TV May 21-23: Penance, Homecoming, Carter, Control Z, Trailer Park Boys, Dynasty, etc.

Hello dearhreart. How are you? I mean it. You should check in. I’m about 60 per cent so fingers crossed on this blog post. But you know I mean well. Anyway, pass the remote.

Thursday May 21

Penance (new series on Sundance) “The three-part British miniseries stars Julie Graham (Queens of Mystery, The Bletchley Circle), Nico Mirallegro (My Mad Fat Diary, Upstairs Downstairs) Neil Morrissey (Line of Duty, Men Behaving Badly, Striking Out) and Tallulah Greieve (Cinderella). The lives of grieving mother Rosalie (Graham) and her daughter Maddie (Greive) are changed forever when they meet Jed (Mirallegro).”

Friday May 22

Homecoming S2 (Amazon Original) “The critically-acclaimed series Homecoming returns for its second season with a fresh new mystery and an exciting new star, Janelle Monáe. Her character wakes in a rowboat adrift a lake with no memory of how she got there — or even who she is. Her ensuing search for identity will lead her into the heart of the Geist Group, the unconventional wellness company behind the Homecoming Initiative.”

Disney Gallery: the Mandalorian (Disney+), in the fourth episode on the making-of the series, “Favreau and team reveal how a new filmmaking technology was used to bring The Mandalorian to life.”

Program note: I’m reading how the movie AKA Jane Roe is debuting Friday evening on FX but I don’t see it on our Canadian version, Damn. You might remember her assumed name from Roe v. Wade, the landmark U.S. abortion rights case. Or from earlier this week when she said the former advocate had later been paid to speak out against abortion. Sigh.

Carter (9-10pm CTV) premieres its second season. “Harley Carter’s first official case as a P.I. is a kidnapping with a surprising twist.”

The 100: Season 7 (new on Netflix)

Control Z (new on Netflix) “When a hacker begins releasing students’ secrets to the entire high school, the socially isolated but observant Sofía works to uncover their identity.”

History 101 (new on Netflix) “Infographics and archival footage deliver bite-size history lessons on scientific breakthroughs, social movements and world-changing discoveries.”

The Lovebirds (new on Netflix) “When a couple in the fast lane to splitsville accidentally careens into a murder, they take off on a wild race to find the killer and clear their names.”

Selling Sunset: Season 2 (new on Netflix) “The reality series that follows LA’s most elite real estate agents returns for Season 2, documenting their juicy private lives, posh listings and high-profile clients.”

Trailer Park Boys: The Animated Series: Season 2 (new on Netflix) “The animated series returns for Season 2, with the entire gang transformed into cartoons.”

Saturday May 23

Dynasty: Season 3 (new on Netflix) “The modern-day reboot of the iconic soap that follows two of America’s wealthiest families returns for Season 3.”

See you Sunday.

What is d2tv anyway? I’m so glad you asked. This is the latest iteration of my TV writing/blogging that began back in 1986 or so? at the Winnipeg Sun, continued in print and web at the Montreal Gazette (only occasionally now) and finally, here, for myself and YOU! Owing to the time demands of full-time employment for an unnamed news outlet, d2tv is currently reduced to covering mostly the premieres of new and returning series, specials etc, with the occasional series finale thrown in for sentimental reasons, for both broadcast and streaming. Reviews are, for the moment, only occasional. If you spot an error or oversight or have a recommendation to share, please do so in the comments or by emailing me at the above address. Glad you’re here. And isn’t this era of too much TV a great time to be alive?

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