Counting down the 17 best TV shows of 2017… No. 17: Babylon Berlin

Set in 1920s Weimar-era Germany, Babylon Berlin is a sin-filled police drama following police inspector Gereon Rath (Volker Bruch), who is involuntarily transferred from Cologne to Berlin to solve a difficult criminal case – a porno ring run by the Berlin Mafia.  Based on the historically accurate book series by bestselling German author, Volker Kutscher, Babylon Berlin is a complex and thrilling tale of corruption, set against a backdrop of political unrest as Germany’s democracy unravels at the seams. 

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MONTH OF SPOOKS DAY 5: Hearing voices can be murder.

Jerry (Ryan Reynolds) is a man.  A man with who is slightly unhinged.  A man who hears disembodied voices – The Voices.  When he accidentally kills the woman of his dreams, Fiona (Gemma Arterton), he must decide whether he is going to listen to his sardonic talking cat, Mr. Whiskers, and become a serial killer, or to his loving, supportive dog, Bosco, and be a “good boy”.  

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MONTH OF SPOOKS DAY 4: There is nothing to be afraid of…

When Will (Logan Marshall-Green) and his partner Kira (Emayatzy Corinealdi) are invited to his ex-wife’s house for a dinner party, all appears to be a relaxed affair with old friends and good wine.  But as ex-wife Eden (Tammy Blanchard) and her new partner David (Michiel Huisman) begin acting increasingly shady, Will grows increasingly suspicious of their intentions.

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MONTH OF SPOOKS DAY 2: Sometimes dead is better.

Adapted from Stephen King’s 9th novel of the same name, Pet Sematary is the haunting and thrilling tale of the Creed family’s misfortunes when they move to Maine.  Louis Creed (Dave Midkiff), his wife Rachel (Denise Crosby), and their two children, Ellie (Blaze Berdahl) and Gage (Miko Hughes), are a perfectly happy, unremarkable feamily.  They even have a pet cat, Winston “Church” Churchill.  They couldn’t be more ‘run-of-the-mill’.  That is until a tragedy befalls them, and Louis finds himself answering the question, ‘just because death can be cheated, reversed, should it be?’

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The Man Without Fear – Daredevil (Season 1)

At it’s heart a crime story, Marvel’s Daredevil is something of an origin tale for Matt Murdoch (Charlie Cox), about his journey to becoming the man behind the titular Daredevil’s mask. Blinded as a boy in a tragic accident, he develops extraordinary senses that compliment his superior intelligence, allowing him to fight injustice by day as a respected lawyer, and by night as a masked vigilante.

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