ABW TV Guide: All the new & returning TV to watch this weekend (18-20 Oct 2019)

Weekly guide compiled by Dan Barrett

Cancel any and all plans you have this weekend. There is so much TV worth your attention to check out this weekend.

Modern Love is Amazon Prime Video’s anthology series of stories about love (mostly romantic). It has an amazing cast that includes actors like Tina Fey, John Slattery, Anne Hathaway, Dev Patel, and Fleabag’s hot priest. I discuss it in this week’s ABW Podcast, but know that it is a low-stakes, pleasant drama that is probably best enjoyed on a Sunday morning with a cup of tea in hand.

Aussie shows Frayed and Total Control have gotten very enthusiastic raves from local viewers. The Bourne Identity spin-off Treadstone has gotten a far more lukewarm response, but is worth checking out on account of being a spin-off of The Bourne Identity. Oh… and then there’s a Netflix show starring the very charming Paul Rudd appearing against himself in a clone dramedy - Living With Yourself.

And that’s before we even get to the BBC One period-era revamp of War of The Worlds.

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returning: 

Dynasty (s3), Charmed (s2), Letterkenny (s7), Arrow (s8), Playing For Keeps (s2), Impulse (s2), Baby (s2), The House of Flowers (s2)

new: 

Modern Love - Amazon Prime Video (US)

Stars: Anne HathawayTina FeyAndy Garcia

TV series based on the New York Times' column that explores relationships, love and the human connection.

Treadstone - USA Network (US)

Stars: Gabrielle ScharnitzkyJeremy IrvineHyo-Joo Han

The Treadstone project, having created super spy Jason Bourne, turns its attention on a new protocol to develop unstoppable superhuman assassins.

Living With Yourself - Netflix (US)

Stars: Paul RuddAisling BeaAlia Shawkat

A man undergoes an experimental treatment to improve his life, only to be replaced by a new and improved version of himself, and must fight for his wife, his career, and his very identity.

The War of The Worlds - BBC One (UK)

Stars: Eleanor TomlinsonRafe SpallJonathan Aris

In London during the Edwardian era, George and Amy's attempt to start a life together is interrupted by a Martian invasion of Earth.

Frayed - ABC (AUS)

Stars: Sarah KendallTrystan GoFrazer Hadfield

A wealthy London housewife is forced to return to her hometown in Australia, where she's forced to confront her past and the reasons that caused her to leave years ago.

Total Control - ABC (AUS)

Stars: Deborah MailmanRachel GriffithsHarry Richardson

An Indigenous woman in Australia is thrust into the political limelight.

Limetown - Facebook Watch (US)

Stars: Jessica BielOmar ElbaSherri Saum

Follows Lia Haddock, a journalist for American Public Radio (APR), as she unravels the mystery behind the disappearance of over 300 people at a neuroscience research facility in Tennessee.

Dublin Murders - BBC One (UK)

Stars: Killian ScottTom Vaughan-LawlorSarah Greene

When a British soldier is charged with a crime, the tenacious young detective handling his case begins to uncover a multi-layered conspiracy.