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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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The Crown
Netflix
Streaming 

Evil
CBS
Thursdays
10 PM ET

The Good Place
NBC
Thursdays
9 PM ET    

His Dark Materials
HBO
Mondays
9 PM ET

Mr. Robot
USA
Sundays
10 PM ET

Mrs. Fletcher
HBO
Sundays
10:30 PM ET
 
 

Ray Donovan
Showtime
Sundays
8 PM ET 

Reprisal
Hulu
Streaming 

Servant
Apple TV+
Streaming 

Watchmen
HBO
Sundays
9 PM ET
 
 
2019
Dec
8
 
 
There’s a lot of change washing over Ray Donovan this season. Jon Voight, as Ray’s father, has been killed, resurrected and exiled out of the country – and those are only the events of three successive, respective episodes. Also in the third episode of this season last week: one of the show’s best supporting players, Katherine Moennig as Lisa, Ray’s private eye assistant, said goodbye and was last seen at the airport heading west – presumably, in rea
 
 
 
  
 
 
2019
Dec
8
 
 
By sheer dint of its storytelling and directorial flair, Watchmen has become Sunday’s best TV show – and the closest thing to brilliantly told graphic novel television since FX’s Legion left the air. Once Angela (Regina King) followed the IV line patched into her arm and discovered that the other end was hooked to an… elephant, while Jeremy Irons’ Smartest Man in the World was convicted in court by a jury of his… pigs, I gave up trying to
 
 
 
  
 
 
2019
Dec
8
 
 
SERIES PREMIERE: This sequel to The L Word, which ran from 2006-09 on Showtime, returns with some of the same characters – but, a decade later, also introduces and follows a new generation of characters, expanding its universe in other ways as well. Jennifer Beals, Leisha Hailey and the aforementioned Katherine Moennig reprise their original roles.
 
 
 
  
 
 
2019
Dec
8
 
 
SERIES FINALE: This long-running HBO comedy, Mike Judge’s caustic and prescient satire of Silicon Valley, ends tonight. And given Judge’s sense of humor, and perspective, don’t be surprised if the ending to this take on Internet profiteers is more than a little apocalyptic.
 
 
 
  
 
 
2019
Dec
7
 
 
Tonight’s guest host, making her third such appearance, is Jennifer Lopez. The musical guest – because this time, she’s not doing official double duty – is DaBaby. And dat’s DaScoop.
 
 
 
  
 
 
2019
Dec
6
 
 
SEASON PREMIERE: This Emmy-winning Amazon series returns for a new season at full speed, with a big splash, and with a Season 3 opener that had me laughing out loud several times during the hour. The setting, for most of it, is a USO tour performance, for which the still-on-the-rise Mrs. Maisel (Rachel Brosnahan, nailing every single scene) takes the stage in front of a gaggle of fevered servicemen, and charms them. Series creator Amy Sherman-Palladino both writes and directs the opener, which a
 
 
 
  
 
 
2019
Dec
6
 
 
Abigail Spencer, from Timeless, stars in this new Hulu series, a revenge drama in which she survives a horrible physical and mental attack, then takes methodical steps to target and punish her attackers. It may sound like the plot of an exploitation film, like I Spit On Your Grave – but Reprisal is much higher-minded than that. For a full review, see David Hinckley's All Along the Watchtower, and for background on the show, see Mike Hughes' Open Mike.
 
 
 
  
 
 
2019
Dec
5
 
 
SEASON PREMIERE: The concept of this series – taking fairy tales and adapting them as very modern allegorical dramas – was much better than its execution last year. But now, for Season 2, it has a new chance to reboot and readjust. The primary plot threads, this season, borrow from three very familiar stories: Cinderella, Sleeping Beauty, and Beauty and the Beast. That last one puts a gender-reversal spin on it – a spin that looks a lot like a female Ph
 
 
 
  
 
 
2019
Dec
5
 
 
This is part two of the episode about the exorcism that has thrown the entire team into disarray – and maybe even danger, and not only of disbanding.
 
 
 
  
 
 
2019
Dec
4
 
 
MINISERIES PREMIERE: Denis Leary returns to TV, playing the patriarch of a dysfunctional family reuniting for the holidays. That’s the good news. The bad news is that Fox has scheduled the three parts of this comedy miniseries awkwardly: It starts tonight, then concludes next Monday and Tuesday. But co-stars include Elizabeth Perkins as his wife and Jay Baruchel as one of their children, so it’s worth seeking out, and sampling. For full reviews, see Ed Bark's Uncle Barky's Bytes, and
 
 
 
  
 
 
 
 
 

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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

 
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