On 10 November , when a year-old girl arrived at a small suburban police station in Perth with a story of kidnapping and abuse at the hands of a local couple, sceptical officers passed her over to one of their most inexperienced staff members, who was also the only woman on duty. She had escaped in the morning by breaking through a window, facing off a vicious dog in her flight to help. The details the young woman provided were wholly convincing, from the copy of Rocky left in the VCR after the couple had made her watch it with them, and the Dire Straits cassette left in the stereo, to sleeping pills she had refused to ingest and concealed under a mattress, and pictures she had drawn and left around the house to mark her presence. Though the couple had used pseudonyms in front of her, the teen had identified a real name on a medicine bottle: David Birnie. It raised red flags with the police. When, after hours of interrogation, David Birnie led police to a series of graves in Gleneagle national park, he and Catherine proved to have abducted, raped, and killed four young women in a five-week period in They were each sentenced to life in prison David Birnie killed himself in ; Catherine Birnie remains incarcerated.
Vaughn breaks the rules in more ways than one. Karen worries she may be compromised. Cal demands a sit-down with the prime minister. Harriet turns up the heat on Helen.
When is the Netflix release date for The Haunting of Bly Manor? Thanks to an update from IMDb we’ve also learned of more cast members.
W hen a young woman confides in a friend that a man has forced her to have sex, the victim is reassured that such actions are not acceptable in this day and age. You wonder, though, if the real 17th-century spouses were as feisty, cheeky and rebellious as Jocelyn, Alice and Verity, the main characters here. This may be how most 21st-century parents would want their daughters and sons to be, but was it really like this years ago?
In the second episode, their recalcitrance results in witchcraft trials, based on those at Salem. Clearly, Gallagher would have struggled to find actors or viewers interested in a story of women willingly accepting sexual and social submission, and he cleverly finds ways to give the three women some advantage whether power, love or male impotency that allows them to stay in the relationships with dignity. The problem is that their views and attitudes feel so redolent of 21st-century feminism: you keep expecting Jocelyn Naomi Battrick , Alice Sophie Rundle and Verity Niamh Walsh to form a girl-power singing group.
Jamestown is produced by Carnival, the company that made Downton Abbey , a show that shocked many students of English class history with its presentation of an early 20th-century Earl who agonised about the working conditions and personal lives of his servants and would obviously have voted Liberal Democrat if the option had existed. This desire to shape the past to suit the present is common in mainstream TV drama. It can feel as if history has been hacked by an admonitory Twitter feed from our age.
The strongest defence for retrospectively empowering people is that the stories are intended not as history lessons but life lessons, especially for impressionable viewers. For example, the 17th-century shipped women in Jamestown were in some ways a Jacobean version of the jihadi brides flown out to Islamic State soldiers today, or the arranged marriages that still exist in some communities. But however well intentioned, this tilting of the actual power relationships risks making the historical situations seem more palatable than they were.
The Margaret Atwood novel on which the Hulu series is based projected a pre-feminist Puritan past into an American future in which a right-wing government has removed equality rights and reproductive freedom from women. The advantage of this tactic is that the setting is able to stand up for progressive attitudes without suggesting that it is or was always easy to do so.
Simply put, the show revolves around exploring agencies solving complicated instances. The problem with adaptations is that there is little left to the creativity of the author. Season 1 aired in three different countries France, Germany, Australia on three different dates. The show had its world premiere in Australia. The base language of this series in all the countries was English still.
The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance ‘ s ten-episode first season landed on Netflix to critical and audience acclaim, and it feels like a second season is inevitable. The showrunners are certainly keen to do more. We had an ending that talks to the movie,” said co-creator Will Matthews. Co-creator Jeffrey Addiss said, “We also have a concrete document for season two. So we are ready to go. But don’t expect the movie to give you any clues about where season two will go.
And with the streaming prequel taking place many years before the events of the film, there’s plenty of room for further adventures. But what will those adventures look like? We’ve jumped on the back of our Landstriders to explore the land of Thra to find out. Age of Resistance ‘ s opening season took several years to prepare, but don’t expect to wait that long for season two — now the puppets and environments are built, most of the work is done.
However, we’d expect new lands and new characters to be discovered in the second season more on that in a moment , so we might be waiting a little longer than Netflix’s traditional month window for the follow-up.
Dating in the Dark
Look back at the leading ladies of the s who made their mark with iconic roles and some major hairstyles, too. See the gallery. Title: Dating in the Dark —. This new twist on the ever-popular matchmaking format takes the notion of “blind date” to its literal extreme as Aussie guys and girls have various liaisons in pitch-black conditions over several days.
Will they fall for each other? And if so, will they still want to pursue a relationship when they each know what the other looks like?
The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance’s ten-episode first season landed on Netflix to critical and audience acclaim, and it feels like a second.
As the police become involved, Harry and Sandi begin to fear that the slap will threaten their reputation, lifestyle, and most importantly their family. Harry tries to take matters into his own hands Lies, betrayal and adultery all come to a head as people are forced to make decisions about their lives and behaviour. When Richie gets caught in the crossfire, he looks to a desperate solution. Rosie’s outrage has been building since the slap and now finally she is given her day in court.
The friends from the BBQ gather again but this time under very different circumstances. Look back at the leading ladies of the s who made their mark with iconic roles and some major hairstyles, too. See the gallery. An eight-part drama series based on the award-winning novel by Christos Tsiolkas. The Slap tells the story of a group of people enjoying a backyard barbecue together, who are torn apart when one man slaps the child of another guest. The boy’s parents are so upset by the assault that they call the police and bring legal action against the man, forcing family and friends to take sides.
Each one-hour episode tells the story from the perspective of one of the main characters. The Slap has to be one of the finest pieces of drama to ever come out of Australia.
As it comes under increasing pressure the Mensah family begins to fracture, Isaac spirals out of control and as the truth starts to come out Jess plays a dangerous game with the press. A London family face a dilemma after their year-old son Isaac is molested by a Hollywood film producer while filming in the U. Unable to pursue the perpetrator through the UK courts they accept With Isaac in hospital, Manny and Sam are threatened by Jotham’s lawyer.
Mother and father both decide to seek justice for their son – but in very different ways.
From a nuclear lake to a haunted forest, New Zealand filmmaker and journalist David Farrier (‘Tickled’) visits unusual — and often macabre — tourism spots.
Sewell plays John Murdoch, an amnesiac man who finds himself suspected of murder. Murdoch attempts to discover his true identity and clear his name while on the run from the police and a mysterious group known only as the “Strangers. The majority of the film was shot at Fox Studios Australia. An American and Australian production, it was jointly produced by New Line Cinema and Mystery Clock Cinema, and distributed by the former for theatrical release.
For the theatrical release, the studio was concerned that the audience would not understand the film and asked Proyas to add an explanatory voice-over narration to the introduction. A director’s cut was released in , restoring and preserving Proyas’ original artistic vision for the film. Some critics have noted its similarities and influence on the Matrix film series , whose first installment came out a year later.
John Murdoch awakens in a hotel bathtub, suffering from amnesia. He receives a phone call from Dr. Daniel Schreber, who urges him to flee the hotel to evade a group of men who are after him. In the room, Murdoch discovers the corpse of a ritualistically murdered woman along with a bloody knife. He flees the scene, just as the group of pale men in trenchcoats later identified as “the Strangers” arrive.
Following clues, Murdoch learns his own name and finds out he has a wife named Emma; he is also sought by Police Inspector Frank Bumstead as a suspect in a series of murders committed around the city, though he cannot remember killing anybody. Pursued by the Strangers, Murdoch discovers that he has psychokinesis —which the Strangers also possess, and refer to as “tuning”: the ability to alter reality at will.
His Dark Materials
See the gallery. Each season of this multi award winning Television series takes you through a 13 episode run in the rise and fall of real life Australian underworld figures as told from both sides of the law. As each new season unfolds you are in a different time period and City with new Crime Bosses and the Police that try to bring them to justice. Written by Ed Jones.
Reeling from the impact of another tragedy, Cat is presented with a dark choice to make, depending on whether she seeks the truth, or revenge. 0. Rate. 1.
Watch the trailer. Title: In the Winter Dark An intense psychological drama around four people in a remote country village. Maurice and Ida are on old married couple who have said all they have to say to each other decades ago. One neighbour is Murray Jacob, a lonely, intense man with a tragic past; the other is a late arrival, a young woman, Ronnie, who is six months pregnant and recently abandoned by her boyfriend.
Something is killing the local animals, and Ronnie’s pregnancy stirs up memories of the Stubbs’ son’s cot death.
It’s a Date
As Jacob returns the stolen Porsche on the night in question, he is startled by the sudden appearance of Elly Messina in the headlights. She gets in and blackmails him. Caught in an impossible bind, Relations between Jacob and Eddie remain strained amid premiership celebrations in Sunshine. An American talent scout convinces Eddie to face up to his mistake and free him to perform at his best..
Eddie is the king of Sunshine, coaching the team on a winning streak into the finals.
Dark Waters. (8,)IMDb h 7minX-RayPG Inspired by a true story, an attorney (Mark Ruffalo) uncovers a dark secret connecting a growing.
Watch the trailer. Title: Dark Whispers Vol 1 A young woman inherits her mother’s Book of Dark Whispers only to discover 10 disturbing tales within its pages. A woman arrives at her mother’s house and finds a strange book inside, causing her to read stories from its pages. The Good Stor ies : Birthday Girl-Meeting a strange girl in an elevator, a woman begins talking with her inside but the incessant questions the girl keeps asking to begin to fracture her already fragile mind.
There was a lot to like with this one. The minimalist set-up and eerie look of the setting inside give off an eerie tone, much like the resulting implications from the girls’ incessant questions which is where this one starts to get creepier. While the final reveal tends to downplay the horror aspect without much going for it, the entire feature being used as a metaphor for grief makes this ghostly tale quite interesting.
The Man Who Caught a Mermaid-Heading off on a fishing trip, an elderly man stumbles across a live mermaid and takes it home, resulting in far more trouble than he imagined. This is quite an intriguing offering. Continuing to expand upon Australia’s cultural fascination about mermaids, the scenes of him out on the docks with his rod-and-reel or in the shed with the captive creature and his attempts to keep it sedated enough not to alarm others of its presence, speak nicely to their beliefs regarding their existence and how the creatures’ existence is just a fact of life more than the general shock about the legends being true.
With some nice touches of comedy sprinkled in here, some nice make-up effects on the creature and a solid twist, this one proves rather enjoyable overall. Storytime-Journeying deep into the Mangroves of a local swamp, two kids looking to prove the local legend of a wicked woman in the Mangrove swamp find the legend all too real. This was a solid and enjoyable segment.
‘The Haunting of Bly Manor’: Netflix Release Date & What to Expect
Ethan is the first to receive an ominous e-mail from a long forgotten high-school friend, containing a disturbing story, along with a cry for help he cant ignore. The group of friends find a video diary of Molly telling her own story. Months before she disappeared, Molly found herself searching for purpose: stifled by a lucrative, but unfulfilled, day job and When Sam receives a strange story about a social media superstar, she is prompted to reach out to her ex-boyfriend, Ethan, for advice.
Together, the two begin to realize that these strange, connected Celebrate National Dog Day with a look at some shows that feature a few of the most adorable dogs on TV.
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Things go awry for Em and Greg when her sexual forwardness is not matched by his receptiveness. Patrick’s attempts to engineer a proposal to girlfriend Jasmine at a mini-golf course go wrong when he A chance meeting at a bus stop allows country girl Jessica to spend some time with Sri Lankan Muslim Ashraf. Meanwhile, happy-go-lucky Zara and strong minded Eve struggle to find common ground. Med student Alison tries to keep her expectations in check while on a date with fellow med student, Michael.
Will age spoil any chance of a relationship between Englishman John and widower Don?