The Weekly List (9-15 October)

New and returning world dramas

Jack Irish S2 Acorn UK [Available since 27/09/2021]
My Life Is Murder S2 Acorn UK [New episodes weekly since 27/09/2021]
El Cartel S1+S2 Netflix [Available since 30/09/2021]
Good Grief S1 Sundance Now [Available since 30/09/2021]
The Mafia Dolls S1 Netflix [Available since 30/09/2021]
Encounters S1 Netflix [Available since 07/10/2021]
Paris Police 1900 S1 BBC4 09/10/2021
Japan Sinks: People of Hope S1 Netflix 10/10/2021
The King’s Affection S1 Netflix 11/10/2021
Reflection of You S1 Netflix 13/10/2021
Little Things S4 Netflix 15/10/2021
My Name S1 Netflix 15/10/2021

New and returning British and US dramas

Good Trouble S3P2 BBC3 [Available since 03/10/2021]
Miss Scarlet and the Duke S1 Drama 03/10/2021 (Freeview Premiere)
Angela Black S1 ITV 10/10/2021 [*]
Dave S2 BBC2 10/10/2021
The Larkins S1 ITV 10/10/2021 [*]
Scenes from a Marriage S1/LS Sky Atlantic 11/10/2021
Guilt S2 BBC Scotland 12/10/2021/BBC2 14/10/2021
Just Beyond S1 Disney+ 13/10/2021 [*]
Liza on Demand S3 Youtube Premium 13/10/2021
Reservation Dogs S1 Star/Disney+ 13/10/2021 [*]
Another Life S2 Netflix 14/10/2021
Cobra S2 Sky Max 15/10/2021
I Know What You Did Last Summer S1 Amazon 15/10/2021 [*]
The 100 S7 4Music 15/10/2021
You S3 Netflix 15/10/2021

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)

The Brokenwood Mysteries S7 Drama Mon Ep. 6 (of 6)
Wentworth Prison S9 5Star Tue Ep. 8 (of 10)

New and returning world dramas – details

Jack Irish S2 Acorn UK [Available since 27/09/2021]
Emmy Award-winner Guy Pearce (Memento, Iron Man 3) is ex-lawyer turned PI Jack Irish in this acclaimed Aussie noir series. Aided by journalist-and sometimes girlfriend-Linda Hillier (Marta Dusseldorp, A Place to Call Home, Janet King), Jack takes on cases that plunge him into Melbourne’s criminal underbelly. I actually thought season 2 had already aired in the UK on FOX but according to my listings that isn’t the case. Season 3 – which I knew hadn’t been available here previously – is available soon too.

My Life Is Murder S2 Acorn UK [New episodes weekly since 27/09/2021]
Lucy Lawless (Xena: Warrior Princess, Parks and Recreation) stars in this contemporary Australian detective drama as retired cop Alexa Crowe. With her old boss (Bernard Curry, Once Upon a Time) regularly asking for her insight on cold cases and a young police data-analyst (Ebony Vagulans) eager to be mentored–whether Alexa wants to or not–Alexa can’t seem to stop solving crime.

El Cartel S1+S2 Netflix [Available since 30/09/2021]
One man makes a fateful decision to get involved with a Colombian drug cartel in this series based on a novel by Andrés López López. Colombian drama. Here’s the separate link to El Cartel 2.

Good Grief S1 Sundance Now [Available since 30/09/2021]
Sisters Ellie and Gwen are unprepared to run the funeral home they inherit in a small New Zealand town, but facing death every day has unforeseen benefits.

The Mafia Dolls S1 Netflix [Available since 30/09/2021]
This dramatic telenovela follows the tumultuous lives of the women who fall in — and out of — love with Colombia’s biggest drug traffickers. Season 2 has been available on Netflix since 2019. Season 1 – which aired in Colombia in 2009-10 has now been added.

Encounters S1 Netflix [Available since 07/10/2021]
To please her mother, a woman sets out to find a husband, and makes an ambitious plan to find a match — and get married — within one year. Nigerian drama.

Paris Police 1900 S1 BBC4 09/10/2021
French crime drama set during the period of the notorious Dreyfus affair, which split opinion in the Third Republic.

Japan Sinks: People of Hope S1 Netflix 10/10/2021
In 2023, with the Kanto region threatened by catastrophic sea level rise, bureaucrats and reporters are caught between corruption, panic and the truth. Japanese drama. New episode weekly.

The King’s Affection S1 Netflix 11/10/2021
When the crown prince is killed, his twin sister assumes the throne while trying to keep her identity and affection for her first love a royal secret. Korean drama marketed as a Netflix Original series.

Reflection of You S1 Netflix 13/10/2021
A thriving painter’s enviable life begins to fray at the edges when a bright young woman she once befriended resurfaces as a shell of her former self. Korean drama marketed as a Netflix Original series.

Little Things S4 Netflix 15/10/2021
A cohabiting couple in their 20s navigate the ups and downs of work, modern-day relationships and finding themselves in contemporary Mumbai. Netflix Original series from India.

My Name S1 Netflix 15/10/2021
Following her father’s murder, a revenge-driven woman puts her trust in a powerful crime boss — and enters the police force under his direction. Netflix Original series from Korea.

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 British and US scripted shows – details

Angela Black S1 ITV 10/10/2021
Trapped in a relationship she cannot escape, Angela is approached out of the blue by Ed, a private investigator, who spills her husband’s darkest secrets.

The Larkins S1 ITV 10/10/2021
A new adaptation of the classic novel The Darling Buds of May by H.E. Bates following the warm-hearted, wheeler-dealing adventures of the iconic Larkin family in the idyllic Kent countryside.

Scenes from a Marriage S1/LS Sky Atlantic 11/10/2021
Television drama miniseries which re-examines the original’s iconic depiction of love, hatred, desire, monogamy, marriage and divorce through the lens of a contemporary American couple, played by Oscar Isaac and Jessica Chastain.

Just Beyond S1 Disney+ 13/10/2021
Genre anthology series based on the graphic novel novels by R.L. Stine.

Reservation Dogs S1 Star/Disney+ 13/10/2021
Comedy series about four Native American teenagers growing up on a reservation in eastern Oklahoma.

I Know What You Did Last Summer S1 Amazon 15/10/2021
In a town full of secrets, a group of teenagers are stalked by a mysterious killer a year after a fatal accident on their graduation night.

Subtitled film list (BBC, Channel 4 & Film 4)

Frantz (France/Germany, 2016) Sat/Sun, BBC2
Train to Busan (Korea, 2016) Sat/Sun, Film4
This Is Not a Burial, It’s a Resurrection (Lesotho, 2019) Mon/Tue, Channel 4

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