New Crime Drama on Acorn TV

Those of you with an Acorn TV membership will be able to enjoy a whole host of new British crime dramas over the next few weeks.

The complete series 7 of George Gently is already available, as is each episode of series 5 of Vera.

The first two episodes of new dysfunctional cop/serial killer drama, Chasing Shadows, are up, with the final two arriving over the next two weeks.

Finally, Partners in Crime, the BBC’s adaptation of two of Agatha Christie’s Tommy and Tuppence novels, will become available starting September 3rd.

Complications Episode 1 Free Now

For a limited time you can check out episode 1 of the new usa series, Complications, on Amazon here. On usa you can watch the first two episodes for free with commercials, and the third episode if you sign in with your television provider.

The show, about a doctor dragged into the middle of a gang war when he saves a child, airs Thursdays this summer.

Wayward Pines Episode 1 Free Now

Not sure that a 10-part FOX miniseries about a secret service agent trapped in a creepy Brigadoon-esque town is for you? Well for a (probably) limited time, you can get the first episode free on Amazon. Check out a trailer here.

Orphan Black Season 1 Available for free streaming today only

Not sure that clone drama is for you? For today only (Friday, April 17) Amazon is making the whole first season available for free streaming.

You can check it out here.

It’s worth a try even if you aren’t usually into science fiction type stuff because it’s also a great conspiracy thriller/mystery/character drama – not to mention a chance to enjoy Tatiana Maslany’s truly excellent performance(s).

New TV Crime Drama

The Fall    — series 2 available now on Netflix

Grantchester – starts Sunday, January 18th on PBS

Foyle’s War – final season starts streaming on Acorn TV on Monday, February 2nd

Justified – final season starts Tuesday, January 20st on FX

George Gently on Acorn TV

US Gently and Bacchus fans don’t have to wait to see the new series.  In fact, subscribers to Acorn TV can already watch the first episode, even though it doesn’t air on the BBC until Thursday.  Acorn will put up a new episode every Monday for the next three weeks.

The Wrong Mans

The first two episodes of this Hulu/BBC series are now available for free online at Hulu (Hulu Plus members can watch all six).  Two normal (okay, slightly oddball) guys get pulled into an international crime conspiracy/caper when one of them answers the wrong phone at the scene of an accident.

Acorn TV – New Online Source for British TV Fans

PBS’s Masterpiece is wonderful – it airs fantastic British shows and then provides them online for free.  But PBS (and BBC America) can only do so much.  After that the UK tv addict has to turn to Amazon, Netflix or Hulu.

Now there is another option in the online streaming world.  Acorn Media has launched Acorn TV.  You can try it out for free for one month.  There is overlap with what’s already available on Amazon, etc., but there are also some series that you can’t currently get anywhere else, including: the latest series of Vera; the first series of the charming 1920s Australian whodunit, Miss Fisher’s Murder Mysteries (based on novels by Kerry Greenwood and starring the beautiful Essie Davis); series 14 of Midsomer Murders; and the absurd and excellent Blandings (based on P.G. Wodehouse’s classic stories).

Take a look.

New BBC Drama Trailer and 2 shows Available Online at PBS

The BBC’s fall/winter schedule is looking good – The Paradise series 2, Death Comes to Pemberley, Last Tango In Halifax series 2, and much more.

You can check out the trailer here.

For fans of The Paradise there is also a summary of what to expect in series 2 and a brief promo.

US viewers can now indulge in all of the 1870s lavish department store drama of the first season on Sundays on PBS.  You can watch the first episode here.

Also available online for a limited time at PBS is the first series of the very charming comedy/drama Last Tango in Halifax.  The last of the six episodes will air this Sunday (October 13) at 8.

Available Free Online – Morse, Vera, George Gently, Lewis and More

Hulu has made a number of British crime dramas available for free online streaming.

Vera (first 8 episodes)

Morse (all 33 episodes)

Lewis (5 episodes)

George Gently (the complete first series – 3 episodes)

 

A search through Hulu’s offerings will likely turn up a few other interesting crime dramas.

Happy viewing.