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The Pale HorseThe Pale Horse
BBC One, 2020 Cancelled/Ended | Drama, Crime, Mystery, Thriller | ► Trailer
Rating: 2.9/5

When a mysterious list of names is found in the shoe of a dead woman, one of those named, Mark Easterbrook, begins an investigation into how and why his name came to be there. He is drawn to The Pale Horse, the home of a trio of rumoured witches in the tiny village of Much Deeping. Word has it that the witches can do away with wealthy relatives using the dark arts alone, but as the bodies mount up Mark is certain there has to be a rational explanation. And who could possibly want him dead?


The ABC MurdersThe ABC Murders
BBC One, 2018 Cancelled/Ended | Drama, Crime, Mystery, Thriller | ► Trailer
Rating: 3.8/5

Based on Aghata Christie's 1936 novel, The ABC Murders follows Hercule Poirot as he hunts for a serial killer, known only as ABC, who leaving the copy of the ABC Railway Guide at each crime scene.


A Returner's Magic Should Be SpecialA Returner's Magic Should Be Special
Crunchyroll, 2023 Running | Action, Fantasy, Anime, Animation | ► Trailer
Rating: 3.9/5

The world is on the brink of destruction after a devastating ten-year war in the "shadow labyrinth." Desir Herrman is one of the last skilled magicians left standing, but even he is no match for the formidable foe threatening humanity's very existence. Just when he's certain the end has come, he is sent back in time to his early days of studying magic at the prestigious Hebrion Academy! With this rare second chance, Desir is determined to save not only himself but also the friends and comrades he once lost. Armed with the knowledge of what their future holds, can his efforts make a difference, or are they all doomed to relive the same terrible destiny? Based on the hit novel.


The FirmThe Firm
NBC, 2012 Cancelled/Ended | Drama, Family, Action, Crime | ► Trailer
Rating: 3.3/5

Based on John Grisham's famous novel of the same name, the pilot episode will pick up ten years after the movie left off with Mitch McDeere coming out of the Federal Witness Protection Program after taking down a Memphis law firm run by the mob.


Les MisérablesLes Misérables
BBC One, 2018 Cancelled/Ended | Drama, Romance, History | ► Trailer
Rating: 3.9/5

Based on Victor Hugo's XIX century classic, Les Misérables will go back to the original novel and delve deep into the many layers of Hugo's story, revelling in Jean Valjean and Javert's cat-and-mouse relationship, against the epic backdrop of France at a time of civil unrest. With a striking intensity and relevance to us today, the novel is testimony to the struggles of France's underclass and how far they must go to survive. The six part television adaptation of the renowned book will vividly and faithfully bring to life the vibrant and engaging characters, the spectacular and authentic imagery and, above all, the incredible yet accessible story that was Hugo's lifework.


And Then There Were NoneAnd Then There Were None
BBC One, 2015 Cancelled/Ended | Drama, Crime, Mystery, Thriller | ► Trailer
Rating: 3.4/5

Europe teeters on the brink of war. Ten strangers are invited to Soldiera Island, an isolated rock near the Devon coast. Cut off from the mainland, with their generous hosts Mr and Mrs U.N. Owen mysteriously absent, they are each accused of a terrible crime. When one of the party dies suddenly they realize they may be harboring a murderer among their number.


The Wheel of Time: OriginsThe Wheel of Time: Origins
Prime Video, 2021 On Hiatus | Drama, Fantasy, Animation
Rating: 3.7/5

Experience the Origin Stories of the Wheel of Time as they bring you deeper into the world and its vast history and subjects.


WallanderWallander
BBC One, 2008 Cancelled/Ended | Drama, Crime, Mystery, Thriller | ► Trailer
Rating: 4.2/5

Kenneth Branagh plays a Swedish detective called Kurt Wallander in this crime drama for the BBC. The show is an adaptation of Swedish author Henning Mankell's critically acclaimed book series, the Kurt Wallander Mysteries.


Picnic at Hanging RockPicnic at Hanging Rock
Showcase, 2018 Cancelled/Ended | Drama, Mystery, Thriller, Romance | ► Trailer
Rating: 3.7/5

Picnic at Hanging Rock will plunge viewers into the mysterious disappearances of three schoolgirls and one teacher on Valentine's Day 1900, taking the audience on a new journey into the revered Australian novel through the six part drama.


Tales of the City (2019)Tales of the City (2019)
Netflix, 2019 Cancelled/Ended | Comedy, Drama, Romance | ► Trailer
Rating: 4.1/5

Inspired by the books by Armistead Maupin, Tales of the City follows Mary Ann, who returns home to San Francisco and is reunited with her daughter and ex-husband Brian, twenty years after leaving them behind to pursue her career. Fleeing the midlife crisis that her picture perfect Connecticut life created, Mary Ann returns home to her chosen family and will quickly be drawn back into the orbit of Anna Madrigal and the residents of 28 Barbary Lane.


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