Welcome to mid-season.
All your favourite shows ended this month and now make room for a slew of new shows. Some of these shows are always broadcast at mid-season. We’re glad to see these faves returning this mid-season:
MILLON DOLLAR LISTING NEW YORK
After the recent trauma of Ryan Serhant’s nuptials and the shock announcement at the end of last Season that Luis was quitting Real Estate, we are so glad to see the return of high-kicking Frederik and his artist husband ‘Big D’ formerly known as Derek the Brit.
The season opener set the bar high with Ryan landing a new portfolio of one hundred houses all needing to be sold in just ninety days. Frederik was equally under pressure to sell an apartment with a communal garden for a fussy client who had him up against the wall right up to the last frame of the episode. Let’s see if they pace can continue all Season.
This one is worth binge-watching previous Seasons on one very rainy weekend. (Amazon Video). The story of a psychiatrist who has to live with her brother when her relationship crumbles. Taking her teenage daughter in tow provides the angst of the piece until you factor in how the brother has a startup dating app and has to sell it when it fails at market. He uses it to find a girlfriend and its a disaster. If you like watching dysfunctional families go through their worst day ever, this ones for you.
THE NEW SHOWS
American Gods (Starz)
Not for the faint-hearted, the cursing, sex scenes, and violence took me to almost two episodes before I switched off. Not for me.
The Handmaid’s Tale (Hulu)
The retelling of Margaret Atwood’s 1985 epic novel, giving us an insider’s view of debauchery at the hands of the elite in a hellish dystopian society where women are sold as chattle, made to bear children or barren couples. Its mesmerising to watch Elisabeth Moss cope with the gravity of the situation her character, Offred, finds herself in. Compelling watching on catch up as the series has just ended its first run.
Downward Dog (ABC)
A lonely dog navigates the complexity of 21st century relationships. The dog narrates each episode with some funny insights. It’s kind of sad but it’s always upbeat too. His owner is a workaholic who the dog realises only turns to him when her life is in the toilet. Her ex spends more time with the dog as he was adopted by them when they were a couple, but now they’re deciding what they are.
Check out the cancelled shows page to find out if your tv faves are returning in the Fall.