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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
20
 
 
So far, so good. How long can Gotham keep up its pace and mood, much less its tension, while staying far away from any of the costumed villains, and heroes, we know from the iconic DC Comics? At this rate, for quite a while. Even Oswald Cobblepot, the future Penguin, is taking his time choosing sides and career paths – and writing his personal enemies’ list. But tonight, he does a bit more of all of that.
 
 
 
  
 
 
2014
Oct
20
 
 
After last week’s well-received premiere, Gina Rodriguez and the rest of this show’s stars have reason to celebrate. And tonight they do – but in character, as Jane (Rodriguez) decides to go ahead with her very, very unplanned pregnancy.
 
 
 
  
 
 
2014
Oct
19
 
 
After last year’s stunningly strong season, The Good Wife was in danger of falling into a slump. No such bad luck. This season has been another absolute delight, serving up one entertaining and unexpected conflict after another. And tonight, here comes another one: Alicia (Julianna Margulies) heads into court and finds an unexpected adversary as the opposing counsel: the quirky but very effective Elsbeth (played by Carrie Preston). Now that Preston’s run on HBO’s True Blood is
 
 
 
  
 
 
2014
Oct
19
 
 
Last week’s season opener was so intense, I was watching nervously, truly worried about the fate of some of my favorite characters. Well, they made it through last week’s gauntlet – but today is another day, and Rick and company are back where they started in Season 1: wandering the outskirts of the city, exposed and very, very vulnerable.
 
 
 
  
 
 
2014
Oct
18
 
 
Jenna Coleman’s Clara is back at center stage tonight, and even more than usual – because she and the Doctor (Peter Capaldi) are separated, requiring her to figure out a way to save the day, and maybe even him, armed with nothing more – but nothing less – than his sonic screwdriver.
 
 
 
  
 
 
2014
Oct
18
 
 
Tracy Smith reports on a case that sounds like an episode of a scripted crime series: A married college swimming coach named Kristen Cunnane, becoming increasingly tormented by flashbacks of sexual abuse she suffered at the hands of her female gym teacher in high school more than a decade earlier, decides to confront the memory – and her abuser. She goes to the police, carries a tape recorder to the “reunion” – and the rest of the story, which becomes increasingly and dis
 
 
 
  
 
 
2014
Oct
17
 
 
In a same-week repeat of Monday’s episode, Jim Gordon gets closer to the truth about the seediness pervading Gotham – but farther away from his wife, after a tense argument. Meanwhile, the seductive and evil Mooney opens her nightclub to auditions, because she’s seeking a seductive and evil minion of her own. It was TV worth watching Monday, and the same goes for Friday.
 
 
 
  
 
 
2014
Oct
17
 
 
SEASON FINALE: This compelling, hit-the-ground-running series – the first genuine quality hit from Cinemax – completes its first season, with a momentum that ought to carry it easily into Season 2. For a full review of the series, see Eric Gould’s Cold Light Reader.
 
 
 
  
 
 
2014
Oct
17
 
 
Bill Maher’s guests tonight are of secondary importance. The real headline is how he’ll handle recent headlines in his monologue – not headlines about the Ebola virus, or the latest midterm election tactics, but headlines related to his most recent Real Time show. That’s the one in which Ben Affleck took umbrage to remarks by author Sam Harris and by Maher himself, leading to a very heated discussion about Muslims and bigotry. This is one live monologue that will have lot
 
 
 
  
 
 
2014
Oct
16
 
 
Part 1. It’s the first part of the season finale, and for this major, time-consuming competition, Heidi Klum and Tim Gunn take the Final Four contestants somewhere special for inspiration – to Rome. And it’s a tough competition: in Rome, as in fashion, one day you’re in, and the next day, you’re fuori.
 
 
 
  
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

This Day in TV History

 
 
 TV WWorth Buying
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Breaking Bad: The Complete Series 2014 Barrel [Blu-ray]

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