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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Review: High Seas (Alta mar)

The Netflix original Spanish language series High Seas (Alta mar) is set on a luxury ship heading from Spain to Brazil in the late 1940s.

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Review: Big Little Lies, season 1

When I read Liane Moriarty’s 2014 novel Big Little Lies I thought it was one of the best-written novels I’d ever read. Since then I’ve read everything I can find by Liane Moriarty. The novel became a TV series, created and written by David E. Kelley. It’s almost as good as the book.

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Review: The Umbrella Academy

Comic book adaptation The Umbrella Academy is about 7 babies, all born on the same day in 1989. They were born to mothers who hadn’t been pregnant the day before. Sir Reginald Hargreeves (Colm Feore) raised them as his children. They became The Umbrella Academy. Hargreeves trained them to use their special abilities to learn how to save the world.

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