Are you a fan of television from faraway lands?
Maybe you don't even know how much you enjoy shows produced in foreign countries because it's not crossed your mind to think about it.
A lot of the shows we watch in the US are (dare I say it?) reboots of programming that has already aired elsewhere. While we're lucky enough to get some shows (Downton Abbey, Rosehaven, The A Word, Doctor Who), many others are left across the seas.
Some very savvy people finally got wise to the fact that for every person in the US who loved The Killing, another might have wanted to see the original. Today I'm talking about the first of three online networks that bring to you programming from around the world.
Acorn TV is a subscription streaming service that offers world-class mysteries, dramas, comedies, and documentaries from Britain and beyond. They add programming weekly and have 80 series exclusive to the service.
Related: Stream your favorite British shows anytime, anywhere, commercial free with Acorn via Amazon Channels!
Everyone is going to find something to love on Acorn TV. My choices of programming aren't going to be just like yours, and even my aunt and I don't share the same taste.
Some of the stars you can find in programming across Acorn TV include Eamonn Walker from Chicago Fire on Supply & Demand, an action-packed series about an experimental unit of Britain's best undercover police officers.
Clive Owen stars on Second Site as DCI Ross Tanner, a detective in the Specialist Elite Murder Unite with a potentially career-ending problem: his eyesight is rapidly fading.
Guy Pearce (Memento) as brooding antihero Jack Irish in an acclaimed Australian noir series, and Iain Glen (Game of Thrones) as Jack Taylor, a former cop turned private investigator, as well as a philandering chef in Delicious.
Delicious also stars Dawn French as Leo Vincent's ex-wife, on whom he cheated for years. Delicious is the perfect title for this female-driven show about French's character, Gina, who is forced to re-evaluate her closest relationships after someone close to her dies.
The setting is gorgeous, and each episode is filled with captivating cutaways to the food Gina prepares as she tries to cook away what ails her.
It is shows like Delicious and others that have drawn me, personally, to Acorn. It's readily apparent there isn't a stigma thrust upon aging and or imperfect women in the UK and Europe as there is in the US merely by the shows they program, many of which would never be seen here if it weren't for services like Acorn.
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Miranda Richardson (Harry Potter) and Phillis Logan (Downton Abbey) star with Zoe Wanamaker in Girlfriends, which takes a look at women of a certain juggling the challenges of modern life who find their lives upended when a tragedy exposes secrets that put their friendship to the test..