foreign tv series

Anjana Vasan in We Are Lady Parts

We Are Lady Parts, season 1, four Muslim women in a punk rock band

We Are Lady Parts from creator and director Nida Manzoor brings comedy to punk rock. Set in England, four Muslim women and their manager join together in a band called Lady Parts. Amina (Anjana Vasan) tells the story. She plays […]

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Hanne Mathisen Haga in Outlier

Outlier, Nordic noir catches a serial killer

Outlier contains all the characteristics of Nordic noir. It’s slow moving, features stoic characters who display little emotion, and involves twisted plot lines. In this series, the main character, Maja (Hanne Mathisen Haga), is a Ph.D. student in London studying

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Nicola Coughlan and Lydia West in Big Mood

Big Mood, a tour de force for Nicola Coughlan

Big Mood brings a dark comedy to the streamer Tubi. Two women in their late 20s who are loyal long time friends struggle with personal issues in ways that aren’t always helpful to each other. There are six short episodes

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Asher Yasbincek, Josh Heuston, Ayesha Madon, James Majoos, Sherry-Lee Watson, Gemma Chua-Tran, Will McDonald, Bryn Chapman Parish, Chloe Hayden, and Thomas Weatherall in Heartbreak High

Heartbreak High, season 2, still top notch drama

Heartbreak High, an Australian drama, brings the same standards in storytelling and acting that this high school drama established previously. If you haven’t read my review of season 1 in a while, I made a list of all the things

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Shin Hye-su, Ahn Bo-Hyun, Ha Yoon-Kyung, Lee Chae-Min in See You in my 19th life

See You in My 19th Life, romance and reincarnation in a K-drama

See You in My 19th Life, a K-drama, takes for granted that the idea of reincarnation is accepted and understood. Most people don’t remember their past reincarnations. The main character in this romantic drama remembers all of her past lives

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Vicky Luengo in Red Queen

Red Queen (Reina Roja), a Spanish thriller

Red Queen (Reina Roja) is a Spanish series that bills itself as a thriller, although it contained many fantasy elements and frequently strained my ability to suspend disbelief. It’s based on a very popular Spanish novel by Juan Gómez-Jurado. The

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Cush Jumbo and Peter Capaldi in Criminal Record

Criminal Record: a British police mystery series

Criminal Record has lots of male energy, nevertheless it stars Cush Jumbo as DS June Lenker. When a worrisome 999 call comes in June is put at odds with the powerful DCI Daniel Hegarty (Peter Capaldi) over an old murder

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Suranne Jones in Vigil

Vigil, season 2, forget submarines – it’s all about drones

Vigil, season 2, retains the name of the submarine from season 1, but everyone is above the water this season. Some time has passed between the two seasons. Long enough for Amy Silva (Suranne Jones) and Kirsten Longacre (Rose Leslie)

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Jamie Dornan in The Tourist

The Tourist, season 1 review, adventures in the outback

The Tourist is a different take on the amnesia story. An unnamed man (Jamie Dornan) is driving down the road in the Australian outback when a giant truck chases him down and forces him off the road. When he wakes

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Aisha Dee in Safe Home

Safe Home review: Australian mini-series targets family violence

Safe Home takes you into the world of violence and abuse in family relationships. In four episodes, there are several examples of the kinds of issues faced by people in violent situations. None of the stories are finished. It’s a

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