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Welcome to TV We're Watching (yes, another TVWW!), a handy, but by no means comprehensive list of weekly shows we enjoy watching – and that are in rotation right now. And on our DVRs. (Check out the full list -- not all shows are featured in the thumbnails. –TVWW.)

TV WE'RE WATCHING

  
   Visit TV We're Watching for these and other shows on
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The Affair
Showtime
Sundays
10 PM ET

Dr. Who
BBC America
Saturdays
9 PM ET

The Good Wife
CBS
Sundays
9 PM ET

The Graham Norton Show
BBC America
Saturdays
11 PM ET

Homeland
Showtime
Sundays
9 PM ET

Jane the Virgin
CW
Mondays
9 PM ET

Last Week Tonight with John Oliver
HBO
Sundays
11 PM ET

Parenthood
NBC
Thursdays
10 PM ET

Parts Unknown
CNN
Sundays
9 PM ET

The Walking Dead
AMC
Sundays
9 PM ET
 
 
2014
Oct
30
 
 
SEASON PREMIERE: Holmes and Watson are back, but Kitty’s here, too. And if you Sherlock Holmes fans remember a certain Baskerville hound much more than you do a character named Kitty, here’s a fun flashback of sorts. And this Kitty is played by Ophelia Lovibond, who sounds like a character Sir Arthur Conan Doyle might have concocted on his own. Then again, so does the star of PBS’s Sherlock import, Benedict Cumberbatch. Lucy Liu, Jonny Lee Miller stars.
 
 
 
  
 
 
2014
Oct
30
 
 
Things are moving kind of slowly on this show as it plays out its final season. First Zeek (Craig T. Nelson) is barely getting around after his “episode,” and now his son Crosby (Dax Shepard) is fretting about slow times at the Luncheonette. Too little music coming out, too few musicians coming in…
 
 
 
  
 
 
2014
Oct
29
 
 
Part 2 of 2. This show’s creepy two-part Halloween episode continues, with Wes Bentley continuing his guest role as the menacing Edward Mordrake. He’s come to claim some bodies for Halloween, even if they aren’t dead yet. And chances are, given this show’s track record, he’ll succeed in his quest.
 
 
 
  
 
 
2014
Oct
28
 
 
This look at the history of Isis is written and produced by Martin Smith, who, over the years with Frontline, has more than earned the right to take on controversial subjects and follow his reporting no matter where it leads. Here, once again, he does just that. Check local listings.  
 
 
 
  
 
 
2014
Oct
28
 
 
This now qualifies, I’m pretty sure, as the most violent show on television. Last week Bobby (Mark Boone Junior), one of the only remaining sympathetic characters on the series, had his eye scooped out by his heartless captors. That eye was sent, along with a video, to Jax and company – and guess what? Jax is out for revenge, which has turned out to be his new default mode.
 
 
 
  
 
 
2014
Oct
27
 
 
Six episodes in, and Gotham has solidified its early promise as one of the few new fall series worth a pledge of allegiance. It’s been clever, and visually stylish, from the start, and tonight’s episode continues the slow roll-out of familiar story lines and characters. Tonight, for example, a villain known as The Goat targets Gotham City’s privileged one-percenters – and one of them, young Bruce Wayne, defiantly decides not to run for cover.
 
 
 
  
 
 
2014
Oct
27
 
 
Poor Jane has found herself pregnant in an unusual, if not exactly miraculous, way, despite still being a virgin. But in this week’s episode, she suggests a change to her personal status – and not just on her Facebook profile. After what’s happened to her with the accidental artificial insemination, she makes an offer to her boyfriend that she’s previously withheld on principle: “Let’s have sex.” But if he agrees, the show may have to change its title. G
 
 
 
  
 
 
2014
Oct
26
 
 
It seemed as though our hardy band of heroes, by escaping their cannibal captors, destroying the villains’ headquarters and spreading out into the woods, had gotten a leg up on their adversaries. But by the end of last week’s episode, just the opposite proved to be true: the bad guys had resurfaced, with an appetite for vengeance and more – while one of our favorite characters woke up to find himself not a leg up – but one leg down. Grisly. And gristly.
 
 
 
  
 
 
2014
Oct
26
 
 
Homeland threw another curve at viewers last week, revealing that the pivot point of this season’s central plot – the accidental killing of Pakistani civilians at a wedding during the targeting of a high-ranking terrorist on the CIA’s kill list – may, like the embarrassing international incident itself, may be rife with bad intelligence. As in: the dead terrorist may not be dead after all, which leads to all sorts of other questions about who’s deceiving whom.
 
 
 
  
 
 
2014
Oct
26
 
 
What a beautiful ending to last week’s show: Alicia (Julianna Margulies) takes to the podium, in front of the press, to announce her candidacy, while husband Peter (Chris Noth) arrives at the last minute to stand by her side. It was a role-reversal image of how The Good Wife started back in 2009 – and the episode ended with the media covering the press conference jumping all over that contrasting pair of images. It was a reminder of how far Alicia has come – and, at the same ti
 
 
 
  
 
 
 
 
 
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The barrel is back. Issued as a limited release following the 2013 conclusion, the Breaking Bad complete series is back in the collector’s “money barrel” set. There are six graphically-themed cases inside, which include 55 hours of special features from all seasons, a two-hour documentary, the Los Pollos Hermanos apron and a commemorative challenge coin designed by Vince Gilligan. This is the ultimate collection for those who want to return to total immersion in the series. Available for 30% off at Amazon on October 28. –Eric Gould