I’m now a little bit more annoyed about the launch of AMC Global, the channel that almost no-one can see, now that it’s broadcasting a show I actually wanted to watch: Rectify, a drama about a man convicted of the rape and murder of his teenage girlfriend, then exonerated after 19 years on Death Row, returning to his hometown. It’s had three (relatively brief) seasons in America, it’s been renewed for a fourth, and the critics love it. It actually started on Tuesday, but I assume – I haven’t looked, because I don’t really care – that AMC has re-runs, or an on-demand service, or something (Tuesdays, 9pm, AMC Global).
Another one that we’re a bit late to is Backstrom, which started last night. This looked pretty promising: Rainn Wilson stars as a misanthropic cop in Portland: Detective House, if you will. But the critics weren’t kind, the viewers didn’t show up, and it was cancelled after 13 episodes. So probably not worth getting invested (Wednesdays, 9pm, FOX UK).
And a real curio to finish: The Fixer, a Canadian conspiracy drama mini-series, featuring Hildy from Murder in the First. Apart from that, your guess is as good as mine: according to IMDB it’s only been shown in Sweden and Hungary, and it doesn’t even have a Wikipedia entry yet. So I’m kind of guessing that it… isn’t very good? But if I’m wrong, please let me know, because I heart Hildy (Friday 4 September, 10pm, FOX UK).