Good gawd, we’re six months into a pandemic lockdown and I’m still not caught up on television. It’s clearly impossible. Though I did wrap up both the odd yet amusing season 2 of Ramy and the rewatch of Better Off Ted, a workplace comedy that’s still very sharp and funny today. Ok I guess I am admittedly also doing some rewatching. But there’s still more coming. I guess it is fall, and though things look a little different this year I really should look at what sort of fall tv has coming. Will check out Filthy Rich and returning shows Pen15 and Fargo.
- The Third Day/We Are Who We Are (HBO) Series Premiere, Monday 9/14, 9/10pm – Jude Law and Naomie Harris star as visitors to a mysterious island followed by a story of two American kids living on a US military base in Italy in these limited dramas, the latter more positively reviewed than the former.
- Departure (Pea) Series Premiere, Thursday 9/17 – Investigators look into the disappearance of a passenger plane
- The Great Pottery Throwdown (HBOM) Series Premiere, Thursday 9/17 – Reality spotlight on a competition to find Britain’s best home potter.
- The Last Word (Net) Series Premiere, Thursday 9/17 – A woman overcoming the sudden death of her husband becomes a
eulogist, the person who eulogizes in this German dramedy.
- One Lane Bridge (SundN) Series Premiere, Thursday 9/17 – This New Zealand character driven crime drama with a supernatural edge.
- Spides (Crack) Series Premiere, Thursday 9/17 – A young woman wakes from a coma after taking a mysterious drug in this sci-fi series.
- Ratched (Net) Series Premiere, Friday 9/18 – For those Ryan Murphy and Sarah Paulson fans this one’s for you as we see the beginning of Nurse Ratched’s work at a psychiatric facility, no early reviews.
- Filthy Rich (Fox) Series Premiere, Monday 9/21 – I’d call this the first of fall tv with Kim Cattrall as matriarch of an evangelical family whose secrets and bastard siblings come out, sudsy fun perhaps, no early reviews.
- The Murders at the White House Farm (HBOM) Series Premiere, Thursday 9/24 – Dramatized true crime story of three generations of a family murdered on their farm, limited but not enthusiastic early reviews.
- Sneakerheads (Net) Series Premiere, Friday 9/25 – A family man falls back into his sneaker obsession in this comedy.
- Tehran (App+) Series Premiere, Friday 9/25 – A new espionage thriller about a Mossad agent who goes deep undercover.
- Utopia (Am) Series Premiere, Friday 9/5 – A conspiracy thriller following young fans of a comic who find that the threats of the demise of humanity is real.
- The Comey Rule (Show) Miniseries Premiere, Sunday 9/27, 9pm – Jeff Daniels stars as former FBI director Comey, mixed early reviews.
Returning streaming: Taco Chronicles (Net, 9/15), Criminal: UK (Net, 9/16), Meateater (Net, 9/16), Signs (Net, 9/16), Becoming (Dis+, 9/18), Pen15 (Hulu, 9/18), Bang (Acorn, 9/21), The Yorkshire Vet (Acorn, 9/21), Chico Bon Bon (Net, 9/22), Jack Whitehall: Travels with my Father (Net, 9/22), The Chef Show (Net, 9/24).
The procrastinator lists mostly scripted items that may not be on your regular season pass, though notation does not imply recommendation. Times noted are typically PST.