‘Poldark’ and ‘Man in the High Castle’ return with new seasons

September 30, 2018

‘Poldark’ and ‘Man in the High Castle’ return with new seasons

CLEVELAND, Ohio – New seasons for very different dramas, PBS’ “Poldark” and Amazon Prime’s “The Man in the High Castle,” are among the top viewing choices for the week:

“Poldark” (9 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 30, WVIZ Channel 25 and WEO Channel 49): Aidan Turner returns as swashbuckling Capt. Ross Poldark in the fourth “Masterpiece” season of the British historical drama based on the novels by Winston Graham. With Eleanor Tomlinson back as his fiery partner, Demelza, the series begins this season with angry local rioting because of food shortages in Cornwall. And Poldark, of course, is in the middle of all the mayhem, which results in a local man and the Crane brothers being tried for murder.

“I Feel Bad” (9:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 4, WKYC Channel 3): After a two-episode sneak preview last month, this promising new NBC comedy from executive producer Amy Poehler settles into its regular Thursday time slot. Based on Orli Auslander’s book “I Feel Bad: All Day. Every Day. About Everything,” the series stars Sarayu Blue as a woman who struggles with the realization that she isn’t the perfect mom, boss, wife, friend and daughter.

“Into the Dark” (Friday, Oct. 5, Hulu): Emmy-winning producer Jason Blum is in charge of this 12-part horror anthology series. Themed to an upcoming holiday, a new episode will be released the first Friday of each month. The premiere episode follows a sophisticated and cynical hit man transporting a body on Halloween. The second episode, starring Dana Silvers and Dermot Mulroney, tells of a woman who, a year after her mother’s death, feels trapped in her house on Thanksgiving.

“The Man in the High Castle” (Friday, Oct. 5, Amazon Prime): Jason O’Mara and William Forsythe join the cast for the 10-episode third season of the series based on the 1962 alternate history novel by Philip K. Dick (whose stories have been the basis for such films as “Blade Runner,” “Total Recall” and “Minority Report”). The new season finds Juliana Crain (Alexa Davalos) grappling with her destiny after seeking safety in the Neutral Zone, Joe Blake (Luke Kleintank) returning from Berlin and sent on a diplomatic mission to San Francisco, and John Smith (Rufus Sewell) finding himself celebrated by Nazi high society.

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