The ten best series so far this year, according to the BBC

The ten best series so far this year, according to the BBC
The ten best series so far this year, according to the BBC

Writer and director Issa López revitalized the franchise in an approach that is not only based on the investigation of a criminal case, but also deals with problems of indigenous peoples and gender. It is available to view on Max.

Embed – True Detective: Night Land | Official Trailer | HBO Max

2. “Shogun”

According to British critics, this historical drama about life in Japan in the 17th century is the most worthy successor to what the “Game of Thrones” phenomenon was, in terms of visual display and political disputes.

Based on the historical novel by James Clavell, which was already turned into a highly successful miniseries in the 1980s, “Shogun” centers on John Blackthorne (played by Cosmo Jarvis), a British sailor who is shipwrecked off the Japanese coast. and becomes embroiled in a battle for power between members of the country’s ruling council.

Although it was originally intended as a limited series, its success has been such that FX announced plans for two more seasons. It is available to watch on Hulu and Disney+.

Embed – Shgun | Official trailer subtitled in Spanish | Disney+

3. “Baby Reindeer”

The autobiographical story of comedian Richard Gadd became an international hit since its premiere on Netflix. The plot focuses on her personal experience of harassment (and also abuse), it attracted the audience massively despite being content that was difficult to digest at times. Jessica Gunning stands out in the interpretation of Martha, the stalker of Donny (the protagonist, played by Gadd himself), delivering always convincing nuances of a complex character with multiple edges. Available on Netflix.

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Embed – Baby Reindeer | Official trailer | Netflix

4. “Fallout”

The success of HBO’s “The Last of Us” is the direct precedent of this audiovisual adaptation of a post-apocalyptic game franchise. “Fallout” imagines a world devastated by nuclear war in which some people live in glowing underground vaults.

British actress Ella Purnell leads the cast playing a resident of Vault 33, who is forced to undertake a mission to the surface of the Earth to rescue her kidnapped father. Co-produced by Lisa Joy and Jonathan Nolan, creators of “Westworld,” the series convinced many of the fans of the original video game, as was the case with “The Last of Us”. Available on Amazon Prime Video.

Embed – Fallout – Official Trailer | Prime Video

5. “Ripley”

This is one of the series that stands out for its comprehensive quality and it is not surprising that it was one of those selected by the BBC. Andrew Scott is hypnotic as con man Tom Ripley, Patricia Highsmith’s classic literary character in her novel “The Talented Mr. Ripley.” Set in Naples and Rome in the 1960s, filmed in elegant and deeply narrative black and white (the cinematographer is Oscar winner Robert Elswit), it accompanies the character in the dark process of usurping the identity of his friend Dickie Greenleaf (Johnny Flynn). Available on Netflix.

Embed – Ripley | Official trailer | Netflix

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6. “One Day”

Not everything is police or post-apocalyptic scenarios. The adaptation of David Nicholls’ British romance novel follows the relationship of two friends, Dexter and Emma, ​​who meet at university and meet every July 15 for 20 years. The historical line begins in the 80s, thus proposing a nostalgic trip for viewers of a certain generation, accompanied by a very good soundtrack. Available on Netflix.

Embed – One Day | Official Trailer | Netflix

7. “Monsieur Spade”

Clive Owen plays Sam Spade, the private investigator created by author Dashiell Hammett, protagonist of the classic “The Maltese Falcon.” This story picks up the character twenty years after the events of that novel (which had its iconic film adaptation in 1941, directed by John Huston and headed by Humphrey Bogart): from the city of San Francisco in the 1940s, he moves to a small French town in the 60s.

The six-episode series, directed by Scott Frank (“The Queen’s Gambit”), is solidly led by Owen, and features a great cast that includes Chiara Mastroianni (the daughter of Catherine Deneuve and Marcello Mastroianni). Available on Apple TV+.

Embed – Monsieur Spade Trailer SUBTITLED [HD] Clive Owen

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8. “Mr. Bates vs. “the Post Office”

This four-episode British miniseries is one of the rarities, for the Argentine public, on the BBC list. Produced for television and starring Toby Jones, addresses a famous British Post Office scandal, in which more than 700 postal branch managers were wrongly accused of false accounting, theft and fraud due to a computer system failure.

When it aired in the UK in January, caused huge repercussions and led Prime Minister Rishi Sunak to announce that he would introduce a new law to “exonerate and compensate victims”. It is not currently available on any streaming platform.

Embed – Mr Bates vs The Post Office | Coming soon to ITV1 and ITVX | ITV

9. “The regime”

Kate Winslet leads this dark political comedy with her usual talent in which she plays Elena Vernham, the dictator of a fictional country in central Europe. While formulating an acid criticism of certain charismatic right-wing leaders, who proliferate in different parts of the world, the six-episode series presents a complex character with many edges, in his relationship with an unexpected confidant. It is directed by Stephen Frears and Jessica Hobbs. Available in Max.

Embed – The Regime | Official Teaser Subtitled | HBO Max

10. “The 3-body problem”

This science fiction series was received with enthusiasm, given that This is the new project from the creators of “Game of Thrones”, David Benioff and DB Weiss. Although it did not become a massive hit, it received good reviews. Based on a Chinese novel, it tells the story of a group of scientist friends who try to discover what is happening with a series of suicides within their community. In this quest, the characters face flashbacks to the Chinese Cultural Revolution, a mysterious virtual reality game, and an existential question: what to do if we know that the human race is going to be destroyed in 400 years?

It is available on Netflix, and a second and third season have already been confirmed.

 
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