The Weekly List (12-18 December)

New and returning world dramas

X Company S3 History 2 05/12/2020 (Episodes 1 & 2 available on catch up)
Transplant S1 Sky Witness 15/12/2020
How to Ruin Christmas: The Wedding MS Netflix 16/12/2020
Run On S1 Netflix 16/12/2020
Home for Christmas S2 Netflix 18/12/2020
Paava Kadhaigal S1 Netflix 18/12/2020
Sweet Home S1 Netflix 18/12/2020
The Legend of El Cid S1 Amazon 18/12/2020

New and returning British and US dramas

Tiny Pretty Things S1 Netflix 14/12/2020 [*]
The Expanse S5 Amazon 16/12/2020 [*]
Creepshow CS/S1.5 Shudder 18/12/2020

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. 7 & 8 (of 8)
The Nordic Murders S1 More4(WP) Fri Ep. 3 (of 3 airing on TV)

Other continuing world dramas (First run TV only)

X Company S3 History 2 Sat Ep. 3 & 4 (of 8)
Trickster S1 Syfy Mon Ep. 4 (of 6)
Mr. Inbetween S2 FOX UK Thu Ep. 9, 10 & 11 (of 11)

New and returning world dramas – details

X Company S3 History 2 05/12/2020
“Set in the thrilling and dangerous world of WWII, this Canadian drama follows the stories of five highly skilled young recruits, torn from their ordinary lives to train as agents in an ultra-secret facility”. Airing on Saturday nights on History 2 – episodes 1 and 2 which aired last week are available on catch up.

Transplant S1 Sky Witness 15/12/2020
“A modern immigrant story interweaves with a medical drama as Bash, a talented Syrian doctor, becomes a refugee when he flees his war-torn homeland to start a new life in Canada”. 

How to Ruin Christmas: The Wedding MS Netflix 16/12/2020
“Prodigal daughter Tumi tries to make things right after completely ruining what should have been her sister’s picture-perfect Christmas wedding”. Netflix Original comedy series from South Africa.

Run On S1 Netflix 16/12/2020
“Veering off course from his preset path, a track star follows his own pace and heart for the first time after a film translator steps into his life”. Korean drama marketed as a Netflix Original series.

Home for Christmas S2 Netflix 18/12/2020
“Tired of the constant comments on her relationship status, perpetually single Johanne starts a 24-day hunt for a boyfriend to bring home for Christmas”. Netflix Original series from Norway.

Paava Kadhaigal S1 Netflix 18/12/2020
“At times dark, at times disturbing, four short films explore stories of those who dare to dream and desire — and those determined to stand in their way”. Tamil language Netflix Original series from India.

Sweet Home S1 Netflix 18/12/2020
“As humans turn into savage monsters and wreak terror, one troubled teen and his apartment neighbors fight to survive — and to hold on to their humanity”. Netflix Original series from Korea.

The Legend of El Cid (El Cid) S1 Amazon 18/12/2020
“Ruy Díaz de Vivar is a Young page who loyally serves his master, Sancho, the future King of León and Castile. While he fights to come out on top in the Court thanks to his natural talent with a sword, he gets caught up in a conspiracy to overthrow the King, which would cause as much bloodshed, pain, and death in the Christian Kingdoms as it would in the Muslim taifas”. Prime Original series from Spain.

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

Tiny Pretty Things S1 Netflix 14/12/2020
“When an attack brings down the star student at an elite ballet school, her replacement enters a world of lies, betrayal – and cutthroat competition”.

The Expanse S5 Amazon 16/12/2020
“The disappearance of rich-girl-turned-political-activist Julie Mao links the lives of Ceres detective Joe Miller (Thomas Jane), accidental ship captain James Holden (Steven Strait) and U.N. politician Chrisjen Avasarala (Shohreh Aghdashloo). Amidst political tension between Earth, Mars and the Belt, they unravel the single greatest conspiracy of all time”. Three episodes will be released on the 16th and then weekly episodes until 3 February.

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 Witch: Part 1 – The Subversion (Korea, 2018) Sat, Film4
Paradox (Hong Kong, 2017) Sun/Mon, Film4
Clash (Egypt, 2016) Mon/Tue, Film4
Shoplifters (Japan, 2018) Tue/Wed, Channel 4
Raw (France, 2017) Fri/Sat, Film4

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