It is very easy to fall into a trance while looking for a show to watch on a streaming platform. There are so many options and it's easy to overlook something because the name or cover art isn't exactly catching you at the right time. When you do click on a show or movie, it transports you into an entirely new world of characters and story, but do you dare take the risk and choose one thing over another?
Sometimes too much choice can be crippling. But, we're here to help. We've taken a look through the SBS On Demand catalogue and pulled out a few titles you might have overlooked in recent months. It's time to press play and enter an exciting new world.
Crimes of Passion
Stylish and steamy drama series based on Maria Lang's crime novels set in the beauty of Bergslagen, Sweden. Each episode is a classic whodunit where we follow the lives and fortunes of interesting characters in this exciting thriller filled with love, sex, intrigue, betrayal, secrets, lies, and death.
In episode one, Puck Ekstedt has been invited by her university tutor to celebrate midsummer at his summer house on a secluded island, together with a group of friends including Einar Bure. Puck and Einar (Eje for short) are secretly courting and he is the reason she accepts the invitation.
The summer nights are seductively beautiful until Puck finds one of the female guests murdered. Einar contacts his best friend Christer Wijk, a police inspector, to investigate. In the meantime, they are trapped on the island - and someone amongst them is a killer.
Veni Vidi Vici
Karsten, a high-brow film director, premieres his new film Veni Vidi Vici, which is a flop. Unable to find any work in the film industry, he receives a call from Vincent, an old movie producer friend, who offers him a directing role on his new project; little does Karsten know that Vincent is working in the porn industry.
Young investment banker Jana Liekam is suddenly fired by Crédit International, a prestigious bank in Luxembourg, following a serious mistake. However, the person responsible for the error was actually the son of the head of CI. Jana unexpectedly receives help from the head of CI's investment banking department, Christelle Leblanc. She gets Jana a job offer in Frankfurt at a competitor, where the charismatic Gabriel Fenger is the new head of investment banking. However Leblanc expects Jana to repay the favour...
Mafia Only Kills in Summer
Salvatore is a 10-year-oldboy. One day a new classmate, Alice, arrives and he falls head over heels in love with her. In Palermo, people say you can die for love of a woman, and Salvatore is soon convinced that if he asks Alice to go out with him he will die; so he lets his best friend Fofò ask her out instead. In the meantime, Salvatore's father Lorenzo witnesses a Mafia murder and doesn't know what to do about it.
When a bank robbery in a small town gets out of hand, Police and hostage takers start a nail-biting cat-and-mouse game that holds the town in its grip for an entire day. It soon appears that there's more to this than meets the eye, as we alternately look at events from the perspective of the police, the bank robbers, the victims and their families.
Army surgeon Johan Gustav Dåådh gets offered the job of district police commissioner as he's seeing a patient home in Stockholm. He's also fallen in love with the chief constable's wife, Magdalena. When he realizes that Magdalena believes in him, he accepts the position and takes on his former patient, Simon Freund, as his assistant.
Young and Promising
Three ambitious young women are trying to find themselves in Oslo among a myriad of social expectations, ambitions and shattered dreams. The European answer to 'Girls', Young And Promising's true-to-life approach and endearing characters will take over your heart.
The Jacobs, a unique family possessing amazing supernatural gifts, meets again for the first time in many years. Clara, the family matriarch, is worried about her daughter, Lili, who hasn’t checked in in a week. Could she be in danger? The whole family awaits her return.