Next Week in TV: 8/13 Netflix! DEFENDERS & What happened to Monday?

By DRWHO42 and Alyssa

This summer has been very entertaining thus far and looking ahead this week will not disappoint. Marvel’s The Defenders makes its highly anticipated debut on Netflix this week. We are taking bets on how many fans spend next weekend binging the series. Also debuting on the streaming platform is the feature length movie, What happened to Monday. Stay tuned for Transmute Jun’s review of the film coming Monday.

Also debuting this week are EPIX’s Get Shorty and NBC’s Marlon. The anticipated return of Halt & Catch Fire for it’s 4th and final season.

Looking back at the past week Game of Thrones left us with one of the most talked about episodes of the season (no spoilers if you did not watch it but be sure to check out the weekly recaps by Mlgage). The other series like The Mist, Will, and Midnight, Texas are also not to be missed.

Lastly, we will say goodbye to Broadchurch as it wraps up its third and final season this week. This series has left us at the edge of our couches in suspense as each episode of the crime drama aired throughout each season. It is also anchored by a great cast and fantastic writing. The tie in to Doctor Who is also a underlying easter egg since several members of the cast have also appeared in Doctor Who, including David Tennant, Olivia Colman, Arthur Darville, Eve Myles, David Bradley, and notably Jodie Whittaker who will be taking on the role of The Doctor in 2018.

DRWHO42’s picks:
New: The Defenders
On-going: Game of Thrones, The Strain, Midnight, Texas, Preacher, Broadchurch, The Mist, Mr. Mercedes, Ray Donovan

Binge / Stack: Firing up the Netflix!, Voltron, The Magicians, Supernatural, iZombie, Hawaii 5-0, Westworld, Glitch, Elementary

Alyssa’s picks:
New: Catching Up & Watching Live: Game of Thrones, Will, Turn, Face Off, Preacher, The Mist, Midnight Texas & People of Earth
Still stacked up: 24 Legacy, Better Call Saul, Marvel’s Agent of Shield, DC’s Legends, Into The Badlands, iZombie, Handmaid’s Tale, Blindspot, The Flash, The Exorcist, Z Nation, The Strain, & Halt and Catch Fire, and Salvation.

Sunday – August 13, 2017
9:00 pm
TNT Claws: Avalanche [1st Season Finale]
10:00 pm
EPIX Get Shorty: The Pitch [Series Premiere]

The adventures of mobster-turned-movie producer Hollywood. TV show based on Elmore Leonard’s novel and subsequent film. A 10 episode adaptation of the 1990 novel of the same name by Elmore Leonard. Click for trailer

Monday – August 14, 2017
12:15 am
ADULT SWIM Apollo Gauntlet: Bellenus Blade [1st Season Finale]
8:00 pm
FREEFORM Shadowhunters: Beside Still Water [2nd Season Finale]
10:01 pm
The ABC Gong Show: Will Arnett, Jennifer Aniston, Jack Black [New Episode – Special Night & Time]

Tuesday – August 15, 2017
3:01 am
AMAZON Tumble Leaf: Complete Third Season [3rd Season Premiere]

Wednesday – August 16, 2017
7:00 am
DISNEY XD Lego Star Wars: The Freemaker Adventures: Return Of The Return Of The Jedi [2nd Season Finale]
9:00 pm
FOX The F Word With Gordon Ramsey: Episode Eleven [1st Season Finale]
NBC Marlon: Pilot [Series Premiere]

Loosely inspired by the real life of star Marlon Wayans (“In Living Color,” “Scary Movie”), this update to the classic family comedy centers on a loving (but immature) father committed to co-parenting his two kids with his very-together ex-wife. While his misguided fatherly advice, unstoppable larger-than-life personality and unpredictable Internet superstardom might get in the way sometimes, for Marlon, family really always does come first – even if he’s the biggest kid of all. Click for info & trailer

CBS Salvation: Seeing Red / From Russia, With Love [Back-to-Back New Episodes]
10:00 pm
BBCA Broadchurch: Episode Eight [Series Finale]

Thursday – August 17, 2017
8:00 pm
ESPN Monday Night Football: Preseason: Tampa Bay Buccaneers At Jacksonville Jaguars [Special Presentation]
9:00 pm
HISTORY Alone: Flesh And Blood (#410) [4th Season Finale – Special Time]
NBC Saturday Night Live: Weekend Update Summer Edition [Special Presentation]
10:00 pm
HISTORY Alone: Tales From The Island [1-hour Special Presentation]

Friday – August 18, 2017
3:01 am
NETFLIX Dinotrux: Complete Fifth Season [5th Season Premiere]
NETFLIX Marvel’s The Defenders: Complete First Season [Series Premiere]

Daredevil, Jessica Jones, Luke Cage and Iron Fist join forces to take on common enemies as a sinister conspiracy threatens New York City. Click for info and trailer

NETFLIX Feature Film Special: What Happened To Monday [Special Presentation]

In a world where families are allowed only one child due to overpopulation, resourceful identical septuplets must avoid governmental execution and dangerous infighting while investigating the disappearance of one of their own. ADD LINK TO TJ”S ART?? Click for trailer

NETFLIX Special: Glitter Force Doki Doki: Season 1 [Special Presentation]

9:00 pm
Food Guy’s Family Road Trip: Wild West Canyons And Cookouts [Time Slot Premiere]

Saturday – August 19, 2017
7:00 am
DISNEY XD Marvel’s Spider-man: Horizon High Part One [Series Premiere]
9:00 pm
AMC Halt And Catch Fire: So It Goes / Signal To Noise [Two-hour 4th Season Premiere]


Alyssa bought her first comic at age 7 & was hooked. She has collected comics most of her life. Recently she has branched out to comic art and books and the occasional Lego. She goes to as many con's as she can & enjoys the 'long form' story telling of TV. She also enjoys new kinds of food- yes, she is a foodie.