TV Talk: Veep, The Twilight Zone, This Is Us, Traitors and More TV!
What We Do in the Shadows (FX)
Vampire housemates (Jemaine Clement, Taika Waititi, Jonathan Brugh) try to cope with the complexities of modern life and show a newly turned hipster (Cori Gonzalez-Macuer) some of the perks of being undead.
A young girl with extraordinary skills attempts to evade the relentless pursuit of an off-book CIA agent and tries to unearth the truth behind who she is.
In 1945 London, Feef Symonds is seduced by a rogue US agent into a dangerous mission spying on her own country. Her task is to uncover Russian infiltration in the heart of the British Government.
Mrs. Wilson (PBS)
After the sudden death of novelist and former Secret Intelligence Service agent Alexander Wilson in 1960s London, his wife Alison is forced to investigate when mysteries from her late husband’s past come knocking.
The Twilight Zone (CBS All Access)
This 1980s revival of the classic sci-fi series features a similar style to the original anthology series. Each episode tells a tale (sometimes two or three) rooted in horror or suspense, often with a surprising twist at the end. Episodes usually feature elements of drama and comedy.
“Politics is about people,” former Sen. Selina Meyer is fond of saying. Unfortunately, the people Meyer, a charismatic leader and rising star in her party, meets after becoming vice president are nothing like she expected, but everything she was warned about. “Veep” follows the VP as she puts out political fires, juggles her public schedule and private life, and does everything within her limited powers to improve her dysfunctional relationship with the chief executive. Meyer’s trusted — and some not-so-trusted — sidekicks include chief of staff Amy, one-time spokesperson Mike, and right-hand man Gary.
Bridgette Bird is a smart, young single mom living in South Boston who is trying to navigate life with a very unconventional family. As she struggles to make ends meet, she strives to create a better life for her son, Larry, and often finds herself making impulsive and immature decisions. The program is a fresh, raw, and honest comedic look at co-parenting, motherhood and female sexuality. “SMILF” is adapted from Frankie Shaw’s Sundance Film Festival Jury award-winning short film.
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A Discovery of Witches (AMC and BBC America)
Historian Diana finds herself immersed in a world of vampires, daemons, witches and forbidden love when she comes across an ancient manuscript forcing her to acknowledge her own magical heritage.
This Is Us (NBC)
Jack and his wife – who is very pregnant with triplets – have just moved into their new home in Pittsburgh. Successful and handsome television actor Kevin is growing increasingly bored with his bachelor lifestyle. Randall – who was abandoned at a fire station by his father as an infant – is a stylish New York-based businessman working to raise two daughters with his wife, Beth. These people are among a group, several of whom share a birthday, of seemingly random individuals whose lives intertwine in unexpected ways.