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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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Archer: 1999
FXX
Wednesdays
10 PM ET

Baskets
FXX
Thursdays
10 PM ET 

Black Mirror
Netflix
Streaming

City on a Hill
Showtime
Sundays
9 PM ET 

Fleabag
Prime Video
Streaming

Good Omens
Prime Video
Streaming 

The Handmaid's Tale
Hulu
Streaming

iZombie
CW
Thursdays
8 PM ET 

Jett
Cinemax
Fridays
10 PM ET 

Too Old to Die Young
Prime Video
Streaming
 
 
2019
Jun
12
 
 
This season of Archer, called Archer: 1999, has our comatose hero dreaming about, and placing himself and his spy colleagues in imagined versions of, all manner of sci-fi movie tropes. This week’s, called “The Leftovers,” is about a mysterious alien creature discovered on board, who morphs into an increasingly dangerous – and, in this case, ravenous – deadly monster. And in Archer’s imagined scenario, guess who happen to be the titular leftovers?
 
 
 
  
 
 
2019
Jun
10
 
 
SERIES PREMIERE: This new crime series is a co-production between Scandinavia and New Zealand, which makes for an unusual viewing experience: most of the drama is in English, but the rest is in Danish, with subtitles. It begins in Copenhagen, and shifts to Queenstown, and the story itself is similarly bifurcated. A Danish con woman, played by Cecilie Stenspil, targets a crime kingpin (Mark Mitchinson) for killing her father. What begins as a tale of revenge, though, shifts as her plan goes south
 
 
 
  
 
 
2019
Jun
9
 
 
SEASON FINALE: Last week, it seemed there was a moment where Taylor and Axe might call a truce and put an end to their respective campaigns of revenge. But by the end of the episode, it seemed just as likely they were embarking on a war of mutually assured destruction. And tonight is the Season 4 finale, so this may be the episode where the fur flies and the dust settles. Or vice versa.
 
 
 
  
 
 
2019
Jun
7
 
 
SEASON PREMIERE: The former ABC series moves to Netflix for more episodes, similar to how Netflix recently served up a few more hours of the former Fox series Lucifer. Kiefer Sutherland continues to star as the “accidental President” – but this season, he sets out to make it official, by competing in an election rather than occupying the White House because every more senior government official was killed in a terrorist attack. For a full review, see David Hinckley’s All
 
 
 
  
 
 
2019
Jun
5
 
 
SEASON PREMIERE: Season 5 of Black Mirror is only three episodes long – but that was true of Season 1, and look how well that turned out. All three of these new editions are impressive, one is astounding, and every one is better than anything CBS has yet served up with its Twilight Zone reboot. Black Mirror is the modern spiritual and creative descendent of Rod Serling’s classic anthology series, yet Black Mirror creators Charlie Brooker and Annabel Jones have made this series their
 
 
 
  
 
 
2019
Jun
5
 
 
SERIES PREMIERE: Coming on the stiletto heels of Netflix’s Bonding comes another series flirting with the slowly expanding “sexual desire” genre of TV pay-for-play players, which may have originated with Showtime’s Secret Diary of a Call Girl. This new entry, like Bonding, adopts the male point of view, and tells of a struggling writer named Nikhil (Vishaal Reddy) who decides to raise money by working as a male escort. And as with Fleabag, another obvious influence along
 
 
 
  
 
 
2019
Jun
2
 
 
SERIES PREMIERE: With podcasts and now this new FX series, The New York Times has explored ways to extend its reach and footprint, while telling stories – or telling stories about the way it gathers its stories – in new media platforms. Each episode of The Weekly focuses on one story, and one reporter or group of reporters, starting with tonight’s premiere.
 
 
 
  
 
 
2019
May
31
 
 
MINISERIES PREMIERE: Neil Gaiman himself wrote the teleplay adaptations for this new six-part miniseries version of the book he and Terry Pratchett wrote, about the coming of the Apocalypse. The result is a playful, visual and musical modern fairy tale that plays like the spiritual and literary descendant of Douglas Adams’ Hitch Hikers’ Guide to the Galaxy. And not just because, in both, the Earth is facing imminent destruction. Good Omens is filled with lively characters and charact
 
 
 
  
 
 
2019
May
31
 
 
SEASON PREMIERE: This season’s guests include Ellen DeGeneres, but David Letterman’s guest guaranteed to get the most attention this season, because of the seeming oil-and-water chemistry between host and guest, is Kanye West.
 
 
 
  
 
 
2019
May
31
 
 
MOVIE PREMIERE: Oh, my, what a total treat this is. Thirteen years after ending abruptly and prematurely, HBO’s Deadwood returns – with a telemovie sequel that serves as a perfect end to one of TV’s most perfect series. The acting is fabulous, and Milch’s script is a triumph. For my full review on NPR’s Fresh Air with Terry Gross, listen to today’s show or visit, later this afternoon, the Fresh Air website. (The Friday program I host also makes room for replay
 
 
 
  
 
 
 
 
 

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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