Like the rest of the world at the minute, I have been on a serious TV Series binge.
Most of these I had no idea about so I hope you all will find something to keep you all entertained and sane for a little longer at least! I hope you enjoy it.
8 Days is a series about a large asteroid that’s about to hit Europe. It deals with multiple characters as they try to escape a lawless city where everyone has turned to violence to try and survive.
I think this is a realistic
We have another viral outbreak series from Europe. This time, a group of survivors on a island off of the North Coast must try and avoid infection from a deadly new virus that claiming the lives of everyone and everything it infects.
Some of you may have had enough of these types of series’. This was shot before our pandemic hit….and it is scarily realistic.
Der Pass is yet another reimagining of Swedish/Danish crime classic, The Bridge. Only this time, it deals with two cops; one from Germany and one from Austria.
They have changed quite a bit…and for the better too. Previous remakes (English-French, American-Mexican) followed the same formula with the female cop having Aspergers. There is none of that in Der Pass. Pretty much, the similarities stop after they find the body laid out across the German and Austrian border.
A dark and intelligent serial killer drama. The serial killer reminds me of a mix of the Unabomber and Lloyd Christmas from, Dumb & Dumber (only without the comedy).
Biohackers is also from Germany and deals with a group of young students who are trying to change DNA patterns.
This was a bit of a slow start but there are enough interesting characters to keep us watching.
When we know what’s going on, it really takes a dark turn. It is scary in the sense that anyone who has the knowledge to do anything with DNA etc. If they become unhinged and unpredictable, we are all in very big trouble.
The Third Day
Starring Jude Law, Paddy Considine, Emily Watson, John Dagleish and Naomie Harris.
The Third Day is probably the most ambitious tv show in years. The series deals with characters that get stranded on a small English island. The island is only accessible when the tide is out.
So, here is why it is one of the most ambitious tv shows in years. As well as a 6-part series, The Third Day also has an unbelievable 12-hour theatrical special.
Without giving too much away, the series deals with a festival called Osea, the 12-hour special is a live event and it must be the Osea festival in its entirety. I haven’t seen the special yet. Yeah, I know we are all in lockdown…but come on! 12-hours is a bit much. Even if it is broken into two 6-hours parts.
To me, The Third Day was a perfect blend of films like Midsommar, The Wicker Man and Ben Wheatley’s, Kill List.
Each episode is a different season so you have to keep in mind…even though there are weekly episodes, they are set weeks or months apart from the previous episode. The special will tie together and fill in the blanks.
I have to say that Jude Law’s performance was flawless. He really is a superb actor and in The Third Day, he really gives it his all.
Here is a link to the special. Don’t forget you must watch the other episodes first. Actually, I think the order to watch them is 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, SPECIAL, 7
Autumn Part 1
Autumn Part 2
Brave New World
Some of you may like this more than I did…that’s why it makes the list. I mean, it is far from bad, but it just wasn’t for me.
It deals with a new utopian society of people who are all connected to a large system with a wifi contact lense.
This new world has rules though. Basically, all of our feelings that made us human are prohibited and kept at bay by popping numerous pills. Those who are still in the old world are known as Savages and act as a form of entertainment for the new world.
Brave New World stars Alden Ehrenreich, Jessica Brown Findlay and Harry Lloyd.
To The Lake
This series is from Russia and start the lead actor (Kirill Käro) from the fantastic Netflix sci-fi series, Better Than Us.
To The Lake deals with a virus that is rapidly spreading across Russia. Don’t be expecting zombies, this is just a nasty old virus that makes the eyes all crazy.
What I loved about this was that it was set in the country. When shit hits the fan, it’s every man and woman for themselves. I think I got a little bit too much of enjoyment from seeing elderly Russian ladies who look like they could wrestle a bear carrying automatic weapons. They take bad-assery to the the next level…all the way up to 11.
Well, that’s it for this list. I hope I have hooked you up with a new series or two. As always, thanks for reading.
Words by GG
Founder/Owner/BigCheese @ Moviehooker