Me, Myself & I (CBS)

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Me, Myself & I (CBS) – Premieres 25th September 

A three for the price of one coming of age comedy, about inventor Alex Riley during three different points of his life.

It follows him as a 14 year old when he relocates from Chicago to Los Angeles after his mum remarries, as a 40 year old where he his dealing with divorcing his wife after walking in on her cheating on him, and as a 65 year old where after having a heart attack, retires from the business he owns.

For what it is, it’s a pretty standard network comedy.

3.8/10

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The Brave (NBC)

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The Brave (NBC) – Premieres 25th September – Cancelled

A show that shares a couple of similarities to Criminal Minds: Beyond Borders (CMBB), where the fine employees of the Defence Intelligence Agency work to find US citizens that have been kidnapped by terrorist groups. Then when their targets have been found, they call in their Special Ops group to the area who save the kidnapped from imminent naughtiness.

As with CMBB, it’s the usual kind of flag waving action schlock that’s entirely predictable, though this is trashy enough to be vaguely entertaining. It’s the sort of thing you’d only really sit through if there was nothing else on.

4.8/10

Star Trek Discovery (CBS)

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Star Trek Discovery (CBS) – Premieres 24th September 

Set 10 years before the original series set off on its five year mission, this focuses on First Officer Michael Burnham (Ms), a human raised as a Vulcan by Spocks father after the Klingons had killed her parents.

During a routine mission to investigate a damaged satellite on the edge of the Federations border, the USS Shenzhou discovers an obscured object. As Burnham investigates the anomaly she is attacked by a Klingon, and as she escapes, kills it.

This leads to a Klingon craft revealing itself to the starship where the the leader of the ship T’Kuvma who is trying to unite the 24 houses of the Klingons, uses the opportunity to get the houses together by taking on the Federation.

For a Star Trek tv show this has a more polished look that previous series, and looks to veer away from the usual story of the week structure. It’s an entertaining bit of telly.

6.6/10

The Disappearance of Maura Murray (Oxygen)

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The Disappearance of Maura Murray (Oxygen) – Premieres 23rd September 

Following reporter Maggie Freleng this is a docu-series that looks into the disappearance of UMass student Maura Murray, who after clearing out her bank account drove to New Hampshire and after crashing her car wasn’t seen since.

As she tries to find out what happened, Maggie teams up with a private detective where they go over the events of the case hoping to find new leads. Together they interview family members, friends and folks who have been working on the case for years, to try and figure out exactly what went on.

While it follows the same format as The Disappearance of Natalee Holloway, this doesn’t come across as interesting to watch.

5.1/10

Mike Judge Presents: Tales From The Tour Bus (Cinemax)

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Mike Judge Presents: Tales From The Tour Bus (Cinemax) – Premieres 22nd September 

Animated comedy where Mike Judge narrates on the life of a selected musician and the more dubious stuff they got up to.

To bulk out the stories the artists friends and management are interviewed where they recount the events that went on, all while the there’s cartoon reenactments along with some stock footage of performances and news reports.

While the show setup is vaguely similar to Party Legends, the actual stories told are funnier and more messed up. It’s a decent way to burn through 30 minutes.

5.6/10

Livin’ Large (Lifetime)

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Livin’ Large (Lifetime) – Premieres 22nd September 

Some reality show terribleness that follows the Stepney family. In it there’s the mother, the eldest son who is a pastor and a father figure to the two twins, both of who are trying to work in the music industry. All while being incredible sassy and ridiculously overweight.

As a reality show it is bland and by-the-numbers, as the only thing it seems to be obsessed to focus on is the obesity, ignoring that the what the have is tedious as hell.

It’s some dire viewing.

0.7/10

Bad Blood (City)

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Bad Blood (City) – Premieres 21st September 

Mafia drama that’s based on the true story of Montreal mob boss Vito Rizzuto. Set in 2006, ten years after uniting the rival gangs in the area to create a drug distribution ring, the FBI are hunting down Vito for a murder he committed in 1981 while a rival group from New York are trying to break up Vitos syndicate.

As this is going on Vito puts into place the plan to legitimise his businesses and leave his son as the face to the soon-to-be legal empire. This goes awry when Vito is arrested, leaving a vacancy that his son places himself into leaving Vitos second-in-command a wee bit miffed.

As mob dramas go it sort of has a Sons of Anarchy feel to it all with the acting and dialogue, and while it goes along at a decent pace it doesn’t really do too much to make you want to keep watching.

4.4/10