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Evenings In: What To Watch

The change in season heralds the box set boom with a glut of new series launching this Autumn. With the onset of darker, longer evenings comes the prospect of proper sofa sessions. Here’s our round up of the best things to watch:

Tin Star – Sky Atlantic 7th Sept 9pm

Revenge drama from 28 Days writer Rowan Joffe, following troubled British detective Jim Worth as he begins new life as police chief of idyllic town in the Rockies.

The opening of oil refinery nearby heralds a wave of drugs, prostitution and organised crime that challenges his own moral compass. Starring Tim Roth and Christina Hendricks and produced by the team behind Broadchurch it looks gripping if a little overblown.

Narcos Season 3 – Netflix

There has been some cynicism about the merit of a third series of this Netflix drug war drama after the death of it’s protagonist Pablo Escobar.

However, the new storyline is as gripping as ever, following the new reign of the Cali Cartel led by four powerful godfathers each a complex blend of business acumen and pure evil. The best crime series around.

Deuce – HBO, Sky Atlantic. Premieres 10 Sept 9pm.

From the creator of the Wire, David Simon, comes this new series about the rise of the porn industry in the 70s New York and the mafia scene surrounding it.

Starring James Franco and Maggie Gyllenhaal. It’s excellent, our only preface: the first episode is 87 unhurried minutes so set aside the evening.

Mindhunter – Netflix, premieres 13 Oct.

This fact-based thriller set in the 1970s explores the psychological and logistical origins of how the FBI developed their approach to serial killers – “how do we get ahead of crazy if we don’t know what crazy looks like?”

Co-produced by Charlize Theron and David Fincher, creator of House of Cards, it looks very promising if a bit stark.

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