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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My Holo Love is a K-Drama with holograms

My Holo Love is part high tech thriller, part love story, and part psychological exploration. This 12 part series from Korea is streaming on Netflix.

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Ethos (Bir Başkadır), a layered saga from Turkey

Ethos (Bir Başkadır) is an 8 part series from Turkey, streaming on Netflix. It’s the story of several interconnected people from various walks of life who live in Istanbul. It’s partly a love song to Turkey and the Turkish people, and partly a very good story with fascinating characters.

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Hache, season 2, hits new levels of danger

Hache, a crime drama from Spain, puts Hache (or Helena) at the top of the crime and drug scene in Barcelona in the 1960s. Hache (Adriana Ugarte) inherits a nightclub, some houses, a cement factory and more from her lead-filled former lover Malpica. Both seasons are on Netflix.

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Jann, seasons 1 & 2, utterly delightful

Jann is a fictionalized version of Canadian singer/songwriter/actress Jann Arden’s own life. Both seasons of the series can finally be seen in the US on Hulu. It’s charming and funny and first rate comedy.

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Beforeigners is Nordic sci-fi that brings up the past

Beforeigners, season 1, is HBO Max’s first original series from Norway. This sci-fi mystery is set in modern day Norway, but it’s full of people from the past who pop up in the harbor and don’t know how they got there.

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Réunions brings French comedy to an island paradise

Réunions is a sunny family comedy about trying to make a go of a failing hotel after the death of the father who ran it. The comedy is broad, almost slapstick sometimes, the scenery is beautiful and so are the people. The French language is a treat. The series is streaming on Acorn TV.

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The Crimson Petal and the White shows the horrors of 1870s London

The Crimson Petal and the White is a four part mini series from 2011, now streaming on Acorn TV. It’s set in 1870s London at a time when women, whether prostitutes or well-married ladies, had few options and fewer freedoms.

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Review: The Mess You Leave Behind (El desorden que dejas)

The Mess You Leave Behind (El desorden que dejas) is a Spanish language mystery series streaming on Netflix. It’s a well-written series with two exceptional Spanish actresses in the lead roles. Mystery fans will enjoy it.

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