The Weekly List (14-20 August)

New and returning world dramas

4 Blocks S3 Amazon [Available since 06/07/2021]
S.O.Z. Soldiers or Zombies S1 Amazon [Available since 06/08/2021]
The Defeated (aka Shadowplay) S1 Netflix 18/08/2021
Everything Will Be Fine S1 Netflix 20/08/2021
The Crimson Rivers S2 More4(WP) 20/08/2021

New and returning British and US dramas

Heels S1 StarzPlay 15/08/2021 [*]
Ladhood S2 BBC3 15/08/2021
Chesapeake Shores S5 Netflix 16/08/2021
The White Lotus LS Sky Atlantic 16/08/2021 [*]
Annika S1 Alibi 17/08/2021 [*]
Diary of a Future President S2 Disney+ 18/08/2021
Mixed-ish S1 Star/Disney+ 18/08/2021 [*]
Nine Perfect Strangers S1/LS Amazon 20/08/2021 [*]
The Chair S1 Netflix 20/08/2021 [*]

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

Continuing subtitled dramas (TV only)

Missions S2 BBC4 Wed Ep. 9-10 (of 10)

Other continuing world dramas (First run TV only)

None this week

New and returning world dramas – details

4 Blocks S3 Amazon [Available since 06/07/2021]
“Toni Hamady wants to leave behind his life of crime, as a police sting with devastating consequences crosses his plans. Toni has to step up as leader of his clan once more, since he doesn’t want to hand over control to his hot-headed brother Abbas. When an old friend shows up, Toni’s dream feels tangible again. Can he escape the downward spiral of being involved in crime?” One I’ve been meaning to add to the list for a while in case anyone missed it as Amazon had the third season of this popular German drama as “pay per view” only for a while before doing the right thing & moving it to Prime like the first two seasons.

S.O.Z. Soldiers or Zombies (S.O.Z. Soldados o Zombies) S1 Amazon [Available since 06/08/2021]
“Drug lord Alonso Marroquín escapes from a Mexican prison in an attempt to go into hiding. A US military secret experiment goes wrong and the elite unit from the Mexican Police that is after Marroquín gets infected, creating a new zombie species. The Army and the zombies end up at the drug lord’s hideout and a battle for human survival begins”. Prime Original series from Mexico.

The Defeated (aka Shadowplay) S1 Netflix 18/08/2021
“In 1946 Berlin, an American cop searches for his missing brother while helping a novice German policewoman fight the violent crimes engulfing the city”. International drama marketed as a Netflix Original series.

Everything Will Be Fine (Todo va a estar bien) S1 Netflix 20/08/2021
“A separated couple live together for their child’s sake in this satirical dramedy about what it means to be a good parent and spouse in today’s world”. Netflix Original series from Mexico.

The Crimson Rivers (Les rivières pourpres) S2 More4(WP) 20/08/2021
“Old-school police detective Pierre Niemans and his ex-student Camille Delaunay tackling brutal cases involving unsettling rituals”

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

Heels S1 StarzPlay 15/08/2021
“Two brothers and rivals – one a villain, or “heel,” in the ring; the other a hero, or “face” – war over their late father’s wrestling promotion, vying for national attention in small-town Georgia”.

The White Lotus LS Sky Atlantic 16/08/2021
“As the White Lotus welcomes their newest guests, tensions quickly arise between the hotel staff and the volatile vacationers”.

Annika S1 Alibi 17/08/2021
“Brand new UKTV Original six-part series based on the hugely successful BBC Radio 4 drama, written by Nick Walker and starring Olivier-award-winner Nicola Walker (The Split, Unforgotten) as DI Annika Strandhed, an enigmatic detective heading up a specialist Marine Homicide Unit”.

Mixed-ish S1 Star/Disney+ 18/08/2021
This Black-ish spin-off follows Bow’s parents, Paul and Alicia, who are forced to move from a hippie commune to the suburbs to better provide for their family after the dissolution of their cult.

Nine Perfect Strangers S1/LS Amazon 20/08/2021
“”Nine Perfect Strangers” follows nine very different people who arrive at Tranquillum House, a mysterious wellness retreat that promises “total transformation”. Once there, the guests fall under the spell of the enigmatic Masha, who will stop at nothing to heal them. As the days unfold, however, Masha’s unorthodox methods threaten to push this combustible group over the edge”.

The Chair S1 Netflix 20/08/2021
“At a major university, the first woman of color to become chair tries to meet the dizzying demands and high expectations of a failing English department”.

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)

Piranhas (Italy, 2019) Sat, BBC4
Happy End (France, 2017) Sat/Sun, BBC2
Shoplifters (Japan, 2018) Sun/Mon, Film4
The Other Side of Hope (Finland, 2017) Sun/Mon, BBC2
Cold War (Poland, 2018) Wed/Thu, Film4

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