TV round-up: June 13th – 19th

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With exams over, there is not a better time to indulge in the best that TV has to offer. The Edge is to the rescue, giving you a brief summary of this weekend’s best TV along with what the early part of next week is glorified with. From Game of Thrones to New Girl, this week’s TV is looking rather dashing.

Game of Thrones: Without doubt the most exciting TV show airing between the 13th and the 19th June is the season 4 finale of Game of Thrones, entitled mysteriously ‘The Children’. We now know the fate of Tyrion Lannister but will he really be executed? Will Jon Snow return from his assassination attempt? We all await eagerly with the episode being piqued to be the ‘finest hour’ for the series. Tune in Monday at 1.30am on Sky Atlantic.

The Tomorrow People: This new US sci-fi drama takes to UK TV screens tomorrow on Channel 4 at the early slot of 12.45pm. The series focuses on a group of young people who represent the next stage of human evolution, all retaining various supernatural powers. Based on the old UK TV series of the same name, the series looks promising as an escape of the mundane life that surrounds us, taking us to a superhuman vision of the future of our species.

Catfish-The-TV-ShowCatfish: The TV Show: Yaniv Schulman and Max Joseph are back on Monday with the second episode of the second season of their hit US reality-TV show which explores the complications behind the popularised method of online dating. Famous for revealing that Jenny in reality is actually Pete, the show has been confronted with controversies regarding its glorification of these emotionally-challenging situations, as well as its authenticity being questioned. Despite this, the show is an interesting watch to interrogate today’s dating methods, available to see on Viva on Monday at 8pm.

The Mindy Project: The sitcom, which stars Mindy Kaling, explores the life of a doctor juggling her professional and personal life. On at 9.30pm this coming Tuesday, the sitcom will be on its second episode of its second season, with its first available to catch up on, on 4OD.

1-new-girl-season-3-premiereNew Girl: Yet another E4 sitcom with a female lead, New Girl focuses on a 20-something woman (portrayed by Zooey Deschanel) who lives in a flat with three other guys and comedy endures as a result. On at 9pm on E4 this coming Tuesday, New Girl is also on its second episode of its latest season and is the perfect show to be followed by The Mindy Project, giving you a full hour of two mirthful females as they work through the troubles of modern life.

The Auction House: Also on Tuesday at 9pm is The Auction House; a new Channel 4 programme looking at behind-the-scenes of Lots Road Auction House in London with the collectors, dealers, staff and customers. The first episode, which will air this week, sees the auction house’s boss decide that the place needs a revamp.

Mock the Week: Back for an astounding 13th season, BBC2’s wonder child returns to its usual spot of 10pm this Thursday for its second episode from its latest season. Every season the show boasts familiar faces as well as new talent within comedy and, of course, the ever-charismatic host Dara Ó Briain. Our favourite comedians provide an interesting and often satirical outlook on current events offering a reprieve from clean-cut news.

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