The Weekly List (19-25 June)

New and returning world dramas this week

Nevertheless S1 Netflix 19/06/2021
The House of Flowers: The Movie Netflix 23/06/2021
Jiva! S1 Netflix 24/06/2021
The Naked Director S2 Netflix 24/06/2021
Ray S1 Netflix 25/06/2021
September Mornings S1 Amazon 25/06/2021

Other recent new and returning world dramas

*Recent releases not included on previous lists.

Use For My Talent S1 Netflix 11/05/2021
The Mystic River S1 Netflix 14/05/2021
Word of Honor S1 Netflix 28/05/2021
The Family Man S2 Amazon 04/06/2021
The Platform S3 Netflix 06/06/2021
Beyond Evil S1 Netflix 15/06/2021
Let’s Eat S1 Netflix 15/06/2021

New and returning British and US dramas

Godfather of Harlem S2 StarzPlay 20/06/2021 [*]
The Handmaid’s Tale S4 Channel 4 20/06/2021 [*]
Harley Quinn S2 E4 21/06/2021
Rick & Morty S5 E4 21/06/2021
Betty S2 Sky Comedy 22/06/2021
Bosch S7 Amazon 25/06/2021 [*]
Central Park S2 Apple TV+ 25/06/2021
Party of Five S1 All4 25/06/2021 [*]
Sex/Life S1 Netflix 25/06/2021 [*]
The A List S2 Netflix 25/06/2021 [*]
The Mysterious Benedict Society S1 Disney+ 25/06/2021 [*]

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

Continuing subtitled dramas (TV only)

None this week.

Other continuing world dramas (First run TV only)

Smother S1 Alibi Mon+Tue Ep. 5 & 6 (of 6)
Wellington Paranormal S2 Sky Comedy Mon Ep. 6 (of 7)

New and returning world dramas – details

Nevertheless S1 Netflix 19/06/2021
“The intoxicating charm of a flirtatious art school classmate pulls a reluctant love cynic into a friends-with-benefits relationship”. Korean drama marketed as a Netflix original series. New episodes weekly each Saturday.

The House of Flowers: The Movie Netflix 23/06/2021
“The De La Mora siblings concoct a mischievous plan to break into their old family home to retrieve a hidden treasure of significant importance”. Movie spin-off of the Netflix Original series from Mexico.

Jiva! S1 Netflix 24/06/2021
“A talented street dancer from Umlazi, Durban must confront her fears and deal with family objections to pursue her dancing dreams”. Netflix Original series from South Africa.

The Naked Director S2 Netflix 24/06/2021
“In 1980s Japan, one determined man turned every crushing setback into opportunity. His name was Toru Muranishi, and he revolutionized his industry”. Netflix Original series from Japan.

Ray S1 Netflix 25/06/2021
“From a satire to a psychological thriller, four short stories from celebrated auteur and writer Satyajit Ray are adapted for the screen in this series”. Netflix Original series from India.

September Mornings S1 Amazon 25/06/2021
“The journey of a trans woman who leaves her hometown and doesn’t compromise her goal to be a free and independent woman”. Prime Original series from Brazil.
*It’s not always clear whether Prime Originals are getting a global release & although I’m sure the trailer for this initially popped up on Amazon UK it’s not there now so this might be another case of having to wait & see if it actually appears.

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.

Other recent new and returning world dramas – details

Use For My Talent S1 Netflix 11/05/2021
“When the germophobic owner of a cleaning company encounters a slovenly employee, a romance blossoms as they help one another heal from their pasts”. Chinese drama.

The Mystic River S1 Netflix 14/05/2021
“As pregnant women vanish in a remote Nigerian village over decades, a doctor with child finds herself extremely close to uncovering dangerous secrets”. Nigerian drama.

Word of Honor S1 Netflix 28/05/2021
“A disillusioned leader of assassins sets out for the martial arts world, where he encounters a bosom friend and becomes entangled in a conspiracy”. Chinese drama.

The Family Man S2 Amazon 04/06/2021
“Edgy action-Drama series, which tells the story of a middle-class man who works for a special cell of the National Investigation Agency. While he tries to protect the nation from terrorists, he also has to protect his family from the impact of his secretive, high-pressure, and low paying job”. Prime Original series from India. Season 2 is now available after its planned release earlier in the year was delayed.

The Platform S3 Netflix 06/06/2021
“A programming genius builds a fact-finding, truth-seeking internet portal while reckoning with trouble at home”. Emirati drama.

Beyond Evil S1 Netflix 15/06/2021
“As a killing resembling a cold case resurfaces in a small town, the chase for the truth falls on two policemen who each harbor secrets of their own”. Korean drama.

Let’s Eat S1 Netflix 15/06/2021
“A food-blogging insurance agent encounters a friend from elementary school with a vendetta against him — but soon becomes her sidekick”. Thai drama.

New and returning British and US dramas – details

Godfather of Harlem S2 StarzPlay 20/06/2021
“After returning from Alcatraz, Bumpy Johnson (Forest Whitaker) seeks to regain control of Harlem”.

The Handmaid’s Tale S4 Channel 4 20/06/2021
“Based on the best-selling novel by Margaret Atwood, this drama series is the story of life in the dystopia of Gilead, a totalitarian society in what was formerly part of the United States”.

Bosch S7 Amazon 25/06/2021
“When a ten-year-old girl dies in an arson fire, Detective Harry Bosch risks everything to bring her killer to justice despite opposition from powerful forces”. Final season of the Prime Original series based on the book series by Michael Connelly.

Party of Five S1 All4 25/06/2021
“Party of Five follows the five Acosta children — Emilio, Lucia, Beto, Valentina and baby Rafael — as they navigate daily life struggles to survive as a family unit after their parents are suddenly deported to Mexico”.

Sex/Life S1 Netflix 25/06/2021
“A woman’s daring sexual past collides with her married-with-kids present when the bad-boy ex she can’t stop fantasizing about crashes back into her life”.

The A List S2 Netflix 25/06/2021
“Romance, rivalry and radical mystery collide as a group of teens attend a remote island sleepaway camp in this suspenseful, supernatural drama”. Season 1 of this British teen thriller series was released on the BBC iPlayer back in 2018: the series has moved to Netflix for season 2.

The Mysterious Benedict Society S1 Disney+ 25/06/2021
“After winning a scholarship competition, four gifted orphans are recruited by the peculiar Mr. Benedict for a dangerous mission to save the world from a global crisis known as The Emergency”.

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)

An Impossible Love (France, 2018) Sat, BBC4
120 BPM (France, 2017) Sun/Mon, Film4
Amundsen (Norway, 2019) Sun/Mon, BBC2
Girl (Belgium, 2018) Mon/Tue, Channel 4
Cocoon (Germany, 2020) Tue/Wed, Channel 4

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