What you'll be watching this weekend: 6-8 Sept 2019

Always Be Watching is written by Dan Barrett

Every Friday afternoon, Always Be Watching issues a guide to the weeks brand new (and returning) shows from Australia, the US, and the UK. They may not all necessarily be available in your country yet.

RECOMMENDATION

I have resisted adding recommendations into the weekly guide newsletter each week, but a few people have mentioned recently that they’d like it.

Mindhunter

As much as I loved season one, I actually found season two initially almost impenetrable. It’s not that the show is overly complicated or dense, but rather the first season did such a great job of developing such strong textured characterisation with each of the regular and recurring characters that I just felt like I was on the outside looking in.

I’m not going to recommend watching the show. Rather, I am going to say to those who may have lost their way a bit with the second season: Go back. Do what I’ve spent the past week doing and re-watch the first season. It’s GREAT TV and you aren’t wasting your time revisiting the first season. And it’ll make you appreciate the second season all the more.

Also, if you’ve never watched it, please do. You’re missing out on one of those wonderful, special shows that completely defies expectation at every turn.

RETURNING SHOWS: 

Greenleaf (s4), Mayans MC (s2), Titans (s2)

NEW SHOWS:

The Spy - Netflix (US)

Stars: Sacha Baron CohenHadar Ratzon RotemYael Eitan

Legendary Israeli spy Eli Cohen manages to embed himself in Syrian high society and rise through the ranks of the Syrian regime, but is forced to pay an immense sacrifice that has had lasting consequences in Middle East politics to this day.

Watch Now - Netflix ]

Wu Tang: An American Saga - Hulu (US)

Stars: Tamiz U. RezviErika AlexanderT.J. Atoms

The show tracks the Wu Tang Clan's formation, a vision of Bobby Diggs, who strives to unite a dozen young, black men that are torn between music and crime but eventually rise to become the unlikeliest of American success stories.

Watch Now - Hulu ]

Content - ABC (AUS)

Stars: Gemma Bird MathesonCharlotte NicdaoSteve Mack

Anthology series designed to be viewed…. vertically.

Watch Now - ABC ]

A Confession - ITV (UK)

Stars: Siobhan FinneranJessica D'ArcyJake Davies, Martin Freeman

Detective Superintendent Steve Fulcher intends on catching a killer of a missing woman, even if that may cost him his career and reputation.

Watch Now - ITV ]

The Capture - BBC One (UK)

Stars: Famke Janssen, Ben Miles, Ron Perlman, Laura HaddockHiten PatelHolliday Grainger

An innocent soldier is falsely accused of a crime but the CCTV evidence isn't as it seems.

Watch Now - BBC One ]