Review: Ms Fisher’s Modern Murder Mysteries, season 2

Ms Fisher’s Modern Murder Mysteries, season 2, brings the fashion-plate private detective Peregrine Fisher (Geraldine Hakewill) back to solve crimes in 1960s Melbourne. It’s streaming on Acorn, with two episodes available now and more to come weekly for an 8 episode season.

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Review: Candice Renoir, season 1

Candice Renoir, a charming French police series about an unconventional detective reached US audiences on Acorn TV. Eight seasons already aired in France. Acorn TV posted season 1 and promises season 2 on June 28. I can’t find anything about further seasons on Acorn, but even a part of this series is fun to watch. This review is of season 1.

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Review: Tokyo Girl (Tôkyô Joshi Zukan)

Tokyo Girl (Tôkyô Joshi Zukan) is a Japanese series streaming on Prime. The series was co-written and directed by Yuki Tanada. It’s the story of one woman’s life and her move to Tokyo in search of happiness.

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Whitstable Pearl, cozy mysteries from the coast of England

Whitstable Pearl is a six part mystery series streaming on Acorn TV. The first two episodes went live on May 24, with the remaining episodes to be released weekly on Mondays. The lead character, Pearl Nolan (Kerry Godliman), is one of the most likeable characters I’ve seen on TV in a long time. I simply loved her and her style with a mystery.

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The Great Pottery Throw Down, a reality series I love

The Great Pottery Throw Down is a British reality series about contestants who throw pottery. It requires something of me: an apology. For all the times I made fun of reality shows and laughed because people were interested in chefs, or bakers, or singers, or bachelors – I apologize. I’m now hooked on an HBO Max reality series about pottery.

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Blinded – Those Who Kill, season 2 (Den som dræber – Fanget af mørket)

The Danish thriller Blinded – Those Who Kill (Den som dræber – Fanget af mørket) is either the second season of Darkness – Those Who Kill or a spin off of that series. The main character, a police profiler, is the same. Everything else is new. The series is streaming on Acorn TV beginning May 10.

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Sexify, terrific comedy from Poland

Sexify is an 8 episode comedy about college women attempting to win a competition to build the best app. The app, almost by accident, becomes about helping women have better orgasms. It’s one of the best series I’ve seen in a while. It’s streaming on Netflix.

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Fatma, Turkish drama makes a woman the serial murderer

Fatma, a new Netflix original from Turkey, is about a woman who commits murder almost without thinking about it as her life unravels and she revisits childhood traumas.

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The Irregulars tries hard but drags

The Irregulars is a what-if riff on the Sherlock Holmes universe with an array of supernatural and mysterious plots tossed into a stew featuring a group of street kids. The series is streaming on Netflix.

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The Attaché brings themes of home and belonging

The Attaché is an Israeli series about a family that moves to Paris for a year. It begins streaming on Acorn TV today (March 22). I had the impression from the promos and constant references to a terrorist attack that this would be a political thriller. In fact, it’s a story about the immigrant experience and how a family deals with it.

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