Tokyo Vice is THE show of the week. I've been waiting for this one for many months. It debuted during the week on HBO Max in the US, but thanks to the cruelty of the world, dirst-window international sales only seem to have been finalised this week. So it may be a few weeks before I lay my eyes upon it.

Beyond Tokyo Vice, which is a new police drama by Michael Mann set in Tokyo starring Ansel Egort, there's not a whole lot else this week.

My recommendation. Check out some of the great shows that launched over the last few weeks. My two big recommendations are Apple TV+'s spy drama Slow Horses, or HBO Max's Minx. Both are fab.


returning:

Saints & Sinners (s06), The Split (s03), The Hardy Boys (s02), Elite (s05), iCarly (s02), Woke (s02)


new:

Tokyo Vice - HBO Max

Stars: Ansel Egort, Rachel Keller, Ken Watanabe
Jake Adelstein, an American journalist, plugs into the Tokyo Vice police squad and descends into the neon underbelly of Tokyo.

Metal Lords - Netflix

Stars: Jaeden Martell, Noah Urrea
For teenage misfits Hunter and Kevin, the path to glory is clear: Devote themselves to metal. Win Battle of the Bands. And be Worshipped like gods.

Dancing on Glass - Netflix

Stars: Maria Pedraza
After the star of the National Classical Ballet tragically commits suicide, Irene is selected to take her place in the company’s biggest ballet production: Giselle. Now the target of all the girls' jealousy and cruelty, Irene finds a friend in Aurora, a solitary dancer controlled by her mother. Isolated and fueled by the pressures of the ballet world, Irene and Aurora’s relationship turns more and more obsessive, until they run away together to find themselves.

Dirty Lines - Netflix

Stars: Joy Delima
In 1980s Amsterdam, a family starts the first-ever phone sex line but being in the business of sexual desires leads them to question their own.

Yaksha: Ruthless Operations - Netflix

Stars: Jinyoung, Song Jae-rim
“Yaksha,” the ruthless leader of an overseas black ops team, goes on a dangerous mission in a treacherous battleground of spies and agents. As he falls into traps and betrayals, he reluctantly takes a side with a moralistic special inspector dispatched from Seoul.


That's it for this week. More newsletter on Monday.