There’s quite a few shows that are worth sampling this week, but maybe don’t expect to find love.
Your best bet is the new Netflix horror series Locke and Key based on the comic book series of the same name. It was created by Joe Hill - son of Stephen King. The comic has very loyal fans and I’d expect the series to generate a similar cult interest.
Fans of It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia might want to take a shot on Mythic Quest: Raven’s Banquet. Apparently it takes a couple of episodes to settle in to what works for the show, but with every episode streaming from day one on Apple TV+, it might be worth settling in for a binge.
CBS All Access has an experimental drama Interrogation. It’s a police procedural that is kind of like a Choose Your Own Adventure that encourages you to watch the show in any order. Reviews have been middling.
High Maintenance returns for a fourth season. If you haven’t watched the earlier seasons, certainly go back and give it a look. It’s an anthology series about the lives of a very diverse range of New Yorkers. The only thing that connects them all is interacting with a weed dealer. The show comfortably moves between being funny and touching with regularity. It’s pretty great.
If you’re in Australia, can I also point out that CBS drama Evil is now streaming on Ten All Access. I don’t have a login, so I can’t see how many episodes there are streaming. But it’s quickly become one of my favourite shows of the past year. It’s a quirky procedural comedy-drama from the creators of The Good Wife. Tonally, it’s kind of similar to that show with The X-Files/Millennium mixed in for good measure.
Inside No 9 (s5), Brooklyn Nine Nine (s7), The Sinner (s3), High Maintenance (s4), MacGyver (s4)
Locke & Key - Netflix (US)
Stars: Kevin Alves, Thomas Mitchell Barnet, Coby Bird
Three siblings who move into their ancestral estate after their father's murder discover their new home's magical keys, which must be used in their stand against an evil creature who wants the keys and their powers.
Mythic Quest: Raven’s Banquet - Apple TV+ (US)
Stars: F. Murray Abraham, Rob McElhenney, Danny Pudi
The cutting-edge comedy is set in a video game development studio and will explore the intricacies of the human condition through hilarious and innovative ways.
Interrogation - CBS All Access (US)
Stars: Kyle Gallner, Kodi Smit-McPhee, Heather Lewis, Vincent D'Onofrio, Peter Sarsgaard
A non-linear crime series that is centered around an interrogation of people who might be involved in a decades-old murder case.
CBS All Access (US)
Ten All Access (AUS)
Briarpatch - USA Network (US)
Stars: Rosario Dawson, Jay R. Ferguson
An investigator returns home to solve the death of her sister from a car-bombing. The search for a killer unravels a system of corruption in her small border town.
USA Network (US)
Katy Keene - The CW (US)
Stars: Lucy Hale, Azriel Crews, Emily Rafala
A group of aspiring artists from Riverdale try to make it on Broadway.
The CW (US)
[Note: This debuts Feb 13 on Foxtel’s Fox 8 channel in Australia]
Indebted - NBC (US)
Stars: Anders Garrett, Fran Drescher, Erica Muñoz, Adam Pally
In the story, young parents Dave and Rebecca end up having to take care of Dave's parents who have mishandled their finances and need help to pay down a sizable debt.
Tommy - CBS (US)
Stars: Olivia Lucy Phillip, Edie Falco, Adelaide Clemens
A former high-ranking NYPD officer becomes the first female Chief of Police in Los Angeles.