Review: Brief Encounters

It’s hilarious how repressed the Brits were about sex in 1982. At least in public. Brief Encounters tells the story of four women who wade into that repression as Ann Summers party plan saleswomen and turn their worlds upside down.

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Review: Bordertown (Sorjonen), season 1

Bordertown (Sorjonen) comes from Finland. It’s a mystery series featuring a genius detective named Kari Sorjonen (Ville Virtanen). He has a new job as head of a Special Crimes Unit.

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Review: Bitter Daisies (O sabor das margaridas)

Bitter Daisies (O sabor das margaridas ) is the first Galician language series distributed by Netflix. It’s a complex mystery series with a female lead character.

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Review: Unit 42 (Unité 42), season 1

Season 1 of Unit 42 (Unité 42), a fascinating police procedural from Belgium, is streaming on Netflix. An excellent cast and well-written episodes make this series a stand-out.

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Review: Charité at War

Charité at War is a German series. It’s set in the Berlin hospital Charité during the last two years of World War II. It’s an examination of the moral choices doctors and nurses must make when trying to save lives under a Nazi regime. There are a couple of spoilers ahead.

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Review: Black Spot (Zone Blanche), season 2

The French suspense mystery Black Spot (Zone Blanche) continues in season 2 with more of the same dark crimes and inexplicable events in the forest that we watched in season 1.

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Review: Black Spot (Zone Blanche), season 1

Season 1 of Black Spot (Zone Blanche), a dark and suspenseful mystery series from France, is streaming on Netflix now. Season 2 arrives on June 14.

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Review The Simple Heist (Enkelstöten), season 1

The Simple Heist (Enkelstöten) is a Swedish comedy TV series. Season 1 is currently streaming on Acorn TV. A second season is underway.

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Review: High Seas (Alta mar)

The Netflix original Spanish language series High Seas (Alta mar) is set on a luxury ship heading from Spain to Brazil in the late 1940s.

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Review: Ms Fisher’s Modern Murder Mysteries

The Australians created another charming series about an unconventional detective in Ms Fisher’s Modern Murder Mysteries. There are currently 4 episodes of 90 minutes each available on Acorn TV.

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