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Channel Surfing: Awesome TV picks for the week of 06/20/2022

We have a trio of returning shows for our Channel Surfing TV picks.

All of our Channel Surfing TV picks are returning series. See what kind of new supernatural cases police officers in the capital of New Zealand take up in Wellington Paranormal. Two superhero schools collide in the third season of The Umbrella Academy. Then, watch what will be the fate of sentient life in Westworld season four.

A Comedic Kiwi X-Files

The TV version of What We Do in the Shadows has received both critical and popular success but it isn’t the first show from the universe to grace the small screen. That honor belongs to Wellington Paranormal, which will begin a new season (at least in the United States) this week.

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Officers O’Leary and Minogue are back delving into the unknown in the titular New Zealand city. Under the supervision of their commanding officer, Sergeant Maaka, the pair investigate strange cases and experience supernatural and science-fiction based phenomena. You can fulfill that need for both laughs and chills with the series.

Season three of Wellington Paranormal will begin Wednesday, June 22, with its first two episodes on The CW.

An Alternate Version Showdown

The Umbrella Academy follows a superhero team of adopted siblings who are reunited as adults after the death of their eccentric wealthy father, Sir Reginald Hargreeves. Together they work through their personal issues while trying to save the world from ending.

When we last left the group, they had travelled to the past and prevented yet another doomsday event, thus believing they had repaired the timeline. When they arrive to their home in the present, things aren’t quite corrected as they come face to face with another superhero team called the Sparrow Academy. Now the Umbrella Academy not only have to deal with a potentially universe destroying entity but tackle a different group of Hargreeves’ adoptees and hope the two sides can put their differences aside and set things right.

Binge the entire third season of The Umbrella Academy beginning Wednesday, June 22, on Netflix.

Questioning the Nature of Your Reality

What began as malfunctioning and glitchy attractions at a theme park on Westworld has grown into something so much more. We have a full-on robot revolt occurring in the real world. The upcoming season is set to continue the story that left off more than two years ago.

Not much is known about the plot but it has been described as a “dark odyssey about the fate of sentient life on Earth.” Evan Rachel Wood returns but this time around, instead of portraying Dolores, she plays a new character named Christina who is a writer. Also coming back to the series is James Marsden assuming the role of Teddy. No matter the story, we can expect explorations into social issues and technology in interesting ways.

Westworld begins its fourth season on Sunday, June 26, on HBO.


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