Little Ash, a lesser son of the famed demon king Ashmedai, studies Talmud all day with his counterpart, a forgetful angel, in the synagogue of a tiny Jewish town in the Pale of Settlement. But Little Ash wants to see more than their unnamed shtetl: He convinces the angel to go to America, ostensibly to find out what happened to Essie, the baker’s daughter who hasn’t written since she left Warsaw. Steeped in Ashkenazi lore, custom, and faith, this beautifully written story deftly tackles questions of identity, good and evil, obligation, and the many forms love can take. Queerness and gender fluidity thread through both the human and supernatural characters, clearly depicted without feeling anachronistic.
[TRAILER] In the waning days of WWII, an aging gold miner (Jorma Tommila) in Finnish Lapland finds a rich vein and heads home to cash in. A Nazi patrol decides they should kill him and take his gold. This is an extremely bad decision. [more inside]
In medieval France, some villagers challenge a man's claim of identity when he (as he says) returns home from some time in the army. Trailer [more inside]
The true story of Jesse Brown (Jonathan Majors), the first Black aviator in U.S. Navy history, and his enduring friendship with fellow fighter pilot Tom Hudner (Glen Powell). Helping to turn the tide in the most brutal battle in the Korean War, their heroic sacrifices ultimately make them the Navy's most celebrated wingmen. [more inside]
Janet Frame was a brilliant child who, as a teen, was misdiagnosed with schizophrenia. Explore Janet's discovery of the world and her life in Europe as her books are published to acclaim. Trailer. [more inside]
A young lawyer, Richard Goodwin, investigates a potentially fixed game show. Charles Van Doren, a big time show winner, is under Goodwin's investigation. [more inside]
A young French girl orphaned in a Nazi air attack is befriended by the son of a poor farmer, and together they try to come to terms with the realities of death. [more inside]
Reply 1988: (aka Answer Me 1988) Eungdabhara 1988 Season 1, Ep 0
Reply 1988 centers on the lives of five families living in a small neighborhood in Seoul. No cell phones, just one TV in the main living area, and absurdly large family meals (frequently shared with the whole neighborhood). As with Hospital Playlist, Prison Playbook, and the rest of the Reply series, shows from this writer & director pair are about relationships; in Reply 1988 the relationships are between the childhood friends as they slowly mature, between parents & children, and across all the adults. It’s a slice of life drama, with a lot of comedy, romance, culture, and history mixed in. 20 episodes, most over 90 minutes. [more inside]
King Charles VI declares that Knight Jean de Carrouges settle his dispute with his squire by challenging him to a duel. [more inside]
Mrs. America: Phyllis Season 1, Ep 1
Phyllis, the first episode of Mrs. America, introduces Mrs. Phyllis Schlafly (portrayed by Cate Blanchett). The docudrama chronicles the real-life political movement that Mrs. Schlafly spearheaded in the 1970s against women’s liberation and LGBT rights. [more inside]
From Ta-Nehisi Coates, the National Book Award–winning author of Between the World and Me, a boldly conjured debut novel about a magical gift, a devastating loss, and an underground war for freedom.
Norsemen: Seasons 1 & 2, It's good to be the chieftain? Season 1, Ep 0
Waiting for the return of Game of Thrones? Missing the awkward comedy of The Office? Check out Norsemen on Netflix! [more inside]
A heinous crime and its aftermath are recalled from differing points of view [content warning]. [more inside]
Bonnie Parker, a bored waitress, falls in love with an ex-con named Clyde Barrow and together they start a violent crime spree through the country, stealing cars and robbing banks. [more inside]
An account of underground resistance fighters in Nazi-occupied France. [more inside]
The Department of Time: Un virus de otro tiempo (A Virus from Another Time) First Watch Season 2, Ep 5
During a mission in 1918 to attend the birth of Carmen Amaya, Irene falls ill with the Spanish flu. New undersecretary Susana orders (against regulations)) that Irene be retrieved and returned to the Ministry, risking widespread exposure to a highly contagious disease that once killed millions and for which there is no vaccine. Soon, more personnel begin to show flu symptoms and the Ministry is forced to close its doors to prevent the disease from being spread through time. [more inside]
The Department of Time: Cómo se reescribe el tiempo (How time is rewritten) First Watch Season 1, Ep 3
The Ministry sends agents to 1940 after a man being chased by Nazis promises to show Heinrich Himmler how to travel in time if he'll spare his life. Amelia, Julián and Alonso travel to Montserrat. Ernesto and Irene go to Hendaye, where Hitler and Franco negotiate Spain's participation in WWII. [more inside]
El Ministerio del Tiempo (The Ministry of Time) is the best kept secret of the Spanish state: an autonomous government institution whose patrols guard the doors of time and preserve Spain's past. Now, the Ministry's newest recruits: an Army of Flanders soldier from 1956, (Alonso de Entrerríos,) a female college student from 1880 (Amelia Folch) and a modern day SAMUR paramedic (Julián Martínez,) must prevent two Frenchmen in 1808 from altering a war's outcome.
Peaky Blinders: The Duel Season 4, Ep 5
Peaky Blinders: Dangerous Season 4, Ep 4
Peaky Blinders: Blackbird Season 4, Ep 3
Lu and Feng are a devoted couple forced to separate when Lu is arrested and sent to a labor camp as a political prisoner during the Cultural Revolution. Twenty years later, he returns home only to find that his beloved wife no longer remembers him.
Peaky Blinders: Heathens Season 4, Ep 2
An epic gangster drama set in the lawless streets of 1920s Birmingham. As the Shelbys come to terms with the shocking events of Christmas Day, Tommy endeavours to unite his family. [more inside]
Peaky Blinders: The Noose Season 4, Ep 1
An epic gangster drama set in the lawless streets of 1920s Birmingham. When he receives a mysterious letter, Tommy realises that the Shelbys are in danger [more inside]
In the winter of 1941-1942, two Czech soldiers (Cillian Murphy and Jamie Dornan) parachute back into occupied Czechoslovakia. Their mission is to assassinate the Butcher of Prague: SS General Reinhard Heydrich, the Reich's third in command after Hitler and Himmler. [more inside]
The bestselling, Man Booker Prize-winning novel hailed as "a true achievement. Catton has built a lively parody of a 19th-century novel, and in so doing created a novel for the 21st, something utterly new. The pages fly."--New York Times Book Review. It is 1866, and Walter Moody has come to stake his claim in New Zealand's booming gold rush. On the stormy night of his arrival, he stumbles across a tense gathering of 12 local men... [more inside]
An assassin accepts a dangerous mission to kill a political leader in seventh-century China. [more inside]
Sons of Liberty: The Uprising Season 1, Ep 2
From the Boston Tea Party to Lexington Green.
Sons of Liberty: A Dangerous Game Season 1, Ep 1
"As young men, Sam Adams (Ben Barnes), John Adams (Henry Thomas), Paul Revere (Michael Raymond-Jame), John Hancock (Rafe Spall), and Dr. Joseph Warren (Ryan Eggold) join forces as the Sons of Liberty seeking to start a revolution in this three-part miniseries." -- Metacritic [more inside]