Hache, season 2, hits new levels of danger

Hache, a crime drama from Spain, puts Hache (or Helena) at the top of the crime and drug scene in Barcelona in the 1960s. Hache (Adriana Ugarte) inherits a nightclub, some houses, a cement factory and more from her lead-filled former lover Malpica. Both seasons are on Netflix.

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Monarca, season 2, takes a quest for power to new heights

Monarca, the Mexican drama, takes the quest for power using betrayal, murder, and blackmail to new heights in season 2. The rich and powerful Carranza family argue over the leadership of their corporation, Monarca. This family relationship series full of intrigue and danger is streaming on Netflix.

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Review: Virgin River, season 2

Virgin River, season 2, continues the romance begun so tentatively in season 1 between big city nurse Mel (Alexandra Breckenridge) and Jack (Martin Henderson), the owner of a bar in the tiny California forest town of Virgin River. This series on Netflix is already renewed for a 3rd season.

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Review: The Gift (Atiye), season 2

The Gift (Atiye), season 2, is a mishmash of terrible writing, compelling actors, and incomprehensible storylines. I couldn’t look away, despite its flaws. I don’t understand how watching something so bad could be so engaging, but it is. This Turkish language series is streaming on Netflix.

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Review: The Umbrella Academy, season 2

The Umbrella Academy is SO GOOD in season 2. The pacing is perfect – never a dull moment. The special effects are well done. The music is wonderful. The twists and surprises are always fresh and never expected. The actors are brilliant. From start to finish, season 2 is a joy and a delight.

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Review: Rebecka Martinsson, season 2

Rebecka Martinsson, the Swedish prosecutor with a troubled past, is back for a second series with a new actor in the lead role and 8 new episodes of mystery and life above the Arctic Circle.

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Review: Hanna, season 2

Hanna brings 8 new episodes of psychological drama, action-packed excitement, and unpredictable twists to season 2 of this Amazon Original. There are minor spoilers ahead.

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Review: Deadwind (Karppi), season 2

Deadwind (Karppi) brings Finnish noir back to Netflix with a second season of this popular police series about Sofia Karppi and her exploits inside and outside the police department.

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Review: The Politician, season 2

The Politician, season 2, returned to Netflix with the same ambitious politician engaged in a run for office, much like season 1. All the back-stabbing, conniving, bald-faced lying that we saw in season 1 returned as well.

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Review: Homecoming, season 2

Homecoming never really found its way in season 2. The best thing about it was Janelle Monáe as a strong-minded, powerful woman who gets her memory erased by a dose of the drug made in the Geist company. Janelle Monáe took hold of her character and made her real.

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