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5.26.2022
1. 1994: Berlusconi RisingItalyThriller Suspense1 SN | 8 EPS

Italy changed for good in 1994. Leonardo Notte is all too aware of this. He pushed to see Berlusconi get into Palazzo Chigi: and while it’s not easy to win power, he finds holding on to it might be impossible; Meanwhile, Veronica Castello has decided she does not want to be a woman on the arm of powerful men, she wants to join Italy’s parliament. And, Pietro Bosco discovers he can’t shake his old bad habits. In 1994 everything changes, yet nothing really changes: it is the year of restoration.

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2. aka Wyatt CenacUnited StatesComedy1 SN | 6 EPS

Writer, director, and performer Wyatt Cenac stars in this digital series about a Brooklyn resident moonlighting as a crime-fighting vigilante, confronting self-absorbed parents, upstart artisanal-mustard shops, and his own relevance in the world. Nominated for a 2018 Emmy for Outstanding Short Form Comedy or Drama Series.

3. AutonomiesIsraelThriller Suspense1 SN | 5 EPS

Set in an alternate reality in which the State of Israel is split into two territories; one a secular state, the other an ultra-Orthodox reality. A man is recruited to kidnap a girl caught in the centre of a legal battle between the opposing sides. This series also available to watch dubbed in English.

4. Baron NoirFranceThriller Suspense3 SN | 24 EPS

SYNOPSIS  A political strategist vows revenge after taking the fall to save a presidential candidate's campaign.

WHAT  A dark drama about what it takes to succeed in politics.

WHY  Kad Merad was nominated for a Best Actor award at the 2017 International Emmy Awards.

5. CommandmentsIsraelThriller Suspense2 SN | 16 EPS

Inspired by real people, this drama follows a draft dodger who joins the Israel Defense Forces with a group of Orthodox men who defied their families to enlist. The show explores unlikely friendships, romance, and the clash between family and duty.

6. Distressed Real EstateUnited StatesDocumentary1 SN | 4 EPS

What happens to a property after it’s been marred by tragedy? Can it be revived or will it be forever stigmatized? “Distressed real estate” expert Randall Bell shows us what has become of four infamous sites around the US steeped in trauma.

7. Everything Is OkayUnited StatesComedy1 SN | 5 EPS

In this darkly comic new digital series, a young woman navigates her way around New York. It can be hard when you're looking at an Instagram that goes into the future, debating entering a portal into an alternate dimension, or battling your own roommates during an apocalypse.

8. Happily MarriedCanadaComedy1 SN | 10 EPS

SYNOPSIS  They didn't mean to become hardened criminals or murders, they just wanted to fix their marriages while the kids were away at summer camp.

WHAT  Quebec's most infamous crime gang of the 1970s were the folks next door.

WHY  As the crimes get worse, the 1970s fashion gets better.

9. Les SauvagesFranceThriller Suspense1 SN | 6 EPS

SYNOPSIS  On the brink of a historic election, someone attempts to assassinate France's leading candidate for president. The aftermath will roil the country and divide a family.

WHAT  A family drama about identity, with politics as the setting.

WHY  The entire series unfolds in just one week's time, creating fast pacing and suspense.

10. Made in ItalyItalyDrama1 SN | 8 EPS

SYNOPSIS  A young woman takes a job at an Italian fashion magazine, placing her at the center of the fashion and feminist revolution of the 1970s.

WHAT  A visual feast for anyone who appreciates iconic Italian fashion.

WHY  70-80% of the featured fashion is authentic vintage from the era.

11. ReleaseUnited StatesThriller Suspense1 SN | 6 EPS

SYNOPSIS  As a mysterious airborne disease spreads across the world, a look at how members of a single American suburb cope with the unfamiliar.

WHAT  Interconnected stories from characters who each experience the pandemic differently.

WHY  Premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival in 2019.

12. State of HappinessNorwayDrama2 SN | 16 EPS
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SYNOPSIS  An oil discovery off the coast of Norway ushers in a new way of life for the residents of the small fishing village.

WHAT  Set in 1970, the theme of revolution and change is enhanced by the soundtrack from the era.

WHY  Winner of five Golden Screen Awards.

13. This Is the PlaceUnited StatesDocumentary1 SN | 4 EPS

Home is where your people are. In this series, we explore the clubs, organizations, and special spaces that foster communities.

14. ValkyrienNorwayThriller Suspense1 SN | 8 EPS

A doomsday prepper obsessed with the apocalypse. A doctor trying to save his dying wife. They’re partners in crime operating an underground clinic for very different reasons, but they could be humanity’s best hope.

15. Without CoalUnited StatesDocumentary1 SN | 4 EPS

West Virginia used to run on coal. Now the communities that flourished around the mines have been left to fend for themselves. In this four-part documentary series, former miners, union members, environmentalists, and students work to bring their beloved home state into the 21st century.

16. Year Of the RabbitUnited KingdomComedy1 SN | 6 EPS

Detective Inspector Rabbit is a loud, brash, one-eyebrowed copper who shoots better when he drinks. He and his partners, a doofy rookie and a smart young woman trying to prove women can be cops, solve a murder and make a ruckus in Victorian London.

17. The Book of DogUnited StatesComedy1 SN | 4 EPS

If dogs could talk, surely they’d share philosophical musings, biting insults—and stories of how centuries of selective breeding have altered their genetic makeup. Fred Armisen, Janeane Garofalo and others voice beloved breeds in this quirky series.

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