The Weekly List (16-22 May)

New and returning world dramas

Gåsmamman S1 Amazon [Available Now]
Blood & Water S1 Netflix 20/05/2020
The Queen and the Conqueror S1 Netflix 20/05/2020
Control Z S1 Netflix 22/05/2020
Trailer Park Boys: The Animated Series S2 Netflix 22/05/2020

New and returning British and US dramas

Hightown S1 StarzPlay 17/05/2020 [*]
9-1-1 S3 Sky Witness 19/05/2020
Sweet Magnolias S1 Netflix 19/05/2020 [*]
Pandora S1 Syfy 21/05/2020 [*]
Homecoming S2 Amazon 22/05/2020 [*]
Little Fires Everywhere LS Amazon 22/05/2020 [*]

For shows marked with a [*] scroll down the page for more details and links to trailers where available.

Continuing subtitled dramas (TV only)

State of Happiness S1 BBC4 Sat Ep. 5 & 6 (of 8)
Thou Shalt Not Kill S2 More 4(WP) Fri Ep. 10 (of 12)

Other continuing world dramas (First run TV only)

Murdoch Mysteries S13 Alibi Mon Ep. 18 (of 18)
Normal People S1 BBC1 Mon Ep. 7 & 8 (of 12)

New and returning world dramas – details

Gåsmamman S1 Amazon [Available Now]
“Sonja Ek is living a peaceful suburban life with her husband Fredrik and their three children. She runs her own accounting firm from her home in a nice Stockholm suburb. Everything changes when her husband is brutally murdered outside their home. Now, she is all alone with a debt she didn’t know she had and that has to be paid”. Scandinavian adaptation of the Dutch drama Penoza.

Blood & Water S1 Netflix 20/05/2020
“After crossing paths at a party, a Cape Town teen sets out to prove whether a private-school swimming star is her sister who was abducted at birth”. Netflix Original series from South Africa.

The Queen and the Conqueror (La Reina de Indias y el Conquistador) S1 Netflix 20/05/2020
“Years after Spanish conquistador Pedro de Heredia betrayed her people and broke her heart, indigenous woman Catalina reenters his life to get revenge”. Colombian drama branded as a Netflix Original series.

Control Z S1 Netflix 22/05/2020
“When a hacker begins releasing students’ secrets to the entire high school, the socially isolated but observant Sofía works to uncover his/her identity”. Netflix Original series from Mexico.

Trailer Park Boys: The Animated Series S2 Netflix 22/05/2020
“Nova Scotia’s favorite miscreants have always been super sketchy. Now the boys have become complete cartoons.

A reminder, if you’re not a member already, that we have a Facebook group with discussion threads set up for you to discuss these shows and many other world dramas.

New and returning British and US dramas – details

Hightown S1 StarzPlay 17/05/2020
“Set in the world of beautiful but bleak Cape Cod, “Hightown” follows one woman’s journey to sobriety, overshadowed by a murder investigation dragging her into its fold”.

Sweet Magnolias S1 Netflix 19/05/2020
“Lifelong friends Maddie, Helen and Dana Sue lift each other up as they juggle relationships, family and careers in the small, Southern town of Serenity”.

Pandora S1 Syfy 21/05/2020
“Set in the year 2199, a young woman who has lost everything finds a new life at Earth’s Space Training Academy where she learns to defend the galaxy from intergalactic threats”.

Homecoming S2 Amazon 22/05/2020
“Homecoming’s new mystery unravels when Jackie (Janelle Monáe) wakes up to find herself floating in a boat in the middle of a lake, with no memory of how she got there – or even who she is. Her ensuing search for identity will lead her to the Geist Group, the unconventional wellness company behind the controversial Homecoming Initiative and, as she soon finds out, so much more”.

Little Fires Everywhere LS Amazon 22/05/2020
“Based on Celeste Ng’s 2017 bestseller, “Little Fires Everywhere” follows the intertwined fates of the picture-perfect Richardson family and the enigmatic mother and daughter who upend their lives. The story explores the weight of secrets, the nature of art and identity, the ferocious pull of motherhood – and the danger in believing that following the rules can avert disaster”.

A reminder, if you’re not a member already, that we have a Facebook group with discussion threads set up for you to discuss these shows and many other British and US dramas.

Subtitled film list (BBC4, Channel 4 & Film 4)

The Commune (Denmark, 2016) Sat/Sun, BBC2
White God (Hungary, 2014) Sat/Sun, Film4
L’Amant Double (France, 2017) Sun/Mon, Channel 4
The Warrior (India, 2000) Mon, Film4
A Taxi Driver (Korea, 2017) Mon/Tue, Film4

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