The Weekly List (27 June – 3 July)

New and returning world dramas

Dark S3 Netflix 27/06/2020
Dead Still S1 Acorn UK 29/06/2020
Deadwind S2 Netflix 01/07/2020
Cable Girls S5P2 Netflix 03/07/2020
Ju-on: Origins S1 Netflix 03/07/2020

New and returning British and US dramas

Rectify S1-4 Acorn UK [Available Now] [*]
Penny Dreadful: City of Angels S1 Sky Atlantic 01/07/2020 [*]
Warrior Nun S1 Netflix 02/07/2020 [*]
Hanna S2 Amazon 03/07/2020 [*]

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

Continuing subtitled dramas (TV only)

Das Boot S2 Sky Atlantic Tue Ep. 7 & 8 (of 8)
Code 37: Sex Crimes S3 More4 Fri Ep. 4 (of 13)
My Brilliant Friend S2 Sky Atlantic Fri Ep. 5 & 6 (of 8)

Other continuing world dramas (First run TV only)

The Luminaries S1 BBC1 Sun Ep. 3 (of 6)
The Heights S1 BBC1 Mon-Fri Ep. 11 to 15 (of 30)
Spides S1 Syfy Tue Ep. 3 (of 8)

New and returning world dramas – details

Dark S3 Netflix 27/06/2020
“A missing child sets four families on a frantic hunt for answers as they unearth a mind-bending mystery that spans three generations”. Final season of the Netflix Original series from Germany – probably my favourite Netflix Original series from anywhere.

Dead Still S1 Acorn UK 29/06/2020
“Brock Blennerhasset makes a living out of photographing the dead in Victorian Ireland. When a series of murders threatens to sully Blennerhasset’s reputation, a tenacious detective drags him into an investigation of Dublin’s criminal underbelly. Set within the fascinating historical period of postmortem portraiture, this darkly comic series blends murder mystery with macabre humor”. Irish-Canadian drama series.

Deadwind (Karppi) S2 Netflix 01/07/2020
“Just months after a tragic loss, detective Sofia Karppi investigates the murder of a woman with ties to a Helsinki construction company”. Finnish drama marketed as a Netflix Original series.

Cable Girls (Las chicas del cable) S5P2 Netflix 03/07/2020
“In 1920s Madrid, four women at the National Telephone Company ring in revolution as they manage romance, friendship and the modern workplace”. Last five episodes of the Netflix Original series from Spain.

Ju-on: Origins S1 Netflix 03/07/2020
“A paranormal researcher searches obsessively for a cursed home where something terrible happened to a mother and her child long ago”. Netflix Original series from Japan.

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

Rectify S1-4 Acorn UK [Available Now]
“After 19 years on Georgia’s death row, Daniel Holden (Aden Young) is released into a world he no longer understands. Freed on a technicality, he could still be sent back. If Daniel can rebuild his life, will he be allowed to keep it?”

Penny Dreadful: City of Angels S1 Sky Atlantic 01/07/2020
“The show opens in 1938 Los Angeles, a time and place deeply infused with social and political tension. When a grisly murder shocks the city, Detective Tiago Vega (Daniel Zovatto) and his partner Lewis Michener (Nathan Lane) become embroiled in an epic story that reflects the rich history of Los Angeles: from the building of the city’s first freeways and its deep traditions of Mexican-American folklore, to the dangerous espionage actions of the Third Reich and the rise of radio evangelism. Before long, Tiago and his family are grappling with powerful forces that threaten to tear them apart”.

Warrior Nun S1 Netflix 02/07/2020
“After waking up in a morgue, an orphaned teen discovers she now possesses superpowers as the chosen Halo-Bearer for a secret sect of demon-hunting nuns”.

Hanna S2 Amazon 03/07/2020
“In equal parts high-concept thriller and coming-of-age drama, Hanna follows the journey of an extraordinary young girl raised in the forest, as she evades the relentless pursuit of an off-book CIA agent and tries to unearth the truth behind who she is”.

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)

Scribe (France, 2016) Sun/Mon, Film4
Men & Chicken (Denmark, 2015) Mon/Tue, Film4

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