Review: This Way Up

This Way Up is a comedy series from Irish comic Aisling Bea. Bea created and stars in the series as Aine, a woman recovering from a nervous breakdown. She is still in a fragile mental state. She copes with humor. You can watch This Way Up on Hulu.

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Review: A French Village (Un village français), season 1

The long running series A French Village (Un village français) has 7 seasons. This French series is about a fictional village near the French border with Switzerland and what happened there during the German occupation from 1940 to 1945.

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Review: Straight Forward

Straight Forward is an Acorn TV production between Denmark and New Zealand. It’s set it both places. It’s the story of a con woman and how she struggles to save herself and her family from a Danish thug.

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Review: The Slap, the 2011 Australian version

The Slap was a 2011 Australian TV series, and later an American one. Both were based on a novel by Christos Tsiolkas. I remember watching the American version a few years ago, but I think the Australian one is better. Melissa George starred in both. The Australian version is currently streaming on Hulu.

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Review: Cable Girls (Las Chicas del Cable), season 4

Cable Girls (Las Chicas del Cable), season 4, has comas and kidnappings and prison breaks and divorces and epic love stories and evil villains and the tightest bunch of friends you’ll ever find on television. There are a few spoilers in my review of this exciting season.

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Review: Derry Girls, season 2

Derry Girls continues with over the top foolishness from the Catholic schoolgirls and their parents in season 2. This half hour comedy set in Ireland goes by too quickly with only 6 episodes.

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My Life is Murder Looks Like a Winner

Acorn TV dropped the first two episodes of My Life is Murder on August 5, with the remaining 3 episodes of season 1 set to arrive on coming Mondays. Based on what I saw in the first two, I’d say this show is a winner.

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Review: Wentworth, season 7

Wentworth season 7 went heavy on the revenge themes. Prisoners went through all sorts of schemes and problems in search of revenge. All it got them was a lot of trouble. This review is almost spoiler free.

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Review: Charité

Charité is the first season in a story about the famous Charité hospital in Berlin. This six part season begins in 1888. Season 2, which I watched and reviewed first, is called Charité at War and is set in 1943.

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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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