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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...



Crazy Ex-Girlfriend
CW
Fridays
9 PM ET

Counterpart
Starz
Sundays
9 PM ET

Escape From Dannemora
Showtime
Sundays
10 PM ET

The Graham Norton Show
BBC America
Fridays
11 PM ET

The Great American Baking Show
ABC
Thursdays
9 PM ET

Mars
NatGeo
Mondays
9 PM ET

The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel
Amazon Prime Video
Streaming

Ray Donovan
Showtime
Sundays
9 PM ET

Room 104
HBO
Fridays
11:30 PM ET

Saturday Night Live
NBC
Saturdays
11:29 PM ET
 
 
2018
Dec
2
 
 
The acting in this new miniseries has been magnificent, and it’s early yet. Paul Dano and Benicio Del Toro star in this seven-hour miniseries, playing real-life convicts Richard Matt and David Sweat, who escaped from the Clinton Correctional Facility in 2015 with help from prison employee Joyce Mitchell, played by Patricia Arquette – whose characterization here is unforgettably human, sensitive, and unglamorous. Even the sex scenes, so far, have been unsettlingly devoid of not only p
 
 
 
  
 
 
2018
Dec
2
 
 
MINISERIES PREMIERE: Game of Thrones author George R.R. Martin wrote his novella Nightflyers in 1980, and watched it turn into a lackluster movie version in 1987. The contract for the movie rights of that novella also included the TV rights – and three decades later, after the mega-success of Thrones, Syfy has inherited those rights and produced this new miniseries, which rolls out nightly over the next two weeks. It’s about scientists about a futuristic space vehicle, and the stars
 
 
 
  
 
 
2018
Nov
28
 
 
Tonight’s new episode is called “Buddha Box,” and finds Cartman diagnosed with anxiety. Since he usually dishes it out, and causes it, this could be significant…
 
 
 
  
 
 
2018
Nov
27
 
 
FALL FINALE: I hate the network TV term, and NBC pervasive promo phrase, “Fall Finale.” What it really means is, “The show is going dormant for the holidays, so go watch something else for a month or two.” But I guess that takes longer to say. Yet even though today is the so-called Fall Finale for This Is Us, I recommend it anyway – because a lot is supposed to happen in this episode, on several fronts – and in multiple time lines. Including, in both cases, Vi
 
 
 
  
 
 
2018
Nov
26
 
 
The good news is this: While this new documentary makes a strong case for the increasing pervasiveness and potential dangers of robots and robotics (thanks for the early warning signs, Isaac Asimov), the robotic female “hosts” presenting some of the information are not fully convincing as human beings. Not yet, anyway. But apparently, they’re getting closer all the time…
 
 
 
  
 
 
2018
Nov
25
 
 
MIDSEASON FINALE: Tonight’s episode, after which The Walking Dead will go into hibernation for a while, is called “Evolution.” It could refer to the way the survivors are handling the next phase of their post-apocalyptic existence – but I’ve got a feeling it’s more aimed at the walkers themselves, who are discovered acting in ways they never did before. And if that’s not scary, I don’t know what is…
 
 
 
  
 
 
2018
Nov
23
 
 
SERIES PREMIERE: Two seasons of this British series have been produced so far, and today Netflix presents them both. Rupert Grint stars as Daniel, whose doctor, played by Nick Frost, diagnoses him with terminal cancer. It’s a diagnosis that proves to be, so to speak, dead wrong – but both the doctor and his patient decide to keep silent, and keep everyone thinking Daniel is soon to shuffle off this mortal coil. Why? Because the doctor is embarrassed to admit he made such a dramatic m
 
 
 
  
 
 
2018
Nov
22
 
 
SEASON PREMIERE: The long-running cult TV series Mystery Science Theater 3000 has always had a strong connection with Thanksgiving – or, at least, turkeys, especially of the cinematic variety. In fact, today, Thanksgiving Day, marks 30 years since MST3K launched as a low-rent local offering on KTMA-TV in Minneapolis. On the subsequent national level, if you’re keeping track, this is Season 12 for the antics of the villains from outer space torturing other interstellar travelers by fo
 
 
 
  
 
 
2018
Nov
21
 
 
MINISERIES PREMIERE: Conclusion. The final two hours of this new adaptation of the John Le Carre novel are televised tonight – and they end with a quiet, sustained tension that will have you glued to your seats, and your TV set. Florence Pugh stars as a British actress recruited by some Israeli spies (Alexander Skarsgard, Michael Shannon) to infiltrate a Palestinian terrorist cell.  For my full review on NPR’s Fresh Air with Terry Gross, visit the Fresh Air website.
 
 
 
  
 
 
2018
Nov
18
 
 
Mickey Donovan (Jon Voight) is so furious at what w a movie production company has done to his screenplay, he’s stormed the New York location set and kidnapped the leading man. And in the process, Voight gets to stroll the streets of New York again, many, many years after Midnight Cowboy.
 
 
 
  
 
 
 
 
 

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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