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@mneeley490 posted:

I'm into the second season of The Family Man on Amazon. Interesting take on the spy theme, as it is an Indian TV production. The main character (sort of an Indian Jack Ryan) works for a secret section of the Indian National Intelligence Service, where they track and access terrorist threats. It's an important, but terribly low paying job, and the protagonist is constantly trying to juggle his job and family responsibilities.  They almost always speak a mixture of Hindi and English. Season 1 was dubbed into English, though it's sometimes difficult to catch it all through the thick accents. Season 2 is not dubbed, but there are subtitles available.

If you haven't already watched it, I bet you'd like "The Bureau", a French series about the General Directorate for External Security (DGSE), the equivalent of the CIA or MI6.

The were five seasons and it just gets better and better each season. It's one, long evolving story over the five seasons.

The first season is very slow, and takes place almost exclusively in their Paris offices. But be patient. The pace picks up after that, and it branches out to Syria, Iran, Lebanon, North Africa, the Ukraine, Moscow...

One of the best series I've seen in quite some time.

Watched "VAL" on Amazon Prime. Val Kilmer was never my favorite actor, but he struck some real sympathetic notes in me with this self-made documentary about his life. Narrated by his teenage son, and showing a lot of his homemade videos over the course of his career, that he started filming as soon as home video cameras became available. From his childhood with his two brothers, to his struggle with throat cancer, it is what documentaries should be: Funny, sad, and poignant.  You come away with a different opinion after traveling a mile in his shoes. I would recommend it.

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