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Pop CultureNovember 5, 2015

Television: New to Lightbox in November – Broken Ballerinas, Freaky Siblings and… The Hoff

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A sponsored post listing the new shows to hit Lightbox this November, including Hasselhoff’s return, brooding ballet drama and one of Norway’s biggest shows in 2015.

Hoff the Record (available now)

Fans of Curb Your Enthusiasm and The Comeback will enjoy Hoff the Record, starring Baywatch legend David Hasselhoff, 30 years after Knight Rider. The series follows him as he travels to the UK to film a biopic about his own life – and doesn’t even get the part. Tearing apart his own public persona and laughing openly at the desperation of the once-famous, Hasselhoff “bares his soul and mines his past for laughs so gamely, you end up admiring him and rooting for him.” (The Telegraph)

Billy and Billie (available now)

Prepare to see Seth Cohen from The OC as you’ve never seen him before in Billy and Billie, the offbeat comedy that looks at two stepsiblings who share a very close relationship. Adam Brody and Lisa Joyce star as the two main characters, whose step-relationship reaches a new level after a drunken romp. Will they stay together? What will the world think? And who is going to tell Mom?

Full Circle (available now)

With an all-star cast including Tom Felton (Harry Potter), Julian McMahon (Nip/Tuck) and David Boreanaz (Buffy, Angel), Full Circle follows eleven different characters as they slowly reveal how their lives are intertwined. With each episode beginning at a different restaurant over a different dinner, this drama thrives on the idea that “the end is just the beginning”.

Trollied (available now)

Set in England, inside a fictional supermarket called Valco, Trollied follows the hapless staff deal as they cope with the everyday hurdles of running a large value supermarket. An offbeat workplace comedy not unlike Green Wing, Trollied is there to observe the wild relationships between the staff, customers and managers on the shop floor. Take a coupon and get in line.

Eye Candy (available now)

Based on a novel by R.L. Stine, Eye Candy is thriller following one woman’s quest to capture a cyber serial killer who is operating through online dating websites. Banding together with a group of hackers, Lindy finds herself possibly dating the very man she is trying to catch. A suspenseful teen-oriented thrillfest, for fans of Pretty Little Liars.

Flesh and Bone (coming Nov 9)

Created by Breaking Bad writer Moira Walley-Beckett, Flesh and Bone follows Claire, a gifted young dancer who has escaped her dark past to arrive at the bright lights of the upper echelon of the ballet world. Finding herself in New York City’s most prestigious company, she is thrown into a tumultuous world sex, drugs, and grim broken toenails. Click here to read a full primer for the show.

Deutschland 83 (Coming 27th Nov)

Deutschland 83 is, if you haven’t figure it out already, an engrossing spy drama set in Germany in the mid 1980s. Martin Rauch is a 24 year-old East German native, enlisted to go undercover in West Germany to glean secrets concerning NATO military strategy. Packed with political drama, espionage thrills and banging 1980s hits, this critically-acclaimed show will come to Lightbox later in the month.

Acquitted (Coming soon)

Norway’s biggest television drama of the year, Acquitted is a haunting drama dripping in Nordic noir. Aksel Borgen is a successful businessman who returns to his rural hometown to save it from bankruptcy. But Borgen, who left the town after being acquitted for the murder of his girlfriend, can’t seem to shake his past. For fans of The Killing, The Bridge and Borgen.

Leaving Lightbox this month:

CSI (Season One)
NCIS (Season One)

Click below to explore the Lightbox catalogue, including Hoff the Record, Trollied and Billy & Billie:


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