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Bodies (2023)Bodies (2023)
Netflix, 2023 Cancelled/Ended | Drama, Crime, Thriller | ► Trailer
Rating: 3.8/5

The story starts with a murder in Whitechapel. Four different detectives are trying to solve the murder in different time periods: 1890s overachiever Edmond Hillinghead, dashing 1940s adventurer Karl Whiteman, kickass female 2010s Detective Sergeant Shahara Hasan and Maplewood, an amnesiac from post-apocalyptic 2050, who brings a haunting perspective. Together, the four set out to uncover a conspiracy spanning 150 years.


Blue Eye SamuraiBlue Eye Samurai
Netflix, 2023 Running | Action, Adventure, Animation | ► Trailer
Rating: 4.5/5

A mixed-race master of the sword named Erskine lives a life in disguise while seeking revenge in Edo-period Japan.


Gentleman JackGentleman Jack
HBO Max, 2019 Cancelled/Ended | Drama, Romance, History, Biography | ► Trailer
Rating: 4.5/5

Gentleman Jack is a remarkable and unlikely love story set in the complex, changing world of 1832 Halifax - the cradle of the industrial revolution - just as it's all kicking off. The drama will explore Anne Lister's relationships at home with her family, her servants, her tenants and her industrial rivals, who will use any dirty tricks they can to bring her down. At its heart is her relationship with her would-be wife, the wealthy heiress Ann Walker. It has all the warmth, wit, humour and complexity that audiences have come to associate with Sally Wainwright's writing.


AquariusAquarius
NBC, 2015 Cancelled/Ended | Drama, Crime, Thriller, Biography | ► Trailer
Rating: 3.1/5

Set in the late 1960s, Aquarius stars Duchovny as a Los Angeles police sergeant with a complicated personal life who starts tracking a small-time criminal and budding cult leader seeking out vulnerable women to join his "cause". The name of that man is Charles Manson. The twists and turns of a complicated undercover operation will lead Duchovny's character and his young partner to the brink of Manson's crimes that will that will eventually lead to the Tate-LaBianca murders in subsequent seasons.


Julia (2022)Julia (2022)
HBO Max, 2022 Cancelled/Ended | Drama, Biography | ► Trailer
Rating: 4.1/5

Julia is inspired by Julia Child's extraordinary life and her show The French Chef, which essentially invented food television. Through Julia and her singular can-do spirit, it explores an evolving time in American history - the emergence of a new social institution called public television, feminism and the women's movement, the nature of celebrity, and America's cultural growth. At its heart, the show is a portrait of a marriage with an evolving and complicated power dynamic.


Vienna BloodVienna Blood
BBC Two, 2019 On Hiatus | Drama, Crime, Mystery, Thriller | ► Trailer
Rating: 4.2/5

Max Liebermann, a student of Sigmund Freud, helps Detective Rheinhardt in the investigation of a series of disturbing murders around the grand cafes and opera houses of 1900s Vienna.


Fellow TravelersFellow Travelers
Showtime, 2023 Cancelled/Ended | Drama, Romance, Mini-Series | ► Trailer
Rating: 4.1/5

Based on the novel by Thomas Mallon, the limited series Fellow Travelers is an epic love story and political thriller, chronicling the intertwined lives and volatile romance of two very different men who meet in the shadow of McCarthy-era Washington. Matt Bomer will play handsome, charismatic Hawkins "Hawk" Fuller, who maintains a financially rewarding, behind-the scenes career in politics. Hawkins avoids emotional entanglements - until he meets Tim Laughlin, a young man brimming with idealism and religious faith. They begin a romance just as Joseph McCarthy and Roy Cohn declare war on "subversives and sexual deviants", initiating one of the darkest periods in 20th-century American history. Over the course of four decades, Hawk and Tim cross paths through the Vietnam War protests of the 1960s, the drug-fueled disco hedonism of the 1970s and the AIDS crisis of the 1980s, while facing obstacles in the world and in themselves.


The North WaterThe North Water
BBC Two, 2021 Cancelled/Ended | Drama, Mystery | ► Trailer
Rating: 4.2/5

Set in the UK and the ice floes of the Arctic in the late 1850s, The North Water tells the story of Patrick Sumner, a disgraced ex-army surgeon who signs up as ship's doctor on a whaling expedition to the Arctic. On board he meets Henry Drax, the harpooner, a brutish killer whose amorality has been shaped to fit the harshness of his world. Hoping to escape the horrors of his past, Sumner finds himself on an ill-fated journey with a murderous psychopath. In search of redemption, his story becomes a harsh struggle for survival in the Arctic wasteland.


DesDes
ITV, 2020 Cancelled/Ended | Drama, Crime, Thriller, History
Rating: 3.4/5

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.


Adam Ruins EverythingAdam Ruins Everything
truTV, 2015 Cancelled/Ended | Comedy, History, Documentary, Animation | ► Trailer
Rating: 4.3/5

In Adam Ruins Everything, host Adam Conover employs a combination of comedy, history and science to dispel widespread misconceptions about everything we take for granted. A blend of entertainment and enlightenment, Adam Ruins Everything is like that friend who knows a little bit too much about everything and is going to tell you about it... whether you like it or not.


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