Week in TV 11/13: Time, Space, and Good Behavior

By Alyssa & DRWHO42

New shows this week include an ambitious project on the National Geographic channel titled Mars. The approach for Mars is unique and is presented as a hybrid of documentary and script-based. The documentary segments take place in 2016 while the script-based portions are set in 2033. The scripted side is exceptionally well done with well written back stories and good effects, reminiscent of the 2015 movie The Martian. The other geek show addition is an anitmated recreation of Doctor Who’s Power of the Daleks. This is a six-part story from the first incarnation of our beloved Doctor. The footage was lost however the audio reels were found and the story was recreated through animation. This story is a milestone because it introduces viewers to our first regeneration – from William Hartnell (the original Doctor) to Patrick Troughton (the second Doctor). Doctor Who fans will certainly be delighted by this event.

Non-geeky additions worth checking out this week are Good Behavior on TNT, Undercover on BBC America, and Shooter on USA.  Good Behavior follows Letty Dobesh, played by Michelle Dockery (Downtown Abby) a recovering addict, felon, and grifter. The show starts off as solid TV then heads off in an absorbing direction you’ll want to watch, trust me. This is on my short ‘must watch live’ list. Shooter was scheduled to air a while ago however due to a real life shooting incident in Dallas USA delayed it’s premiere. Based off of the book & 2007 movie, the series is worth checking out for high production values and a good acting.

There are a few Fall finales this week with Channel Zero, American Horror Story, How To Get Away With Murder, and Grey’s Anatomy taking bows.

DRWHO42’s picks:
New: Doctor Who
On-going: The Flash, Arrow, DC’s Legends of Tomorrow, Timeless, Conviction, Elementary, The Big Bang Theory, The Blacklist, Gotham, Marvel’s Agents of Shield, The Exorcist, Designated Survivor, Blindspot, The Exorcist, The Strain, Falling Water, & Dirk Gently’s Holistic Detective Agency
Binge / Stack: Hawaii 5-0, Westworld, Glitch

Alyssa’s picks:
New/Returning: MARS, Good Behavior & Doctor Who
Watching live: Walking & Talking Dead,  Survivor,  Designated Survivor, Van Helsing,  Dirk Gently,
Letting Stack up:  Ash vs Evil Dead, Blacklist, Blindspot, Gotham, Lethal Weapon, Notorious, The Strain,  This is Us,  Marvel AoS, Hell’s Kitchen, Flash, Z-Nation, The Exorcist, Better Things,  Lucifer, Arrow, Pure Genius, Stan Against Evil, Falling water, People of the Earth, Pitch & Shooter.

Notable geek shows are highlighted in red.

Sunday – November 13, 2016

8:00 PM
SHOWTIME Circus, The: Inside The Greatest Political Show On Earth: Tba (#126) [1st Season Finale]

Monday – November 14, 2016

7:00 PM
NICK Paradise Run: It’s All About The Thunder-man! (#216) [2nd Season Premiere]
8:00 PM
HBO : Underfire: The Untold Story Of Pfc. Tony Vaccaro [Special Presentation]
9:00 PM
NGC Mars: Novo Mundo (#101) [Series Premiere]

The year is 2033, and humanity’s first crewed mission to Mars is about to become a reality. As a clock counts down the final 90 seconds to landing, an expert crew of astronauts endures the final harrowing moments before touching down on the red planet. Even with the best training and resources available, the maiden crew of the Daedalus spacecraft must push itself to the brink of human capability in order to successfully establish the first sustainable colony on Mars. Set both in the future and in the present day, the global miniseries event MARS blends feature film-caliber scripted elements set in the future with documentary vérité interviews with today’s best and brightest minds in modern science and innovation, illuminating how research and development is creating the space technology that will enable our first attempt at a mission to Mars. Click to be brought to the Nat Geo site

SCIENCE Mars: The Secret Science: Race To The Red Planet [Series Premiere]
10:00 PM
NGC Explorer: Episode 1 (#901) [9th Season Premiere]
PBS Soundbreaking: Stories From The Cutting Edge Of Recorded Music: The Recording Artist (#101) [Series Premiere]

The eight-part series explores the art of music recording, and offers a behind-the-scenes look at the birth of brand new sounds. Featuring more than 160 original interviews with some of the most celebrated recording artists of all time, Soundbreaking explores the nexus of cutting-edge technology and human artistry that has created the soundtrack of our lives. Airs weekdays, November 14-23 Click for more information

Tuesday – November 15, 2016

3:01 AM
HULU The Mindy Project: Revenge Of The Nurse (#507) [5th Season Fall Finale]
9:00 PM
SYFY Channel Zero: Candle Cove: Welcome Home (#106) [1st Season Finale]
History The Curse Of Oak Island: Going For Broke (#401) [4th Season Premiere]
TNT Good Behavior: So You’re Not An English Teacher (#101) [Series Premiere]

Letty Raines is a thief and con artist who is always one bad decision from implosion. Fresh out of prison, she’s attempting to stay afloat. But when she overhears a hit man being hired to kill a man’s wife, she sets out to derail the job, sending her on a wild collision course with the killer. click to learn more

MTV Teen Wolf: Memory Lost (#601) [6th Season Premiere]
10:00 PM
ABC Special: David Blaine: Beyond Magic [1-hour Special Presentation]
AHC Codes & Conspiracies: Code Wars (#306) [3rd Season Finale]
USA Shooter: Pilot (#101) [Series Premiere]

SHOOTER, a drama based on the best-selling Bob Lee Swagger novel by Stephen Hunter, Point of Impact, and the 2007 Paramount film starring Mark Wahlberg.  …  Ryan Phillippe (“Secrets and Lies”) is a producer on the project and will star as Bob Lee Swagger, an expert marksman living in exile who is coaxed back into action after learning of a plot to kill the president.  Omar Epps (“House”) plays Isaac Johnson, an ex-Marine and former commanding officer of Swagger.  Now a Secret Service Agent, he solicits Swagger’s expertise for a clandestine operation that has disastrous results.  click to learn more

MTV Sweet/Vicious: The Blueprint (#101) [Series Premiere]

“Sweet/Vicious” is an offbeat superhero story about two girls, who never felt like they belonged, finding a home in each other… and trying to kick a lot of ass. Ophelia (Taylor Dearden) and Jules (Eliza Bennett) lead double lives as wannabe vigilantes hell-bent on bringing justice to those who get away with abuse on their college campus. click to learn more

Wednesday – November 16, 2016

3:01 AM Crackle The Art Of More, The: Complete Second Season (#201-210) [2nd Season Premiere]
8:00 PM
BBCA Undercover: Episode 1 (#101) [Series Premiere]

Drama series in which a defense lawyer tries to finally uncover the truth of an old miscarriage of justice, while her husband goes to any lengths to conceal the truth about his own past.  click to learn more

9:00 PM
NBC Chicago PD: 300,000 Likes / A Shot Heard Round The World (#407/408) [Back-to-back new episodes – Special Time]
10:00 PM
FX American Horror Story: Chapter 10 (#610) [6th Season Finale]
A&E Wahlburgers: VR The World (#55) [6th Season Premiere]

Thursday – November 17, 2016

3:01 AM
NETFLIX Lovesick: Complete Second Season (#201-208) [2nd Season Premiere]
8:00 PM
ABC Grey’s Anatomy: You Haven’t Done Nothin’ (#1309) [13th Season Fall Finale]
10:00 PM
ABC How To Get Away With Murder: Who’s Dead? (#309) [3rd Season Fall Finale]
WE Money Power Respect (#106) [1st Season Finale]
BBCA Undercover: Episode 6 (#106) [1st Season Finale]
11:00 PM
MTV Wonderland (#110) [1st Season Finale]

Friday – November 18, 2016

3:01 AM
AMAZON The Grand Tour: Episode 1 (#101) [Series Premiere]

The Grand Tour is an upcoming motoring television series for Amazon Video presented by Jeremy Clarkson, Richard Hammond and James May, and produced by Andy Wilman.[2] The four agreed to produce the series following their departures from the BBC series, Top Gear, with an initial agreement of 36 episodes over the period of three years, scheduled to be released concurrently in the United States and United Kingdom on Amazon Video with a weekly basis, starting from 18 November 2016. Click for more info

NETFLIX Paranoid: Complete First Season [Series Premiere]

When a woman is brutally murdered on a playground, a group of detectives find themselves drawn into a dark conspiracy as they search for the killer. click to learn more 

9:30 PM
NICKTOONS Nascar Hammer Down: The Art Of Nascar (#308) [3rd Season Finale]
10:00 PM
ID Suspicion: Murder In Montana (#206) [2nd Season Finale]
POP Wolf Creek: Wolf Creek (#106) [1st Season Finale]

Saturday, November 19, 2016

8:25 PM
BBCA Doctor Who: The Power Of The Daleks – S1 – Ep1 [Special Presentation]

It’s one of the most celebrated Doctor Who adventures and yet no complete film recordings of The Power of the Daleks are known to have survived — the master negatives were destroyed in an archive purge in 1974. BBC America and BBC Worldwide have commissioned a brand new animation based on the program’s original audio recordings, surviving photographs and film clips that will be released 50 years after its only UK broadcast on BBC One. The six-part adventure features the regeneration, or as it was then called “renewal,” of first Doctor, William Hartnell into second Doctor, Patrick Troughton, as the Time Lord and his companions Polly (Anneke Wills) and Ben (Michael Craze) do battle with the Daleks on the planet Vulcan. click to learn more

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.