Best Foreign TV Series (outside of the US & UK)

It is not a secret that American and British TV series are the most popular amon audiences. We never hear much about other countries’ shows, so here’s my top 3 favourite foreign TV series!

  • Les Revenants

In a little town in the French Alps, some members of the community have to face a scary reality when dead people they once knew and loved are brought back to life without an apparent explanation. Les Revenants (“The Returned”) is a French drama that I recommend to whoever enjoys TV Series filled with mystery and gloomy atmospheric vibes.

If you want to know more about “Les Revenants” you can watch the series trailer here.

review:3-5-star

  • Fisica o Quimica:

Looking at the title Fisica o Quimica(“Physics or Chemistry”)  you might think this Spanish show is something that your science teacher might want to watch. Well, that’s not the case. Throughout 7 seasons, the series tells the story of a group of students and their teachers. It is everything you would expect from a teen drama: love, friendship, bullying, are just a few of the many interesting topics the series deals with.

If you can bear the low-quality video and the bad early 2000’s haircuts, “Fisica o Quimica” should be on your list of TV Series.

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  • Skam

“Skam” (“Shame ) is a young adult TV series about a group of Norwegian teenagers and their lives. It had an incredible success in the last months of 2016. The series has become more and more popular on the internet during its third season which focused mainly on Isak and his love story with Even.

You can follow the characters of the show on Instagram and  Facebook as if they were actual people. I find this a great and engaging idea!

review: 3-5-star

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Isak’s Instagram page. Photo Credit: Raffaella De Iacovo.

5 TV Series to look forward to in 2017.

2017 is finally here! So let’s not waste more time and let’s have a look at some of the Tv Series we should definitely be excited for.

1.Sense8

 

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The final scene of season one. Photo credit: Raffaella De Iacovo

 

The incredible Christmas special of two hours that was uploaded to Netflix in December was just an anticipation of all the great stories and characters we are going to see in the second season of Sense8. It will air on May the 5th 2017 on Netflix, save the date!

2.Stranger Things

Another great return that everyone is looking forward to. Where did Eleven go after the end of that brilliant last episode? Is Will okay? Well, we’ll hopefully find our answers when the second season airs later this year.

3.Star Trek Discovery

The iconic sci-fi series is back with new characters and new adventures, in May on CBS and Netflix. The plot is still unknown and there are many rumours going around but we know for sure that for the first time in the 50-year history of the franchise,  an Afro-American woman will be the main character.

Watch the first “Star Trek Discovery” trailer here

4.When We Rise 

This docudrama miniseries that will air on ABC in February will show the battles and achievements of the LGBTQ movement from the Stonewall riots to modern days. The series created by Dustin Lance Black celebrates all those people who fought for their right to love.

Watch the “When We Rise” trailer here

5.Feud

Ryan Murphy‘s (“Glee”, “American Horror Story”) new series will take you into popular feuds between famous people. The fist season will revolve around the actresses Bette Davis and Joan Crawford and their rift. Jessica Lange, Susan Sarandon, Sarah Paulson and Stanley Tucci are just some of the stars of this series.

 

 

 

 

My Top 3 Favourite Shows.

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As my first post of this blog, here is a list of my favourite TV Shows. It was extremely hard to choose just three of them but I finally managed to do it.

  • Supernatural

12 years ago Dean knocked on the door of his little brother Sam to tell him that dad John had gone on a hunt and he hadn’t come back home since. Well, these are the risks you face when you hunt supernatural creatures for a living. Ever since then, the Winchester brothers have been driving around the States looking for new monsters to kill and people to safe. This is their family business after all.

Favourite Character: Sam Winchester

  • Shameless US

The title of the show explains a lot of its plot. Sex, drugs and illegal affairs as well as love, family and powerful feelings, are at the heart of Shameless. Set in the south side of Chicago, It tells the story of the Gallaghers, a dysfunctional family in which dad Frank is a selfish alcoholic and mum Monica is an addict with mental health issues that keeps running away. Fiona, the oldest of seven children, has to take over the place of her parents and keep the family together by taking care of her siblings.

Favourite Character: Lip Gallagher.

  • Glee

The Glee Club was a safe place for all those people, in the show as in real life, who felt like they didn’t fit in anywhere. “Being a part of something special makes you special” was the favourite quote of many “Gleeks” aka the fandom. “Glee” celebrates being different, a reject, by telling the story of a group of teenagers who are all part of the Glee Club at their school, The William McKinley High School.

Favourite Character: Kurt Hummel