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What have you been watching? Including The Flatey Enigma and Detective Cain

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

Sacha Baron Cohen in The Spy
Sacha Baron Cohen in The Spy

This week’s reviews

It’s amazing how much easier it is to write TV reviews when there’s no new TV to review, isn’t it? This odd paradox is presumably the only explanation for the large number of boxsets I dropped on you during TMINE’s inaugural ‘Boxsets Week’ (catchy title, hey?):

However, TV’s coming back, so it’s going to be a more regular schedule for the rest of the month, at least.

In fact, after the jump, we can talk about two new shows that have already popped up on UK TV screens in the past week: Flateyjargátan (The Flatey Enigma) and Caïn (Detective Cain).

Toni Collette and Merritt Wever in Unbelievable
Toni Collette and Merritt Wever in Netflix’s Unbelievable

What’s coming this week

Tomorrow is Orange Thursday, of course, and at least one of the movies I’ll be reviewing is Mary Poppins Returns (2018); the other will be whatever I choose to watch tonight.

TV-wise, expect me to be at least glancing at Netflix’s The I-Land and Unbelievable, and I might get around finally to watching season 3 of GLOW as well.

But that’s about it for the premieres at the moment, I think. However, always expect the unexpected.

Esai Morales as Deathstroke in Titans
Esai Morales as Deathstroke in Titans

The regulars

My regular viewing queue is still a small list, but there are signs it’s coming back to life. We’ll be discussing the continuing adventures of False Flag and Glitch, of course, as well as my continuing efforts to catch up with Pennyworth.

But we also have the not quite triumphant return of Titans to consider, too. All of that, after the jump.

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Young Wallander
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Young Wallander found; Apple TV+ to cost £4.99; Audrey Fleurot’s high IQ; + more

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

Internet TV

  • Trailer for Apple TV+’s See
  • Apple TV+ to launch in UK on November 1st, priced £4.99/month
  • Adam Pålsson to play Wallander in Netflix’s Young Wallander, Richard Dillane and Leanne Best to star
  • Yusuf Gatewood, Marin Ireland and Ritu Arya join Netflix’s The Umbrella Academy
  • Ricardo Chavira and Gabriel Chavarria to star in Netflix’s Selena: The Series
  • Dermot Mulroney, Anthony Welsh, Severine Howell-Meri et al join Amazon’s Hanna

French TV

  • TF1 green lights: series of high IQ housewife-police consultant drama HPI, with Audrey Fleurot, and adaptation of Séries+ (Canada)’s Plan B
  • Fauve Hautot, Antoine Duléry, Pascal Légitimus et al to guest on TF1’s H24

UK TV

  • Trailer for BBC One’s Dublin Murders
  • Douglas Henshall, Louise Lombard and Neve McIntosh to star in Channel 5’s The Small Hand

US TV show casting

New US TV shows

New US TV show casting

  • Ming-Na Wen to guest on Comedy Central’s Awkwafina is Nora From Queens
  • John C Reilly replaces Michael Shannon in HBO’s LA Lakers drama
  • Tami Roman joins Hulu’s Ms Pat
  • Hope Davis joins, Lilli Kay to recur in Showtime’s Your Honor
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The Righteous Gemstones, Father Brown, Shakespeare & Hathaway renewed; a Dark Shadows sequel; + more

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Internet TV

French TV

UK TV

  • BBC One renews: Father Brown and Shakespeare and Hathaway – Private Investigators
  • Hugo Speer, Alex Price and Nancy Carroll to return to BBC One’s Father Brown
  • Yasmin Kaur Barn joins BBC One’s Shakespeare and Hathaway – Private Investigators
  • ITV green lights: adaptation of Natalie Daniels’ Too Close, with Emily Watson
  • Bad Wolf developing: gritty drugs, sex and nightclubs drama Soho 1918

US TV

US TV show casting

  • Kelly Ripa to return to ABC’s American Housewife
  • Katey Sagal to return to ABC’s The Conners
  • Beth Behrs, Joe Keery, Keegan-Michael Key et al to guest on CBS All Access’ No Activity
  • Amanda Peet and Christian Slater to star in USA’s Dirty John: The Betty Broderick Story

New US TV shows

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Mr Robot
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Älska mig (Love Me) renewed; a Julia Child drama; + more

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Internet TV

Australian TV

  • New trailer for ABC’s Total Control (was Black B*tch)

French TV

Scandinavian TV

UK TV

  • Trailer for Sky Atlantic’s Catherine the Great
  • Jenna Coleman, Billy Howle and Ellie Bamber join BBC One’s The Serpent
  • Joanna Page, Jason Donovan, Annette Crosbie et al join Gold’s Dial M for Middlesbrough
  • James Purefoy joins Sky’s A Discovery of Witches

US TV

US TV show casting

New US TV shows

New US TV show casting

  • Ashley Zukerman, Marielle Scott, Shane Harper et al to recur on FX’s A Teacher
  • Byron Mann to recur on Hulu’s Little Fires Everywhere
  • India De Beaufort, Michael Thomas Grant, Kapil Talwalkar et al to recur on NBC’s Zoey’s Extraordinary Playlist
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Watchmen
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What time, TMINE? Including My Life is Murder and Watchmen

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

Another quiet week on the acquisitions front, probably because everyone’s saving their pennies for the new crop of US shows about to hit the airwaves. But we do have a couple of new premiere dates.

Premiere dates

My Life Is Murder
Lucy Lawless in Ten (Australia)’s My Life is Murder

My Life is Murder (Australia: Ten; UK: Alibi)

Premiere date: Tuesday September 24, 9pm

Lucy Lawless (Xena: Warrior Princess, Spartacus, Battlestar Galactica) is a former cop turned private investigator who’s just so good, all her former colleagues keep turning to her for help. All she wants to do, though, is get her German coffee machine mixed.

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Watchmen (US: HBO; UK: Sky Atlantic)

Premiere date: Monday October 21

Sequel to Alan Moore’s famous graphic novel about vigilante superheroes set decades after the original story. That’s about all I can tell you, though, since details on it are scant and it’s an original story – plus it won’t air in the US until Sunday October 20. But at the very least Dr Manhattan is thinking about coming back from Mars.