Week in TV 8/29: Get serious, clear out the stacked up shows + The Strain returns!

By: DRWHO42 & Alyssa

It’s the calm before the storm and a lull before the fall TV season starts in September. As we head into the holiday weekend this is the perfect time to cozy up on the couch for a binge-fest to start clearing up space for what is shaping up to be a busy fall full of great content. The highlight for this week are the 3rd season premiere of The Strain and couple of programs which we highlighted in Blue on the list that are products of NBC’s “Playground”. “Playground” is a program created by the network to funnel public sourced videos and ideas to generate shows for their network.

Here’s how it works:

We’ve highlighted the show premiering on NBC in Blue and embedded links to view them online.

Be on the lookout for a Special Edition of “What we’re Watching” in the coming weeks where we will layout out the entire Fall Premiere calendar for Geek/Pop-culture TV along with our top picks.


DRWHO42’s picks:
New: Stranger Things, The Strain
On-going: Mr. Robot (fell behind due to the Olympics)
Binge: Elementary

Alyssa’s picks:
New/Returning: The Strain
Watching live: BrainDead, Dark Matter, Fear the Walking Dead
Stacked up; Killjoys, Mr Robot, Last ship

Notable geek shows are highlighted in red. 

Sunday – August 28, 2016

Lots Of Pre-season Football All Day Today

8:00 PM

PBS     Downton Abbey: I Miss Downton Abbey (#imda) [90-minute Special Presentation]

10:00 PM

SHOWTIME     Roadies: The Load Out (#110) [1st Season Finale]

FX     The Strain: New York Strong (#301) [3rd Season Premiere]

Monday, August 29, 2016

10:00 PM

AMC    The Making Of The Mob: Chicago (#208) [2nd Season Finale]

Wednesday, August 31, 2016

10:00 PM

NBC     The Night Shift: Burned (#313) [3rd Season Finale]

FXX     You’re The Worst: Try Real Hard (#301) [3rd Season Premiere]

Thursday, September 01, 2016

1:37 AM

NBC     Imaginary Friend: Pilot (#100) [Special Presentation]  Click here to view

8:00 PM

ABC     Battlebots: Gr8 Expectations: The Quarterfinals / One Shining Bot: The Championship #209/210) [2-hour 2nd Season Finale]

10:00 PM

FX     Sex & Drugs & Rock & Roll: Bang Bang (#210) [2nd Season Finale]

Friday, September 02, 2016

1:37 AM     NBC     Sunset Ppl: Pilot (#100) [Special Presentation]  Click here to view

3:01 AM

NETFLIX     Chef’s Table: Complete Third Season (#301-304) [3rd Season Premiere]

AMAZON     Eat The World With Emeril Lagasse: Complete First Season (#101-106) [Series Premiere]

NETFLIX     Kulipari: An Army Of Frogs: Complete First Season [Series Premiere]

Based on NFL player Trevor Pryce’s trilogy series of books, the series follows Darel, a young frog who dreams of joining the Kulipari. With the help of a motley crew of friends, Darel has the chance to become the warrior of his dreams.

Editors note- while we don’t usually highlight kids shows, this one is interesting with high production values and a intriguing story & back story.  Please give the following article a read. How Netflix Picked Up Ex-NFL Player Trevor Pryce’s ‘Kulipari’ Animated Show About Superhero Frogs

NETFLIX     Narcos: Complete Second Season (#201-210) [2nd Season Premiere]

9:00 PM

SYFY     Killjoys: How To Kill Friends And Influence People (#210) [2nd Season Finale]

 

Alyssa

Alyssa bought her first comic at age 7 & was hooked. She has collected comics most of her life. Recently she has branched out to comic art and books and the occasional Lego. She goes to as many con's as she can & enjoys the 'long form' story telling of TV. She also enjoys new kinds of food- yes, she is a foodie.