The Cromarties (USA)

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The Cromarties (USA) – Premieres 9th November

A reality show that follows former NFL player Antonio Cromartie his wife and their six kids as they go about their daily business. In it the show mainly follows Antonio as he’s given a task to do for the family now that he’s is without a club and his wife is heavily pregnant.

In between him doing some mundane stuff there’s the usual reality show couch interviews where everyone in the family gets to talk about whats going on. Then at the end whatever has been asked to do is done and goes off without a hitch much to their delight. It’s some properly forgettable stuff.

1.1/10

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Damnation (USA)

Damnation

Damnation (USA) – Premieres 7th November

A western set during the depression of the 1930’s, where Seth, the local preacher, has talked the farmers into taking a stand so they can get a fair price for their produce by going on strike.

The strike does enough for out of town businesses to begin hiring strikebreakers to come down and force an ending to the proceedings using any means necessary. Seth tries to get help of the sheriff and newspaper to help highlight and defend the farmers predicament but to no avail.

Along with the strikebreakers arriving in town, one of the Pinkerton agents arrive, who along with using a blunt force approach of ending the strike also turns out to be Seths brother.

For an opening ep it loads a lot of info in a short space of time that can lead to a few bit being confusing, though it does have a nice Deadwood vibe to it all. It’s worth a watch.

6.9/10

According To Chrisley (USA)

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According To Chrisley (USA) – Premieres 12th September

Chat show hosted by Todd Chrisley, a man brought to fame by the reality show Chrisley Knows Best, chats to his one guests after going through a few drawn out segments where he offers advice to the audience, pranks one of his family members and chats to them about what has just gone on.

It’s pretty much a low budget version of Kocktails With Khloé, where someone with no apparent skills in presenting, hosts a programme by awkwardly bumbling their way through something that shouldn’t be near.

It is awful.

0.6/10

The Sinner (USA)

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The Sinner (USA) – Premieres 2nd August

A mystery thriller centered on Cora, a married mother of one, who during a family trip to the beach performs an unprovoked attack where she stabs and kills a fellow beach goer.

As Cora instantly pleads guilty to what she did, the detective working on the case is perturbed that there’s no motive behind the attack. So as he begins to look into what happened he starts to find that what happened has more links to Coras past than what was originally thought.

The show is a slow burner, but drip feeds enough to keep the story going without ruining the mystery of it all. It’s a decent bit of viewing.

6.6/10

Big Star Little Star (USA)

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Big Star Little Star (USA) – Premieres 31st May

A comedy game show hosted by Cat Deely, where three teams of a celebrity and their child go against each other, with the winner receiving $25k and the runners up $5k to put towards the charity of their choice.

In the show the teams go through 4 rounds of Mr & Mrs / That Awkward Game Show style multiple choice, lightly embarrassing family questions and a final round of charades where each round gives out increasing higher scores. Though the main focus of the show is to go through the answers allowing the kids reveal too much info in a kind of Little Big Shots style chat to get the laughs.

It’s pretty much a show playing on the kids say the funniest things premise, while being the lightest of light entertainment.

2.6/10

Inside The FBI: New York (USA)

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Inside The FBI: New York (USA) – Premieres 27th April

A show that documents the agents that work in the New York FBI field office as they go about their business profiling possible terrorists and look into possible threats.

As they follow certain agents they reveal why they joined the FBI and how their role has changed since the 9/11 attacks, along with watching them as respond to incoming information.

It’s very similar to other law enforcement shows like Nightwatch, American Takedown, Keeping Canada Safe and the like. A programme where only if you have a proper interest in the subject it would appeal to you.

2.4/10

Shooter (USA)

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Shooter (USA) – Starts 15th November – Renewed

Conspiracy thriller where an ex-marine sniper Bob Lee Swagger is contacted by his former commanding office and current secret service member to help with a threat on the presidents life.

He finds out that an Ukrainian sniper that he believed was dead is going to attempt the assassination during the next public out of the President, so is as asked to assess all possible locations that could be used and report back on the most likely place he’ll use.

While he was scouting locations the FBI pick up a local officer working on an Eastern European gang member sting that infringes on the ongoing threat. To placate the office they bring her in to go over all the recent emailed threats received where one is from Bob Lee.

At the Presidents public appearance, Bob Lee and family turn up hoping to witness an incident free procession only to realise his recommended vantage point is wrong, so heads off to the other location to stop the shooter only to find out that he is being set up.

It’s a solid ep that goes along at a decent pace and is an entertaining enough watch.

6.1/10