Review: Impulse, season 1

Impulse is an action-packed YouTube original. At its heart, it’s about sexual violence and assault. Wrapped around that heart is a blanket of mystery and sci fi about special powers. It’s a compelling combination, and very well done.

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Review: Hidden (Craith)

Hidden (Craith) is an atmospheric suspense series from Wales. A female cop and her partner hunt down a serial kidnapper of young women.

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Review: The Politician, season 1

The Politician, the latest production from Brad Falchuk and Ryan Murphy, is equal parts brilliant and scattered. It’s pretentiously adult but set in a high school. Thematically it jumps around from one idea to another and never quite lands. Ryan Murphy regulars abound. Yet overall, it’s wonderful.

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Review: Monarca, season 1

Monarca brings Mexican melodrama to Netflix with an dangerous brew of intrigue. The story centers around a family worth millions from a tequila empire. Their tequila brand name is Monarca.

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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: 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: Bordertown (Sorjonen), season 1

Bordertown (Sorjonen) comes from Finland. It’s a mystery series featuring a genius detective named Kari Sorjonen (Ville Virtanen). He has a new job as head of a Special Crimes Unit.

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Review: Unit 42 (Unité 42), season 1

Season 1 of Unit 42 (Unité 42), a fascinating police procedural from Belgium, is streaming on Netflix. An excellent cast and well-written episodes make this series a stand-out.

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The Excellence of Gentleman Jack

Gentleman Jack season 1 ended in the U.S. It was excellent in every way. A brilliant achievement involving writers, directors, costumers, actors, and Anne Lister’s secret diaries.

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Review: Black Spot (Zone Blanche), season 1

Season 1 of Black Spot (Zone Blanche), a dark and suspenseful mystery series from France, is streaming on Netflix now. Season 2 arrives on June 14.

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