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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.

4. Baron NoirFranceThriller Suspense3 SN | 24 EPS

Like “The West Wing” meets “The Sopranos” but set in France, this fast-paced thriller reveals the dirtier side of French politics and a world in which the players are shady, the sabotage is ruthless, and revenge is everything.

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. Hannah Gadsby's OzAustraliaDocumentary1 SN | 3 EPS

Australian stand up comedian Hannah Gadsby is a closet art scholar. Armed with a rapier wit and desire to pick beneath the paint, she travels across the continent on a mission to debunk the myths of the Australian Identity as defined by our art canon. From first settlement to Federation to post-multiculturalism, Hannah will forge an irreverent new image of who we think we are through a re-examination of art history. She will engage with a new generation determined to challenge their culture.

9. Happily MarriedCanadaComedy1 SN | 10 EPS

How did two ordinary suburban married couples become the greatest criminals in Quebec’s history? The dark comedy follows four friends whose marital strife opens a gateway to murder, arson, and a life of organized crime. Meet the Sainte-Foy Killers.

10. Les SauvagesFranceThriller Suspense1 SN | 6 EPS

After narrowly escaping an assassination attempt, France’s first president-elect of North African descent must navigate racial and family politics to secure a future for his loved ones and country.

11. Made in ItalyItalyDrama1 SN | 8 EPS

Like The Devil Wears Prada meets The Mary Tyler Moore Show, this series follows fashion newbie Irene as she works her way up the ranks at top Italian fashion magazine Appeal in 1970s Milan. A fun, colorful celebration of Italian fashion.

12. ReleaseUnited StatesThriller Suspense1 SN | 6 EPS

When a deadly pandemic spreads across the outskirts of a large US city, a group of interconnected people are impacted in different ways. Some deal with unfinished business, others struggle to hold onto their faith, and all must fight to survive.

13. State of HappinessNorwayDrama1 SN | 8 EPS

The road to progress is paved in blood, sweat, and oil. This Nordic drama follows the history-making events that created modern Norway. When a small fishing town discovers something big, six individuals must seize a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity.

14. The OfficeUnited KingdomComedy2 SN | 14 EPS

From Ricky Gervais and Stephen Merchant comes this mockumentary about a British paper company in a drab industrial town that is run by a comically inept middle-manager dreams of stardom and who would rather be popular than effective. Meanwhile, his employees have their own inspired interactions. Full of painfully awkward cringe comedy, this legendary BBC comedy series inspired the American remake of the same name. Also stars Martin Freeman, Lucy Davis and Mackenzie Crook.

15. 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.

16. 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.

17. Vernon SubutexFranceDrama1 SN | 9 EPS

Vernon Subutex, an unemployed former owner of legendary record shop Revolver, is evicted from his apartment. In his search for a place to stay, Vernon contacts his former friends who were involved in the music world with him in the 90’s. This series takes us to today’s vibrant Parisian streets and reveals a group of unusual characters, whose lives are all set to be united by one man - Vernon Subutex.

18. 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.

19. 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.

20. I Am Big BirdUnited StatesDocumentary1 Hour 26 Mins

This heartwarming doc chronicles the life of Caroll Spinney, who was Big Bird and Oscar the Grouch on "Sesame Street." For over four decades, Caroll's characters were cherished by generations of children. This loving portrait peels away the instances that inspired his creation of Big Bird. As the yellow feathers give way to grey hair, it is the man, not the puppet, who will steal your heart.

21. Misery Loves ComedyUnited StatesDocumentary1 Hour 34 Mins

Are all comedians miserable? Kevin Pollak (The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel, The Usual Suspects) sits down with some of the most successful comics working today, including Kumail Nanjiani, Tom Hanks, Jimmy Fallon, Amy Schumer, Steve Coogan, Larry David, Jim Gaffigan and Judd Apatow, to learn about what drives comedians to be funny.

22. Paris Je T'aimeFranceRomance2 Hours 1 Min

Set against a Parisian backdrop, twenty filmmakers explore the many faces of love in this delightful anthology film. Featuring Natalie Portman, Elijah Wood, Maggie Gyllenhaal, Emily Mortimer, Willem Dafoe and Steve Buscemi. With films from Alfonso Cuaron, Joel and Ethan Coen, Wes Craven and Gus Van Sant.

23. Still LifeUnited KingdomDrama1 Hour 32 Mins

A mild-mannered government worker (Eddie Marsan) is charged with finding the family members of those who have died alone, tracking down their next of kin and finding their family members. When he is assigned to his final case, he finds himself on a liberating journey that allows him to finally start living his own life to the fullest. Directed by Uberto Pasolini.

24. 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.

25. The Sunshine MakersUnited KingdomDocumentary1 Hour 31 Mins

A real-life 'Breaking Bad' for the psychedelic set, THE SUNSHINE MAKERS reveals the untold story of Nicholas Sand and Tim Scully, the unlikely duo at the heart of the 1960s American drug counterculture. United in a utopian mission to save the planet through the consciousness-raising power of LSD called orange sunshine, this documents their story as they tried to stay one step ahead of the feds.

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