Biohackers

Netflix Season: 1 (but there’s a second season being made) Episodes: 6  Rating: 3.5/5 This is a German series made for television. English is dubbed so there are no sub-titles. Mia Akerlund is a student studying medicine at the University of Freiburg where she meets Jasper, a talented biology student, and Niklas, his somewhat strange roommate….

Carlo & Malik

Netflix Season 1 (so far) Episodes: 12 In Italian with English dubbed (poorly too, as it’s lifeless – as if the dubbers are just reading the script rather than putting any effort into it) Rating: 3.5 Inspector Carlo Guerrieri, a veteran police officer from Rome, finds himself partnered with a rookie who was born in…

The Luminaries

TVNZ OnDemand Season 1: Episodes: 6 Rating: 2.5/5 The Luminaries, New Zealand author Eleanor Catton’s 2013 Man Booker Prize-winning novel, is many things: it’s long (almost 850 pages) organised according to astrological principles with more than a dozen key characters and multiple points of view, a complex Victorian thriller, a murder mystery and an examination of…

Westworld

Neon Seasons: 3 Episodes: 8 per season Rating: 3.5/5 Westworld is an American science fiction Western television series. The story takes place in Westworld, a fictional, technologically advanced wild-west themed amusement park populations by android “hosts”. The park caters to high-paying “guests” who may indulge their wildest fantasies within the park without fear of retaliations…

Inhuman Resources

Netflix Season 1 Episodes 6 Ranting: 4.5/5 This is in French, but with good English dubbing. (By good, I mean the emotion and feeling of the English reflects what’s actually happening on the screen rather than someone just reading the words.) The series tells the story of Alain Delambre, who, from an unknown point in…

My Life is Murder

TVNZ on demand Series 1 Episodes 10 Rating: 3/5 My Life is Murder follows the adventures of fearless private investigator Alexa Crowe, who solves the most baffling crimes as well as coping with the frustrations of everyday life. Because each episode is a stand alone, with different stories every time, this is a really easy…

Into the night

Netflix Season 1 (so far) Episodes 6 Rating: 3/5 This is a Belgian series with English voice-over but occasionally other languages so there are sub-titles too. People are about to board a flight for Moscow when a man with a machine gun storms onto the plane forcing the door to be closed and the plane…

Extraction

Netflix movie Rating: 3/5 This movie could well be introducing the next Jason Bourne although it’s a bit more bloody than I Romberg the Bourne movies being. Chris Hemsworth is Tyler Rake, a former Australian Special Air Service soldier. He is recruited by fellow mercenary, Nik Khan, to rescue Ovi Mahajan Jr. (played by Rudhrasksh Jaiswal),…

Unit 42

Netflix Season: 1 Episode: 10 Based in Belgium, but English voice over Rating: 3.5/5 While having to raise his three children on his own, Inspector Sam Leroy joins Brussels’ Cyber Crime Unit. Confronted with new codes, he must collaborate with Billie Vebber, a former hacker who covertly pursues objectives of her own. Each episode is…

Marcella

Netflix Season 2 (only watched 1 so far) Episodes: 8 Rating: 4/5 Marcella Backland, a former London detective returns to work to investigate an open case from 11 years previously which involved an unidentified serial killer who appears to have become active again. She also has to deal with a hectic home life, where her husband,…