January 2nd with the Daily News et al.

But as usual, I’ll leave you with a specific question to keep you occupied in my absence: what were your favourite new shows of the year? Let everyone know your choices and the reasons below or on your own blog – or even on the shiny new TMINE Facebook page.

For the record, after the jump are my Top 14 shows from all over the world, in no particular order. Obviously, I’ve not watched every TV programme broadcast or acquired in the UK this year and I barely watched any live TV, so there are almost certainly some good shows that that I’ve left off the list – this is just the top “would recommend to a friend” shows of the ones I watched in 2017.
Continue reading “Question of the year: what were your favourite new shows of 2017? Here’s my Top 14!”

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Snow joke

I love snow. Germany is great for snow. But snow is not great for aeroplanes.

All of which mean as lovely as it is to be in Germany right now, I’m supposed to be back in the UK and now I’m not coming home until tomorrow morning. Fingers crossed.

Assuming all goes well, normal service will resume on Tuesday. Entschuldigung und Wiedersehen!