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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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Anne with an E
Netflix
Streaming  
 

Doctor Who
BBC America
Wednesdays
8 PM ET

Dracula
Netflix
Streaming  

Evil
CBS
Thursdays
10 PM ET

The Good Place
NBC
Thursdays
9 PM ET    

The Graham Norton Show
BBC America
Fridays
11 PM ET 

Kevin Hart: Don't F**k This Up
Netflix
Streaming 

The Outsider
HBO
Sundays
9 PM ET 

Ray Donovan
Showtime
Sundays
8 PM ET 

Shameless
Showtime
Sundays
9 PM ET
 
 
2020
Jan
12
 
 
In this week’s new episode, the crew of the TARDIS lands at an appealing out-of-the-way place for a well-earned vacation. But rest and tranquility may not be in the offing for long…
 
 
 
  
 
 
2020
Jan
12
 
 
SERIES PREMIERE: This new 10-part miniseries, based on the novel by Stephen King, premieres with an episode directed by Jason Bateman, who also stars as a murder suspect – in a case that becomes increasingly mysterious and, in some ways, irrational. Ben Mendelsohn and Cynthia Erivo play the detectives working on the baffling case, and Richard Price is one of the writer-producers handling this HBO adaptation. The opener is moody and slow-building in a good way, adding to Bateman’s ste
 
 
 
  
 
 
2020
Jan
9
 
 
Hooray! The Good Place is back, with the first of its final episodes of this bold, brilliant, and very funny series. For an appreciation of the series, see David Hinckley's All Along the Watchtower.
 
 
 
  
 
 
2020
Jan
9
 
 
Here’s another series returning for the new year – and another broadcast TV series that made my Top 10 for 2019. In this new episode, David is hospitalized, and has to ward off evil spirits from his hospital bed. Watch for the menacing shoelaces… honest.
 
 
 
  
 
 
2020
Jan
7
 
 
SERIES PREMIERE: Actually, this is a sneak preview. The first one-hour episode is shown tonight – but the next episode of Zoey’s Extraordinary Playlist, the one that really propels the series forward and reveals its true emotional core, doesn’t show up until February 16, five weeks from now. That makes no sense to me. But the premise of this series doesn’t make much sense either: After an earthquake tremor hits while Zoey (Jane Levy) is listening to piped-in mus
 
 
 
  
 
 
2020
Jan
6
 
 
At this point of the season, and of this slowly unfolding possible TV romance, Bob is forced to deal with, and perhaps even confront, some of the other suitors vying for Abishola’s attentions and affections. And they have some advantages and commonalities Bob doesn’t share with his former heart-care nurse: Like her, these other men are Nigerian, making for what amounts to a home-courting advantage. And this week, there are other obstacles as well, including a pair of snooty women pla
 
 
 
  
 
 
2020
Jan
6
 
 
DOCUMENTARY PREMIERE: Plenty of documentaries have been made about the junior senator from Wisconsin, and Joe McCarthy’s temporary stranglehold on political power and national fear in the 1950s. His tactics and impact, however, seem to all but cry out for a new treatment, and here it is. When candidate or President Donald Trump makes unsubstantiated allegations against perceived enemies, or asks where is his modern-day Roy Cohn, or talks of “witch hunts” and McCarthyism itself
 
 
 
  
 
 
2020
Jan
4
 
 
MINISERIES PREMIERE: There are three movie-length installments in this new series and initial season of Dracula. It’s co-produced by the BBC, which premiered its Dracula episodes in recent days, and Netflix, which presents them today – but opted, for some season, not to preview it for critics. That’s baffling, because this version of the Bram Stoker classic comes from Steven Moffat and Mark Gatiss, who previously reteamed for the hugely successful and well-r
 
 
 
  
 
 
2020
Jan
4
 
 
When I recommended this CNN documentary the other day, I somehow added “raw” to its title – as in The Raw Sound of My Voice. Where that came from, other than my notes, I can’t locate or explain. But I can apologize… and also can highly recommended this same-week repeat, another chance to watch what turns out to be a wonderful artistic portrait of a very special, talented woman. Her story is remarkable, and her tenacity, and belief in her own passions, tru
 
 
 
  
 
 
2020
Jan
3
 
 
SEASON PREMIERE: Based on the Anne of Green Gables stories by Lucy Maud Montgomery, this strong adaptation premiered on Netflix in 2017, had its second season in 2018, and presents its third and final season today, two years later. That’s three years since it began, three years in the life of the character, and three years in the life of the actress playing her. Amybeth McNulty, playing the plucky, pig-tailed title character, is now 18 years old – so the shelf life of her p
 
 
 
  
 
 
 
 
 

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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