• Secret State

    (2012)

    Secret State explores the relationship between a democratically elected government, big business and the banks.

  • Mildred Pierce

    (2011)

    Set in Glendale, California, in the 1930s, this is the story of middle-class housewife Mildred Pierce’s attempts to maintain her and her family’s social position during the Great Depression. Mildred Pierce is a five-part miniseries that first aired on HBO on March 27, 2011. Adapted from James M. Cain’s 1941 novel, it was directed by Todd Haynes and stars Kate Winslet in the title role, alongside Guy Pearce and Evan Rachel Wood. Carter Burwell wrote the original score for the miniseries.

  • Parade’s End

    (2012)

    In Parade’s End, a love triangle develops between the old-fashioned Christopher Tietjens (Benedict Cumberbatch), his vindictive wife Sylvia (Rebecca Hall) and young suffragette Valentine Wannop (Adelaide Clemens), in the midst of World War I and a Europe on the brink of profound change. As the war drags on, Christopher goes to fight in France, and leaves behind Sylvia, a son who may or may not be his and Valentine. He must ultimately decide who he is to remain with for the duration of his life: the beautiful yet manipulative Sylvia or the adoring Valentine.

  • Tree of Heaven

    (2006)

    Hana is a bright young girl who lost her father at a young age. When her mother returns to Japan, she comes with her new Korean husband and his son Yunsuh. Yunsuh’s mother died during his 10th birthday and after her death, he becomes autistic. While Hana is fond of her new step-brother, he wants nothing to do with her. When their parents leave on their honeymoon, Hana’s mother leaves the children with her deceased husband’s sister who will manage their inn during the trip. While they are gone, the aunt and her daughter Maya abuse Hana and make plans to sell the inn in order to pay for gambling debts and college. Despite all of this, Hana finds comfort in her brother who begins to open up to her and eventually speaks after his 20th Birthday and the day his mother passed away. Yunsuh’s mother died on the same day as he was turning 10, 10 years ago. As they start to have feelings for one another, Hana is afraid to love him. She soon leaves with her “senpai”, Fujiwara Ryu, who also likes her. Later on, Maya gets jealous, and decides to make Hana’s life even more miserable.

  • Into the West

    (2005)

    “Into the West”, the Steven Spielberg-produced epic Western mini-series, is comprised of six two-hour films, each done by a separate director. The series covers the settling of the American west and the growth of the region from 1825 to 1890. As the desire for a better life drives thousands of settlers out west, the native inhabitants of the land see their way of life jeopardized. Into the West follows the stories of two families and their struggles as they search for the American dream.

  • John Adams

    (2008)

    U.S. history buffs won’t want to miss this epic miniseries about one of America’s greatest founding fathers John Adams. The mini-series is based on the 2002 book, John Adams, written by David McCullough, and stars three Academy Award nominated actors: Paul Giamatti, Laura Linney and Tom Wilkinson.

  • Taken

    (2002)

    Prepare to be Taken… Taken is a sweeping sci-fi adventure that weaves together the story of three families over three generations and their crucial roles in the history of alien abductions. Set against the backdrop of actual history and UFO lore, Taken creates a powerfully emotional and evocative tale of mankind’s encounters with extraterrestrials.

  • The Prisoner (2009)

    (2009)

    A man, known as 6, finds himself inexplicably trapped in The Village with no memory of how he arrived. As he explores his environment, he discovers that his fellow inhabitants are identified by numbers instead of names, have no memory of any prior existence, and are under constant surveillance. Not knowing whom to trust, 6 is driven by the need to discover the truth behind The Village, the reason for his being there, and most importantly – how he can escape.

  • Bleak House (2005)

    (2005)

    In this star-studded adaptation of a literary classic, acclaimed writer Andrew Davies turns his talents to one of Charles Dickens’ most brilliant novels — arguably the greatest-ever depiction of Victorian London. Fresh and imaginative, yet faithful to the original, this thrilling fast-paced adaptation is shot with a contemporary edge. At its heart is the story of the icily beautiful Lady Dedlock, who nurses a dark secret, and the merciless lawyer Tulkinghorn, who seeks to uncover it. The generous John Jarndyce, struggling with his own past, and his two young wards Richard and Ada, are all caught up, like Lady Dedlock, in the infamous case of Jarndyce vs. Jarndyce, which will make one of them rich beyond imagination if it can ever be brought to a conclusion. As Tulkinghorn digs deeper into Lady Dedlock’s past, he unearths a secret that will change their lives forever, and which is almost as astounding as the final outcome of the Jarndyce case.

  • The Durrells

    (2016)

    Placed in 1935 when the Englishwoman Louisa Durrell, whose life fell apart decided to move from London to the island of Corfu,Greece. Her husband had died years before and she had financial problem. Announces the four children that move to our island and Homeric battle ensues and denial, especially when they discover that Corfu has not even electricity at that time. But is cheap, an earthly paradise and the big step for the Durrell family happens.