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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...



A Black Lady Sketch Show
HBO
Fridays
11 PM ET

City on a Hill
Showtime
Sundays
9 PM ET 

Last Week Tonight
HBO
Sundays
11 PM ET 

Lodge 49
AMC
Mondays
10 PM ET 

Mindhunter
Netflix
Streaming 

Orange is the New Black
Netflix
Streaming 

Pennyworth
Epix
Sundays
9 PM ET 

Preacher
AMC
Sundays
9/10 PM ET 

The Righteous Gemstones
HBO
Sundays
10 PM ET 

Sherman's Showcase
IFC
Wednesdays
10 PM ET
 
 
2019
Aug
16
 
 
SEASON PREMIERE: The first season of this outstanding crime series, which is a moody period piece about the original formation of the FBI’s serial killer profiler unit, made my Top 10 list in 2017. It’s taken two years for Season 2 to continue the story, and for reasons I’ll never comprehend, Netflix has slid these new episodes of Mindhunter into its streaming library without much fanfare, and certainly without providing previews for critics. Normally, those are bad s
 
 
 
  
 
 
2019
Aug
16
 
 
The summer of our unpredictable political climate continues – and weeks after his brief break, so does Bill Maher. He’s worth listening to, because he was one of the few on-air voices, political or comic, who predicted in 2016 that Donald Trump might actually win.
 
 
 
  
 
 
2019
Aug
14
 
 
On the other hand, this new IFC parody of vintage soul music shows is charmingly original, and unabashedly goofy. The snazzily dressed host, Sherman (played by Bashir Salahuddin, who created the series with Diallo Riddle), says in one vintage excerpt, staring straight into the camera, “To all our viewers in Oklahoma: Hello, Margaret!” I laughed out loud at that one – and the show had just started. Tune in and see what’s got me unexpectedly hooked.
 
 
 
  
 
 
2019
Aug
12
 
 
SERIES PREMIERE: In 1941, the time in which this second season of AMC’s anthology horror series The Terror is set, the date which would live in infamy was December 7, the day Japanese forces bombed Pearl Harbor. This 10-episode Season 2, like its predecessor, adds a malevolent supernatural element to an already foreboding setting and historical moment. Last season, it was an ice-bound ship surrounded by mysterious, deadly forces. In Infamy, it follows a Japanese-America
 
 
 
  
 
 
2019
Aug
12
 
 
MINISERIES PREMIERE: The first two episodes of Our Boys are presented back-to-back tonight – and that will be more enough to see if you’ll be pulled into the deliberately paced, methodically recreated case that further inflamed tensions in and around the West Bank after a trio of Israeli teens, making their way home from an Israeli settlement in the West Bank, were kidnapped and held hostage by Palestinians. Filmed in Israel, this HBO-Israeli production is a team effort by
 
 
 
  
 
 
2019
Aug
12
 
 
SERIES FINALE: Legion is one of my favorite series on TV, and it goes out as it came in: boldly, wildly, inventively, unforgettably. I’ve seen tonight’s final episode, and all I can say – all I want to say, until you’ve had a chance to see and enjoy it for yourself – is that Noah Hawley and company totally stick the landing. (If there’s a second edition of my Finales collection about TV series endings, I’m claiming Legi
 
 
 
  
 
 
2019
Aug
12
 
 
SEASON PREMIERE: There’s a new boss at Lodge 49 this season, and he’s not the same as the old boss. Not even close. And the changes he begins to implement are even more rattling than what the members of the Fraternal Order of the Lynx are used to enduring. And remember, that list of indignities includes shark attacks…
 
 
 
  
 
 
2019
Aug
11
 
 
Last week’s scheduled episode of The Movies, devoted to The Sixties, was pre-empted, and for a horrible reason: CNN’s breaking news coverage of last weekend’s tragic mass shootings. (It’s the shootings that were horrible, not the network’s coverage or programming decisions). CNN has rescheduled The Sixties for tonight, and I’ll be very relieved if we get to see it. Movies that ought to be covered in this installment include 2
 
 
 
  
 
 
2019
Aug
11
 
 
SEASON PREMIERE: It’s interesting, and maybe even a little scary, that two of premium cable’s drama series tonight are built, tangentially or overtly, around the media and political reach and muscle of Rupert Murdoch. The Loudest Voice, on Showtime, features Murdoch as a recurring character in its story of Fox News and Roger Ailes – and tonight’s Season 2 premiere of Succession, on HBO, continues its story of a Murdoch-like tycoon patriarch.
 
 
 
  
 
 
2019
Aug
11
 
 
Last week’s episode ended with Jackie (Kevin Bacon) seeking revenge for his daughter’s sexual assault – and accomplishing it, in a sudden and brutal fashion that should shift the tone of the rest of the series. What a moment. What a climax. And tonight, in this season’s penultimate installment, what happens now?
 
 
 
  
 
 
 
 
 

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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