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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
Nov
2
 
 
SEASON PREMIERE: How can House of Cards carry on without its central character, Frank Underwood, due to the scandal-enforced absence of star and former executive producer Kevin Spacey? Watch and see. It shifts the focus, and the power, to Frank’s wife, Claire, played by Robin Wright. She’s up to the challenge, and ascends like Lady Macbeth finally given her moment. She even takes over the role of breaking-the-fourth-wall narrator, albeit unreliably. And the absence of Frank hangs ove
 
 
 
  
 
 
2018
Nov
2
 
 
DOCUMENTARY PREMIERE: Morgan Neville’s previous documentary, Won’t You Be My Neighbor?, was a fabulous appreciation and examination of children’s TV host Fred Rogers. (I appear in it briefly as a TV historian, but the movie’s terrific despite that small flaw.)  Now his new documentary, They’ll Love Me When I’m Dead, is a meticulous and utterly fascinating examination of Orson Welles’ final work in progress, a partly improvised drama called The Other
 
 
 
  
 
 
2018
Oct
25
 
 
The original series Deutschland 83 was presented in 2015 on Sundance. Three years later, it’s Deutschland 86 – and it’s three years later in this show’s narrative, too. Maria Schrader and Jonas Nay star as Lenora and Martin Rauch, and Martin continues his activities as an undercover operative, working for one side of a divided Germany while spying for the other.
 
 
 
  
 
 
2018
Oct
24
 
 
MINISERIES PREMIERE: This new Netflix series, co-produced with the BBC, starts with one of the most gripping openings for a dramatic series since Breaking Bad or Lost. And once that’s over, you’re not likely to go anywhere. Richard Madden, who played Robb Stark in HBO’s Game of Thrones, stars as David Budd, a veteran of the Afghanistan war who ends up serving as a personal bodyguard to controversial, power-seeking Home Secretary Julia Montague (Keeley Hawes). Bodyguard has more
 
 
 
  
 
 
2018
Oct
19
 
 
Today Amazon unveils the third installment of Matthew Weiner’s anthology series The Romanoffs – and this one is a must-see for fans of his previous series, Mad Men. Christina Hendricks, who played Joan in that superb series, stars here as Elaine Rogers, a movie star hired – ready for some major meta? – to star in a TV miniseries called The Romanovs. In this show within the show, her director, Jacqueline Gerard, is a former actress herself, and she’s played by the di
 
 
 
  
 
 
2018
Oct
19
 
 
SEASON PREMIERE: Next to Marvel’s Jessica Jones, this series easily is the best effort from Netflix’s multi-show presentation of some of the more ignored corners of the Marvel superhero universe. Charlie Cox stars as Matt Murdock, a blind attorney who, thanks to radioactively bestowed supersensory powers that complement his infirmity, dresses up as a costumed superhero to fight crime in his neighborhood of Hell’s Kitchen. Last seen at the conclusion of Marvel’s The Defend
 
 
 
  
 
 
 
 
 

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TV WWorth Buying
CURRENT SPECIAL DEAL$$
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