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Kitty Flanagan in Fisk

Fisk review: zany Aussie comedy

Fisk is another goofball comedy from Australia. This one stars Kitty Flanagan, who also wrote and directed, as a solicitor in a small law firm dealing with wills, estates, and probate.

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.

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 on the streets.

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 of warmth and kindness and the food is mouth watering. If you haven’t discovered this lovely series already, now is …

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Evin Ahmad and Indica Watson in Who Is Erin Carter?

Review: Who is Erin Carter? An action packed thriller

Who is Erin Carter? has action scenes galore, a butt-kicking woman lead, and a couple of women directors. Sounds perfect, but it was merely average or slightly above for the genre. It had its good points. One was the setting in Spain which was gorgeous. The other was the performance by Evin Ahmad in the lead role.

Mariama Gueye and Nicolas Gob in The Best of Us

Review: The Best of Us (Le meilleur d’entre nous)

The Best of Us (Le meilleur d’entre nous) is a new French series now on Acorn TV. When a murder happens high in the mountains at a biathlete training camp, a city police woman is sent to help the local police.

Nicole Chamoun and Thomas Jane in Troppo

Troppo review: excellent mystery from Australia

Troppo is set in the steamy tropics of far north Queensland. It’s filled with water, trees, crocodiles, snakes, huge flocks of birds, and murder. The characters, especially the two main characters, are beautifully written and developed. The mystery and puzzle of the plot is always engaging and not obvious.

Ally Xue, Perlina Lau, JJ Fong, and Jay Ryan in Creamerie

Creamerie, comedy from New Zealand

Creamerie, from New Zealand, begins with the idea that a virus has killed off all (okay, not all) the men. It’s billed as a comedy, but I found it more of a genre jumble. Throw everything in and see what sticks, add plenty of pop culture homage scenes, put women in charge of dystopia and take it all out for …

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Celeste Barber in Wellmania

Wellmania, a crazy journey to health

Wellmania, an Australian comedy series, was written by, directed by, and stars women. Liv (Celeste Barber) lives in the US where she’s a well known food writer. She heads home to Sydney for a weekend to celebrate her best friend’s birthday. Getting back to NYC and her blossoming career is harder than you’d expect.

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