Floribama Shore (MTV)

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Floribama Shore (MTV) – Premieres 27th November

Jersey Shore-esque reality shenanigans where a eight early 20-somethings all move into a house in Panama City Beach. A party destination on the Florida/Alabama shoreline.

As the eight get to know each other, they get drunk in the house, head off into town and get drunk and go to the beach and drink. In between the boozing they try to hook up with each other, reveal a couple of personal secrets and do the usual interview to camera bits.

With the programme, there’s nothing that really separates it from Siesta Key or any other reality show MTV has put out recently. It’s all by-the-numbers stuff, though it is a televisual time machine. It manages to make 45 minutes turn into what seemed to be 3 hours.

0.7/10

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The Indian Detective (CTV)

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The Indian Detective (CTV) – Premieres 23rd November

Comedy where after bumbling wise cracking Toronto cop Doug D’Mello botches a possible drug smuggling run over the Canadian border, ends up getting suspended for a month and demoted for going against police protocol. At the same time Dougs father in India is taken ill so he heads off to Mumbai to check up on him.

While there he finds out that his dad is at best a hypochondriac and meets his neighbour Priya a lawyer who asks Doug to help on a case that is proving to be more than a little suspicious.

As Doug helps Priya solve the case he begins to find links from the people behind the case to the drug running operation in stumbled across back in Canada.

All-in-all it’s a inoffensive bit of comedy that is pretty hit and miss in the joke department.

4.0/10

She’s Gotta Have It (Netflix)

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She’s Gotta Have It (Netflix) – Premieres 23rd November

TV adaptation of the Spike Lee film, that follows Nola Darling, an artist who is three different relationships as she tries to work out what kind of chap she wants to date while keeping her personal freedom.

She is in a relationship with Greer a narcissistic model, Mars a wise cracking bicycle courier and Jonathan a banker who isn’t best pleased with Nola dating other folks.

The show has Nola trying to work out what she wants, before coming to the decision that maybe a monogamous relationship isn’t for her. Though she has to deal with the fact the men she’s dating are pushing her to make a decision to dump the others for them.

The show is a more stylised sort of take on Insecure and The Climb, where if you liked the film this is pretty much the same deal.

4.3/10

Godless (Netflix)

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Godless (Netflix) – Premieres 22nd November

Western centered on the small town of La Belle, a town mostly populated by women after a mining incident killed off the majority of the male population. The towns sheriff Bill McNue, who is labelled a coward in the town and beginning to lose his sight, is told that the outlaw Frank Griffin has been operating nearby.

Bill is told that during a stagecoach heist, Roy Goode, a former member of Franks gang, broke up the robbery and managed to shoot Franks arm off. In retaliation Frank massacred the nearby town, and is hunting down Roy who was seen in the nearby area.

After heading out the try and broker a deal to get some horses for the town from the widow that lives on the outskirts. Bill discovers that she is harbouring Roy Goode after shooting him when he was trespassing on her land, leading to Bill arresting him and taking him back to La Belle.

For an opening episode it sets everything up nicely and is worth a watch.

7.0/10

Who Killed Tupac? (A&E)

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Who Killed Tupac? (A&E) – Premieres 21st November – Miniseries

Similar to crime docu-series The Eleven & Unlocking The Truth, civil rights attorney Benjamin Crump set out to go over the cold case of the Tupac Shakur murder. After Crump puts his team consisting of reporters that originally covered the case together, they head off to interview Tupacs family and friends piece together the sequence of event that lead to murder.

After talking to the police that worked the crime scene they begin to narrow down the list of suspects and begin to look into who performed the shooting and what influencing circumstances where behind the hit.

As crime documentaries go, this follows the usual setup though is an interesting bit of viewing even if you only have a passing interest in rap.

5.7/10

Marvel’s Runaways (Hulu)

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Marvel’s Runaways (Hulu) – Premieres 21st November

Another Marvel TV series where this one follows six teenagers (Alex, Nico, Karolina, Gert, Chase & Molly),  who having been lifelong friends due to their parent knowing each other have grown apart after the death of one of their group.

As their parents get ready for their charity get together Alex decides to try and get everyone back together for the evening. The others initially decide not to go, but after a sequence of events the group all end up at the house.

As the get together stumbles along, Chase decides to go on a booze run in Alexs dads office. After the group rummage around they discover a secret entrance leading to an underground cavern where they find their parent performing some occult like business.

As an opening ep it’s as slow going as Inhumans, though does have enough about it to make it worthy of checking out the next episode.

5.1/10

Checked Inn (OWN)

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Checked Inn (OWN) – Premieres 21st November

Reality show that follows Monique Greenwood, the proprietor of four B&Bs as she makes sure that everything is set up for her guests to have the best time possible.

While the guest are there Moniques staff organise outings and activities for them, while Monique generally has deep and meaningful chats with them. All the while Monique is at loggerheads with her daughter who is refusing the offer to take over the family business.

It’s a bland as hell bit of reality TV.

1.3/10