The Weekly List (20-26 November)

New and returning world dramas

The Ibiza Affair S1/LS Sky Atlantic 19/11/2021
Light the Night S1 Netflix 26/11/2021

New and returning British and US dramas

Abby’s S1 Peacock 16/11/2021 [*]
Council of Dads S1 Peacock 16/11/2021 [*]
Difficult People S1-3 Peacock 16/11/2021 [*]
Rutherford Falls S1 Peacock 16/11/2021 [*]
Saved by the Bell S1 Peacock 16/11/2021 [*]
The Village S1 Peacock 16/11/2021 [*]
Power Book II: Ghost S2 StarzPlay 21/11/2021
Masters of the Universe: Revelation P2 Netflix 23/11/2021
Hanna S3 Amazon 24/11/2021
Marvel’s Hawkeye S1 Disney+ 24/11/2021 [*]
The Outpost S4 Syfy 24/11/2021
True Story S1/LS Netflix 24/11/2021 [*]
F is for Family S5 Netflix 25/11/2021
The 100 S7 E4 26/11/2021

For shows marked with a [*] scroll down the page for more details and links to trailers where available.

Continuing subtitled dramas (TV only)

Partisan S1 Channel 4 Sun + Mon Ep. 1 & 2 (of 5) (TV Premiere after online premiere on 19/11)
Valley of Tears S1 More4 Fri Ep. 7 & 8 (of 10)

Other continuing world dramas (First run TV only)

Departure S2 Sky Witness Mon Ep. 4 (of 6)
Sort Of S1 Sky Comedy Thu Ep. 5 & 6 (of 8)

New and returning world dramas – details

The Ibiza Affair S1/LS Sky Atlantic 19/11/2021
Drama uncovering what led to the fateful meeting between politicians Heinz-Christian Strache and Johann Gudenus in 2017. Sky Original series from Austria.

Light the Night S1 Netflix 26/11/2021
In the red light district of 1980s Taipei, women at a popular Japanese night club navigate jealousy, heartbreak, friendship and love. Netflix Original series from Taiwan.

A reminder, if you’re not a member already, that we have a Facebook group with discussion threads set up for you to discuss these shows and many other world dramas.

New British and US scripted shows – details

*The bulk of this week’s list stems from last weeks UK launch of Peacock. Peacock is NBCUniversal’s streaming service in the US. It is currently available in the UK (different content to the US as is always the way with these things) via Sky – seemingly via the Catch-up section rather than Box sets which presumably means you can access it even if you don’t currently pay extra for Box Sets. I do pay for Box sets so can’t personally verify the availability of shows for those who don’t.

Abby’s S1 Peacock 16/11/2021
From the producers of “The Good Place” comes a hilariously aspirational new comedy about the best bar in San Diego, home to good prices, great company and of course, Abby! This unlicensed, makeshift bar nestled in her backyard is the opposite of everything annoying about today’s party scene. There are rules at Abby’s: no cell phones, not even to “look something up,” earning a seat at the bar takes time, and losing a challenge means drinking a limey, sugary “not-beer” drink. As the oddball cast of regulars will tell you, hanging out at Abby’s is a coveted honor. But once you’re in, you’re family. All 10 episodes of the NBC sitcom from 2019.

Council of Dads S1 Peacock 16/11/2021
Family takes on a different meaning in this transformative and inspirational new drama when Scott Perry, a loving father of five, has his entire life’s plan thrown into upheaval by an unexpected health scare. He calls on a few of his most trusted friends to step in as back-up dads to help guide and support his growing family – just in case he ever can’t be there to do it himself. There’s Anthony, Scott’s oldest and most loyal friend; Larry, his tough-love AA sponsor; and Oliver, his dedicated doctor and wife’s dearest friend. Together, they discover that there’s more to being a father than anyone could do alone – and more to being a family than they ever thought possible. All 10 episodes of the NBC drama from 2020.

Difficult People S1-3 Peacock 16/11/2021
From executive producer Amy Poehler comes “Difficult People,” a comedy starring Billy Eichner and Julie Klausner as two struggling comedians in New York City who hate just about everything in the world except each other. As their personal and professional lives fail to meet their expectations, these aspiring comics take out their frustrations on everyone around them. Their typically irreverent and delightfully mean-spirited behavior often lands them in some very awkward situations. All 3 seasons (28 episodes) of the 2015-17 comedy – which was a Hulu Original in the US.

Rutherford Falls S1 Peacock 16/11/2021
“Rutherford Falls” is a comedy about two lifelong best friends, Nathan Rutherford (Ed Helms) and Reagan Wells (Jana Schmieding), who find themselves at a crossroads – quite literally – when their sleepy town gets an unexpected wakeup call.

Saved by the Bell S1 Peacock 16/11/2021
A follow-up series to the 1990s sitcom. A group of California low-income high school students are transferred to Pacific Palisades’ wealthy Bayside High, following a program by California Governor Zack Morris.

The Village S1 Peacock 16/11/2021
Welcome to The Village, an apartment building in Brooklyn that appears like any other from the outside – but is quite unique inside. The people who reside here have built a bonded family of friends and neighbors. Sarah’s a nurse and single mom raising a creative teen; Gabe’s a young law student who just got a much older and unexpected roommate; Ava must secure the future of her young, US-born son when ICE comes knocking; Nick’s a veteran who’s just returned from war; and the heart and soul of the building, Ron and Patricia, have captivating tales all their own. These are the hopeful, heartwarming and challenging stories of life that prove family is everything, even if it’s the one you make with the people around you. All 10 episodes of the NBC drama from 2019.

Marvel’s Hawkeye S1 Disney+ 24/11/2021
Series based on the Marvel Comics superhero Hawkeye, centering on the adventures of Young Avenger, Kate M. Bishop, who took on the role after the original Avenger, Clint Barton.

True Story S1/LS Netflix 24/11/2021
A world-famous comedian desperately searches for a way out after a night in Philadelphia with his brother threatens to sabotage more than his success.

A reminder, if you’re not a member already, that we have a Facebook group where you can discuss any & all of the new and returning shows this week or any other scripted TV shows you care to mention.

Subtitled film premieres (BBC, Channel 4 & Film 4 only)

None this week.

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