What’s Hitting AMC+ and Acorn TV this Jan

To escpae some of the rainy days this summer has been providing, don’t miss out on watching these new releases to pass the time.


Kevin Can F**K Himself – Season 2

Kevin Can F**K Himself probes the secret life of a type of woman we all grew up believing we knew: the prototypical sitcom wife. Allison McRoberts is married to self-centred and “lovable” cable guy Kevin, but after a dark discovery, Allison teams up with neighbour Patty O’Connor to take drastic measures to escape her confines and take control of her life. She’s going to kill Kevin. At the end of season one, Neil, Kevin’s best friend and neighbour – and Patty’s brother – learned of their murderous plan and vowed to blow their cover. Now, Allison and Patty scramble to deal with Neil, pushing Allison to find a better way out. As the series reaches its conclusion, Allison learns that Neil told Diane her secret so she searches for Neil before he can tell anyone else, especially Tammy. With Allison’s help, Kevin devises a plan to save himself from arson charges, but the plan will have consequences for Tammy. Allison changes her name and relocates but as time passes, she must return to Worcester.

The Walking Dead: Origins

A series of four special programmes exploring the journeys of the most celebrated characters in the global phenomenon, The Walking Dead. Spotlighting Daryl Dixon (Norman Reedus), Carol Peletier (Melissa McBride), Maggie Rhee (Lauren Cohan) and Negan (Jeffrey Dean Morgan), each episode of The Walking Dead: Origins charts the story of the zombie apocalypse from the point of view of a single character and features new interviews and narrations from the actors that portray these iconic characters, interwoven with clips from the most pivotal moments of their journeys in the series.

Melissa McBride as Carol Peletier – The Walking Dead Season 9, Episode 15 – Photo Credit: Gene Page/AMC

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The Good Karma Hospital – Season 4

The fierce and passionate Dr Lydia Fonseca is forced to confront her complex past and has to handle some home truths in order to save Greg from deportation – and perhaps even their future together. Ruby is struggling to see into an uncertain future and makes rash decisions as she vents her fury. Two new doctors arrive at The Good Karma Hospital: the charismatic British Asian Dr Samir Hasan and Dr Nikita ‘Niki’ Sharma the epitome of a young, privileged Indian woman who finds herself well out of her comfort zone. As the series opens, Ruby breaks protocol when visiting a sick girl who has a deadly virus.

Shetland – Season 6

When Perez attends his mother’s funeral on the neighbouring Fair Isle, he faces family worries when it appears that his father is having trouble with his memory. However, when Tosh calls to inform him of a murder – the shooting of a prominent and controversial Shetlander on their doorstep in broad daylight – he rushes back to lead the investigation. Was this a tragic accident, or was the victim silenced before they could speak? Perez senses the hand of organised crime but getting answers could prove very difficult indeed.

Shetland Season 6, Episode 5 – Photo Credit: Anna Lenihan/AcornTV

The Paradise – Season 2

Set in Fuengirola, Spain, where a tight-knit Finnish community enjoy their idyllic paradise until horrific murders turn their sunshine world on its head. When a Finnish man is murdered on Spanish soil, veteran Finnish detective Hikka and Spanish detective Andrés reunite from across their respective borders. As more young bodies turn up, an international trafficking ring that preys on the most innocent of children and most desperate of refugees is revealed. Our detectives are determined to put an end to these brutal crimes – but how much are they willing to sacrifice to save others?

The Paradise Season 2, Episode 3 – Photo Credit: Ana Belen Fernandez/AcornTV

Vera – Season 11

The 11th series opens when the body of well-respected local builder Jim Tullman is found beaten to death on the steps of the Collingwood Monument. DCI Vera Stanhope questions how such a seemingly beloved and imposing figure could be attacked so viciously. The mystery deepens when she discovers that he was due to testify in court as the key witness in a violent assault. Could these two crimes be connected? As Vera delves deeper into Jim Tullman’s life, she discovers unresolved bitterness between his estranged wife and doting son, while tensions with old family friends also threaten to spill over. Vera must see through the web of family grievances, jealousies and lies to ensure justice is done.

Vera Season 12, Episode 1- Photo Credit: Helen Williams/AcornTVV