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Smart TV for people that aren't midless drooling simpletons
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actually smart intelligent TV for people that aren’t idiot slack jawed drooling simpletons lapping up mind numbing intellectual masturbation .(i.e. zero Super Heroes , zero “reality tv”,zero “laugh track” sitcoms,zero broadcast network tv and very little American content but a lot of the genius original versions of shows before they were dummied down sanitized and bastardized (by you know who) for the mass market )


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TV Show: The Knick ( 2014 )
New York City, 1900: The Knickerbocker Hospital is home to groundbreaking surgeons, nurses and staff who push the boundaries of medicine in a time of astonishingly high mortality rates and zero antibiotics. The newly appointed leader of the surgery staff is the brilliant, arrogant renegade Dr. John Thackery, whose addiction to cocaine and opium is trumped only by his ambition for medical discovery and renown among his peers. Into the all-white staff and patient hospital comes the equally gifted Harvard graduate Dr. Algernon Edwards, who must fight for respect while trying to navigate the racially charged city. Trying to maintain its reputation for quality care while realizing a profit, the Knickerbocker makes an effort to attract wealthy clientele, while literally struggling to keep the lights on.
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TV Show: Utopia ( 2013 )
Utopia based initially around a small group of people who find a rare manuscript of the same name. This leads the group to be targeted by a large organisation with little knowledge of the manuscript's relevance or importance.
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TV Show: The Honourable Woman ( 2014 )
The Honourable Woman tells the story of one woman's personal journey to right her father's wrongs. Featuring a stellar cast including Academy Award nominee Maggie Gyllenhaal in the lead role as Nessa Stein, this compelling drama written and directed by BAFTA winning Hugo Blick (The Shadow Line) draws Nessa into a complex and dangerous world of international conspiracy and espionage.
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TV Show: Baghdad Central ( 2020 )
October 2003 and Baghdad has been occupied by American forces for six months; but the disbandment of the Iraqi army, the police and civil leadership in the aftermath of the invasion means there is no one in charge and no effective rule of law.In the midst of this chaos, crime and paranoia, Iraqi ex-policeman Muhsin al-Khafaji has lost everything and is battling daily to keep himself and his sick daughter, Mrouj, safe. But when he learns that his estranged elder daughter Sawsan is missing Khafaji is forced into a desperate search to find her.
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TV Show: De Twaalf ( 2019 )
School principal Frie Palmers is being tried in court on suspicion of having murdered her best friend and her daughter. Just as in the classic 12 Angry Men, Palmers' fate lies in the hands of a twelve-person jury.
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TV Show: Okkupert ( 2015 )
In the near future, Norway is occupied by Russia on behalf of the European Union, due to the fact that the newly elected environmental friendly Norwegian government has stopped the all important oil- and gas-production in the North Sea.
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TV Show: 1992 ( 2015 )
Set in early nineties Italy when there was a nationwide judicial investigation into corruption. This resulted in the break down of many political parties as well as the arrest and conviction of some high profile political figures. The story will follow six people whose lives are intertwined with the rapidly changing political landscape, exposing the far-reaching impact of the greed and corruption.
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TV Show: The Handmaid's Tale ( 2017 )
The Handmaid's Tale is the story of life in the dystopia of Gilead, a totalitarian society in what was formerly the United States. Facing environmental disasters and a plunging birthrate, Gilead is ruled by a twisted fundamentalism in its militarized ‘return to traditional values'. As one of the few remaining fertile women, Offred is a Handmaid in the Commander's household, one of the caste of women forced into sexual servitude as a last desperate attempt to repopulate the world. In this terrifying society, Offred must navigate between Commanders, their cruel Wives, domestic Marthas, and her fellow Handmaids – where anyone could be a spy for Gilead – all with one goal: to survive and find the daughter that was taken from her.
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TV Show: State of Play ( 2003 )
The serial begins with the murder of a young man, in what appears to be a drug-related killing, and the apparently coincidental death of Sonia Baker, the young researcher for MP Stephen Collins (Morrissey). As the deaths are investigated by journalist Cal McCaffrey of The Herald (Simm) and his colleagues (including Kelly Macdonald as Della Smith and Bill Nighy as editor Cameron Foster) it appears that not only were the deaths connected, but that a conspiracy links them with oil industry-backed corruption of high-ranking British government ministers.
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TV Show: Press ( 2018 )
Set in the fast-paced and challenging environment of the British newspaper industry, Press will immerse viewers in the personal lives and the constant professional dilemmas facing its characters.The series follows their lives as they attempt to balance work and play, ambition and integrity, amid the never-ending pressure of the 24-hour global news cycle and an industry in turmoil.
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TV Show: Trepalium ( 2016 )
In the near future, in a society where 80% of the population is unemployed, a young woman, Izia, is trying to survive. A wall divides the people, the wall separates the most affluent in society (the top 20%) from the other 80%. Izia was born in "The Zone" on the wrong side of the Wall.Over time, tensions have increased between the two territories: a rebellion arose among some unemployed. Activists have been increasing acts of sabotage, and pressure and balance between the city and the area is fragile. The Government decides to establish a program to calm the situation: 10,000 people in "The Zone" will be selected to work in the City.
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TV Show: The Thick of It ( 2005 )
Join the farce that is the department of Social afairs and Citizenship as it farcically stumbles its way through the corridors of power.
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TV Show: Capital ( 2015 )
On one day, the people of one South London street all receive an anonymous postcard with the simple message 'we want what you have'. Its unsettling ripples affect every corner of the community.
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TV Show: Inside Men ( 2012 )
Inside Men is a drama series which sees John Coniston working as the manager of a cash counting house who finds himself involved in the middle of an armed robbery. His family are taken hostage and the gang make him open the safe at gunpoint but not everything is as it seems
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TV Show: Bedrag ( 2016 )
'Deceived' is about economic crime. About what happens to people when greed and ambition corrupts. The series exposes viewers to economic crime's complex world. In the banks, the stock exchange and in boardrooms.

It is the story of speculators, swindlers and corporate princes and the crimes they commit in the pursuit of wealth. The investigation, which is lead by a police officer named "Mads" seems some steps behind the culprit's manouvers. A couple of youngsters get themselves involved in whitewashing of Money. The two main story lines are crossing each other.

The series, which had the working title 'Follow the Money', is a drama series in 10 episodes with Jeppe Gjervig Gram (Borgen) as principal author..
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TV Show: McMafia ( 2018 )
Alex Godman has spent his life trying to avoid the shadow of his family's criminal past, but when tragedy strikes, he is drawn into the world of international crime.
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TV Show: The State ( 2017 )
Award-winner Peter Kosminsky's compelling new drama, based on extensive research, follows the experiences of four British men and women who leave everything behind to join Isis in Syria.
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TV Show: Roadkill ( 2020 )
Roadkill is about self-made, forceful and charismatic politician Peter Laurence. Peter's public and private life seems to be falling apart – or rather is being picked apart by his enemies. As the personal revelations spiral, he is shamelessly untroubled by guilt or remorse, expertly walking a high wire between glory and catastrophe as he seeks to further his own agenda whilst others plot to bring him down. However, events show just how hard it is, for both an individual and a country, to leave the past behind. With enemies so close to home, can Peter Laurence ever out-run his own secrets to win the ultimate prize?
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TV Show: Informer ( 2018 )
Informer is a complex, character-driven thriller about Raza, a young second generation British-Pakistani man from East London who is coerced by Gabe, a Counter-Terrorism Officer into informing for him. Gabe, who has a past he wants to remain secret, is joined by Holly, his new and ambitious partner whose endless curiosity becomes a threat to him. As the central counter-terrorism investigation heats up, the stakes for all three, their families and relationships, get higher and higher.
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TV Show: Case ( 2015 )
A spin-off from legal series Réttur (The Court), Case opens with the apparent suicide of a promising young ballerina, and follows the battle between her biological parents and her foster parents to uncover the truth behind her death - with everything seen through the eyes of the lawyers involved.
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TV Show: Smiley's People ( 1982 )
Adaptation of John Le Carré's novel, following on from the previous BBC adaptation Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy. George Smiley returns to the Game. A member of one of George Smiley's old networks seems to have caught on to something big. When he turns up dead the Circus asks George to tie up the loose ends with minimal fuss. But George Smiley does not like loose ends. Especially if they lead to the darkest recesses of the KGB - to Karla, the Sandman.
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TV Show: The Widow ( 2019 )
The Widow follows Georgia Wells, who has cut herself off from her previous life and is no longer the woman she once was. After seeing her "late" husband on the news, she is pulled back to face the world and will stop at nothing until she gets the truth about her past. This emotionally gut-wrenching thriller will take Georgia into the depths of the African Congo where danger and revelation will greet her at every turn.
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TV Show: Deutschland ( 2015 )
Deutschland is a coming-of-age spy thriller, which unfolds just as the Cold War between East and West comes to a head. The drama follows Martin Rauch as the 24-year-old East German native is pulled from the world as he knows it and sent to the West as an undercover spy for the Stasi foreign service. Hiding in plain sight in the West German army, he must gather the secrets of NATO military strategy. Everything is new, nothing is quite what it seems and everyone he encounters is harboring secrets, both political and personal.
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TV Show: Catch-22 ( 2019 )
Based on the acclaimed Joseph Heller novel, Catch-22 follows the adventures and misadventures of a US air squadron in Italy in World War II. Yossarian, a bombardier, whose frantic obsession every time he goes up on a mission is "to come down alive". His odds of success at such a simple aim keep getting worse because Colonel Cathcart keeps raising the number of missions the men have to fly. More than the retreating Germans, the real enemy for Yossarian and his rag-tag bunch of friends is the bureaucracy of the military, inverting logic at every turn. The pinnacle of this is Catch-22, a military by-law which states that if you fly your missions, you're crazy, and don't have to fly them; all you have to do is ask. But if you ask not to, then you're sane, and so you have to fly them.
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TV Show: ZeroZeroZero ( 2020 )
ZeroZeroZero is about international cocaine trafficking and its economic and political effects. The plot will chart family dynamics, Mexican cartels, the ‘Ndrangheta (the Calabrian mafia) and corrupt businessmen.
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TV Show: Black Mirror ( 2011 )
Over the last ten years, technology has transformed almost every aspect of our lives before we've had time to stop and question it. In every home; on every desk; in every palm - a plasma screen; a monitor; a smartphone--a black mirror of our 21st Century existence. Black Mirror is a contemporary British re-working of The Twilight Zone with stories that tap into the collective unease about our modern world.
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TV Show: 1994 ( 2019 )
After the breakdown of the old government, and with it the First Republic, Italy changed for good in 1994. Spinster Leo is all too aware of this. He pushed hard to see Berlusconi get elected Prime Minister. He knows it's not easy to win power, but holding on to it verges on the impossible. By the same token, it seems equally impossible for populist politician Pietro to change. Even now that he has an office at the Prime Minister's premises in Rome, he still can't cast off his old bad habits. Nor can he forget the only woman he has ever loved. A former TV starlet now turned politician and Congresswoman, Veronica has to decide who the man of her life is going to be. She has realized she no longer wants to be just a woman on the arm of powerful men. It is the start of her own push for power.
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TV Show: The Shadow Line ( 2011 )
Series about a murder investigated by both sides of the line, cops and criminals, and the opposing methods they use to solve it.
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TV Show: Taboo ( 2017 )
1814: James Keziah Delaney returns to London from Africa and is encircled by conspiracy, murder and betrayal.
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TV Show: Mammon ( 2014 )
Mammon is a thriller series in the spirit of "All the Presidents men". However, in this story not all journalists are good, and the hunt for truth far more personal. Peter Verås is an uncompromising journalist in the most respected newspaper in Norway. He makes his life's biggest mistake when he gets hold of evidence of a financial fraud from an anonymous source. It turns out the evidence points to his own brother. As he still pursues and the story breaks, the brother commits suicide. Peter tries to track down the anonymous source, only to discover that the source was the brother himself. A search for the truth has commenced that involves media, high – ranked politicians as well as the financial elite. The closer he gets to the truth, the more dangerous it becomes for him and his brother's family.
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TV Show: Alias Grace ( 2017 )
The story of Alias Grace follows Grace Marks, a poor, young Irish immigrant and domestic servant in Upper Canada who, along with stable hand James McDermott, was convicted of the brutal murders of their employer, Thomas Kinnear, and his housekeeper, Nancy Montgomery, in 1843. James was hanged while Grace was sentenced to life imprisonment. Grace became one of the most enigmatic and notorious women of 1840s Canada for her supposed role in the sensational double murder, and was eventually exonerated after 30 years in jail. Her conviction was controversial, and sparked much debate about whether Grace was actually involved in the murder, or merely an unwitting accessory. The mini is inspired by the historical true story of convicted murderer Grace Marks and based on Margaret Atwood's novel.
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TV Show: The Wire ( 2002 )
The first season of The Wire (2002) concentrated on the often-futile efforts of police to infiltrate a West Baltimore drug ring headed by Avon Barksdale and his lieutenant, Stringer Bell. In Seasons Two and Three, as the Barksdale investigation escalated, new storylines involving pressures on the working class and the city's political leadership were introduced. Season Four focused on the stories of several young boys in the public school system, struggling with problems at home and the lure of the corner - set against the rise of a new drug empire in West Baltimore and a new Mayor in City Hall. The fifth and final season of The Wire centers on the media's role in addressing - or failing to address - the fundamental political, economic and social realities depicted over the course of the series, while also resolving storylines of the numerous characters woven throughout the narrative arc of the show.
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TV Show: Engrenages ( 2005 )
When the badly beaten body of a young Romanian woman is discovered on a Parisian rubbish dump, the investigation plunges us deep into the murky worlds of prostitution, drugs, business, politics and justice…The investigation is led by Pierre Clément, a young recently-named public prosecutor, who teams up with Police Captain Laure Bathaud and investigating magistrate Judge Roban – three indomitable characters with their own methods, beliefs, demons and visions of justice.As the young woman's identity and past life are gradually uncovered, it soon becomes apparent that her story is tied to a network of corruption touching the very people charged with uncovering the truth about her.
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TV Show: Ordinary Lies ( 2015 )
Drama following the lives of an ordinary group of colleagues and friends as their seemingly small lies spiral out of control. JS Motors, a fictional car dealership located near Manchester, employs a number of 'ordinary' people, each with dark secrets. As each episode unravels, it becomes clear how quick lies can escalate with shocking consequences.
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TV Show: Norskov ( 2015 )
Police investigator Tom Noack returns home to Norskov to clean up the town's drug crime but quickly becomes personally involved. When he happens on the trail of a major smuggling operation, Tom is torn between his professional and his personal commitments. Tom has to navigate between his brother-in-law Martin, Norskov's mayor, his sister Jackie, the director of the family business, and a childhood friend Bondy, who is the brother of Tom's teenage sweetheart, Diana. In the middle of the intrigues is Diana's young son, Oliver, who is a talented hockey player trying to find a foothold.
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TV Show: MotherFatherSon ( 2019 )
A fractured family at the heart of politics and power is pulled together under catastrophic circumstances.
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TV Show: The Hour ( 2011 )
A behind-the-scenes drama and espionage thriller in Cold War-era England that centers on a journalist, a producer, and an anchorman for an investigative news programme.
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TV Show: The Jury ( 2011 )
The Jury is a compelling, character based drama series which focuses on the everyday people who find themselves at the centre of one of the most controversial criminal re-trials of their time.Focusing on the retrial of a man sentenced for the murder of three women--all killed following internet dates. A key piece of evidence was deliberately ignored by the CPS, possibly because the police were under pressure for a quick conviction and blackmail was being used over a senior person involved with the investigation who was having an affair. Ultimately, we will see the man acquitted but it will be an "imperfect, messy, human triumph for the jury by acquitting the man".Gripping, dark and emotionally charged as jurors are forced to face their prejudices as they come to grips with the complexities and unwanted attention of being a key player in such a high profile Old Bailey trial.
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TV Show: House of Cards ( 1990 )
Political drama series, adapted from Michael Dobbs's novel by Andrew Davies. Charming chief whip Frances Urquhart plots revenge against his colleagues.
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TV Show: 1993 ( 2017 )
After the storm of Tangentopoli, Italy is plagued by the year of the massacres. 1993 is the sequel of 1992, the television series conceived by Stefano Accorsi, which achieved considerable success, with its impeccable portrait of Italian history.Eight are the episodes, six the main characters. The vicissitudes of each of them mingle with the tormented Italian history of that year, the incandescent ashes of the Tangentopoli scandal, the rampant corruption of a politically over-exposed politics and the condemnation of an inexhaustible mafia.The protagonists, each in their own way and with their own aims, try to assert themselves: who through power, who through the annihilation of it, is counting on the vortex of terror and discomfort that has assailed Italy of those years.
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TV Show: Ambassadors ( 2013 )
The series is set in the fictional Central Asian Republic of Tazbekistan where newly arrived British Ambassador Keith Davies is set the task of trying to secure a £2 billion helicopter contract for the United Kingdom.
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TV Show: The Little Drummer Girl ( 2018 )
Blurring the fine lines between love and hate; truth and fiction; and right and wrong; The Little Drummer Girl weaves a suspenseful and explosive story of espionage and high-stakes international intrigue. Set in the late 1970s, the pulsating thriller follows Charlie, a fiery actress and idealist whose resolve is tested after she meets the mysterious Becker, while on holiday in Greece. It quickly becomes apparent that his intentions are not what they seem, and her encounter with him entangles her in a complex plot devised by the spy mastermind Kurtz. Charlie takes on the role of a lifetime as a double agent while remaining uncertain of her own loyalties.
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TV Show: Better Call Saul ( 2015 )
Better Call Saul is the prequel to the award-winning series Breaking Bad, set six years before Saul Goodman became Walter White's lawyer. When we meet him, the man who will become Saul Goodman is known as Jimmy McGill, a small-time lawyer searching for his destiny, and, more immediately, hustling to make ends meet. Working alongside, and often against, Jimmy is "fixer" Mike Ehrmantraut, a beloved character introduced in Breaking Bad. The series will track Jimmy's transformation into Saul Goodman, the man who puts "criminal" in "criminal lawyer.
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TV Show: Dark ( 2017 )
A family saga with a supernatural twist, Dark is set in a German town in present day where the disappearance of two young children exposes the double lives and fractured relationships among four families.
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TV Show: Top Boy ( 2011 )
A thrilling and raw drama about young lives lived on the edge in east London - an honest and gripping rendition of inner-city drug and gang culture.
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TV Show: Bunkers, Brutalism and Bloodymindedness: Concrete Poetry with Jonathan Meades ( 2014 )
Two-part documentary in which Jonathan Meades makes the case for 20th-century concrete Brutalist architecture in an homage to a style that he sees a brave, bold and bloodyminded. Tracing its precursors to the once-hated Victorian edifices described as Modern Gothic and before that to the unapologetic baroque visions created by John Vanbrugh, as well as the martial architecture of World War II, Meades celebrates the emergence of the Brutalist spirit in his usual provocative and incisive style. Never pulling his punches, Meades praises a moment in architecture he considers sublime and decries its detractors.
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TV Show: Ófærð ( 2015 )
In Siglufjörður, a remote village in the Northeastern Region of Iceland, a mutilated corpse is found near the local port, just after the arrival of an international ferry. Andri, the town's chief of police, starts the investigation about the very unusual crime, while a blizzard soon gets everyone trapped in the area.
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TV Show: Fargo ( 2014 )
Fargo is a seasonal anthology crime drama with some dark comical elements, inspired by the film Fargo written by the Coen brothers. Each season follows a new case and new characters, all entrenched in the trademark humor, murder and "Minnesota nice" that has made the film an enduring classic.
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TV Show: Gomorra ( 2014 )
Based on Robert Saviano's bestselling book, this gritty Italian crime drama paints a portrait of the brutal Neapolitan crime organisation the Camorra.
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TV Show: Grenseland ( 2017 )
To protect his family, homicide investigator Nikolai Andreassen has to cover up a murder. He is forced into a double game that escalates into more lies, crimes and killings.
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TV Show: Les Témoins ( 2015 )
Les Témoins is set in the small coastal town of Le Tréport in northern France, where the bodies of murder victims are being unearthed and left for discovery. The former chief-of-police, Paul Maisonneuve, is implicated in the murders. Detectives Justin and Sandra investigate the case
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TV Show: Ill Behaviour ( 2017 )
Comedy thriller about three friends who embark on a journey that takes them to the extremes of their friendship, crossing every boundary imaginable to save a life.
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TV Show: The Name of the Rose ( 2019 )
Set in Italy in 1327, The Name of the Rose follows the Franciscan monk William of Baskerville and his novice Adso von Melk as they arrive at a secluded monastery in the Alps. There they become witnesses to a series of mysterious murders. While Baskerville and Melk investigate and search for the killer, they are hunted themselves by the merciless inquisitor Bernard Gui, who prosecutes those who criticize the pope.
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TV Show: La mafia uccide solo d'estate ( 2016 )
Inspired by real events, this is a black comedy about 20 years of history of Sicily from 1970s to 1990s, mocking Mafia Bosses and restoring the generosity of the heroes of Antimafia. It's focused on Arturo, a young boy who grows up in Palermo and tries to conquer his beloved Flora.
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TV Show: 1983 ( 2018 )
The deeply frozen Cold War is heating up. Twenty years after a devastating terrorist attack in 1983 that halted the course of Poland's liberation and the subsequent downfall of the Soviet Union, an idealistic law student and a disgraced police investigator stumble upon a conspiracy that has kept the Iron Curtain standing and Poland living under a repressive police state.Now, in 2003, after two decades of peace and prosperity, the leaders of the regime enact a secret plan made with an unlikely adversary in the 1980s that will radically transform Poland and affect the lives of every citizen in the nation — and the world.What these two men discover has the potential to ignite a revolution and those in power will stop at nothing to keep it a secret.
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TV Show: Acht Tage ( 2019 )
Eight days left. A 40 kilometer wide meteor is racing toward Earth at a speed of 30,000 kilometers an hour. The anticipated strike zone is right in the middle of Europe. Estimated European survival rate: Zero. The United States try to knock the meteor off course with nuclear weapons, but fail. All of Europe is on the run. Acht Tage tells the story of a world we've never seen before: People suddenly can break the speed limit at will, have wild unprotected sex, do all the drugs they want, shop with no money, live without working, love with no consequences but in the end, the only thing that matters is: What's really important to you in your final days and hours?
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TV Show: Der gleiche Himmel ( 2017 )
Set in Cold War Germany, it portrays the fates of two families on either side of the Berlin Wall. The story revolves around the relationship between an East German "Romeo" agent – a spy who uses seduction as a way to unearth secrets — and his female target in the West.
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TV Show: Black Earth Rising ( 2018 )
As a child, Kate Ashby was rescued from the horrific aftermath of the Rwandan genocide and brought to the UK. But the tragic shadow of her past proves impossible to escape.
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TV Show: Cambridge Spies ( 2003 )
For the aesthetes who graced the Apostles society at Cambridge University in the 1930s, conversion to the communist cause seemed an appropriate reaction to the menace of European fascism. For a few of these young intellectuals, the invitation to spy for the Kremlin was the ultimate proof of loyalty to that cause.These programmes examine the gradual exposure of the Cambridge Spies and reveal how the names Burgess, Philby, Maclean, Blunt and 'fifth man' Cairncross became synonymous with treachery at the heart of the British establishment.
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TV Show: Il processo ( 2019 )
The murder of a teen girl impacts a public prosecutor linked to the victim, a lawyer seeking a career-making case and a suspect who says she's innocent.
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TV Show: 1864 ( 2014 )
When Germany and Prussia declare war on Denmark, two brothers are called to serve in the bloodiest battle in Denmark's history. We follow the brothers Peter and Laust during the years of the Second Schleswig War, two brothers in love with the same woman.
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TV Show: The Secrets ( 2014 )
Series of stand-alone dramas. Each story explores the links, pressures and expectations that draw people together and tear them apart.
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TV Show: W głębi lasu ( 2020 )
Summer'94 – holiday camp based in the woods. Four people went into the woods and never came back. The police finds the bodies of two of them. Despite passing years Paweł Kopiński, who is Warsaw prosecutor now, never recovered of loss his beloved sister. Unexpectedly, he gets a new lead in the investigation, which seems to be related to the disappearance of the girl in 1994. What really happened 25 years ago during holiday camp?
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TV Show: Top Boy ( 2019 )
Two seasoned drug dealers return to the gritty streets of London, but their pursuit of money and power is threatened by a young and ruthless hustler.
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TV Show: Counterpart ( 2017 )
Counterpart is about a mysterious world hidden beneath the surface of our everyday existence. Howard Silk is a lowly cog in the bureaucratic machinery of a Berlin-based United Nations spy agency. When Howard discovers that his organization safeguards the secret of a crossing into a parallel dimension, he is thrust into a shadow world of intrigue, danger, and double cross… where the only man he can trust is his near-identical counterpart from this parallel world. The show explores themes of identity, fate and lost love, posing the eternal question, "what if our lives could have been different?"
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TV Show: Babylon Berlin ( 2017 )
A metropolis in turmoil. From economy to culture, politics to the underworld – everything is in the grip of radical change.Speculation and inflation are already tearing away at the foundations of the still young Weimar Republic. Growing poverty and unemployment stand in stark contrast to the excesses and indulgence of the city's night life and its overflowing creative energy.Gereon Rath, a young police inspector from Cologne, is transferred to Berlin in order to solve a criminal case – a porno ring run by the Berlin Mafia. What at first glance appears to be simply a matter of extortion soon reveals itself to be a scandal that will forever change the lives of both Gereon and his closest associates.Together with stenotypist Charlotte Ritter and his partner Bruno Wolter, Rath is confronted with a tangled web of corruption, drug dealing, and weapons trafficking, forcing him into an existential conflict as he is torn between loyalty and uncovering the truth. And we are left wondering: in this story, who is friend and who is foe?With the political unrest spurred by May Day demonstrations and rising National Socialism, even an institution like the "Rote Burg," Berlin's police headquarters and the centre of democracy and the constitutional state, is increasingly becoming the melting pot of a democracy whose days are numbered.
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TV Show: The Spy Who Came in from the Cold
It is 1962: the height of the Cold War and only months after the building of the Berlin Wall. Alex Leamas is a hard-working, hard-drinking British intelligence officer whose East Berlin network is in tatters. His agents are either on the run or dead, victims of the ruthlessly efficient East German counter-intelligence officer Hans-Dieter Mundt. Leamas is recalled to London – where, to his surprise, he's offered a chance at revenge. But to get it, he may have to stay out in the cold a little longer…
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TV Show: Blackout ( 2012 )
Three-part drama about a corrupt council official who wakes from an alcoholic blackout to realise that he may have been responsible for a murder.
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TV Show: La trêve ( 2016 )
The body of 19 year old footballer from Heiderfeld Football Club is pulled out of the river Semois, a short distance from Heiderfeld, a small town of a few thousand inhabitants in the Belgian Ardennes. The investigation is led by Inspector Yoann Peeters, who has recently moved there after a domestic tragedy, accompanied by Sebastian Drummer, an idealistic and inexperienced young police officer. Peeters will find himself confronted with a real conundrum, where one person's guilt does not mean that others are not responsible.
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TV Show: Accusé ( 2015 )
An adaptation of the British series "Accused", which takes up the principle. Each episode features a defendant awaiting the jury's verdict and takes a step back, on the fatal chain that has derailed ordinary lives.
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TV Show: Neil Gaiman's Likely Stories ( 2016 )
A collection of extraordinary stories from international award winning novelist and screenwriter Neil Gaiman.Set in London, these four 30-minute short stories will be characteristically dark and strange whilst also drawing on the deftly crafted characters' human warmth and wit. Centering on the act of storytelling, viewers will be drawn into Neil's intricately crafted world that moves seamlessly between reality and fantasy.Each film, although self-contained, explores common themes of human consumption, destructive obsession and psychological cannibalism – all told with great humour, humanity and a completely astounding musical score.
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TV Show: The Murder Room ( 2005 )
Detective Adam Dalgliesh returns. What's the connection between the grisly exhibits at the Dupayne family museum and the murder of adopted son Neville?
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TV Show: Aurore ( 2018 )
Two children at a crime scene. One is guilty; the other, a witness. 20 years later, one is trying to forget, while the second one will never be able to. When their paths cross again, it all resurfaces. Who will be the victim this time round? Who will be the culprit? Can one ever escape the past?
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TV Show: Rocco Schiavone ( 2016 )
Deputy Police Chief Rocco Schiavone is not what you would call a role model police officer. Sarcastic, ill-tempered, charismatic and not all too law abiding, the native Roman with all his fibers must keep his mood swings at bay. As a punishment, the seasoned detective is exiled to the more provincial, alpine Aosta Valley, which strikes Rocco at his heart. Now he has to get out of his fancy loafers and step into clunky moon boots to dig in deep. Plus, the secretive locals are something Rocco has to get used to. Snow isn't the only thing in the habit of covering up in the Italian Alps...
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TV Show: Des ( 2020 )
Des is based on material from the book Killing for Company by Brian Masters, which focuses on one of the most infamous cases in UK criminal history, that of serial killer Dennis Nilsen. Told through the prism of three men—Dennis Nilsen, Detective Chief Inspector Peter Jay and biographer Brian Masters—the series exploring the personal and professional consequences of coming into contact with a man like Nilsen.
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TV Show: Bad Banks ( 2018 )
After being wrongly fired from Crédit International, a prestigious Investment bank in Luxembourg, Jana Liekam, a talented Young Investment banker, is offered a dream-job in Frankfurt Under the supervision of prominent Gabriel Fenger, Head of Investment Banking at Deutsche Invest. Suddenly, Jana not only had to give up her job, but also leave her boyfriend and his 5-year-old daughter behind. While Jana quickly manages to impress Fenger and his team with her passion and ambition, she realizes only too late that Christelle LeBlanc, her former boss at Crédit International, has secretly been pulling the strings and manipulating Jana to her own advantage. Soon, Jana finds herself torn between her new obligations and Leblanc's relentless blackmail…will she and her career survive this merciless powerplay?
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TV Show: The Split ( 2018 )
The Split is an authentic, layered and witty exploration of modern marriage and the legacy of divorce through the lens of the Defoes - a family of female lawyers at the heart of London's fast-paced and emotionally-charged divorce circuit.Esteemed divorce lawyer Hannah quits the family firm when her mother Ruth, formidable personally and professionally, refuses her promotion. Landing at a rival firm alongside old flame Christie, Hannah navigates scandalous affairs, big-figure settlements and fraught relationship battles - coming head to head with Ruth and impulsive sister Nina in the bitter divorce of Goldie and multi-millionaire husband Davey. Meanwhile, the marriage of younger sister Rose looms on the horizon.When their estranged father returns after 30 years the sisters are forced to confront their past. Facing the reality of her dad's abandonment, and reconnecting with ‘the one who got away' Christie, Hannah begins to question her relationships with the men in her life - including her seemingly contented marriage to the smart and affable Nathan.
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TV Show: Tabula Rasa ( 2017 )
Tabula Rasa is a psychological thriller about Mie, a young woman with amnesia who is locked up in a secure psychiatric hospital. Mie is visited by Detective Inspector Wolkers who claims she was the last person seen with the vanished Thomas Spectre. As a witness and prime suspect, she appears to be the sole key in this mysterious disappearance. Mie can't be released from the hospital until Thomas is found. In order to solve the puzzle and find Thomas, Mie has to reconstruct her lost memories and find her way back through the dark labyrinth of her recent past. The more she remembers, the more she starts to mistrust not only the people around her but also… herself. Are these new memories real or mere figments of her imagination in a desperate attempt to fill in the blanks?
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TV Show: Guerrilla ( 2017 )
Guerrilla tells the story of a politically active couple who liberate a political prisoner and form a radical underground cell. Their target becomes the "black power desk", a true life counterintelligence unit within the special branch.
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TV Show: Criminal: Germany ( 2019 )
In the interview room, detectives go head-to-head with suspects and try to get to the truth--even if it means breaking the rules and risking it all.
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TV Show: Low Winter Sun ( 2006 )
Low Winter Sun is a two-part miniseries tells the story of Detective Sergeant Frank Agnew, a police officer who murders a fellow officer and believes he has committed the perfect crime.
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TV Show: Criminal: Spain ( 2019 )
Psychological games abound between detectives and suspects in a tense interrogation room, where the search for answers sometimes comes at a moral cost.
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TV Show: The Beauty of Diagrams ( 2010 )
Series in which mathematician Marcus du Sautoy explores the stories behind some of the most familiar scientific diagrams.
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TV Show: Le Bureau des Légendes ( 2015 )
Le Bureau des Légendes is a French political thriller television series created by Éric Rochant and produced by Canal+, which revolves around the lives of agents of the DGSE, France's principal external security service. Originally aired in France starting on 27 April 2015, the series was first launched in the US and Canada on iTunes on 1 June 2016 as part of a new international "Episodic Cinema" label, quickly reaching the Top 5 after its release. In the United Kingdom, the series was released on Amazon Prime UK exclusively on June 17 2016. The first season of the show received very positive reviews in France and in the other countries where it was released, and it won several awards. The second season has been universally acclaimed, and hailed by some as evidence that the series may yet prove the best ever produced in France. It has been renewed for a third season which should air in 2017.
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TV Show: Murder ( 2016 )
An investigation into the apparent drowning and death of Rafe Carey leads to investigating officer Corinne Evans soon tackling a murder case that leaves her having doubts about an incident in her personal life.
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TV Show: Trust ( 2018 )
Inspired by actual events, Trust delves into the trials and triumphs of one of America's wealthiest and unhappiest families, the Gettys. Equal parts family history, dynastic saga and an examination of the corrosive power of money, Trust explores the complexities at the heart of every family, rich or poor. Told over multiple seasons and spanning the twentieth century, the series begins in 1973 with the kidnapping of John Paul Getty III, an heir to the Getty oil fortune, by the Italian mafia in Rome. His captors banked on a multi-million-dollar ransom. After all, what rich family wouldn't pay for the return of a loved one? Paul's grandfather, J. Paul Getty Sr., an enigmatic oil tycoon and possibly the richest man in the world, is marooned in a Tudor mansion in the English countryside surrounded by a harem of mistresses and a pet lion. He's busy. Paul's father, J. Paul Getty Jr., is lost in a daze in London and refuses to answer the phone. Only Paul's mother, Gail Getty, is left to negotiate with the increasingly desperate kidnappers. Unfortunately, she's broke. Trust charts the teenage grandson's nightmare ordeal at the hands of kidnappers who cannot understand why nobody seems to want their captive back.
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TV Show: Simon Schama's Power of Art ( 2006 )
Scholar and author Simon Schama profiles eight artistic mavericks -- Van Gogh, Picasso, Caravaggio, Bernini, Rembrandt, David, Turner and Rothko -- in this limited series that delves into the creative process that produced cutting-edge masterpieces that changed how the world looks at art.
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TV Show: Philharmonia ( 2019 )
Hélène is back in Paris after 20 years to take over as head of the Philharmonia, a national orchestra in turmoil since the sudden death of its previous conductor. Hired against the advice of the director and musicians, Hélène, a woman with unusual methods, has one season to prove her worth and save an orchestra known as "the maestro killer."Hélène has no time to lose–she lives every day as if it were her last. She immediately replaces the first violin, the pillar of the orchestra, with a 20-year old tutti player from the third row who reminds Hélène of a younger version of herself: music is her entire world, passion her driving force. She is determined to make this young violin prodigy her successor. But what can she pass down when all she wants to do is break with her past?
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TV Show: Borgen ( 2010 )
Danish Prime Minister Birgitte Nyborg wins a shocking victory and ushers in a wave of political struggles.
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TV Show: The Loudest Voice ( 2019 )
In today's politically charged media landscape, no figure looms larger, even after his passing, than Roger Ailes, molding Fox News into a force that irrevocably impacted the highest levels of government. To understand the events that led to the rise of Donald Trump, one must understand Ailes. The Loudest Voice takes on that challenge, focusing primarily on the past decade in which Ailes arguably became the Republican Party's de facto leader, while also touching on defining events in Ailes' life, including an initial meeting with Richard Nixon on the set of The Mike Douglas Show that gave birth to Ailes' political career and also including the sexual harassment accusations and settlements that brought his Fox News reign to an end. Told through multiple points of view, the limited series aims to shed light on the psychology that drives the political process from the top down.
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TV Show: The Politician's Husband ( 2013 )
A drama about the shifting power in a marriage when the personal and political collide.
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TV Show: Non uccidere ( 2015 )
Stubborn and determined detective Valeria Ferro endeavors to solve the challenging puzzle behind crimes motivated by jealousy, vendettas and repressed anger to seek the truth and justice. All as she struggles with her own demons and the phantoms of her past that come back to life when her mother is released from jail after serving a seventeen-year prison sentence.
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TV Show: Rome ( 2005 )
Four hundred years after the founding of the Republic, Rome is the wealthiest city in the world. The Republic was founded on principals of shared power, never allowing one man to seize absolute control. But now, those foundations are crumbling...and two soldiers unwittingly become entwined in the historical events of ancient Rome. A drama of love and betrayal, masters and slaves, husbands and wives, Rome chronicles a turbulent era that saw the death of a republic and the birth of an empire.
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TV Show: Romanzo Criminale ( 2008 )
A criminal known as Lebanese has a dream: to conquer the underworld of Rome. To carry out this feat without precedent he puts together a ruthless and highly organized gang. Their progress and changes in leadership take place over twenty-five years, from the 1970's into the '90's, and are inseparably intertwined with the dark history of modern Italy: terrorism, kidnappings and corruption at the highest levels of government.
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TV Show: Baron Noir ( 2016 )
French politician Philippe Rickwaert thirsts for revenge against his political enemies. Philippe's political career is in shambles after he is sacrificed by the presidential candidate from the Left, Francis Laugier, in order to save his election. Step by step, Philippe plots against him and forges an alliance with his closest advisor, Amélie Dorendeu.
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TV Show: Frikjent ( 2015 )
Acquitted of murder. Sentenced for life. Aksel Borgen was a teenager acquitted for the murder of his girlfriend, Karine. He does not return until 20 years later. His homecoming remind people of the terrible murder that was never solved, and Aksel realizes that he is not welcome in Lifjord.
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TV Show: Zone Blanche ( 2017 )
Villefranche is a small town with no phone reception on the edge of a mysterious forest. The number of inhabitants is dwindling but there's a sharp rise in crime. Police inspector Laurène, once the victim of a crime herself, keeps on discovering fresh corpses.
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Movie: Incendies ( 2011 )
Twins journey to the Middle East to discover their family history and fulfill their mother's last wishes.
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TV Show: The Virtues ( 2019 )
The Virtues is a drama series that's equal parts unlikely love story and an exploration of the conflict between sin and virtue. The story revolves around Joseph, a moral yet troubled man who's lost everything. He finds himself compelled to travel to Ireland to confront demons from a childhood spent in the care system, resulting in savage and brutal consequences. He also crosses paths with a fiery, yet guarded woman, Dinah, who's hiding a secret.
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TV Show: Greyzone ( 2018 )
When a brilliant drone engineer, Victoria, is taken hostage in her own home, a series of dangerous events are set into motion.
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