The Weekly World Drama List (8-14 January)

New and returning world dramas

Shadow Lines S2 Sundance Now [Available since 30/12/2021]
Memories of Love S1 Netflix [Available since 31/12/2021]
My Sunshine S1 Netflix [Available since 31/12/2021]
Qin Empire S1 & S3 [Available since 31/12/2021]
The Glamorous Imperial Concubine S1 Netflix [Available since 31/12/2021]
Boss & Me S1 Netflix [Available since 05/01/2022]
Under the Vines S1 Acorn UK 10/01/2022
Undercover S3 Netflix 10/01/2022
The Journalist S1 Netflix 13/01/2022
Dark Woods S1/LS More4 (Walter P.) 14/01/2022
Putham Pudhu Kaalai Vidiyaadhaa S1 Amazon 14/01/2022
The Defence S2 Walter P. 14/01/2022
Yeh Kaali Kaali Ankhein S1 Netflix 14/01/2022

New and returning world dramas – details

Shadow Lines (Nyrkki) S2 Sundance Now [Available since 30/12/2021]
Set during the height of the Cold War, Shadow Lines is a dazzling international espionage thriller that follows a secret intelligence team whose mission is to defend the independence of Finland. No matter the cost.

Memories of Love S1 Netflix [Available since 31/12/2021]
Two students with clashing personalities fall in love. Reunited ten years later, can they rekindle their romance? Chinese drama.

My Sunshine S1 Netflix [Available since 31/12/2021]
Years after two college sweethearts went their separate ways, Mosheng and Yichen rekindle their romance despite a barrage of challenges to their love. Chinese drama.

Qin Empire S1 & S3 Netflix [Available since 31/12/2021]
Epic Chinese drama set during the Warring States period (c. 475-221 BC) which sees the rise of the Qin Empire. Qin Empire: Alliance – the second part of the series has actually been on Netflix for several years but now they’ve added the first and third parts too. Presumably they plan to add the fourth & final part at some point in the future.

The Glamorous Imperial Concubine S1 Netflix [Available since 31/12/2021]
An exiled princess who is loved by three emperors tries to reclaim her family’s throne amid political turmoil and intrigue in 10th-century China.

Boss & Me S1 Netflix [Available since 05/01/2022]
The president of a large company and the woman he hired to be a blood donor for his sister fall in love, but his childhood crush looms in the background. Chinese drama.

Under the Vines S1 Acorn UK 10/01/2022
Rebecca Gibney and Charles Edwards star as two city slickers who inherit a failing vineyard in rural New Zealand.. the only problems are that neither of them has ever done a hard days’ work- and they despise one another.

Undercover S3 Netflix 10/01/2022
The lines begin to blur for a pair of undercover cops as they try to infiltrate a drug kingpin’s operation by posing as a couple and moving in next door. Belgian/Dutch drama co-produced by Netflix.

The Journalist S1 Netflix 13/01/2022
A dedicated journalist doggedly pursues the truth about a government corruption scandal even as powerful enemies seek to neutralize her reporting. Netflix Original series from Japan.

Dark Woods (Das Geheimnis des Totenwaldes) S1/LS More4 (Walter P.) 14/01/2022
A case, that remained a mystery for nearly thirty years. The desperate search of one brother for his sister. And the agony of those who are left behind by a chillingly brutal crime. German true crime drama.

Putham Pudhu Kaalai Vidiyaadhaa S1 Amazon 14/01/2022
Putham Pudhu Kaalai Vidiyaadhaa… takes the legacy of the first anthology forward and once again brings together 5 original and inspirational voices of contemporary Tamil cinema – Halitha Shameem, Balaji Mohan, Richard Anthony, Surya Krishna and Madhumita – with new stories of hope and love that celebrate the resilient human spirit in these uncertain times. The original anthology Putham Pudhu Kaalai is already available.

The Defence (Chylka) S2 Walter P. 14/01/2022
Season 2 of the Polish drama sees lawyer Joanna Chyłka called upon to defend the son of a well-known businessman, Piotr Langer Sr. who is accused of the brutal murder of two people.

Yeh Kaali Kaali Ankhein S1 Netflix 14/01/2022
Relentlessly pursued by a powerful politician’s daughter who will do anything to make him hers, a man slips down a dark, risky path to reclaim his life. Netflix Original series from India.

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.

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