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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Review: Chilling Adventures of Sabrina, season 1

Chilling Adventures of Sabrina has already been renewed for 4 seasons by Netflix, after the first season aired. The teenage half-human, half-witch who is torn between her allegiance to mortals and her witch family is a big hit.

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Review: Morocco: Love in Times of War (Tiempos de guerra)

Morocco: Love in Times of War (Tiempos de guerra) is a Spanish language series set in the Spanish city of Melilla, Morocco, during the Rif War of the 1920s. Red Cross nurses are sent there to care for the injured soldiers. As the English title suggests, the series takes full advantage of the setting to tell many stories of love and danger. Continue reading “Review: Morocco: Love in Times of War (Tiempos de guerra)”

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”