new and noteworthy tv: 2/12-2/18

I’m leaning away from the Olympics in hopes that I’ll get a little way through my backlog or at least my to do list, but we’ll see.

  • Olympics (NBC+) – Let the games continue.
  • The Bachelor Winter Games (ABC) Series Premiere, Tuesday – I don’t even know about this franchise but here’s another outing.
  • The Close (SundNow) Series Premiere, Wednesday – Created and performed by two deaf is said to bring a new perspective to familiar stories.
  • Everything Sucks! (Net) Series Premiere, Friday – A new 90s set show looks at the mix of a/v and drama in a high school in Oregon is getting some good buzz.
  • Mozart in the Jungle (Am) Season Premiere, Friday – Based on some reccos I’ve recently upped this on my list of shows to sample.
  • The Joel McHale Show with Joel McHale (Net) Series Premiere, Sunday – A weekly comedy show looking at news and pop culture.

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new and noteworthy tv: 2/5-2/11

This always brings up the question for me as to how much Olympics I want to watch, sometimes if I dabble too little I don’t have enough context to care, but I just don’t have the time to dedicate the following I might want, but with most shows taking a little hiatus maybe I do.

  • Olympics (NBC+) – We start the week off on Monday with a preview of the games featuring stories of the people that at this point they think we should watch, with prime time coverage kicking off on Thursday with the opening ceremony on Friday, check your local and extended channel listings for your faves, let the games begin!
  • Queer Eye (Net) Wednesday – We’re getting another round with a new Fab 5 and intrigued to see if this still captures the fun of the first.
  • Here & Now (HBO) Sunday, 9pm – Holy Hunter and Tim Robbins head up the family at the center of this new Alan Ball dramedy and sounds like it has some good ingredients but initially isn’t quite there yet.

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new and noteworthy tv: 1/29-2/4

Not a ton coming in which is good because the backlog is getting deep.

  • State of the Union (Various) Tuesday, 6pm – Public address.
  • A.P. Bio (NBC) Thursday, 9:30 – Glenn Howerton stars in a role of failed philosophy scholar as rogue teacher.
  • Absentia (Am) Friday – The woman from Castle is now an FBI agent missing for 6 years to return to her life moved on without her and to become a suspect in new murders.
  • Altered Carbon (Net) Friday – Based on the cyberpunk noir futuristic novel
  • Kitten Bowl (Hall)/Puppy Bowl (AnPl)/Super Bowl (NBC) Sunday, 9am, 3pm – Something for everyone and the note here is This is Us holds the post slot so give your DVRs significant padding, though I’m about to break up with this show.

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new and noteworthy tv: 1/22-1/28

I’m getting ready to do my best tv of 2017 and knowing that I can’t watch everything people love wondering what I’m missing and could cram in. And the new stuff keeps coming…

  • Mosaic (HBO) Series Premiere, Monday, 8pm – This drama is first shown via the Mosaic app as a sort of choose your own adventure then hits as a six-part linear miniseries about a disappearance of a woman, Sharon Stone, and two men in her life.
  • The Alienist (TNT) Series Premiere, Monday, 9pm – Based on the book a look at late 1800s murder investigation with Dakota Fanning, I’m already over these previews.
  • Baskets (Fx) Season Premiere, Tuesday, 10pm – This charming, kooky show returns.
  • Bellevue (WGN) Series Premiere, Tuesday, 10pm – Anna Paquin stars as a detective looking into a disappearance that may be linked to a murder 20 years ago.
  • Prison Playbook (Net) Series Premiere, Wednesday – This Korean show had an about to be major league baseball player landing in prison and navigating that world.
  • Let’s Get Physical (POP) Series Premiere, Wednesday, 8:30pm – In this comedy a man inherits the family gym and must compete against another gym.
  • Waco (Para) Series Premiere, Wednesday, 10pm – This six-part series looks at the events leading up to the standoff.
  • Breathe (Am) Series Premiere, Friday – This Indian psychological drama follows a Mumbai cop tracking seemingly unrelated deaths.
  • Britannia (Am) Series Premiere, Friday – 43AD the Roman Imperial Army heads to conquer Britannia.
  • One Day at a Time (Net) Season Premiere, Friday – This revisit to the series actually worked well for a fun and thoughtful comedy.
  • Australian Open (ESPN) Saturday/Sunday, 12:30am – Who will take the first major of the year?
  • Grammy Awards (CBS) Sunday, 7:30pm – A little song, a little award.

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new and noteworthy tv: 1/15-1/21

Well I finally finished The Wire! And it was well worth watching, although it does hold the test of time it would have been nice to see some of the technology elements in real time. And now I’m continuing on with Deadwood and the rest of the roundup but starting to eye what missed series to visit next.

  • Australian Open (ESPN2) – First week play.
  • Black Lightening (CW) Series Premiere, Tuesday, 9pm – A superhero is drawn back into his old persona getting some initial good buzz.
  • The Paynes (OWN) Series Premiere, Tuesday, 9pm – A spinoff from Tyler Perry’s House of Payne starts with a road trip to Florida.
  • The Path (Hulu) Season Premiere, Wednesday – This cult show returns.
  • The Assassination of Gianni Versace (Fx) Season Premiere, Wednesday, 10pm – It’s reportedly not another OJ but still worth a look.
  • Corporate (Com) Series Premiere, Wednesday, 10pm – A new comic look work looking at two downtrodden employees of a multinational corporation.
  • Grace & Frankie (Net) Season Premiere, Friday – Though not earth shattering I have still be finding this show amusing.
  • Counterpart (Starz) Series Premiere, Sunday, 8pm – Espionage, intrigue, and government conspiracies oh and a parallel dimension J.K. Simmons
  • SAG Awards (TNT) Sunday, 8pm – Kristen Bell hosts.
  • The Resident (Fox) Series Premiere, Sunday, 10pm – This look from the POV of three different doctors at three different stages looks annoying from the previews but with some good talent I’ll still check it out.

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new and noteworthy tv: 1/8-1/14

The first week and I’m already behind. Though happy to see some new reality coming back I’ll definitely have to limit the tennis watching.

  • End of the F***ing World (Net) Series Premiere, Friday 1/5 – I missed this on last week’s list and it’s getting some good buzz so wanted to call it out
  • ANTM (VH1) Season Premiere, Tuesday, 8pm – Yes, Tyra is back and looking at women of all (relatively) ages.
  • Ink Master (Spike) Season Premiere, Tuesday, 10pm – This season they’re bringing three ‘masters’ back to act as team leaders to coach competitors.
  • Alone Together (Free) Series Premiere, Wednesday, 8:30pm – Millennial platonic couple navigates the world of LA, comedically.
  • The Critics’ Choice Awards (CW) Thursday, 8pm – Another awards show I won’t watch but am mildly interested in the results, though this year I am further behind on movies than ever.
  • My Next Guest Needs No Introduction with David Letterman (Net) Series Premiere, Friday – Letterman is back doing interviews in a more focused form and starts with Obama.
  • Philip K Dick’s Electric Dreams (Am) Series Premiere, Friday – A new sci-fi anthology series based on Dick’s work and featuring some good talent, I’m only on season 2 of Black Mirror.
  • Australian Open (ESPN2) Sunday, 4pm – Let the first Grand Slam of the year begin.

Some season premieres of shows to check for dvr recording if you’re watching this sort of thing: The Magicians (Syfy) Wednesday, 9pm; Taken (NBC) Friday, 9pm; Victoria (PBS) Saturday, 9pm; Divorce/Crashing (HBO) Sunday, 10/10:30pm.

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new and noteworthy tv: 1/1-1/7

I’ve culled some of the backlog but need to do something about the full seasons of Mr. Robot and Queen Sugar and things are starting to kick back off again. Happy New Year!

  • Lovesick (Net) Season Premiere, Monday – The comedy of a man recalling his former encounters while pining for one of his best friends has its moments.
  • LA to Vegas (Fox) Series Premiere, Tuesday, 9pm – Dylan McDermott leads a cast of the airline crew and their passengers planning to hit big in Vegas, doesn’t look all that promising.
  • grown-ish (Free) Series Premiere, Wednesday, 8pm – black-ish never quite made my list so not sure this spin off of daughter heading to college will be my bag.
  • The X-Files (Fox) Season Premiere, Wednesday, 8pm – Picking up where last season left off which is likely a very uneven season.
  • 9-1-1 (Fox) Series Premiere, Wednesday, 9pm – Touching on emergency responders with some top talent including Angela Bassett, Peter Krause, and Connie Britton
  • Project Runway All Stars (Life) Season Premiere, Thursday, 9pm – Time for me to catch up on the last season of Runway.
  • Golden Globes (NBC) Sunday, 8pm – And the winner is…
  • The Chi (Show) Series Premiere, Sunday, 10pm – A look at the South Side of Chicago.

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new and noteworthy tv: 12/25-12/31

Can you believe 2017 is wrapping up? I’ve been whittling away on Longmire, Orange is the New Black, Punisher, In Treatment, Deadwood, and yes The Wire (I only have 2 more episodes!). And hoping to dive into a few backed up streaming including Mindhunter and Mrs. Maisel. And catch up on the last seasons of Mr Robot, Top of the Lake, Underground, and Queen Sugar. All before I do my best tv of 2017… Something else is going to have to go. And of course there are more holiday specials this week, check your local listings.

  • Las Chicas Del Cable (Cable Girls) (Net) Season Premiere, Monday – I haven’t caught this Spanish series to vote whether the chicas are worth checking.
  • Travelers (Net) Season Premiere, Tuesday – Another show I haven’t tuned into, I have heard some notes that it was entertaining enough.
  • Black Mirror (Net) Season Premiere, Friday – I think I’ve only watched the first season of this one and think the future seasons are similar in that there are some gems but it’s a bit uneven.

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new and noteworthy tv: 12/18-12/24

Most of tv has wrapped up for the holidays but there are a few new episodes and new shows mixed in with the holiday specials.

  • Gunpowder (HBO) Miniseries Premiere, Monday, 10pm – A three part 17th century tale behind Guy Fawkes Day, and if you don’t know what that is I guess you could watch.
  • Black Lake (Shudder) Series Premiere, Thursday – Another horror supernatural psychological thriller set in the reopening of an abandoned ski resort where of course horrific crime has taken place, on another streaming service focusing on horror.
  • Peaky Blinders (Net) Season Premiere, Thursday – I’ve yet to tune into this British period crime drama.
  • The Last Post (Am) Series Premiere, Friday – Mid sixties Yemen with the Royal Military reportedly has some booze and flair.

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new and noteworthy tv: 12/11-12/17

The winter finales abound as we start to wrap up for a long holiday break, plus there are a handful of Christmas specials so check your local networks if you’re desperate for celebrities singing the holiday hits.

  • The Bachelor (ABC) Monday, 10pm – Countdown to Arie for those of you following the succession of seekers of true love.
  • The Librarians (TNT) Season Premiere, Wednesday, 8pm – This show isn’t great but it’s usually fun as these keepers of the magical go get into trouble in one mystical way after another.
  • Jean-Claude Van Johnson (Am) Series Premiere, Friday – Jen-Claude Van Damme stars as a version of himself that’s actually a retired undercover secret agent who gets back in the game.

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