10 of the best new shows to watch in September – The Irish Times

The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power

From September 2, Prime Video

We’ve been waiting for eons – well, it feels like eons – for the much-publicized new Prime Video series based on JRR Tolkien’s writing to arrive, and we’re finally here, a few weeks earlier than originally planned, with two back-to-back episodes The editorial, a new episode drops every Friday after that. Once again, we can immerse ourselves in Middle-Earth and meet a new cast of elves, dwarves, wizards, hobbits and orcs, and re-acquaintance with some familiar characters, including young Galadriel, budding necromancer Sauron, and the fiery Balrog. With a billion dollar budget, this is the most expensive TV series ever produced, and perhaps half of that has gone on to shrink Lenny Henry, at 6 feet 3 inches, to the size of The Hobbit. The story takes place thousands of years before the events depicted in Peter Jackson’s Lord of the Rings trilogy, at a time when great powers were formed, vast empires rose and fell, unlikely heroes emerged, and untold evil took over. Pretty much what we see in the news every day. Rings of Power comes to a very crowded fantasy space, and takes on the Game of Thrones prequel House of the Dragon, but we think the allure of Tolkien’s world-building will be too alluring to miss, and fans will eagerly flock back to Middle-earth.

Devil in Ohio

From September 2, Netflix

Emily Deschanel, Zooey’s sister, plays a psychiatrist whose skill and sanity is tested in this dark thriller based on Daria Bulatin’s novel. Dr. Susan Mathis takes in a teenage girl named Mae who has escaped the clutches of a demonic cult, and introduces her to her family. The mysterious Mae has proven difficult to get to, but Mathis hopes that regular family life will help her break out of her shell. Although she escaped from the sect, she was never without them, and their malign influence soon threatened to tear apart the Matisse family.

Dated and relevant

From September 2, Netflix

What is it: kissing cousins ​​on TV? Relax – this new dating show isn’t what it seems. It’s not actually about getting out of your relationships; Instead, it is about helping your immediate family members find love in the big bad world. Just like on Love Island or Too Hot to Handle, a group of singles gather at a luxury villa in hopes of finding one. But there’s a twist in the DNA: All ardent hopefuls will be joined by their brother or sister, and each pair of siblings will have to keep their backs to each other while dealing with the perils of courtship and persistence in primetime. Will they work together to find love, or will they sabotage each other’s chances? Seeing your clumsy pick-up routine up close, or taking your sister through a tacky conversation line, can get you baggy.

wedding season

From September 8, Disney +

It’s like four weddings and lots of funerals in this suspenseful British comedy series about two young men who meet at a wedding and embark on an affair. Katie and Stefan have an instant spark, but Katie is already engaged to a class that has been well minted. When Katie’s wedding day arrives, her new husband and family are murdered, and the focus soon turns to the lovers crossed. Did Stefan do it out of jealousy? Or is Katie the mastermind of the murder? Only one way to find out: He runs on the run, trying to prove his innocence along the way.

mike

From September 8, Disney +

Mike Tyson from the title is Mike Tyson, whose eventful career has been marked by a tendency to self-sabotage and put himself on the wrong side of the law, which is what this eight-part series showcases. Trevante Rhodes takes on the role of ruthless Iron Mike — and proves it, according to critics. “Every time I thought something was wrong, I took on more of it,” he says in this gritty and terrifying drama of one of the most famous and polarizing boxers of all time. Craig Gillespie, the man behind Anna, Tonya, Pam and Tommy, does not ignore the unpleasant details of Tyson’s life – the man himself is not very happy with his portrayal in the series.

Destiny: Winx Saga

From September 16, Netflix

Northern Ireland has Game of Thrones, but Wicklow has The Winx Saga – although for plot reasons, the county’s name has been changed to Otherworld. This is where six student fairies attend the ethereal Alfia boarding school and learn the ways of magic and mystery, learning about all kinds of feats of wonder and magic – although, just to be clear, Quidditch wasn’t on an activity list. These fairies have no wings or little clubs – they are like ordinary teenagers, except that they can do difficult and swirling things with their own hands. And just like teenagers, they all have one thing on their mind, which is not to get an A in the dosing class. The second series marks the beginning of a new period in Alfea, with new fairy faces, new romance, and new threats.

Miami Design

From September 21, Netflix

The coolest city in Florida is the setting for this home design show centered around the strong-willed couple, designer Elaine and Ray Jimenez, a husband and wife who enjoy not only a happy marriage but also healthy competition as they compete with each other to impose their fairs. Aesthetics on some of Miami’s most amazing cribs. Elaine, who runs Sire Design, is simplicity in marriage, who loves to keep everything clean and tidy. Ray, who heads up design firm Raymond Nicholas, is an OTT. Its motto is “more is more”. Among them there is a client list that can set cash registers at an altitude of 500 meters, and in this chain they strive to add more value to the homes of their rich clients. Who will win the contract? With all that money flowing around South Florida, everyone is a winner here.

Kardashians

From September 22, Disney +

Go on, admit it: You’re really looking forward to that return visit to the ultimate K club, where bling is king (and queen), everyone is on “journey”, and if you’ve got “issues” there’s nothing better than sorting them out in front of millions of viewers (although From no one here ironing, of course). Yes, the US’s most adorable and Insta-friendly dynasty is back, and in case you don’t keep up, they have dropped the Keeping Up with tag and simply renamed the show The Kardashians. If you thought it was all just sitting around their nails and polishing their bottoms, think again: So much is happening in the lives of Kim, Kris, Kourtney, Khloé, Kendall, and Kylie that you’ll need a spreadsheet to keep up with their twists, turns, and swirls.

old man

From September 28, Disney +

The Big Lebowski himself, Jeff Bridges, is the honorary pensioner in this Disney+ original series, but this guy doesn’t have time for dodging or bowling, because there’s a hitman on his tail bent on smashing his retirement chime. Bridges plays a former CIA man, Dan Chase, who left the agency decades ago after harassing it with his superiors. He’s been off the grid for a while, but an FBI agent, Harold Harper (played by John Lithgow), picks up Chase’s scent, and an assassin is dispatched to take out this aging rogue agent. Chase will have to unearth forgotten skills from his past and find new resources if he is to make it to this Florida retirement home.

Woods

From September 30th, Prime Video

Only the strong survive in this new series set in the UK rap and drilling world. It’s a jungle where rappers, DJs and promoters compete to become the bosses on the scene. The series follows six strangers whose lives are linked in different ways, who quickly learn that even the smallest of actions can have far-reaching consequences. Set in the middle streets and bustling clubs of downtown London, the series feels like a mixture of fact, fiction and fantasy, with some of the UK’s top rappers and gravure artists, including Tinie Tempah, Big Narstie, Unknown T, Jordan McCann, Jaykae and IAMDDB .

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