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How France's Lupin became the surprise Netflix hit of the season
The charming series combines Ocean’s Eleven’s slickness with the implausibility of National Treasure to become the first French series to crack the US top 10

Adrian Horton

19, Jan, 2021 @3:21 PM

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'It can unite a nation': Guardian TV writers on why the small screen has prevailed
As the art form has come into its own in Covid-19, our writers reflect on surprise hits, what readers are watching, and how it’s evolving

Lanre Bakare, Hannah J Davies, and Toby Moses

18, Jan, 2021 @7:30 AM

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Beyond noir: Nordic content of all shades is on its way to Netflix
Glut of new programming could make original Swedish productions a staple of UK living rooms

Archie Bland

17, Jan, 2021 @2:52 PM

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The farmer’s boy and the ship of gold: uncovering the treasures of Sutton Hoo
The story of the 1939 amateur dig in Suffolk that unearthed the richest grave found in Europe is now being retold on screen

Robin McKie

17, Jan, 2021 @10:45 AM

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Call My Agent: the French TV hit that viewers and actors adore
The comedy, whose fourth series hits Netflix this week, shows France’s TV can match its film

Jon Henley Europe correspondent

15, Jan, 2021 @9:10 PM

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Shock, no awe: how grim drama Pieces of a Woman fails to portray trauma
The Oscar-tipped Netflix drama centers on a harrowing and effective scene of loss yet its attempt to deal with the fallout fails to ring true

Adrian Horton

15, Jan, 2021 @2:43 PM

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'There's an art to it': with one sold every 10 seconds, what's Mills & Boon's secret?
As Sarah Ferguson joins roster of authors, Mills & Boon and Bridgerton success shows there’s money in romance

Mark Brown Arts correspondent

15, Jan, 2021 @2:05 PM

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Vive l'indifférence! Netflix's Room 2806 exposes France's #MeToo apathy
Centred on a sex-assault case involving former French presidential hopeful Dominique Strauss-Kahn, this docuseries reveals worryingly outdated attitudes

Amelia Gentleman

15, Jan, 2021 @1:00 PM

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Outside the Wire review – competent Netflix thriller toys with big ideas
Anthony Mackie and Damson Idris shoulder an overlong yet serviceable action film that pushes an anti-war message in among familiar carnage

Benjamin Lee

14, Jan, 2021 @8:24 PM

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The Night Stalker: The Hunt for a Serial Killer review – a peek into the abyss
This Netflix four-parter nobly attempts to deglamorise Richard Ramirez’s crimes but can’t help looking for heroes in a bungled police investigation

Stuart Jeffries

13, Jan, 2021 @2:30 PM

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Chris Rock: Total Blackout review – confessional comic cuts loose
The standup is back with a messier, extended version of his 2018 TV special Tamborine that better captures the spirit of a live gig

Brian Logan

13, Jan, 2021 @2:29 PM

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Netflix's staggering slate of new films escalates the streaming wars
With a star-studded promo video promising a new movie every week, Netflix has stated its intention: to blow Disney+ and its kind out of the water

Luke Walpole

13, Jan, 2021 @11:59 AM

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