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Welcome to TV We're Watching (yes, another TVWW!), a handy, but by no means comprehensive list of weekly shows we enjoy watching – and that are in rotation right now. And on our DVRs. (Check out the full list -- not all shows are featured in the thumbnails. –TVWW.)

TV WE'RE WATCHING

  
   Visit our TV We're Watching page for these and other shows on our DVRs right now...



Better Call Saul
AMC
Mondays
9 PM ET

Bojack Horseman
Netflix
Streaming

The Circus
Showtime
Sundays
8 PM ET

The Deuce
HBO
Sundays
9 PM ET

The First
Hulu
Streaming

Forever
Amazon Prime
Streaming

Kidding
Showtime
Sundays
10 PM ET

Masterpiece: The Miniaturist
PBS
Sundays
9 PM ET

Mr. Mercedes
AT&T Audience Network
Wednesdays
10 PM ET

Real Time with Bill Maher
HBO
Fridays
 
 
2018
Sep
16
 
 
SEASON PREMIERE: It’s back. And for this new season of covering politics on the fly in a first-draft insiders’ view of history, the lineup is tweaked a bit yet again. The Circus began as a troika, with John Heilemann, Mark McKinnon and Mark Halperin. When Halperin was dismissed from both The Circus and MSNBC because of charges of sexual harassment dating back to his days at ABC News, The Circus replaced him with another roving reporter, Alex Wagner. And for this season, The Circus ad
 
 
 
  
 
 
2018
Sep
16
 
 
Part 2 of 3. This three-part dramatic import from the U.K. continues, with Anya-Taylor Joy playing Nella Oortman, an 18-year-old woman who arrived in Amsterdam in 1686 to begin an arranged marriage with her rich husband, Johannes (Alex Hassell). Now that she’s there, and has met her intended and his creepy sister, Marin (Romola Garai), the drama intensifies. So does the meaning of the oddly detailed scale model of her home, with which she was gifted upon her arrival. Check local listings.
 
 
 
  
 
 
2018
Sep
16
 
 
Last week’s Season 2 premiere of The Deuce delivered strongly and assuredly – and established a new set of conflicts, and goals, that should feed this drama season (and its viewers) all season. And, once again, Maggie Gyllenhaal’s Candy steals the show, and single-handledly makes this series more intriguing, and less exploitive, than it might otherwise have seemed.
 
 
 
  
 
 
2018
Sep
15
 
 
DOCUMENTARY MINISERIES PREMIERE: BBC America’s weekly Saturday night unveilings of original Saturday night nature documentary series continues with this latest one, a multi-part visit to Yellowstone. In this opener, the filmmakers look at the national park in winter. That’s when I visited the park, back when they allowed people to rent snowmobiles and roam freely. My old faithful friend John Sawinski planned the multi-family ski trip then, and rented our vehicles. What a guy. And, al
 
 
 
  
 
 
2018
Sep
14
 
 
SEASON PREMIERE: This new eight-part Amazon series, starring Maya Rudolph and Fred Armisen, is the sort of series that is not only difficult to describe, but unfair. They play a long-married couple, and what happens to them and their relationship in this show – well, that’s the show, and to give any hints about it at all would dilute the fun for the viewer who’s enjoying it. So give it a try, and, if you like the tone and characters, stay tuned and enjoy. If not, parachute out
 
 
 
  
 
 
2018
Sep
14
 
 
SPECIAL PREMIERE: This new Hulu drama series, starring Sean Penn as an astronaut in the early 2030s, when private investors are pushing for a manned mission to Mars, is another series that’s best left with very little description. Its secrets, and its characters, are revealed slowly, and sometimes in visual hints and mysterious flashbacks, like Sharp Objects or Better Call Saul. And yes, those are very high bars, which this series approaches enough times to make sampling. For my full revie
 
 
 
  
 
 
2018
Sep
14
 
 
SEASON PREMIERE: I would have thought it too early to mine any humor at all out of sexual harassment in Hollywood – but somehow, this season premiere of Bojack Horseman, starring Will Arnett as the voice of a discontented Hollywood actor (a talking horse, at that), manages to pull it off, with punch lines that made me laugh out loud, even if I can’t, or won’t, quote them.
 
 
 
  
 
 
2018
Sep
14
 
 
Among tonight’s guests: former U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry and counter-terrorism expert Richard Clarke.
 
 
 
  
 
 
2018
Sep
13
 
 
This is NBC’s best current comedy series, by a long shot, and one of the few broadcast TV series right now that competes in quality with the best cable and streaming shows. It returns with its Season 3 premiere Sept. 27, so it’s commendable that NBC, just before the new season begins, is devoting some of its prime time to promoting The Good Place, and repeating episodes from Season 2 so that new and recent converts can get up to speed. Showing four episodes tonight, from 8-10 p.m. ET
 
 
 
  
 
 
2018
Sep
12
 
 
This is episode four of season two, and the titular killer, still in a coma, finds more and more ways to mentally influence, and invade and control, the people around him. And the more his influence spreads, the creepier he, and this series, gets.
 
 
 
  
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

This Day in TV History

 
 
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The Crown: Season One Box Set

It’s the royal wedding season after all, so grab your top hat or fascinator and join in this popular Netflix original chronicling the life of Queen Elizabeth II (Claire Foy) from her ascension to the throne at the age of 25 to modern times. With her reign at 66 years and counting, there’s a lot of territory to cover, and four seasons are planned. On sale at Amazon for $17. Remember, no smiling and wave only with the wrist. –Eric Gould