We’ve reached the end of the first week of 2021. And what a week it has been!

Over the past few weeks Always Be Watching has picked up a bunch of new readers (and a good number of paid subscribers too - your support means the world to me). With that in mind, I just wanted to explain two quick things about the newsletter:

  1. Always Be Watching isn’t written for you to read everything. Even though, some people do. I bold all of the show names and actors to help people skim through to find stories of interest.
  2. There are six emails that go out every week. Five daily news emails. And the sixth is this one - a guide to all the new scripted shows from the US, UK, and Australia. These aren’t recommendations. They’re just letting you know that these shows exist - something I find helpful with so many new and returning shows starting all the time.


Cobra Kai (s3), Taskmaster (s10), Casualty (s35), Last Man Standing (s9), The Rookie (s3), Staged (s2), Murdoch Mysteries (s14), Hudson & Rex (s3), Zoey’s Extraordinary Playlist (s2), Death in Paradise (s10), Scot Squad (s6), A Discovery of Witches (s2), Not Going Out (s11), Dickinson (s2)

Cobra Kai season 3: release date, trailer, plot, and more | GamesRadar+
Cobra Kai returned for season 3 this week on Netflix. I know a lot of you are bonkers for this show. I say it’s fine.


The Watch - BBC America | Stan

Stars: Richard Dormer, Samuel Adewunmi, Adam Hugill
Based on the characters from Terry Pratchett's Discworld novels, A group of misfit cops rise up from decades of helplessness to save their corrupt city from catastrophe.

Lupin - Netflix

Stars: Omar Sy, Vincent Londez, Shirine Boutella
Inspired by the adventures of Arsène Lupin, gentleman thief Assane Diop sets out to avenge his father for an injustice inflicted by a wealthy family.

Mr Mayor - NBC

Stars: Ted Danson, Christian Anaid, Mike Cabellon
A wealthy businessman becomes the mayor of Los Angeles.

Coyote - CBS All Access

Stars: Michael Chiklis, George Pullar, Adriana Paz
After 32 years of service, Border Patrol agent Ben Clemens finds himself helping people he has always tried to keep out of the United States.

Call Me Kat - Fox

Stars: Mayim Bialik, Swoosie Kurtz, Leslie Jordan
A 39-year-old woman decides to use the money her parents had been saving for her wedding to open a cat-themed cafe.

The Serpent - BBC One

Stars: Ellie Bamber, Jenna Coleman, Tahar Rahim
The twisting, real-life story of Charles Sobhraj, a murderer, thief and seductive master of disguise, who was a hidden darkness in the mid-70's on Asia's hippie trail.

Moment of Zen

Gary Coleman and David Hasselhoff on the set of Knight Rider : dragonutopia
I was introduced to this photo as “The world’s greatest photo” in the early 00s. It was as true then as it is now.

Enjoy your weekend.