Four Asian-American friends (Stephanie Hsu, Ashley Park, Sherry Cola, Sabrina Wu) travel through Asia in search of one of their birth mothers. Along the way, their experience becomes one of bonding, friendship, belonging and no-holds-barred debauchery. [more inside]
A baby is left at a safe haven church for reasons unknown, but finds its way into the hands of low-level "brokers" (Song Kang-Ho and Gang Dong-Won), who offer the ambivalent mother (Ji-eun Lee) a cut of the money to place the child outside of the formal Korean adoption system. The ragtag group is followed on the road by human-trafficking detectives and other pursuers. [more inside]
Thirty Nine: Thirty-Nine Season 1, Ep 0
Leaning on each other through thick and thin, a trio of best friends stand together as they experience life, love and loss on the brink of turning 40. [more inside]
Star Trek: The Next Generation: When the Bough Breaks Rewatch Season 1, Ep 17
MA: “Wesley Crusher must protect a group of kidnapped Enterprise-D children while Captain Picard fights for their release.” [more inside]
Trying: Season One Season 1, Ep 0
Nikki (Esther Smith) and Jason (Rafe Spall) try to navigate the UK adoption system in this AppleTV+ original. [more inside]
Supergirl: Will the Real Miss Tessmacher Please Stand Up? Season 4, Ep 20
Kara and Lena head to Kaznia to hunt down Lex. Meanwhile, Alex gets a long-awaited phone call, James practices using his powers, and Ben Lockwood takes a dangerous stand inside the DEO. [more inside]
When Pete and Ellie decide to start a family, they stumble into the world of foster care adoption. They hope to take in one small child but when they meet three siblings, including a rebellious 15 year old girl, they find themselves speeding from zero to three kids overnight.
Elementary: Breathe Season 6, Ep 13
Holmes and Watson investigate the poisoning of a relocation expert who had a secret career; Watson's path to adopting a child suffers a setback.
Elementary: Sand Trap Season 6, Ep 8
Holmes and Watson search for the killer of a woman found encased in cement; Watson takes a giant leap forward regarding her interest in adoption.
In the present, Irene looks into a mystery involving "Las Sinsombrero," a group of avant-garde women artists and activitsts who have been forgotten. In the course of her investigation, it is discovered that the Vampire of Raval was not arrested when she should have been. She is free, and may be traveling through time. [more inside]
A five-year-old Indian boy gets lost on the streets of Calcutta, thousands of kilometers from home. He survives many challenges before being adopted by a couple in Australia; 25 years later, he sets out to find his lost family. [more inside]
When Melinda Dawson was seven years old, she learned that she was adopted under mysterious circumstances. As she got older and had children of her own, she tried to learn something about her biological parents. And when she went to the county courthouse and asked to see a copy of her birth certificate, she discovered that she was an unwitting participant in something much bigger and more complicated than she could have imagined.
One Child: Three part mini series Season 1, Ep 0
In this BBC / Sundance production, adopted Mei Ashley (Katie Leung) is called back to Guangzhou to meet her birth mother for the first time, and to help save the brother she never knew she had from a corrupt legal system.
Strange Empire: The Hunting Party Season 1, Ep 1
A group of women heading for the Canadian border find themselves bereft of their menfolk and installed in Janestown, a prostitute settlement. [more inside]
The Knick: Working Late A Lot Season 1, Ep 8
Thackery does drugs. Typhoid Mary goes to trial. Bertie's father pressures Thackery. Barrow goes looking for money. [more inside]
The Knick: Start Calling Me Dad Season 1, Ep 6
After a few (very well-done) episodes where he's off-center, Thackery takes center stage to deal with a drug rep, a radical invention, and coming to terms with Dr. Edwards. [more inside]