Binge This Summer With Acorn TV

Called a “Glorious streaming service…(with) well-written, beautifully acted and surprisingly compelling scripted television… an essential must-have” by The Hollywood Reporter, award-winning streaming service Acorn TV loves to curate and premiere must-see series from Britain, Ireland, Canada, and Australia. With fewer U.S. shows during the summer, it’s the perfect time to escape to a beautiful setting with an international TV binge; discover highly entertaining, award-winning drama series from across the globe with eight of Acorn TV’s most popular and addictive series. Considered the best value in streaming at only $4.99 a month, Acorn TV features a wide selection of highly bingeable series for fans of period dramas like Downton Abbey, cop dramas like The Wire, gripping legal dramas, medical dramedies, and more. Acorn TV offers a free trial and is easily accessible on Roku, Apple TV, Chromecast, Amazon Fire, iOS, Android, and more.

If you’re looking for an addicting period drama:
“Instantly irresistible saga…captivatingly filmed, deeply romantic drama of immense intelligence distinguished by a uniformly superb cast” -The Wall Street Journal
Australia’s sexiest period soap…must-watch -Entertainment Weekly
Called an Australian Downton Abbey, A PLACE TO CALL HOME is an epic story of love, loss, and family ties in 1950s Australia. Gorgeously filmed and masterfully acted, this sweeping drama follows nurse Sarah Adams (the charming Marta Dusseldorp, Janet King, Jack Irish), as she maneuvers among the secrets of the wealthy Bligh family.
Seasons: 4 (45 episodes)| Trailer | Watch on Acorn TV | Season 5 in late 2017

Quick Binge Option with a period comedy:
Called “Hilarious… British comedy at its most delightful in a brisk and truly funny three-part(er)” (TV Guide), DECLINE AND FALL stars Jack Whitehall, Eva Longoria (Desperate Housewives) and David Suchet (Agatha Christie’s Poirot) in the first-ever TV adaptation of Evelyn Waugh’s classic novel.
Episodes: 3 | Trailer | Watch on Acorn TV

If you’re looking for a gripping legal drama:
“Acorn’s superior legal drama”TV Guide
“One of the best legal procedurals I’ve seen in years”Slate
Marta Dusseldorp (A Place to Call Home, Jack Irish) returns in her Australian Academy Cinema Television Arts (AACTA) award-winning role as a brilliant prosecutor in Acorn TV’s enthralling Australian legal drama. Each standalone, 8-part season features Janet investigating a gripping new case.
Seasons: 2 (16 eps.)| International Trailer for Series 3 | Watch on Acorn TV |
Series 3: Playing Advantage premieres July 3

Quick Binge Option:
Called “Terrifically appealing heroine…a real charmer…a legal Grey’s Anatomy…Irish delight (TV Guide), Ireland’s #1 new drama STRIKING OUT (Acorn TV Original Series) stars Irish Film and TV Academy winner for Best Actress Amy Huberman as a successful Dublin lawyer striking out on her own and starting an unconventional private practice.
Episodes: 4| Trailer | Watch on Acorn TV | Season 2 in 2018

If you’re looking for a fish-out-of-water medical dramedy:
“Sweet, stirring, and completely addictive”Slate
As a hotshot London surgeon, Martin Ellingham (Martin Clunes, Men Behaving Badly) didn’t need a bedside manner. His patients were unconscious, so he could be as rude and arrogant as he pleased. All that changes when he develops a crippling fear of blood and is forced to give up surgery. He relocates to a sleepy, picturesque seaside village and immediately offends everyone in town.
Seasons: 7 (54 eps.) | Trailer | Watch on Acorn TV | Season 8 this fall

Quick Binge Option:
Called “a satisfying, funny and touching redemption fable…This Heart Guy is a heartthrob for sure.” (TV Guide), THE HEART GUY follows Hugh Knight (Rodger Corser), a rising star in the Sydney heart surgery ranks who, after an unfortunate incident and subsequent probation, must return to his rural hometown where he can only work as a general practitioner.
Episodes: 10 | Trailer | Watch on Acorn TV | Season 2 in 2018

If you’re looking for an edge-of-your-seat, award-winning cop drama:
International Emmy® Award Nominated Drama Series and winner ‘Best Dramatic Series’ Canadian Screen Award
“One of the best cop dramas ever”Tribune News Service
“Makes the genre seem new again…exciting in a wholly new way.” The Wall Street Journal
“The writing is sublime…in the tradition of shows like ‘The WireThe New York Times
The intense character-driven drama stars Canadian Screen award winning Best Actors Adrian Holmes (Arrow) and Jared Keeso (Falling Skies) as partners in the Montreal Police Department who must put their differences aside as their lives intertwine professionally and personally.
Seasons: 3 (30 eps.) | Trailer | Watch on Acorn TV | Season 4 arrives in Sept.

Alternate less intense period detective:
Set in Toronto during the late 1890s, MURDOCH MYSTERIES follows Detective William Murdoch (Yannick Bisson), a methodical detective, who enlists radical new forensic techniques like fingerprinting, ultraviolet light, and trace evidence to solve some of the city’s most gruesome murders. Seasons: 10 (150 eps.) | Trailer | Watch on Acorn TV | Once Upon a Murdoch Christmas TV Movie premieres July 24

About Acorn TV: Called “Netflix for the Anglophile” by NPR, Acorn TV is focused on searching the globe for masterful productions, stellar scripts, and award-worthy acting. Acorn TV exclusively premieres several new international series and/or seasons every month from Great Britain, Australia, New Zealand, Ireland, and Canada. Current June exclusives include atmospheric crime drama LOCH NESS and MC Beaton mystery series HAMISH MACBETH starring Robert Carlyle (The Full Monty, Trainspotting), with upcoming U.S. Premieres of smash hit detective drama VERA, Series 7 starring Brenda Blethyn (Aug. 7) and must-see medical drama THE GOOD KARMA HOSPITAL (Aug. 21).

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