Snow is falling (maybe where you are, too), making this the perfect weekend to binge some great Euro TV shows at Walter Presents. Bingeing for free is even better.
Walter Presents, the international TV-focused SVOD platform that launched in the US this past spring, whose programs are curated by the inimitable Walter Iuzzolino, has a special offer for new subscribers: 30 days of streaming its Euro TV and other titles for free.
In the meantime, check out the shows in the Walter Presents 2017 Holiday Binge Bundles.
KNOW YOUR NORDIC NOIR Binge Bundle
During a snowy Christmas season, criminal psychologist and profiler Inger Johanne Vik (Melinda Kinnaman, The Bridge) finds herself and her autistic daughter, Stina, drawn into Detective Ingvar Nymann’s (Henrik Norlén, Johan Falk) investigation into a number of seemingly unrelated murders across Sweden. Then Inger Johanne begins to notice a pattern. Meanwhile, Stina continues to have nightmares from having seen the killer. Read this article for further details.
Detective Tom Noack (Thomas Levin, Borgen) returns to his hometown of Norskov after a 20-year absence to help stop an international drug ring from operating in the port town. Upon learning that the criminal activities are rooted in the local community, Tom finds himself torn between his need for professional detachment and his desire to reconnect with old friends and family, including former hockey buddies Bondy (Jacob Hauberg Lohmann, The Guilty) and Martin (Claus Riis Østergaard, Dicte). For more details, read this article.
Cover Story: Seasons 1 & 2 (Pressa) (Iceland)
Lára (Sara Dögg Ásgeirsdóttir, I Remember You), a journalist for tabloid newspaper Posturinn (The Post), finds herself a single mum in dire financial straits while on maternity leave (in Season 1). Things look quite bleak until Hrafn Josephsson (Gísli Örn Garðarsson, Beowulf: Return to the Shieldlands), a notorious businessman who’s aware of her investigative skills, hires Lára to prove his innocence in a murder case where he’s the prime suspect. Additional details are in this article.
Ravn Eikanger (Sven Nordin, Blue Eyes) is a brilliant surgeon whose wife, Vilma (Pia Halvorsen, Real Humans), has a terminal illness. Colleagues won’t allow them to conduct experimental treatments at the hospital, so Ravn does what needs must to fund his tests for a possible cure for Vilma: he runs an illegal, underground clinic in an old bomb shelter, where he provides medical treatment to criminals and others who won’t go to a proper hospital.
I COULD TOTALLY SOLVE THIS MURDER Binge Bundle
Inspector Falke (Tatort) (Germany)
Inspector Thorsten Falke (Wotan Wilke Möhring, Hotel Adlon) is a stubborn, brooding, and devoted police officer who traded in a family and a social life for the sake of justice. With his partner Katharina Lorenz (Petra Schmidt-Schaller, SOKO Leipzig), the pair works tirelessly to bring down the ruthless criminal gangs threatening Hamburg.
Dead Beautiful (Les dames) (France)
Martin (Thierry Godard, Un village français) is the group leader of the Judicial Police in Paris. Bearing the marks of his past successes and failures (professional and personal), Martin and his team investigate the most atrocious and misogynistic crimes in this series of nine crime-thriller telefilms based on the novels by Alexis Lecaye.
Thou Shalt Not Kill (Non Uccidere) (Italy)
Chief Inspector Valeria Ferro (Miriam Leone, 1992) has a knack for cracking cases that other cops can’t solve. Often investigating crimes of jealousy, vendettas, and repressed anger, she must also confront her own troubled past, which comes back to haunt her when her mother, convicted for murdering Valeria’s father, is released from prison.
The Mind of a Murderer (Tatort) (Germany)
Chief Inspector Peter Faber (Jörg Hartmann, The Weissensee Saga) is new to the squad at the Dortmund Police Force, where he takes an unorthodox approach to solving violent crimes. With fresh cases and old ties, tensions are brought to the boiling point for him and his team of detectives in both their work and home lives.
13 Commandments (13 Geboden) (Belgium)
A serial killer acts to restore long-gone moral standards by ruthlessly punishing those he sees as flouting the Ten Commandments. Jaded cop Peter Devriendt (Dirk van Dijck, Salamander) and his ambitious young partner, Vicky Degraeve (Marie Vinck, De Rodenburgs), get caught up in an impossible hunt for the multiple murderer, who becomes more and more popular with the public, despite the cruelty of his crimes. 13 Commandments premieres on December 13th.
LET’S GET POLITICAL Binge Bundle
Spin: Seasons 1-3 (Les hommes de l’ombre) (France)
House of Cards meets Borgen in Paris in this award-winning political thriller that dives deep into the heart of a tension-filled campaign and the turbulent presidential term that follows. The story centers on two spin doctors — Simon Kapita (Bruno Wolkowitch, C.I.D.) and his once-protégé Ludovic Desmeuze (Grégory Fitoussi, Spiral) — who pit themselves against each other as they serve the interests of opposing politicians. Read more about Season 1 here and Season 3 here.
Baron Noir (France)
Philippe Rickwaert (Kad Merad, Marseille) is intent on exacting revenge against his political enemies, starting with his former friend and mentor Francis Laugier (Niels Arestrup, The French Minister), the presidential candidate who sacrificed Rickwaert to save his campaign. Humiliated, Rickwaert uses the elections, political rallies, and Laugier’s closest advisor, Amélie Dorendeu (Anna Mouglalis, Coco Chanel & Igor Stravinsky), to bring down his now-nemesis and to reinvent his own political career.
Resistance (Résistance) (France)
A group of young heroes — including Lili (Pauline Burlet, La Vie en Rose), Jeannot (Tom Hudson, Urban Jungle), and The Kid (César Domboy, Outlander) — fight for France and freedom from German Nazi occupation during World War II in this historical drama miniseries created and written by Dan Franck (Spin) and based on actual events. Read this article for more details.
LOL WITH YOUR LOVED ONES Binge Bundle
The Invisibles (Neviditelní) (Czech Republic)
The “nixes” or Aquarians are a race of humanoids born with a gene that allows them to breathe underwater. Lest a new wave of genocidal persecutions begins, they keep their race a secret. Existential trouble arises, though, in the form of Ivan Laušman (Jiří Langmajer, The Labyrinth), a wealthy lobbyist whose nix gene had been dormant. Until now. Read more about this fantasy dramedy series here.
New Texas (Nieuw Texas) (Belgium)
Following the sudden death of the family patriarch, the four argumentative Vrancken brothers — Stan (Joren Seldeslachts, Hotel Beau Séjour), Jan (Tom Audenaert, The Break), Fons (Bert Haelvoet, The Team), and Peter (David Cantens, Ella) — along with their significant others, are forced to live under the same roof for one year before they can claim their inheritance. More details about this dark comedy series are in this article.
Young & Promising: Seasons 1 & 2 (Unge lovende) (Norway)
Three twenty-something friends in Oslo — wannabe professional standup comic Elise (Siri Seljeseth, Adventslekene), wannabe published book author Nenne (Gine Cornelia Pedersen, Valkyrien), and wannabe actress Alex (Alexandra Gjerpen, High Maintenance) — try to find themselves and create their futures among myriad social expectations, ambitions, and shattered dreams in this award-winning drama series. Read this article for more info.
Now for the special offer I mentioned…
First-time subscribers to Walter Presents can get their first month (30 days) free by using the code HOLIDAYS. Here’s how:
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The Walter Presents HOLIDAYS special offer expires on December 31st, 2017.
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