Thanks to a sponsor, readers of The Nerds Templar can win some fun British, Irish and Australian TV series! There’s even an American one up for grabs too. With Summer coming to an end, here’s your chance to win something to watch in the Fall as the weather gets colder. The shows up for grabs are listed below.
To enter, email Murraymakercontests@gmail.com with your favorite non-US TV show.
Contest ends August 27, 2021. US addresses only. If chosen as one of the winners, you will randomly receive one of the selections based off of your answer.
The Walking Dead: World Beyond, Season 1 – A group of teenagers living in a community sheltered from the dangers of the apocalypse receive a message that inspires them to leave the safety of the only home they have ever known and embark on a cross-country journey to save their father.
Balthazar, Series 3 – Devastated by his friend’s death, Parisian forensic pathologist Raphaël Balthazar (Tomer Sisley, Messiah, We’re The Millers) has vowed never to touch a corpse again. But his resolve wavers when he discovers a dead body while sailing, and soon he’s working once more with Chief Inspector Hélène Bach (Hélène de Fougerolles) who’s closing in on their most elusive suspect: his wife’s killer.
The Murders: Season 1 – Jessica Lucas (Gotham) stars in this Canadian mystery series as Kate Jameson, a rookie detective determined to make her mark on the homicide team. But things go horribly awry when she breaks the first rule of policing: never leave your gun unattended. Haunted by her mistake, Kate seeks to make amends through every case, including that of a mysterious killer who seems particularly invested in her.
Bloodlands – In the gripping thriller Bloodlands from Jed Mercurio (Line of Duty, Bodyguard), veteran detective Tom Brannick (James Nesbitt, The Hobbit trilogy, The Missing) connects a criminal’s car pulled from the sea to a notorious series of disappearances – including his own wife’s 20 years earlier. Brannick begins an obsessive campaign to unmask a possible assassin, code-named Goliath, in a case that evokes Northern Ireland’s dark past.
Bäckström Series 1 – Evert Bäckström is a rock star among cops. Starring as a TV expert doesn’t help his ego or reputation. He thinks he’s a genius – and he is, at solving crimes. When a woman’s skull is found, it seems she was murdered recently, but DNA points to her death in the 2004 tsunami. Prosecutor Hanna Hwass believes it’s a mistake, but Bäckström sees a case only he can solve: a woman who has died twice.
Playing for Keeps Season 2 – The critically-acclaimed drama returns with more shocks, more frocks, and a whole new set of adventures for the wives and girlfriends of the Southern Jets Football Club. When the girlfriend of the team’s latest superstar recruit starts causing waves at the club, the women must band together to protect the team, their partners, and each other.
Gangs of London: Season One – Finn Wallace was the most powerful criminal in London. But now he’s dead – and nobody knows who ordered the hit. It’s up to Sean Wallace (Joe Cole, Peaky Blinders, Black Mirror), with the help of the Dumani family and Elliot Finch (Ṣọpẹ Dìrísù, Humans), to take his father’s place.
The Brokenwood Mysteries Series 7 – Murder and mayhem abound in Brokenwood, a charming New Zealand town with criminally inclined residents. Detective Mike Shepherd (Neill Rea) and his partner, Detective Kristin Sims (Fern Sutherland), investigate a killer haunted-house rise, a bachelorette party gone wrong, the systematic targeting of a will’s beneficiaries, and a gruesome death in an abandoned asylum.
Keeping Faith Series 3 – In the final season of this captivating Welsh drama starring Eve Myles (Torchwood, Broadchurch), Faith and Evan’s divorce descends into a custody battle, while her new love, Steve, tries to stay out of trouble but is drawn back to crime. And as Faith contends with one of the most complicated legal cases of her career, her mother (Celia Imrie, The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel) suddenly arrives, threatening to expose long-buried secrets.
Total Control: Season One – When Indigenous woman Alex Irving (Deborah Mailman, The Sapphires, Jack Irish) gains national acclaim for her heroism against a rampaging gunman, Australia’s embattled prime minister Rachel Anderson (Rachel Griffiths, Six Feet Under, Muriel’s Wedding) sees a publicity goldmine and handpicks Alex for the Senate. But Alex wants to be more than just a political stunt, and when Rachel betrays her, Alex seeks revenge that will upend the political establishment.