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I have posted a couple shows I enjoy an here's another. It's on Netflix in our region and I think US, too. 2 seasons worth so one can resolve cliff hangers and ongoing cases without interuption. Crossing Lines is a French series, an ICC International Criminal Court drama with an American, Irish, French, Italian, Dutch, and Russian figures and locations (I might be biased in my eval) . The incountry scenes are cool anyhow from a tourist pov, then small euro towns vs major centers are interesting. Donald Southerland stars. 2nd season a Dutch black girl cop is introduced after the first season's asian cop was killed off. The Hague is the center of operations for ICC [which the US will not sign onto-we like to break the law whenever we want, we're 'mericans]

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btw, they don't shoot the perps unless they are at risk. US cops were confused when ICC arrested instead of killing, 'They had a gun!' There is a touch of political intrigue. The French remember freedom fries when they didn't join the Iraq clusterfrack.

If you are feeling guilty of an onset of smug, a dose of this show will ward it off.

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The funny thing about "Crossing Lines" is that it played on NBC for season one but not for season two. Apparently it is a very popular show in Europe. Another UK crime series on Netflix worth a watch is "The Fall" and the second season is now available.

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The funny thing about "Crossing Lines" is that it played on NBC for season one but not for season two. Apparently it is a very popular show in Europe. Another UK crime series on Netflix worth a watch is "The Fall" and the second season is now available.

Was it going up against Duck Dynasty? Maybe NRA was against it, there IS less gunfire than us crime dramas have.

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The funny thing about "Crossing Lines" is that it played on NBC for season one but not for season two. Apparently it is a very popular show in Europe. Another UK crime series on Netflix worth a watch is "The Fall" and the second season is now available.

Was it going up against Duck Dynasty? Maybe NRA was against it, there IS less gunfire than us crime dramas have.

I guess it wasn't drawing the numbers. But it was good that NBC tried a European produced series but then againt that was in the summer. Besides we like commercial free Netflix don't we?

Another UK series I've been "buying" is "Babylon". If you haven't cut the cable and have the Sundance Channel you can't find it there. My bet it will be on Netflix around March. It's a 7 part series, the pilot is free on the various streaming pay outlets. The creator is Danny Boyle and stars Brit Marling.

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