Review: The Schouwendam 12 (De 12 van Schouwendam)

The Schouwendam 12 (De 12 van Schouwendam) is a Dutch language mystery series on Acorn TV. It’s a follow up to the very popular The Oldenheim 12. This is a completely new series with a new story, a new setting, and new actors. There are a few spoilers ahead, but I don’t reveal the big stuff.

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Review: Unorthodox

Unorthodox is a German mini-series about an ultra-Orthodox Jewish woman who escapes her community in Brooklyn’s Williamsburg district. She goes to Berlin, a place simmering with the spirits of dead Jews, where she finds help and acceptance.

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Off on a Tangent about S5 of Last Tango in Halifax

Last Tango in Halifax season 5 came to me as a gift on my birthday. I don’t intend to review it or recap it, I simply want to talk about a few bits. It will be a little spoilery, but not in any large sense. A few scenes, and a few remarks, and I’ll be done.

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Review: The Valhalla Murders

The Valhalla Murders is an Icelandic language mystery thriller on Netflix. It’s an outstanding mystery series, full of suspense and interesting characters.

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Review: Raised by Wolves, seasons 1-2

Raised by Wolves is a half-hour comedy from the UK and the warped minds of creators Caitlin Moran and her sister Caroline Moran. Seasons 1 and 2 of this comedy are streaming on Acorn TV.

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Review: Queen Sono

Queen Sono is Netflix first original African series. It’s an action series with a fabulous female heroine played by Pearl Thusi.

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Review: Bad Banks, season 1

Bad Banks is a German language financial thriller streaming on Hulu. A second season is out, but hasn’t arrived on Hulu yet.

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Review: Luna Nera, season 1

Luna Nera (or Black Moon) is an Italian language series on Netflix. It’s a tale of witches and witch hunters set in 17th Century Italy.

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Review: Omniscient (Onisciente)

Omniscient (Onisciente) is a Brazilian sci-fi series streaming on Netflix. I thought it was one of the best TV series I’ve seen in weeks. It’s set in a not-too-distant future where everyone in the city has a personal drone observing them 24/7. The main character is a female computer programmer. It’s exciting, geeky, beautifully written and plotted, and simply outstanding.

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Review: The Stranger

The Stranger is a new Harlan Coben mystery thriller on Netflix. The story is set in motion when a young woman calling herself The Stranger (Hannah John-Kamen) reveals secrets to several people living in Manchester, England.

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