MID-SEASON FINALE TIME

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Our favourites shows have all taken a mid-season break!

To cope with this, we’ve highlighted other shows we’re watching and what we’re catching up with so we’re up to date when our shows return.

Check out our list below, and let us know what you’re watching – we don’t want to miss a thing!

FREQUENCY

A police detective in 2016 discovers that she is able to speak via a ham radio with her estranged father; Frank Sullivan, a detective who died in 1996 and the two must work together to change the history of tragic events to come while also getting the chance to heal their complicated relationship.               

Stars Peyton List (The Flash) and Mekhi Phifer (Allegiant, House of Lies) and is a re-imagining of the Dennis Quaid movie from 2000.

Very suspenseful, with believable flashbacks and flash forwards. Sadly, we learnt this week that there are only nine episodes this Season, and no plans to make any more due to low viewing rankings at the CW.

DIVORCE

Sarah Jessica Parker and Thomas Haden Church star as a couple going through a long drawn out divorce. It’s witty and sarcastic in places, and dark in others, and covers recurrent themes about starting over after a long unhappy marriage with affairs on both sides, the issue of gun control, raising teenagers, being business owners – all the usual tense drama but softened by the comedic tones. The first Season was so good, and we learnt this week that Season two has been greenlit. Hope we don’t have to wait too long to see it. This is one of HBO’s top shows this year.

WESTWORLD

A series inspired by the 1973 film of the same title written by Michael Crichton about a futuristic theme park populated by artificial beings.

The biggest and most popular show currently on HBO. It’s a visually stunning production with flashes of brilliance, and characters with real depth and insight. We want to tell you the big reveals, and hidden back stories, but you have to watch it for yourself to find out what captivated the viewers the entire first Season. The Season finale this week still resonates, it was so powerful. Got to HBO now and watch one episode, and then tell us if you’re not hooked.

CATCHING UP WITH:

GIRLFRIEND’S GUIDE TO DIVORCE

Follows a best-selling author of a self-help book series who is secretly hiding her separation from her husband as she starts to navigate her life as a single woman in her 40s in Los Angeles. She starts to side with and take advice more from her divorced friends rather than her married ones, and it leads her to some unexpected and life-changing experiences. Lisa Edelstein (House) plays the wife, Abby, and Paul Adelstein (Private Practice) plays Jake, the husband. Both star as the couple getting a divorce because he cheated on her with a hot young model who is pregnant with his baby. Along the way we watch Abby rediscover her mojo and start a fabulous career as a successful novelist – writing about he life post-divorce. The side characters have amazing power-women careers without being in-your-face-obnoxious, and the characters are layered and interesting.

This is the show that got away. We passed over it in favour of more popular shows, but now they’re on hiatus, we’re binge watching it with abandon at weekends. I never really liked shows about divorce until the comedies started rolling in. However, this one is rumoured to be cancelled after Season 4 or 5 at the time of writing. Got to Bravo to catch up now.

THE GIRLFRIEND EXPERIENCE

This popped up on Amazon Prime which I subscribe to. It’s a delightful tale about a woman who is a high-end Escort, and the clients she ‘works’ with. TV series based on Steven Soderbergh’s 2009 movie, which centered on the life of a New York call girl. Thirteen good episodes, with a Season 2 slated for 2018 at the time of writing.

YOUNGER

After being mistaken for younger than she really is, a single mother decides to take the chance to reboot her career and her love life as a 26-year old. It’s a thirty-minute comedy about a woman reinventing her life as a 26-year-old Assistant to an Editor at a Publishing house in New York. She’s in the middle of divorcing her husband, and takes on the challenge of dating younger men, while raising a daughter going off to College. It’s comedic in that the situations she gets into and has to get out of without anyone realising she’s actually in her forties are complicating her life, but she’s on such a high that she can’t come clean to anyone. The shows’ creator is none other than Darren Star, renowned for his brilliant previous series such as Sex and the City, Beverley Hills 90210, and Melrose Place. Head over to the TVLand channel and check it out.