Review: Stay Close, a Harlan Coben mystery

Stay Close is another Netflix adaptation of a Harlan Coben mystery. This one is set in England and features Cush Jumbo in the lead role. The series grabs you by the neck of your tee shirt and drags you along with a cliffhanger at the end of every episode to keep you binge watching. The music is intended to feel like a sprint as well.

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Review: Ackley Bridge, season 3

Ackley Bridge, season 3, is streaming on Acorn TV for US viewers. This British series is about a racially diverse school in West Yorkshire. Season 3 dealt with some heavy, heartbreaking topics.

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Review: Ackley Bridge, season 2

Ackley Bridge, season 2, with its big cast and 12 episodes was even more interesting than season 1. The UK’s Channel 4 must agree with me because they’ve commissioned a third season of 8 episodes for 2019. This British drama about an integrated school filled with both white and Asian kids and teachers is a great setting for multiple storylines.

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Review: Ackley Bridge, season 1

Ackley Bridge tells the story of a school in the mythical English Yorkshire town of Ackley Bridge. White and Asian (Pakistani mostly) folks have lived together in the small town for years, but their children have gone to segregated schools. Now they will be thrown together in a new school, called Ackley Bridge College, and learn to be together peacefully. Continue Reading: Review: Ackley Bridge, season 1