Leah Remini: Scientology And The Aftermath (A&E)

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Leah Remini: Scientology And The Aftermath (A&E) – Starts 29th November – Renewed

Much to the annoyance of the Church of Scientology, actress and former member Leah Remini interviews ex-church members revealing the practises performed within the church and how it has affected the families involved.

The show covers a lot of what has already been shown in documentaries such as Going Clear, My Scientology Movie and the Panorama specials, interviewing people that have appeared in the aforementioned, and not really uncovering much that hasn’t been revealed before.

If you’ve watched any of the other Scientology programmes it doesn’t really add anything to what’s been said before, and is a bit disappointing considering it’s being made by someone that spent 30 years in the church.

4.8/10

Going Si-Ral (A&E)

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Going Si-Ral (A&E) – Starts 23rd November

Hosted by the old one with the big beard and the boss with the big beard from Duck Dynasty, they go through showing some clips off the internet and poorly narrating what they see.

To mix it up they then get three members of there family to guess which clip had the most views, and a section where the old fella looks confused and answers emailed questions.

Even for clips shows this is scraping the barrel.

1.4/10

The Killing Season (A&E)

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The Killing Season (A&E) – Starts 12th November

Docu-series where two documentarians look into the unsolved 2010 Long Island Serial Killer murders. As they go through the case, they link up with the website Websleuths and get in contact with a german profiler who has been looking into the murders and deduced that there was more than one killer.

Along with using the info the german gives them, they meet the victims families piecing together the final hours, assessing the crime scenes and looking into some of the online home detectives theories of the case.

It’s a solid documentary, where the makers slowly get more involved in the proceedings as it goes along. Well worth a watch.

6.0/10

Live PD (A&E)

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Live PD (A&E) – Starts 28th October

A solid 1 hour 25 minutes of live footage where 6 different police squads are followed by camera crews as they do their job of mostly answering calls where nothing much happens. As the standard police work happens the host and two experts in the studio try and jazz up the footage and give explanations on what’s being shown.

It’s like an episode of Cops if they showed the dullest moments, topped of with no resolutions and a shedload of assumptions.

Unbelievably dull.

2.0/10

Black & White (A&E)

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Black & White (A&E) – Starts 27th July

Comedy show that covers the plentiful race issues of America, in it there’s a roundup of the more dubious things found in the media, a few sketches and a couple of chats with comedians from different backgrounds.

Like any talk based comedy show it’ll be hit and miss depending on the guests, and that follows though to the sketches and bits with the public.

3.4/10

Streets of Compton (A&E)

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Streets of Compton (A&E) – Starts 9th June – Miniseries

The Game narrates a documentary on Compton, where it shows who the city changed from the 60’s with the arrival of black families into the communtity where racist white gangs formed, through to the inception of the crips and bloods and past through the 90’s LA riots onto how they city is in present day.

Along with show how the city has changed it goes into detail about how actors, musicians and sports people and come out of the city and become globally recognised as well as showing how other residents have been affected by the rising drug problem through the ages.

It an interesting watch, which when talking about the music aspect is reminiscent of the Kendrick Lamar episode of Noisey.

6.0/10

The First 48: Bad Company (A&E)

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The First 48 Hours: Bad Company (A&E) – Starts 14th May

Another spinoff of After The First 48 Hours this follows two teams of detectives investigating murder cases, and shows the detectives breaking down the crime scene looking for evidence and interviewing witnesses and potential suspects to find the perpetrators.

It’s a run-of-the-mill reality cop show, that unlike Killing Fields, just briefly recaps everything they do and and have anything substantial to view.

2.5/10