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New on TV today: Thursday 26 May

Written by Shows Editor from the blog New Shows and Seasons on 26 May 2022
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Bloodlands

Channel: BritBox
TX Time: 00h01
Genre: Thriller, Mystery, Drama

Bloodlands

When a car containing a possible suicide note is pulled out of Strangford Lough, DCI Tom Brannick (James Nesbitt, The Missing) quickly connects it to an infamous cold case with enormous personal significance.

Bloodlands follows his dogged hunt for a legendary assassin, an explosive cat-and-mouse game where the stakes have never been higher...

A car is pulled from Strangford Lough, the owner kidnapped.

DCI Tom Brannick recognises the calling card of a legendary assassin known as Goliath.

The legend goes he was a serving police officer who vanished without trace 20 years ago and among his original victims was Tom's wife.

Against opposition from old friend DCS Jackie Twomey, Brannick and his partner, DS Niamh McGovern, break open the Goliath case in the hope that it will help them solve the kidnapping.

As they dig deeper, they find gaps in the original Goliath investigation.

Someone tried to suppress the truth.

When a vital clue leads them out to an island on Strangford Lough, a discovery is made that changes everything.
 

S.W.A.T.

Channel: Universal TV (DStv 117)
TX Time: 20h00
Genre: Action, Drama, Police Procedural

S.W.A.T.

Inspired by the television series and feature film, this 2017 series stars Shemar Moore as a locally born S.W.A.T. sergeant newly tasked to run a specialised tactical unit that is the last stop in law enforcement in Los Angeles.

Torn between loyalty to where he was raised and allegiance to his brothers in blue, Hondo has everything it takes to be an excellent leader and bridge the divide between his two worlds.

His elite unit includes David "Deacon" Kay, an experienced SWAT officer who always puts the team first, despite feeling overlooked for the lead job.

Then there's Jim Street, a cocky but promising new member of the group; and Christina "Chris" Alonso, a skilled officer and the team's canine trainer.

Dominique Luca is an expert driver who gets them in and out of high risk situations; and Victor Tan is a relatively new SWAT officer who uses his confidential informants in the community to help the team.

Overseeing the unit is Jessica Cortez, the captain of L.A. Metro who values her job above all else, including her off-the-books relations with Hondo.

Hondo's team enjoys an intense rivalry with another L.A.-based unit led by Mumford, an aggressive leader who likes to do things his way.

With Hondo leading the charge, these dedicated men and women bravely put themselves at risk to protect their community and save lives.
 

Killing Eve 3

Channel: S3
TX Time: 21h00
Genre: Comedy-Drama, Thriller

Killing Eve 3

Killing Eve is a story of two women, bound by a mutual obsession and one brutal act: Eve, an MI6 operative; and Villanelle, the beautiful, psychopathic assassin that she has been tasked to find.

The third season continues the story of these two women with brutal pasts, addicted to each other but now trying desperately to live their lives without their drug of choice.

For Villanelle, the assassin without a job, Eve is dead. For Eve, the ex-MI6 operative hiding in plain sight, Villanelle will never find her.

All seems fine until a shocking and personal death sets them on a collision course yet again.

The journey back to each other will cost both of them friends, family, and allegiances... and perhaps a share of their souls.

The third season starts with Eve attempting to rebuild her life having been shot and left for dead in Rome by Villanelle.

Villanelle, believing Eve dead, is also moving on. That is, until she is approached by an old foe offering her a brand new opportunity.

Carolyn is being undermined at work and Kenny can't leave his own investigation into The Twelve alone.
 

90 Day Fiancé 9

Channel: TLC Entertainment (DStv 135)
TX Time: 21h00
Genre: Reality

90 Day Fiancé 9

The original 90 Day series that started it all is back.

Seven couples have 90 days to figure out whether their love can go the distance.

Following K-1 visa rules, the couples will have 90 days to wed before the visa expires and their fiancé is sent back to their home country.

The pressure is on and with travel guidelines more challenging than ever, there's even more at stake with these international love stories.

This season, couples aren't just navigating unique lifestyle and cultural changes when arriving in America - many of them must also adjust to parenthood and nontraditional family lifestyles.

And while absence makes the heart grow fonder, personalities and temperaments have changed and not always for the best... will these seven couples make it to the altar?

Meet this season's couples:

Emily, 29 (Salina, Kansas) and Kobe, 34 (Cameroon)

Emily left her small town for the bustling city of Xi'an, China to teach English.

While out clubbing one night, she met Kobe and the connection was instant.

Within two weeks, their one-night stand turned into an engagement, and a pregnancy followed soon after.

When Emily returned to Kansas, they both assumed Kobe's visa would be quickly approved, but the pandemic delayed him by almost two years.

During that time, Emily gave birth to their son and has been raising and supporting him on her own, while Kobe has not even had the chance to meet him yet.

The pair is ready to reunite and become a family, but will their relationship be the same given all the physical, geographical and familial changes since that fateful night out in China?

Ari, 30 (Princeton, New Jersey) and Bini, 31 (Ethiopia)

We first met Ari and Bini on 90 Day Fiancé: The Other Way, and after several seasons of relationship hurdles, the couple is giving it one last try in the United States.

The pair first met crossing the street in Ethiopia and the rest is history: Ari found out she was pregnant and moved to Ethiopia to be with Bini.

But when their son, Avi, needed surgery, Ari moved back to the United States, and the distance, amplified by Bini's poor communication skills, strained their relationship.

In spite of it all, Ari and Bini plan to wed, but will religion, family introductions and Bini's past get in the way?

Kara, 29 (Charlottesville, Virginia) and Guillermo, 23 (Venezuela)

Guillermo, a Venezuelan living in the Dominican Republic, caught Kara's eye while she was on a work trip there.

The two kept in touch after she returned home, not thinking it was anything serious, but that all changed when Kara's job asked her to relocate to the Dominican Republic.

Things escalated from there - Kara moved in with Guillermo upon her arrival, and an engagement quickly followed, raising eyebrows amongst Kara's skeptical family and friends.

Due to the pandemic, Kara moved back home, and the two have been separated for nine months.

With his visa approved, Guillermo is now set to move to Charlottesville, but will their whirlwind romance be able to survive Kara's partying habits and Guillermo's insecurities?

Bilal, 42 (Kansas City, Missouri) and Shaeeda, 37 (Trinidad and Tobago)

The sparks flew instantly when Bilal and Shaeeda finally met in person after connecting online months before: in fact, Bilal proposed after spending just one week together.

Their lives couldn't be more different, as Bilal is a divorced father of two while Shaeeda still lives at home with her parents.

Shaeeda is ready to start a family of her own with Bilal, but he isn't sure he wants any more children.

On top of that, Bilal wants Shaeeda to sign a prenup, causing a further rift between the two.

Will the pressures of moving to the United States, taking care of a family, and fostering a healthy relationship prevent them from walking down the aisle?

Jibri, 28 (Rapid City, South Dakota) and Miona, 23 (Serbia)

It was a picture-perfect moment: Jibri noticed Miona in the audience of his band's show in North Serbia.

They've been together ever since, and Jibri proposed during one of their trips around the world.

Miona can't wait to move to the United States and envisions a lavish life in Los Angeles, but Jibri recently moved back to his family's home in South Dakota.

Will Miona be able to accept a life with Jibiri in a small town, or will the strains of living with his family, combined with her jealousy, prove to be too much?

Yvette, 48 (Albuquerque, New Mexico) and Mohamed, 25 (Egypt)

Despite a 23-year age gap, Mohamed slid into Yvette's DMs after noticing their shared love of fitness.

The flirtation became an engagement when Yvette traveled to Egypt to meet Mohamed in person.

At home, Yvette has a 12-year-old son with special needs, meaning Mohamed is going to be closer in age to his future stepson than to his wife if they say "I do."

On top of that, the culture norms in the States are different from what Mohamed is used to, and he's not sure he's comfortable with the independent and carefree way Yvette lives her life.

Will the realities of a life together be too much for this couple's relationship to survive?

Patrick, 31 (Austin, Texas) and Thaís, 25 (Brazil)

When Patrick traveled to Brazil to reconnect with his father's side of the family, he decided to look for a Portuguese teacher on dating apps.

Thaís swiped right and was more than happy to help him out.

Patrick courted Thaís over several trips to Brazil, winning her heart, showering her with lavish gifts and eventually proposing.

Despite never having been to the United States, Thaís is excited to start a new life with Patrick, but will he be able to give her the extravagant life she's used to in Brazil?

And will the deep emotional wounds Patrick sustained from his first divorce cause him to think twice about his pending nuptials?

 

Actors in this post: James Nesbitt, Shemar Moore

Channels in this post: BritBox, Universal TV, SABC3, TLC Entertainment



3 Comments

Tashi
26 May 2022 17:25

Tashi edited on
5/26/2022 5:26 PM


I dunno... I went off Killing Eve after Season 3 and feel I shouldn't, but I have. Too many circles and not enough conclusions.

Timone
27 May 2022 09:23

Villanelle's fashion is possibly the most interesting thing about Killing Eve after season 2 

Tashi
27 May 2022 09:30

That's it Timone - true!!


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