A hooded figure rows ashore in the rain. That same figure digs in the earth before he stands and we see James Keziah Delaney – though we don’t learn his name just yet. Next he enters a room in which is laid out a corpse with coins over its eyes – which he takes and leaves.
In the series premiere of Taboo (FX, Tuesdays, 10/9C), we learn that Delaney, who was thought long since dead, has just arrived from Africa – in time for his father’s funeral, and in time to claim his father’s legacy. That legacy is an apparently useless piece of land off the west coast of North America – Nootka Sound.
TNT’s new crime series, Good Behavior (Tuesdays, 9/8C), is based on Blake Crouch’s (Wayward Pines) Letty Dobesh stories – the misadventures of an ex-con addict who winds up working with an international assassin.
Timeless kicks off with a bold move:Garcia Flynn (Goran Visnjic) a terrorist steals a time machine and heads back to the day the Hindenburg crashed. Three people – a historian, Lucy Preston (Abigail Spencer) a Delta Force soldier, Wyatt Logan (Matt Lanter) and a pilot, Rufus Carlin (Malcolm Barrett) – are send back to stop him. They are not completely successful.
This week on Lucifer (Mondays, 9/8C): After a lovely, mischievous season premiere in which we met Lucifer’s mum in the last scene, this week we get to see if she’s the celestial ball of savagery Lucifer thinks she is.
Liar, Liar, Slutty Dress On Fire shows us how Mum arrived on this mortal coil – after first showing us a few other arrivals (all looking for Lucifer). Needless to say, her arrival involves a murder that Lucifer is sure she committed.
Triumph’s Summer Election Special 2016 is best described as Don Rickles vs. politics – politics loses.
The one-hour special, now streaming on Hulu, takes a look at the Republican and Democratic National conventions and their nominees from the point of view of a ticked off, cigar-chomping pooch – Triumph the Insult Comic Dog. It’s crude – sometimes beyond belief – but smart and surprisingly incisive. Also crude. Let’s not forget about the crude. (The Donald won’t!)
If you love the films of Steven Spielberg and John Carpenter, or the books (and filmic adaptations) of Stephen King, then you might very well love Netflix’s new series, Stranger Things.
This a story of a boy who goes missing after a day of Dungeons & Dragons and the efforts of his best friends and mother to find him. It’s a story that starts out looking like it a might be supernatural thriller then quickly becomes a science fiction adventure. It hangs on a plot that’s reminiscent of E.T. The Extraterrestrial, but references The Thing, Poltergeist and other films in fresh new ways.
The second season of Killjoys gets off to a rollicking start with Dutch and the Real Girl – Dutch and Johnny learn there’s a unique twist required to save Davin (whom we last saw in Khlyen’s base on Arkyn).