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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.)

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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

Maniac
Netflix
Streaming

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

Real Time with Bill Maher
HBO
Fridays
 
 
2018
Sep
23
 
 
For the moment, there are at least two Sunday shows related to recent news events that should be considered Must-See TV, because of the decidedly different perspectives they provide. One is this political documentary series, which burrows behind the headlines, and behind the press lines, to show how the news is gathered as well as generated. The other is HBO’s Last Week with John Oliver – and sometimes, the latter is even more instructive than the former.
 
 
 
  
 
 
2018
Sep
23
 
 
MINISERIES CONCLUSION: Part 3 of 3. This three-part dramatic import from the U.K. concludes, with Anya-Taylor Joy playing Nella Oortman, an 18-year-old woman with an unsettling arranged marriage and her own personal, precarious house of cards. Or, in her case, a scale-model dollhouse based on her own new home.  Check local listings.
 
 
 
  
 
 
2018
Sep
23
 
 
Among the corners to be turned this week are the successful attempt by Candy (Maggie Gyllenhaal), former prostitute and current aspiring porno filmmaker, to mount an X-rated, yet somehow artistic, version of a fairy tale. The source material she chooses is “Little Red Riding Hood.” And while I haven’t previewed this episode, I can easily imagine Little Red Riding Hood’s sense of wonder when she visits the Wolf in disguise: “My, grandma, what a big [noun deleted] you
 
 
 
  
 
 
2018
Sep
23
 
 
This year, I have a few can’t-miss, want-to-watch-live TV favorites. Better Call Saul is one, and this series is another. Watching these shows each week make me feel a little better somehow – especially about television.
 
 
 
  
 
 
2018
Sep
22
 
 
This week’s installment of this new British nature series visits Yellowstone National Park in “Summer” (the episode’s title), when flora are flowering, fauna are frolicking, and I’m alliterating.
 
 
 
  
 
 
2018
Sep
21
 
 
SERIES PREMIERE: Emma Stone and Jonah Hill star in this new Netflix series, which is based – very, very loosely – on a Norwegian comedy series about an institutionalized man with difficulties separating reality from fantasy. This new version is such a new approach that it’s largely a drama, about two people (played by Stone and Hill) who volunteer for a futuristic pharma study that probes their memories and dreams. Sally Field is wildly entertaining in a supporting role, and th
 
 
 
  
 
 
2018
Sep
21
 
 
Among tonight’s guests: Frequent Real Time guest Michael Moore, one of the only people on television to predict the presidency of Donald Trump in advance (which always is the much more difficult time to predict things). Tonight, he discusses, and promotes, his brand new movie, Fahrenheit 11/9, about Trump’s ascendancy.
 
 
 
  
 
 
2018
Sep
20
 
 
SERIES PREMIERE: This Sundance Now streaming service drama series import, shown on TV in Australia earlier this year, is about a police sergeant on the hunt for a recently resurfaced serial armed robber and murderer. What makes it noteworthy is not only that the sergeant is a woman, but that she’s played by the wonderful actress Rachel Griffiths, who brought such depth to her complex character on Six Feet Under.
 
 
 
  
 
 
2018
Sep
20
 
 
Last week, repeated a quartet of episode of this serialized comedy series – but out of sequence, which absolutely worked against the comedic flow. If you survived that, or avoided it, tonight’s double feature of runs at least brings viewers up to date: Tonight’s episodes are the last two installments of Season 2. And Season 3, bringing back one of broadcast TV’s very best series right now, is just around the corner. Ted Danson stars.
 
 
 
  
 
 
2018
Sep
20
 
 
Just as NBC is repeating the season finale of The Good Place to set up viewers for next week’s season premiere, Fox is doing that here by showing the Season 1 finale of Gifted, a sci-fi series that is quite a few notches above the genre’s norm.
 
 
 
  
 
 
 
 
 

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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