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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.)

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Boston EMS
ABC
Saturdays
10 PM ET

Dates
CW
Thursdays
9 PM ET

Key and Peele
Comedy Central
Wednesdays
10 PM ET

Last Week Tonight with John Olliver
HBO
Sundays
11 PM ET

Masters of Sex
Showtime
Sundays
10 PM ET

POV
PBS
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Public Morals
TNT
Tuesdays
10 PM ET 

Ray Donovan
Showtime
Sundays
9 PM ET

Show Me a Hero
HBO
Sundays
8 PM ET

Welcome to Sweden
NBC
Sundays
8 PM ET
 
 
2015
Aug
30
 
 
MINISERIES FINALE: The final two hours of David Simon’s six-part miniseries are shown tonight – and with a conclusion that’s well worth the wait, and will linger with you long afterward. Oscar Isaac stars.
 
 
 
  
 
 
2015
Aug
30
 
 
Last week’s series premiere of this prequel companion series to The Walking Dead introduced the major protagonist (a high school guidance counselor, played by Kim Dickens from Deadwood and Treme), but ended at a tense point with some zombie action about to happen. Tonight, the story continues – and even though the zombie and death count are low at this point, it’s a very clever spin on the Dead story to begin with its non-infected characters still obsessed about missed appointm
 
 
 
  
 
 
2015
Aug
30
 
 
Last week’s episode included an amazingly staged scene that had Masters and Johnson visiting a zoo, in hopes of getting a lethargic giant ape to rekindle his sex drive – and they found an eye-opening method of inspiring the surly simian to approach the gorilla his dreams. Many other sexual dysfunctions were addressed in that episode, but the rest of them were totally human. As are the characters in this well-written, superbly acted show. Lizzy Caplan, Michael Sheen star.
 
 
 
  
 
 
2015
Aug
29
 
 
SERIES FINALE: Mads Mikkelsen, as Hannibal Lecter, gets his last meal, so to speak, in tonight’s episode. It’s the final episode of Hannibal, which, to this point, has neither been renewed by NBC nor rescued by Netflix, Hulu or any other streaming service. So even though the story of the Hannibal in the movies kept going in sequels, this looks like the end of the road for the TV cannibal killer. For Hannibal the Cannibal, it must be bitter news to swallow.
 
 
 
  
 
 
2015
Aug
28
 
 
SERIES PREMIERE: Today on Netflix, the entire first season of Narcos is available for streaming. It’s the story, based on actual events but strongly fictionalized, about the rise of cocaine in the 1970s – and, in particular, the rise of ruthless drug kingpin Pablo Escobar. “Pablo says the gringos will fall in love with this sh**,” one of his couriers tells another the first time a packet of the white powder makes its way to Miami. Brazilian actor Wagner Moura plays Escoba
 
 
 
  
 
 
2015
Aug
28
 
 
Tonight’s scheduled lineup includes one very high-profile guest – though not as high profile as he might hope, according to recent political polls. The guest? Former Pennsylvania Sen. Rick Santorum, a candidate in the Republican presidential contest.
 
 
 
  
 
 
2015
Aug
27
 
 
This Denis Leary series already has introduced Kelly Bishop as the mom of Leary’s over-the-hill former rock star. Tonight, the Broadway musical-theater veteran gets to show off her singing ability, performing a new number written by longtime Leary collaborator Peter Tolan. And somehow, it all has something to do with Mary Poppins…
 
 
 
  
 
 
2015
Aug
27
 
 
LAST-MINUTE CHANGE: Fewer than 10 hours before tonight's Dronez episode of Documentary Now was set to premiere, IFC announced that it would be replaced by another episode, starring Fred Armisen as a simple-minded Inuit in a spoof of Nanook of the North. The reason for the change? The previously scheduled episode, a spoof of Vice featuring Jack Black as a guerrilla news organization that sends its reporters into harm's way, had more than one scene in which a TV news crew is shot dead while on ass
 
 
 
  
 
 
2015
Aug
26
 
 
In tonight’s episode, one of the sketches involves a “tickle game” that gets out of control. Nothing I can write to describe the skit in any more detail would do it justice, or keep me from offending somebody. So just watch, please.
 
 
 
  
 
 
2015
Aug
26
 
 
SEASON FINALE: Last week’s episode, like the one before that and the one before that, served up an emotional game-changer of the highest level. But last week’s was a doozy: One week after we learned who the title character really was, we learned who he wasn’t. Or, at least, when and where he wasn’t. So what’s left tonight? More bending of reality – and, given this show’s penchant for puzzling cliffhangers, probably a season-ending finale to keep us buzzi
 
 
 
  
 
 
 
 
 
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The Knick: Season 1

It’s seldom that a new DVD is released and TVWW immediately puts it up for recommendation. But in the case of Cinemax’s Season 1 of The Knick, it’s an easy choice. Director Steven Soderbergh’s examination of medical progress at the turn of the 20th century in New York City is as revelatory as it is gruesome. Not for the squeamish, The Knick (fictional Knickerbocker Hospital) shows the wretched trial and error that gave birth to modern surgery techniques, all through the brilliant and often brutal works of Dr. John Thackery (Clive Owen), who crashes his way through scientific breakthroughs and his own demonic cocaine addiction. The Knick is often an intense, unsettling experience. But with Soderbergh’s mashup of historical set pieces, modern camera work and pulsing electronic soundtrack, it’s one of television’s true works of art. At Amazon for $16.99 —Eric Gould



 
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