- 26 Mar 20
From Harlan Coben-penned French thrillers and retro German spy yarns to Swedish comedies and Belgian murder mysteries, we've got you covered!
Our good friends from Walter Presents – you'll find them lurking with considerable intent on the Channel4.com website – have compiled this handy WHAT TO WATCH WHEN YOU’RE SELF-ISOLATING list of some of their shows.
Available to stream for free in Ireland as well as the UK, Walter... has dozens of top notch foreign drama series to binge on. It's not just the Scandinavians that do noir brilliantly, with some fabulous multi-parters from Germany, Spain, France, Belgium, Holland, Poland and, well, pretty much everywhere in Europe. They straddle continents too with some quality Brazilian and Israeli fare. So, feet up on the sofa, here we go...
Stuck at home? Borders closed? No chance to travel? If you’re in need of stimulation but want something a bit different to watch, Walter Presents has plenty for everyone whatever your mood. Whether you’re in need of something light-hearted to get you through the dark times, or a thriller to liven up your day, we’ve got you covered with our top 5 binge-watching picks.
The one to binge watch in a day - No Second Chance
This French thriller from block-buster writer Harlan Coben about a mother searching for her kidnapped daughter is “a bullet train of a mini series.” (The Sun)
The one to keep you guessing – Hotel Beau Sejour
A seductive Belgian murder mystery with a supernatural twist that Stephen King described as “eccentric, brilliant and strangely touching.”
The one to set your pulses racing – Before We Die
What Ricky Gervais described as “one of the best police dramas of all time,” we now have the full 2 seasons of the Swedish thriller on All 4.
The one to make you laugh – A Very Scandi Scandal
“Deeply, wryly funny every step of the way” (The Observer), this Swedish bank heist comedy will bring a smile to your face and make you feel better.
The one to keep you company – Seaside Hotel
This 1920s beach-side Danish drama boasts a “stellar cast” (Entertainment Focus) and warm, charming characters who will end up feeling like family.
And a few more, if those didn’t tickle your fancy…
The one to get in lockdown with – Locked Up
The one to remember the 80s – Deutschland 83 & 86
The one to keep you up at night – Crow’s Blood
To remember that sunshine is just around the corner – Mafia Only Kills In Summer
Our resident subtitle obsessive, Stuart Clark, completes the Walter Top 10 with his fave Nordic police procedural of the year, Stockholm Requiem.