Review: The Level

The Level is a police thriller from the UK. It’s currently available on Acorn TV. I watched all 6 episodes of season 1 with interest. It wasn’t renewed for a second season, and for good reasons. It’s an acceptable mystery for fans of the genre.  Flawed but watchable. Continue reading “Review: The Level”

Review: Crashing

Crashing is a British comedy series written by and starring Phoebe Waller-Bridge. There are six short episodes of this funny look at a group of people who live together as property guardians of a disused hospital. Continue reading “Review: Crashing”

Review: Deadwind (Karppi ), Season 1

Deadwind (Karppi), Nordic noir from Finland, puts a cop named Sofia Karppi at the center of a complex mystery series. Season 2 of this successful series is already in the works. Continue reading “Review: Deadwind (Karppi ), Season 1”

Review: Wentworth, season 6

Wentworth, season 6, raises the danger level for prisoners and officers as new threats and old sins come to a violent head. Continue reading “Review: Wentworth, season 6”

Review: Cable Girls (Las Chicas del Cable) season 3

Cable Girls (Las Chicas del Cable) season 3 hit Netflix with a welcome embrace from fans of the strong-minded women who lead this cast in its soapy adventures. Continue reading “Review: Cable Girls (Las Chicas del Cable) season 3”

Review: Sisters

The Australian series Sisters is streaming now on Netflix. This series has 3 women in the leading roles, an all women director roster, and a ripped from the headlines premise. Continue reading “Review: Sisters”

Review: Ultraviolet, season 1

The Polish mystery series Ultraviolet is on Netflix. It features a group of internet savvy private citizens who call themselves Ultraviolet and who get involved in police work. Continue reading “Review: Ultraviolet, season 1”

Review: Silk, season 1

Silk takes us on a roller coaster ride with barrister Martha Costello (Maxine Peake) and the barristers, clerks, and juniors in her chamber. This very British legal drama is full of courtroom scenes and goings on in chambers, but doesn’t delve into most of the character’s personal lives. Continue reading “Review: Silk, season 1”

Review: The Innocents, season 1

The Innocents in this tale of tragedy and woe are two teenage lovers, Harry and June. They run away to London to begin new lives away from their unhappy homes. Before they even got there, June suddenly shape shifted into a big hairy Norwegian fella named Steinar. Well, that was a problem. Continue reading “Review: The Innocents, season 1”

So Many Great Foreign Films and TV in English

We love foreign films and TV. How about foreign films and TV in English? Even better! Many foreign films and TV shows from England, Australia and other English speaking countries make their way to US viewers via streaming services like Netflix, Amazon Video, Hulu, Acorn, YouTube and others.

Here’s a summary of the ones I consider the best. Last updated 12/12/2018. Continue reading “So Many Great Foreign Films and TV in English”