I’ve been waiting for Castle Rock to debut for months and months now. I’m not a huge Stephen King fan, having read just a handful of his books, and adaptations of his work have had a long track record of being mostly terrible with just a few good films/shows in the mix. So, a series that blends together multiple characters and themes from his many, many books is an audacious exercise in television, but also one that could go horribly wrong. And I am absolutely there to watch this high wire act regardless of which way it goes.

This week also brings Attack On Titan back to our screens. The first two TV series were fantastic. And that live-action movie was horrendously bad, yet still very watchable.

It’s a great week for genre/dorky TV and I could not be more excited.

New Shows

Castle Rock – Hulu (US)
Stars: Melanie LynskeyAnn CusackAndré Holland

Based on the stories of Stephen King, the series will intertwine characters and themes from the fictional town of Castle Rock.

Returning Shows

Attack On Titan – MBS (Japan)
Stars: Yûki KajiMarina InoueJosh Grelle

After his hometown is destroyed and his mother is killed, young Eren Yeager vows to cleanse the earth of the giant humanoid Titans that have brought humanity to the brink of extinction.

Sick Note – Sky One (UK)
Stars: Rupert GrintNick FrostPippa Bennett-Warner

When Daniel Glass is misdiagnosed with a fatal disease he begins to notice how everyone around him treats him better. But then he finds out he was misdiagnosed by the most incompetent oncologist on Earth and now he has a big decision to make: come clean and go back to his old rubbish life, or keep pretending to be ill.

Orange Is The New Black
Stars: Taylor SchillingDanielle BrooksTaryn Manning

Convicted of a decade old crime of transporting drug money to an ex-girlfriend, normally law abiding Piper Chapman is sentenced to a year and a half behind bars to face the reality of how life changing prison can really be.

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