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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 our TV We're Watching page for these and other shows on our DVRs right now...



Black Mirror
Netflix
Streaming

The Chi
Showtime
Sundays
10 PM ET

Damnation
USA
Tuesdays
10 PM ET

The Good Place
NBC
Thursdays
8:30 PM ET

Full Frontal with Samantha Bee
TBS
Wednesdays
10:30 PM ET

Happy
Syfy
Wednesdays

The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel
Amazon Prime

Philip K. Dick's Electric Dreams
Amazon Prime
Streaming

Somebody Feed Phil
Netflix
Streaming

The X-Files
Fox
Wednesdays
8 PM ET 
 
 
2018
Jan
13
 
 
The Breaking Bad 10-year celebratory marathon continues this weekend, and today, we’re up to Season 3, Episode 12. That’s the episode called “Half Measures,” a pivotal installment in the behavior and motivations, of both Bryan Cranston’s Walter White and Aaron Paul’s Jesse Pinkman. And it’s an episode that makes room for some colorful small supporting characters, such as Hooker Wendy (pictured) and Mike the Cleaner, and also some major supporting players
 
 
 
  
 
 
2018
Jan
12
 
 
SERIES PREMIERE: This new anthology series is along the lines of Black Mirror, but because all stories are inspired by the works of Philip K. Dick, the original author should get credit for getting there first. Dick, after all, is the writer whose stories led to the movies Blade Runner and Total Recall, and the recent Amazon series The Man in the High Castle. This new series is part Twilight Zone, part Outer Limits – and, like Black Mirror, is best when it stresses both character and techn
 
 
 
  
 
 
2018
Jan
12
 
 
SERIES PREMIERE: A sort of sequel to Phil Rosenthal’s PBS travel and food-sampling series, I’ll Have What Phil’s Having, this new Netflix series provides the same tasty and friendly stew with all the same loving ingredients as his previous show. The executive producer of Everybody Loves Raymond knows how to be, and find, funny, and wherever he goes, he finds warm meals, and even warmer people. If you need another series to make you feel good and calm, and have run out of episod
 
 
 
  
 
 
2018
Jan
11
 
 
All of Season 1 of The Good Place was a treat, and a trick. Since the start of its current Season 2, The Good Place has been one reboot after another, each one a delight. Last week’s episode, the first new one of 2018, ended by throwing yet another curveball, with Ted Danson’s Michael saving the very people he’d been called upon to torture for eternity. And now, he’s been told to scrap his just-abandoned experimental alternate hell neighborhood – but that’s wh
 
 
 
  
 
 
2018
Jan
10
 
 
The second episode of this new season (Season 11) of The X-Files features one of the characters from the show’s short-lived spinoff series, The Lone Gunmen. The character is Richard “Ringo” Langly, the actor is Dean Haglund, and the episode is called “This.” And what is “This” about? Basically, it’s about an alternate, artificially created universe where a person’s consciousness can be kept alive, indefinitely. It’s the same sci-fi plot
 
 
 
  
 
 
2018
Jan
10
 
 
So if you are just returning from vacation, and re-entering the real world and its attendant headlines, scandals, and tweets, what have you missed? Tonight, in this new episode, Sister Sam Explains It All for You…
 
 
 
  
 
 
2018
Jan
9
 
 
MIDSEASON PREMIERE: NBC’s most popular dramatic series is back, with new episodes, for 2018. The broadcast networks are calling this kind of thing a “midseason premiere,” presumably because it takes less time and space to say than “returning, finally, with fresh episodes after a long holiday, pre-holiday and post-holiday string of reruns.”  
 
 
 
  
 
 
2018
Jan
8
 
 
DOCUMENTARY PREMIERE: Well, it’s the U.S. premiere, anyway: The Last Five Years, a follow-up by filmmaker Francis Whately’s other Bowie documentary, Live Years, premiered in the U.K. a year ago. But here it is, and for Bowie fans, undoubtedly it will be worth the wait. Whereas Five Years was about five key, non-consecutive years in the singer-songwriter-actor’s career, The Last Five Years is a sequential study of the five years before his 2016 death. And it’s a prolific f
 
 
 
  
 
 
2018
Jan
7
 
 
MIDSEASON PREMIERE: This newest incarnation of the Star Trek franchise resumes tonight on CBS Access – the network’s subscription streaming site, and for now still the only way to see these episodes. After a lengthy hiatus, Star Trek: Discovery returns, on a weekly basis, with tonight’s new episode directed by Jonathan Frakes, one of the stars of a previous series in the TV canon, Star Trek: The Next Generation.
 
 
 
  
 
 
2018
Jan
7
 
 
SERIES PREMIERE: Lena Waithe, who co-wrote the Emmy-winning “Thanksgiving” episode of Master of None with Aziz Ansari, created this new Showtime series, which looks at modern-day South Side Chicago through the eyes of a handful of its everyday citizens – children, teens and adults. The opening hour starts with a bike ride through the neighborhood, and by the end of the hour, you’ll have a hard time forgetting the biker. And other characters make their marks, too, just str
 
 
 
  
 
 
 
 
 
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Actor Kirk Douglas was recently honored at the Golden Globes and was again applauded for his role in ending the Hollywood Blacklist, hiring then-exiled screenwriter Dalton Trumbo — one of many accused communist-aligned Hollywood writers — to write the screenplay for SpartacusThis 2007 documentary recounts Trumbo’s fall as one of the most renowned writers of his day to spending the next ten years sending scripts from Mexico under pseudonyms. Joan Allen, Liam Neeson and David Strathaim contribute readings and help paint a riveting portrait of a writer committed to his principles and art under the most enormous pressure imaginable. At Amazon for $14. (The 2015 feature about Trumbo starring Breaking Bad’s Bryan Cranston is here, for $10.–Eric Gould