gangs of london

I recently saw the trailer for a show called Gangs of London. The show was co-created by Gareth Evans, director of the excellent action movie The Raid: Redemption. GoL is produced by the UK’s Sky TV. Here’s the trailer:

Sadly, it’s airing in the US on Cinemax. My cable provider – that would be Spectrum, if you’re curious – decided to cut Cinemax from my cable package last year. Bastards. I guess I’ll have to wait for this show to come out on DVD/Blu-ray.

lethal weapon – the series

Tonight at 8 p.m. Eastern, Lethal Weapon premieres on FOX. I loved the film series –  especially the first two movies – but I’m skeptical about this show. Especially after the debacle that was CBS’s small-screen reboot of Rush Hour. But I’ll give LW a try and watch with an open mind. It airs opposite NBC’s Blindspot, so it probably won’t be on the air long. Here’s the trailer.

quarry

Hey, this is just what I needed, yet another TV show in my already over-crowded viewing schedule. Cinemax’s Quarry tells the story of a Vietnam War vet who gets recruited by a shadowy criminal organization to become a hitman. Quarry is based on a series of novels by Max Allan Collins. I watched episode 1 last week and was duly impressed. It airs on Cinemax at 10 p.m. on Fridays. Here’s the season 1 trailer.

gomorrah – the series

Gomorrah The Series

To steal a line from The Godfather Part III, “Just when I thought I was out, they pull me back in!” It would appear that I have found more crack for my TV addiction. Gomorrah is an Italian TV series that is now airing — with subtitles, for those of us who don’t speak Eye-talian — on the Sundance network. I caught the first two episodes Tuesday night. This. Show. Rocks! This show is so gritty, it makes The Sopranos look like a sitcom. And I loved The Sopranos.

Long story short, Gomorrah is about organized crime in Naples. It was inspired by Roberto Saviano’s book of the same name, which also served as the inspiration for a 2008 film.

There are 12 episodes in season 1. Sundance is airing two episodes every Wednesday night at 10 PM. I guess I’ll be streaming episodes 3 and 4 this weekend. It’s too bad they don’t make the whole season available to stream. This show definitely needs to be binged on.

patterns of farce

I was watching MeTV’s Super Sci Fi Saturday Night last weekend, when I got to see one of my favorite Star Trek episodes, “Patterns of Force.” Sure, it’s heavy handed in its messaging and filled with plot holes, but I still like it for some reason.

Anyway, as I awaited the start of the episode, it occurred to me that it had some similarities to a certain Quentin Tarantino movie. So I re-imagined the show a bit — hey, Hollywood does it all the time, right? — and I came up with this movie poster.

Inglourious Trekkers

I guess this is how you spend Saturday nights when you don’t have a social life.

new TV series: hunters

The last thing I need is another show on my already too-full TV schedule, but Syfy’s Hunters looks like it’s worth checking out.

Naturally, the show is on Monday nights, which seems to be the preferred night for great TV. I missed the premiere last night because I was watching Better Call Saul. Come on, TV execs! Why do you have to overload Mondays? And why do Tuesdays and Wednesdays have to suck so much?