The Weekly List (5-11 December)

New and returning world dramas

Detention S1 Netflix 05/12/2020
100 Days My Prince S1 Netflix 07/12/2020
Operation Buffalo S1/LS Acorn UK 07/12/2020
Thanks for the Memories SS BBC2 07/12/2020
Alice in Borderland S1 Netflix 10/12/2020
The Mess You Leave Behind S1 Netflix 11/12/2020
The Red Shadows MS Walter P. 11/12/2020

New and returning British and US dramas

Raised by Wolves S1 Sky Atlantic 05/12/2020 [*]
Power Book II: Ghost S1P2 StarzPlay 06/12/2020
Euphoria S2P1 Sky Atlantic 07/12/2020
The Vicar of Dibley in Lockdown SS BBC1 07/12/2020
Mr. Iglesias S3 Netflix 08/12/2020
Meet the Richardsons CS/S1.5 Dave 09/12/2020
Outmatched S1 FOX 10/12/2020 [*]
Tin Star: Liverpool S3 Sky Atlantic 10/12/2020 [*]
High School Musical: The Musical: The Series SP/S1.5 Disney+ 11/12/2020
The Wilds S1 Amazon 11/12/2020 [*]

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

Continuing subtitled dramas (TV only)

The Valhalla Murders S1 BBC4 Sat Ep. 5 & 6 (of 8)
The Nordic Murders S1 More4(WP) Fri Ep. 2 (of 3 airing on TV)

Other continuing world dramas (First run TV only)

Trickster S1 Syfy Mon Ep. 3 (of 6)
Mr. Inbetween S2 FOX UK Thu Ep. 7 & 8 (of 11)
Trackers S1 Sky Atlantic Fri Ep. 6 (of 6)

New and returning world dramas – details

Detention S1 Netflix 05/12/2020
“A tormented student uncovers unsettling secrets at her remote high school as betrayal and a paranormal encounter upend her life”. Taiwanese drama which is being marketed as a Netflix Original series. New episodes each Saturday.

100 Days My Prince S1 Netflix 07/12/2020
“Upon losing his memory, a crown prince encounters a commoner’s life and experiences unforgettable love as the husband to Joseon’s oldest bachelorette”. Popular Korean drama which aired on tvN in 2018.

Operation Buffalo S1/LS Acorn UK 07/12/2020
“In Maralinga, South Australia, at the height of the Cold War, at a remote army base carrying out British nuclear testing, paranoia runs rife and nuclear bombs are not the only things being put to the test”. Australian drama.

Thanks for the Memories SS BBC2 07/12/2020
“Joyce is happy with her life, but everything is turned on its head when an accident requires a blood transfusion and she wakes up with memories which are not hers”. English language drama based on a novel by Cecilia Ahern which initially aired on German TV (presumably dubbed) in 2019. The trailer looks very English but it is based on a book by an Irish writer, one of the leads is a German professor and there’s a bit of Italian spoken in the trailer too. Airing on BBC over two successive nights.

Alice in Borderland S1 Netflix 10/12/2020
“An aimless gamer and his two friends find themselves in a parallel Tokyo, where they’re forced to compete in a series of sadistic games to survive”. Netflix Original series from Japan.

The Mess You Leave Behind (El desorden que dejas) S1 Netflix 11/12/2020
“A teacher starts her job at a high school but is haunted by a suspicious death that occurred there weeks before… and begins fearing for her own life”. Netflix Original series from Spain which is based on the novel El desorden que dejas by Carlos Montero.

The Red Shadows (Les Ombres Rouges) MS Walter P. 11/12/2020
“In 1993, five-year-old Clara was abducted. During the handover of money, Clara’s mother was killed and Clara disappeared. 25 years later, police officer Aurora, Clara’s older sister finds clues proving that Clara is alive in Italy”. French drama.

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

Raised by Wolves S1 Sky Atlantic 05/12/2020
“Two androids attempt to raise human children on a new virgin planet following a devastating war on Earth”. Sci-fi drama from executive producer Ridley Scott.

Outmatched S1 FOX 10/12/2020
“A blue-collar couple in Atlantic City struggles to raise four kids — three of whom just happen to be certified geniuses”.

Tin Star: Liverpool S3 Sky Atlantic 10/12/2020
“Tim Roth stars in a revenge-driven thriller as an alcoholic small-town police chief whose life is shattered by unspeakable tragedy”.

The Wilds S1 Amazon 11/12/2020
“A group of teen girls from different backgrounds must fight for survival after a plane crash strands them on a deserted island. The castaways both clash and bond as they learn more about each other, the secrets they keep, and the traumas they’ve all endured. There’s just one twist to this thrilling Drama – Coming of Age … these girls did not end up on this island by accident”.

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 (BBC, Channel 4 & Film 4)

The Workshop (France, 2017) Sun, BBC4
Scribe (France, 2016) Sun/Mon, Film4

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