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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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Dates
CW
Thursdays
9 PM ET

Deustchland 83
Sundance
Wednesdays
11 PM ET

Hannibal
NBC
Thursdays
10 PM ET

HUMANS
AMC
Sundays
9 PM ET

Maron
IFC
Thursdays
10 PM ET

Mr. Robot
USA
Wednesdays
10 PM ET

Ray Donovan
Showtime
Sundays
9 PM ET 

Rectify
Sundance
Thursdays
9 PM ET

True Detective
HBO
Sundays
9 PM ET

Welcome to Sweden
NBC
Sundays
8 PM ET


 
 
2015
Aug
2
 
 
It would be nigh unto impossible for Downton Abbey to overstay its welcome on PBS. Over the years it's become the network's most popular series ever, as executives are quick to note. But now the days of reckoning are beckoning...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2015
Aug
2
 
 
The group of “synths” with human emotions, on the run since this series began, has never been more divided, or more in danger. But all is not lost, now that they’ve found a human sympathizer in scientist George Millican, played with such touching weariness, and wariness, by William Hurt. Humans treads on very familiar sci-fi soil, but with much more humanity, and detail to character, than most.
 
 
 
  
 
 
2015
Aug
2
 
 
I’ve been waiting, quite patiently, for this second season of True Detective to evolve and show its true colors, and true quality. But last week’s episode, which ended with Rachel McAdams’ Ani going undercover as a prostitute, and escaping an exclusive and kinky party while under the influence of a mind-altering drug, didn’t advance either the story or the character enough to impress. And since this is the penultimate episode of this rebooted Season 2, with the finale arr
 
 
 
  
 
 
2015
Aug
2
 
 
Last week’s episode ended with Ray (Liev Schreiber) managing to free his brother Terry (Eddie Marsan) from prison. Ray did it, though, by entering a sort of prison of his own, and signing himself on as a full-time employee of sinister multi-millionaire Malcolm Finney (Ian McShane,so superb in HBO’s Deadwood) and his flinty daughter, Paige (Katie Holmes, pictured, getting a chance here to play much tougher than usual).
 
 
 
  
 
 
2015
Aug
2
 
 
The jump-ahead-a-few-years trick that propelled this new season of Masters of Sex has allowed the writers not only to get more quickly to the publication of the controversial Masters & Johnson study, but also to reconfigure the love lives and situations of its primary and secondary characters. Last week we learned the face of Beau Bridges’ closeted professor, Barton Scully – and tonight, we revisit Barton’s ex-wife, played so tenderly by Allison Janney. And this year (or in
 
 
 
  
 
 
2015
Aug
1
 
 
Tonight’s episode follows first responders as they deal with several emergencies – ones that, by coincidence, hit a little too close to home for our immediate and extended TVWW family. There’s a boy who’s running for a school bus when he’s hit by a motorist (Eric, don’t watch this), a motorcyclist who’s pinned under an SUV (Ron, don’t watch this), and a pregnant woman with a very traumatic labor (Kristin, don’t watch this). Everybody else, th
 
 
 
  
 
 
2015
Aug
1
 
 
In tonight’s episode, Will and Hannibal meet again – and Jannibal, once again, gets into Will’s head. Only this time, a bit less literally…
 
 
 
  
 
 
2015
Jul
31
 
 
SERIES PREMIERE: This eight-episode prequel series is based on a 2001 movie comedy that, at the time, earned only $295,000 at the box office – but since became a cult favorite for fans of a certain generation (i.e., the generation after mine). The concocters of the original, Michael Showalter and David Wain, enticed all the original actors – many of them now major stars, such as Paul Rudd, Bradley Cooper, Elizabeth Banks and Amy Schumer – to return for a Netflix prequel. So the
 
 
 
  
 
 
2015
Jul
30
 
 
Tonight’s new dates feature more returning characters, who haven’t given up on dating entirely yet. In the first of this evening’s two episodes, Stephen and Mia (Ben Chaplin, Oona Chaplin) agree to meet for another date – but she’s a no-show, leading to another dating adventure entirely. And in the second episode, Jenny (Sheridan Smith) decides to try, try again, and go out on another date with a guy she met online: this time, a guy named Christian (Andrew Scott), w
 
 
 
  
 
 
2015
Jul
30
 
 
Tonight’s new episode is called “Terrorism at Home and Abroad” – and it’s kind of amazing, when you start tallying up all of the domestic and international terrorist incidents that occurred in the Seventies, how frequent and brazen they were. And it’s all recounted here, from the kidnaping of Patty Hearst by the Symbionese Liberation Army to the rash of airline hijackings that led to intensified airport security, and from dozens of bombings by the anti-war Wea
 
 
 
  
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

This Day in TV History

 
 
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Drunk History: Seasons 1 and 2

Take history experts, ply them with lots of alcohol, take the soundtrack of their sloshy, often erratic discussions of their subject, have A-list talent lip-synch and perform the whole thing in costume, and what have you got? Drunk History, of course. Conceived and hosted by Derek Waters (who is usually pouring by the tall glass for the narrators), DH is a recurring TVWW guilty pleasure and leads viewers across the country to learn the inebriated history of American cities, including Chicago, Detroit and Hollywood. (The tale of Mary Dyer against the Massachusetts Quakers starring Winona Ryder and Michael Cera is gold.) 18 episodes here, including outtakes, extended scenes and “Sober Reveals," all under $15 at Amazon. —Eric Gould

 

 
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