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Van der Valk (1972)Van der Valk (1972)
ITV, 1972 Cancelled/Ended | Drama, Action

In his time with the Amsterdam Police, Commissaris Piet van der Valk has seen it all. His cynicism sometimes shocks even his assistant Johnny Kroon. Their caseload brings them into contact with the city's many subcultures from drug-users to sexual perverts. Van der Valk is known for his ability to break difficult cases by pursuing his famous hunches. His superior Hoofdcommissaris Samson, however, is always more concerned with the political and public relations ramifications of van der Valk's investigations. The city meanwhile provides an attractive backdrop for the stories.The character of van der Valk was created by the author Nicolas Freeling in a popular series of novels, though none of the storylines in the televison series are directly based on the books. The theme tune "Eye Level" was very popular when the show was first broadcast, spending several weeks in the British charts.


Gulliver's Travels (1996)Gulliver's Travels (1996)
NBC, 1996 Cancelled/Ended | Drama, Family, Action, Adventure
Rating: 1/5

All star adaptation of Jonathan Swift's satirical tale about a normal man who, after returning home following eight years of absence, relates fantastical tales about how he was thought to be giant in the Land of Lilliput, but was only six inches high in the Land of Brobdingnag. He also tells of his visit to the floating island of Laputa populated by scientists who are so obsessed with reason that they act with no common sense. Finally, he tells of his journey to the land where his disturbing likeness to the bestial Yahoos and his inferiority to the intelligent horses there makes him question the very worth of his humanity.


CreatureCreature
ABC, 1998 Cancelled/Ended | Drama, Action, Thriller, Sci-Fi
Rating: 2.7/5

Creature (aka: Peter Benchley's Creature) is a miniseries based on the 1994 novel White Shark (re-published as 'Creature' in 1997 concurrent with the film) by 'Jaws' author Peter Benchley. The film is about an amphibious shark-like monster terrorizing an abandoned secret military base and the people who live on the island where it is located.


La DoñaLa Doña
Telemundo, 2016 Cancelled/Ended | Drama, Romance
Rating: 5/5

La Doña (the Doña) is an American telenovela produced by Telemundo. It is based on the Venezuelan novel Doña Bárbara created by Rómulo Gallegos. It will be starring by Aracely Arámbula. The previous title was the telenovela "Doña Bárbara", but due to changes its title changed to "La Doña", because the plot of the story would be very different from the 2008 version and would be a more modern version today. "La Doña" is based on Doña Bárbara, the literary works of Rómulo Gallegos, is a story of revenge and ambition, seduction and betrayal; told from the perspective of an offended and abused woman named Altagracia. Altagracia represents the hundreds of thousands of Mexican women who have been victims of violence faceless men, protected by impunity. But Altagracia, transformed into a ruthless woman devouring men, strong-willed and known as "La Doña", look to each and every one of these men to bring them to justice.


Nero WolfeNero Wolfe
NBC, 1981 Cancelled/Ended | Drama, Crime, Mystery
Rating: 4.5/5

The famous adventures of the sedentary fictional detective Nero Wolfe, brought to TV. While Wolfe stays at home and considers the clues, his assistant Archive Goodwin investigates crime scenes and interviews witnesses.


WiedźminWiedźmin
TVP 2, 2002 Cancelled/Ended | Drama, Action, Adventure, Fantasy
Rating: 1/5

Adapted from a series of fantasy novels by the polish author Andrzej Sapkowski, The Witcher tells the tale of Geralt, one of a few remaining "witchers" - traveling monster hunters for hire, gifted with unnatural powers.


Romance of the Three KingdomsRomance of the Three Kingdoms
Other, 2010 Cancelled/Ended | Drama, Adventure, Military/War, History

A Chinese television series adapted from Luo Guanzhong's classical novel Romance of the Three Kingdoms. Directed by Gao Xixi, the 95 episodes long series has a budget of over 100 million RMB and was released in May 2010.


Horrid HenryHorrid Henry
ITV, 2006 Cancelled/Ended | Comedy, Family, Children, Fantasy

For Horrid Henry, life is just not fair! He feels that the rest of the world is against him and he wages a constant war against the tyranny of adults.


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