DAVID BIANCULLI

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ERIC GOULD

Associate Editor

LINDA DONOVAN

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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
2
 
 
SERIES PREMIERE: This newest HBO sketch series carves out some interesting territory, and finds some unexpected (as well as some very expected) targets for humor. But tonight’s opener, specifically, scores more in terms of premise than in actual laughs. It’s worth keeping an eye on, though, to see how, and if, it develops. For background info on A Black Lady Sketch Show, see the report from TCA's Press Tour with Mike Hughes' Open Mike.
 
 
 
  
 
 
2019
Jul
27
 
 
SERIES PREMIERE: If you’re a fan of nature documentaries, you’ve probably already seen footage of the animals of Singapore – not the ones in the unpopulated areas, but the monkeys and other creatures who have found a way to not only survive, but thrive, in the dense city landscape. Now there’s a whole series devoted to that city, and topic – and it gives entertaining new meaning to the term “urban jungle.”
 
 
 
  
 
 
2019
Jul
27
 
 
SERIES PREMIERE: Gordon Ramsay seems to be all over the Fox schedule – but for this new National Geographic series, he sets out to conquer the world. Or, at least, to visit it, one remote community at a time. The setting for the premiere is Peru’s Sacred Valley, and Ramsay tours the area, climbs trees, samples food, and even cooks his own variations on local recipes. The program’s eagerness to go to distant places and try unusual things is a nod to, if not a petty theft of, the
 
 
 
  
 
 
2019
Jul
26
 
 
SERIES PREMIERE: When Garth Ennis’ graphic novel The Boys came out in 2006, the idea of a superhero supergroup approached as a global conglomerate – with missions, costumes, team-ups and other decisions based on corporate research and profit margins – was a bit unusual, even seditious. But now, in a world where DC Comics and Marvel characters are rolled out in ever-expanding universes on both TV and in the cinema, that cold-blooded ruthlessness and calculated greed se
 
 
 
  
 
 
2019
Jul
26
 
 
SEASON PREMIERE: Orange Is the New Black is one of the shows that established Netflix as a programming service to be taken seriously. Today, Netflix presents the seventh and final season of Orange, giving all of its surviving characters a well-deserved prison break.
 
 
 
  
 
 
2019
Jul
21
 
 
SEASON FINALE: In this final episode of Season 2, the women who share their dark secret arrive in court – where secrets have a way of emerging. Nicole Kidman stars.
 
 
 
  
 
 
2019
Jul
19
 
 
SEASON PREMIERE: Now in its second season on Netflix, moved (or rescued) from Sony’s Crackle, Jerry Seinfeld’s Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee continues to be the perfect little TV talk show. It’s a brilliantly reductive idea – the title says it all, though sometimes they eat meals and this season even take a ride on vintage Italian motor scooters – and Seinfeld does it perfectly. He spends enough money to make it look sharp in the photography and editing
 
 
 
  
 
 
2019
Jul
14
 
 
SEASON PREMIERE: For Season 2 of this series, set in a trendy restaurant in New York, the protagonist (Ella Purnell as Tess) is less a newly arrived babe in the big city woods, and more an increasingly savvy fledgling restaurant opportunist, eager to learn things and make her move. With a very stern boss, the world she’s inhabiting is a bit like a Gordon Ramsey scripted drama, with Tess as the harassed contestant most likely to succeed.
 
 
 
  
 
 
2019
Jul
10
 
 
SEASON PREMIERE: This series is set in London, about 20 years before the American revolution, and in its first two seasons has delighted in the power plays of the owners and operators of rival British brothels. The owners, like the prostitutes, are female (well, most of them), and their rises and falls here are substantial. Winners get to hobnob in the Royal Court, while losers get locked up in Bedlam. But in this new Season 3, those dynamics change again, quickly and significantly – not o
 
 
 
  
 
 
2019
Jul
4
 
 
SEASON PREMIERE: Now that HBO’s Game of Thrones is gone, Netflix’s Stranger Things probably holds the crown right now as the TV offering most anticipated, and most rabidly consumed, by today’s genre enthusiasts, especially of the younger generation. Season 3 is unveiled today, in a full-season burst of episodes that the show’s most fervent fans might well consume in toto before the arrival of tonight’s fireworks. And anyone else sampling the firs
 
 
 
  
 
 
 
 
 

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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