TV series

Jaden Michael, Adrian Greensmith, and Abby Corrigan in Harlan Coben's Shelter

Harlan Coben’s Shelter review, mystery with teen heroes

Harlan Coben’s Shelter brings teens to the front as the heroes in this mystery thriller. I’ve seen many Harlan Coben series. This was not the best one. I watched the first two episodes thinking the plot was too far-fetched. Although […]

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Asa Butterfield in Sex Education

Sex Education, season 4, brilliant all the way

Sex Education concludes its run with season 4. The high school kids are graduating and moving on; the adults are making progress with their issues. The message is such a powerful affirmation of the importance of love and acceptance that

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Naila Schuberth and Sammy Schrein in Dear Child

Dear Child review: mystery and drama from Germany

Dear Child (Liebes Kind) tells a mysterious story about a man who got away with kidnapping women for 13 years, the woman who finally escaped from him, and two brainwashed children he raised.

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Deborah Mailman in Total Control

Total Control, seasons 1 & 2, Australian political drama

Total Control stars Rachel Griffiths and Deborah Mailman in a tense political drama set in Australia. Infighting, back stabbing, and secret maneuvering are a hallmark of political dramas, and this one has it aplenty. Every situation is high stakes and

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Annette O'Toole in Virgin River

Virgin River, season 5, it’s a well-oiled machine

Virgin River is back with season 5. Netflix released 10 of the episodes together, and promises two more Christmas themed episodes on November 30. Everything about this series works. The cast has settled in to their roles convincingly and comfortably,

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Alycia Debnam-Carey in The Lost Flowers of Alice Hart

The Lost Flowers of Alice Hart, touching women’s stories

The Lost Flowers of Alice Hart, a drama series from Australia, is by women, about women, and for women. It’s full of secrets and slow revelations. It’s quietly beautiful and ultimately full of hope and love.

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Max Riemelt and Tara Corrigan in Sleeping Dog. The are face to face on a train in serious conversation

Sleeping Dog review: German mystery series

Sleeping Dog (Schlafende Hunde), a TV series from Germany, is a tightly written mystery series that holds on to its secrets until the very end. It features a group of cops. One in particular suffers from PTSD and is living

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Kaoru Kobayashi in Midnight Diner

Review: Midnight Diner, Tokyo Stories

Midnight Diner (Shinya shokudô) ran for three seasons in Japan. Following that success, another series Midnight Diner: Tokyo Stories was aired. Both seasons of Midnight Diner: Tokyo Stories are now available on Netflix. The stories in the series are full

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