Review: Darkness: Those Who Kill (Den som dræber – Fanget af mørket)

Darkness: Those Who Kill (Den som dræber – Fanget af mørket) streaming on Acorn TV is a serial killer thriller from Denmark. The Danish language take on the topic is not exactly like other series in this genre, but comes close.

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Review: Giri/Haji

Giri/Haji, the Japanese title of this multi-continent drama, means Duty/Shame in English. Those two words – duty and shame – encapsulate the themes and drivers of the action in this drama about family, love, responsibility and survival. It’s streaming on Netflix. There are minor spoilers ahead.

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Review: Girlfriends (2018)

Girlfriends, this Girlfriends, is a British comedy series streaming on Acorn TV with Miranda Richardson, Phyllis Logan, and Zoë Wanamaker in the lead roles.

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Review: The Mandalorian, season 1

The Mandalorian on Disney+ is part of the Star Wars universe. Many people wear the title Mandalorian. They are bounty hunters with a code that doesn’t allow them to ever remove their helmets.

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Review: Good Morning, Verônica (Bom Dia, Verônica)

Good Morning, Verônica (Bom Dia, Verônica) is a Brazilian thriller about a woman police clerk who takes on a case without authorization. Although the star of the series is a woman, it uses many tropes regarding the victimization of women – rapes, serial murders, and domestic abuse all rolled into one series.

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Review: Wentworth, season 8

Wentworth (in some locales Wentworth Prison), season 8, is available on Netflix US now. In this season, a rash of new characters entered the prison to create trouble and chaos. Seasons 8 and 9, already set, are supposed to be the final seasons for this long running Australian women’s prison series.

The situation in Wentworth Prison at the start of the season is unsettled. There was ‘the siege’ at the end of season 7. The writing technique that pits women against women, thrives on rumors and false information, and keeps everyone stirred up remains the same, no matter the season. There’s always someone believing bad advice from someone with an ulterior motive.

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Review: The Last Word (Das Letzte Wort)

The Last Word (Das Letzte Wort) is a German language dramedy series on Netflix. It’s about love and grief, about living and dying.

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Review: Ratched, season 1

Ratched uses mind-altering saturated color and gorgeous visuals to tell the lunatic story of the murder and mayhem that created the horrifying nurse Mildred Ratched, played here by Sarah Paulson.

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Review: The Duchess

The Duchess is a comedy series created by Katherine Ryan. It’s streaming on Netflix, which is where I’d seen a comedy special from Katherine Ryan and enjoyed it. That prompted me to give The Duchess a look.

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Review: Criminal UK, season 2

Criminal UK, the fascinating cat-and-mouse police interrogation series, returned with a 4 episode second season. This is a continuation of Criminal – 4 related series set in UK, Germany, Spain, and France from 2019. However, it looks like only the UK got a second series.

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