In my biggest TV news is that I have finally finished my watch of The Shield, that show is bru-tal. I also dabbled in some of the new shows and in the entertaining enough to watch another one fell Start Trek: Discovery, Swamp Thing, and Next (or neXt or NEXT), I’m also still enjoying LA’s Finest, Coroner, and Transplant. It’s a pass for me on Connecting and the previously noted Filthy Rich.
- Des (SundN) Series Premiere, Thursday 10/15 – This three-part dramatic miniseries telling the story of Britain’s most prolific serial killer in 1983, garnering some good reviews.
- Social Distance (Net) Series Premiere, Thursday 10/15 – Anthology series showing people striving to stay connected while staying apart, I’m already over Covid shows.
- Grand Army (Net) Series Premiere, Friday 10/16 – Students at a Brooklyn public high school deal with issues… limited early reviews show promise.
- Helstrom (Hulu) Series Premiere, Friday 10/16 – Children of a serial killer track down the worst of humanity, limited early word not so good.
- The Trouble with Maggie Cole (PBS) Series Premiere, Sunday 10/18, 8pm – The consequences of gossip in this comedy series, limited early reviews are mixed.
- Queen’s Gambit (Net) Series Premiere, Friday 10/23 – A gifted orphan and addict becomes a chess champion.
- The Undoing (HBO) Series Premiere, Sunday 10/25, 9pm – Nicole Kidman and Hugh Grant star in this limited series where they face public disaster.
- La Revolution (Net) Series Premiere, Friday 10/16 – A reimagined history of the French Revolution in this French political period drama.
- Someone Has to Die (Net) Series Premiere, Friday 10/16 – In 1950s Spain parents are surprised by their son’s relationship with a ballerino in this Spanish thriller.
- Start-Up (Net) Series Premiere, Saturday 10/17 – Young entrepreneurs compete in this romantic Korean drama.
- The Barbarians (Net) Series Premiere, Friday 10/23 – This German drama shows a Roman officer in an epic clash.
Returning streaming: The Labours of Erica (Acorn, 10/12), Kipo and the Age of Winderbeasts (Net, 10/12), Mystery Road (Ac, 10/12), Star Trek: Discovery (CBSAA, 10/15), Helpsters (App+, 10/16), The Last Kids on Earth (Net, 10/16), Unsolved Mysteries (Net, 10/19), Mirzapur (Am, 10/23).
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.