May World Drama Highlights (and full list of releases).

May Highlights

Bloom S1 My5 01/05/2019
Crime Diaries: Night Out (Historia de un Crimen: Colmenares) S1 Netflix 03/05/2019
Magnifica 70 S2 Walter P. 03/05/2019
Undercover S1 Netflix 03/05/2019
The Mechanism (O Mecanismo) S2 Netflix 10/05/2019
Cardinal S3 BBC4 11/05/2019
Mary Kills People S1 More4 14/05/2019
The Bad Seed S1 Alibi 14/05/2019
Code 37: Sex Crimes S2 More4(WP) 17/05/2019
The Rain S2 Netflix 17/05/2019
Locked Up (Vis a vis) S3 Walter P. 19/05/2019
High Seas (Alta Mar) S1 Netflix 24/05/2019
Bad Blood S2 Netflix 31/05/2019
How to Sell Drugs Online (Fast) S1 Netflix 31/05/2019

Other May releases

Revenge S1 Netflix 01/05/2019
Unbeatable You S1 Amazon 02/05/2019
Abyss S1 Netflix 06/05/2019 (Weekly episodes) [*]
I Have a Script S1 Netflix 06/05/2019
In the Bosom of a Thorn S1 Netflix 06/05/2019
The Writer S1 Netflix 06/05/2019
What If? S1 Netflix 06/05/2019
Riphagen MS Amazon 07/05/2019
Away From Home S1 Netflix 08/05/2019
Bibik Bibikku S1 Netflix 08/05/2019
Cinta 100kg S1 Netflix 08/05/2019
Cinta Iris S1 Netflix 08/05/2019
Cinta Si Wedding Planner S1 Netflix 08/05/2019
Cinta Teruna Kimchi S1 Netflix 08/05/2019
Kim Kong MS Amazon 08/05/2019
Secret of Success S1 Netflix 08/05/2019
The Missing Menu S1 Netflix 08/05/2019
Unchained Fate S1 Netflix 08/05/2019
Schitt’s Creek S5 Netflix 10/05/2019 [*]
The Princess Weiyoung S1 Netflix 10/05/2019
Harrow S1 Drama 11/05/2019 (Freeview Premiere) [*]
The Defected S1 Netflix 11/05/2019
Gogol S1 Amazon 15/05/2019
I Hear You S1 Netflix 15/05/2019
Well-Intended Love S1 Netflix 17/05/2019 [*]
My Contracted Husband, Mr.Oh S1 Netflix 19/05/2019
Strike Force S4 Amazon 19/05/2019
One Spring Night S1 Netflix 22/05/2019 (Weekly episodes) [*]
Naagin S1/S2 Amazon 24/05/2019
Torpederna S1/S2 Amazon 24/05/2019
Kiss The Series S1 Netflix 25/05/2019
Sotus The Series S1 Netflix 25/05/2019
Lost Girl S3 Pick TV 29/05/2019 (Ongoing Freeview Premiere)
A Thousand Goodnights S1 Netflix 31/05/2019
Playing with Fire S1 Netflix 31/05/2019

For further details of all the May highlights and of the shows under other releases marked with a [*] I would refer you to our weekly lists of new releases. These lists are published each Friday and cover known new releases for the subsequent seven days. The links relevant to this list are as follows: 27 April-3 May, 4-10 May, 11-17 May, 18-24 May and 25-31 May.

*In the following section: clicking on the series name will usually take you to the imdb page, their mydramalist.com page (most Asian dramas) or their elcinema.com page (Arabic language dramas) and clicking on the name of the channel/streaming platform will take you to where you can watch (Now TV links are preferred for Sky shows) if available at time of posting. Trailers & other links are as indicated by the text. A credit here too for the uknewonnetflix.info and amzprime.maft.uk pages without which it would be just about impossible to keep track of the many new additions to the relevant streaming services that receive just about zero pre-promotion.

Other May releases – details

Revenge (Lah) S1 Netflix 01/05/2019
“After a mother and her daughter are gang-raped by seven men, the daughter suffers a mental breakdown, and the single mom sets out to get revenge”. Thai drama.

Unbeatable You S1 Amazon 02/05/2019
“Liu Ai is a hardworking and successful sales. Her husband Yang Guang is a design who wishes to earn some money and give birth to a child and raise him/her up. However, the reality is always disappointing and both of them face mid-life crisis. They did not give up and eventually restart their career from a small company, and eventually fight for a good life”. Chinese drama.

I Have a Script (Ana Andi Nuss) S1 Netflix 06/05/2019
“After the death of a loved one, a woman decides to pursue her passion for writing by penning television scripts”. Kuwaiti drama.

In the Bosom of a Thorn (Hodon El-Shook) S1 Netflix 06/05/2019
“After the invasion of Kuwait, a woman’s infant daughter is taken from her. Now, her daughter looks to make her way back home years later”. Kuwaiti drama.

The Writer (Al Katib) S1 Netflix 06/05/2019
“When accused of a murder eerily parallel to a plot in his novel, a best-selling crime writer must navigate a web of hidden enemies”. Lebanese drama.

What If? (Matha Law?) S1 Netflix 06/05/2019
“Four individuals at a crossroads in life are given the chance to take both paths, and decide which road is best for them”. Kuwaiti drama.

Riphagen MS Amazon 07/05/2019
“Riphagen is a WWII-crime thriller based on the life of Andries ‘Al Capone’ Riphagen. He was a boxer, a smuggler, pimp, but most fervently a Jew hunter who profited immensely from the war, tracking, extorting and betraying Jewish people in hiding. He imagines himself untouchable until the young police officer Jan van Liempd opens up a hunt for him”. Dutch drama.

Away From Home S1 Netflix 08/05/2019
“A high-achieving 11-year-old student embarks on a journey of self-discovery at a school on a nearby island as he grapples with tensions at home”. Malaysian drama.

Bibik Bibikku S1 Netflix 08/05/2019
“When a busy mother and father realize they need help with their two young children, they hire a series of maids, often with humorous results”. Malaysian comedy.

Cinta 100kg S1 Netflix 08/05/2019
“Two female friends, each with confidence issues, help each other search for true love and deal with their romantic rivals”. Malaysian drama.

Cinta Iris S1 Netflix 08/05/2019
“Dedicated engineering student Iris succumbs to love and marries, but fate holds both tragedies and triumphs for her personal and professional life”. Malaysian drama.

Cinta Si Wedding Planner S1 Netflix 08/05/2019
“A wedding planner and an ex-Marine both have been unlucky in love. But a chance meeting and a spat over a parking space soon change all that”. Malaysian drama.

Cinta Teruna Kimchi S1 Netflix 08/05/2019
“When a young man determines to discover his father’s true identity, he faces unexpected realizations that shake his sense of self”. Malaysian drama.

Kim Kong MS Amazon 08/05/2019
“During the shooting of a mindless action flick in Asia, Mathieu Stannis, a bitter and frustrated director, is abducted by spies from a neighboring dictatorship. Enraged by the abysmal movie production of his country, its leader wants the French filmmaker to helm a new adaptation of “King Kong” that will glorify his regime”.
(Sadly this French drama series was only available for a very limited time – possibly added to Prime in error).

Secret of Success S1 Netflix 08/05/2019
“An aspiring actor uses a magical book to transport himself inside the movies he had always dreamed of starring in — but not without consequences”. Malaysian drama.

The Missing Menu S1 Netflix 08/05/2019
“A single mom and skilled chef yearns for her children to settle down and offers them life lessons through the special dishes she creates”. Malaysian drama.

Unchained Fate S1 Netflix 08/05/2019
“A young trio aims to protect the world from evil, armed with magic crystals that allow them to control time, commune with spirits, and more”. Malaysian drama.

The Princess Weiyoung S1 Netflix 10/05/2019
“A princess descended from a ruined noble family disguises herself as the woman who saved her life and embarks on a mission to avenge her loved ones”. Chinese drama.

The Defected S1 Netflix 11/05/2019
“After surviving a near-fatal injury on the job, a cop sets out to investigate a conspiracy involving the top brass of the police department”. Hong Kong drama.

Gogol S1 Amazon 15/05/2019
“The year is 1829. Nikolai Gogol, a law clerk and emerging gothic writer is introduced to the brilliant detective Yakov Guro. Together they set forth to a remote village to investigate a series of murders. Gogol discovers a supernatural connection allowing him to communicate with the otherworld. To defeat evil, Gogol must discover the origins of his dark gift”. Russian drama.

I Hear You S1 Netflix 15/05/2019
“Love blooms between a bubbly, aspiring voice actress and a cool, enigmatic violin-maker after they cross paths on a reality TV show”. Chinese drama.

My Contracted Husband, Mr.Oh (My Husband Oh Jak Doo) S1 Netflix 19/05/2019
“Producer Han Seung-ju is dedicated to her career but when she meets Oh Jak-du, who leads a simple life in the mountains, she makes an unusual proposal”. Korean Drama.

Strike Force (Smeris) S4 Amazon 19/05/2019
Fourth season of the Dutch crime drama set in Tilburg.

Naagin S1/S3 Amazon 24/05/2019
“Naagin is a Pakistani supernatural episodic television series which started airing in April, 2017 on Geo Kahani. Written by Iftikhar Ahmed Usmani and directed by Bilal Shah, the show stars Wajeeha Khan Durani, Sheen Javed, Resham, Jana Malik and Hareb Farooq in leading roles”. There are currently 90 episodes available on Amazon spread over 3 seasons. There are 237 episodes in total.

Torpederna S1/S2 Amazon 24/05/2019
“Sonny gets out of prison after serving six years behind bars. During his time in prison he has started a secret relationship with his social worker Camilla. When getting out, he wants to live an ordinary life without any hustle. Finding a decent job is not the easiest task when you are an ex-torpedo”. Swedish comedy drama.

Kiss The Series S1 Netflix 25/05/2019
“After a night out, Sandee wakes to discover she and her buddy have either taken their platonic friendship to a whole new level or ruined it forever”. Thai drama.

Sotus The Series S1 Netflix 25/05/2019
“When freshman engineering student Kongpob stands up to older bully Arthit, their confrontation soon leads to a deep attraction between the two boys”. Thai drama.

Lost Girl S3 Pick TV 29/05/2019 (Ongoing Freeview Premiere)
The Canadian supernatural drama, which follows bisexual succubus Bo as she navigates the Fae world with the help of her human friend Kenzi, continues its freeview run on Pick TV airing from Monday to Friday at 8.00pm. There are 5 seasons. Trailer.  

A Thousand Goodnights S1 Netflix 31/05/2019
“To carry out her dad’s wish and discover her roots, Dai Tian-qing embarks on a journey around Taiwan and finds love and redemption on the way”. Taiwanese drama.

Playing with Fire (Jugar con fuego) S1 Netflix 31/05/2019    
“Three prosperous women — including a mother and her daughter — fall for a seductive man in Colombia’s Coffee Triangle”.  Spanish language drama from Telemundo.

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