The Weekly List (21-27 August)

New and returning world dramas

I Need Romance S1 Netflix [Available since 10/08/2021]
Into the Ring S1 Netflix [Available since 13/08/2021]
To All the Guys Who Loved Me S1 Netflix [Available since 13/08/2021]
Zombie Detective S1 Netflix [Available since 13/08/2021]
Wentworth Prison S9 5Star 24/08/2021
Clickbait S1 Netflix 25/08/2021
Open Your Eyes S1 Netflix 25/08/2021
Post Mortem: No One Dies in Skarnes S1 Netflix 25/08/2021
D.P. S1 Netflix 27/08/2021
King of Boys: The Return of the King S1 Netflix 27/08/2021
Locked Up: El Oasis S1 Walter P. 27/08/2021

New and returning British and US dramas

Grace and Frankie S7P1 Netflix [Available since 13/08/2021]
Truth Be Told S2 Apple TV+ [Available since 20/08/2021] [*]
The Walking Dead S11P1 Star/Disney+ 23/08/2021 [*]
Britannia S3 Sky Atlantic 24/08/2021 [*]
Gossip Girl S1P1 BBC1/BBC iPlayer 25/08/2021 [*]
Family Reunion S2P2 Netflix 26/08/2021
FBI S3 Sky Witness 26/08/2021
FBI: Most Wanted S2 Sky Witness 26/08/2021
Kevin Can F**k Himself S1 Amazon 27/08/2021 [*]
See S2 Apple TV+ 27/08/2021 [*]

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

Continuing subtitled dramas (TV only)

The Crimson Rivers S2 More4(WP) Fri Ep. 2 (of 4)

Other continuing world dramas (First run TV only)

None this week

New and returning world dramas – details

I Need Romance S1 Netflix [Available since 10/08/2021]
“A workaholic who lost interest in romance reunites with an old flame and gifted music composer, who’s determined to restore her belief in love”. Thai drama.

Into the Ring S1 Netflix [Available since 13/08/2021]
“Sold on the idea of high pay and few workdays, a spirited but down-on-her-luck job seeker throws her hat into the ring for district representative”. Korean drama.

To All the Guys Who Loved Me S1 Netflix [Available since 13/08/2021]
“Two men vie for the love of an aspiring webtoon writer who’s sworn off marriage and declared herself as her only partner for life”. Korean drama.

Zombie Detective S1 Netflix [Available since 13/08/2021]
“Missing memories of his past, a zombie assumes the identity of a private detective to unravel the secrets and mysteries behind his existence”. Korean drama.

Wentworth Prison S9 5Star 24/08/2021
Final season of the Australian prison drama, which has been given the additional title: The Final Sentence. It looks like new episodes are airing in the UK on the same date as they air in Australia which I think is a first for the series and might well be a first for any Australian scripted series.

Clickbait S1 Netflix 25/08/2021
“When family man Nick Brewer is abducted in a crime with a sinister online twist, those closest to him race to uncover who is behind it and why”. Netflix Original series from Australia.

Open Your Eyes (Otwórz oczy) S1 Netflix 25/08/2021
“After a tragic accident, an amnesiac teen tries to rebuild her life at a memory disorders center but becomes suspicious of her unconventional treatment”. Netflix Original series from Poland.

Post Mortem: No One Dies in Skarnes S1 Netflix 25/08/2021
“She’s back from the dead and has a newfound thirst for blood. Meanwhile, her family’s funeral parlor desperately needs more business. Hmm, what if…” Netflix Original series from Norway.

D.P. S1 Netflix 27/08/2021
“A young private’s assignment to capture army deserters reveals the painful reality endured by each enlistee during his compulsory call of duty”. Netflix Original series from Korea.

King of Boys: The Return of the King S1 Netflix 27/08/2021
“Follow up to the 2018 Nollywood film King of Boys in which a powerful businesswoman’s political ambitions are threatened by her underworld connections and the ensuing power struggle could cost her everything”. Netflix Original series from Nigeria.

Locked Up: El Oasis (Vis a Vis: El Oasis) S1 Walter P. 27/08/2021
Macarena & Zulema return – along with a few other familiar faces – in the spin off of the popular Spanish prison 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

Truth Be Told S2 Apple TV+ [Available since 20/08/2021]
“Poppy Parnell (Octavia Spencer) has a new case she would like you to reconsider when her childhood friend and media mogul Micah Keith (Kate Hudson) finds herself embroiled in tragedy and scandal. Poppy seeks to help Micah, pursuing justice on her very public and popular podcast, but at what personal and professional cost to Micah and her media empire?” Human error resulted in this being left off of last week’s list.

The Walking Dead S11P1 Star/Disney+ 23/08/2021
The popular zombie drama moves to Star on Disney+ for its 11th season.

Britannia S3 Sky Atlantic 24/08/2021
The Sky Original drama set in Roman Britain returns for a third season.

Gossip Girl S1P1 BBC1/BBC iPlayer 25/08/2021
“As the school year begins for New York’s elite, a new student at Constance St Jude’s finds herself thrust into the spotlight”. Reboot of the popular US drama which originally ran from 2007 to 2012. The original series is also available on the BBC iPlayer (from Wednesday 18 August) and the reboot is airing weekly on BBC1 from Wednesday, 25 August with all six episodes of the first part of season 1 available on the iPlayer from that date.

Kevin Can F**k Himself S1 Amazon 27/08/2021
Black comedy starring Annie Murphy which looks at the secret life of a sitcom wife.

See S2 Apple TV+ 27/08/2021
“Far in a dystopian future, the human race has lost the sense of sight, and society has had to find new ways to interact, build, hunt, and to survive. All of that is challenged when a set of twins is born with sight”.

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 & Film 4)

A White, White Day (Iceland, 2019) Sat, BBC4
The Guardians (France, 2017) Sat/Sun, BBC2
Alpha: The Right To Kill (Philippines, 2018) Wed/Thurs, Film4

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