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Il commissario Montalbano - Netflix

Salvo Montalbano is the police commissioner of Vigàta, a gruff character who is responsible and serious at work, but often also open and friendly with people he knows he can trust. Montalbano finds he must investigate various criminal acts in his area, for which - thanks to his great intelligence and the help of numerous assistants, even outside the police - he always manages to reconstruct the exact events and to find a solution. Among his colleagues are his deputy, Mimi Augello, inspector Giuseppe Fazio, the awkward policeman, Agatino Catarella and other officers of the police station. Otherwise, among his external collaborators are his friend Ingrid Sjostrom, the journalist Niccolò Zito and, more rarely, Adelina his cook. In his private life, Salvo carries on a long-distance relationship with Livia Burlando, with whom he has a sometimes tempestuous relationship, but in which love always prevails.

Il commissario Montalbano - Netflix

Type: Scripted

Languages: Italian

Status: Running

Runtime: 60 minutes

Premier: 1999-05-06

Il commissario Montalbano - Angelo Russo - Netflix

Angelo Russo (born 21 October 1961) is an Italian actor, known for playing police officer Agatino Catarella in Il commissario Montalbano mystery television series based on the characters and novels created by Andrea Camilleri. Russo is a native of Ragusa, Sicily.

Il commissario Montalbano - Short biography - Netflix

A theatre and television actor, Russo has achieved fame by starring in the Il commissario Montalbano mystery series, interpreting the comic character Agatino Catarella since 1999. He has also starred in Il Capo dei Capi and had a guest appearance in the movie il pesce innamorato directed by Leonardo Pieraccioni.

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The Seventh Scroll - Netflix

In the year 3000 BC an illegitimate son is born to Queen Lostris and the brave warrior Tanus. Her devoted eunuch Taita, a loyal servant, takes the baby boy and places him in a basket on the Nile. Five thousand years later, during our time, famous archaeologist Duraid al Simma and his wife Royan discover Queen Lostris's grave at the same spot, with ten scrolls inside it resembling a form of diary. The seventh scroll, which contains directions to Mamose's magnificent tomb with the legendary treasure, disappears without trace. Soon afterwards the couple adopt an unusual boy who displays an almost magical urge to be close to the Nile, so they name him after the river god Hapi. It is only ten years later that Taita's secret is almost solved. Fanatical art thief Schiller is also very curious about the information, and tries to track down more with the aid of his sidekick Boris. Whe Duraid dies during a struggle for possession of the scroll, Hapi and his mother turn to Nick Harper, an old acquaintance of Duraid's. Harper, who is an archaeologist with a keen sense of adventure and also a ladies' man, decides to help. The three of them travel to Ethiopia, followed by the greedy collector and his evil sidekick Boris, in order to search for the treasure. Eventually they not only solve Taita's strange riddle but also discover the origin of little Hapi, who meets his real parents Lostris and Tanus in a magic labyrinth...

The Seventh Scroll - Netflix

Type: Scripted

Languages: Italian

Status: Ended

Runtime: 90 minutes

Premier: 1999-05-16

The Seventh Scroll - Warlock (Smith novel) - Netflix

Warlock is a novel by author Wilbur Smith first published in 2001. It is part of a series of novels by Smith set to Ancient Egypt and follows the fate of the Egyptian Kingdom through the eyes of Taita, a multi-talented and highly skilled eunuch slave.

The Seventh Scroll - Plot summary - Netflix

Warlock is a sequel to River God that details the later life of Taita 40 years on from the death of Lostris. Taita is no longer a slave but a powerful warlock with great fame throughout Egypt and the surrounding nations, and has become the most influential man in Egypt through his close connection to the Pharaoh Tamose. The story begins with Pharaoh Tamose, accompanied by his most trusted companion, Lord Naja, marching towards the Hyksos main camp and planning a surprise attack from the rear. Lord Naja, however, has deviously tricked Pharaoh, for he is of Hyksos blood, and kills Pharaoh Tamose. However no one sees this tragedy, and Naja convinces the army of Pharaoh that he has been slain by the Hyksos and orders the army to retreat back to Thebes. When Naja arrives at Thebes, he cunningly sways the council members to appoint him as Regent, successfully obtaining power of the Upper Kingdom. Meanwhile, Taita takes a 14-year-old Nefer Memnon, Tamose's only surviving son from the Yellow Flower plague, into the desert wilderness to hone his mind and skills and to capture his godbird in order to prove his divine favor. Just after Nefer was born, years prior to these events, during his life in the desert as a hermit, Taita was visited in a dream by the former Queen Lostris, and returned to Thebes to be appointed as Nefer Seti's tutor, who is now next in line for the throne. Taita and Nefer fail to capture the godbird on two occasions, with their last incident revealing dire omens about Tamose's death and a dire threat to Nefer's life in the form of Tamose's unknown murderer. The two try to flee towards the Red Sea to escape the threat, but are found by Egyptian scouts sent by Naja, and return to Thebes. During the return, Nefer is crowned as Pharaoh Nefer Seti but is not of majority age nor ordained by the gods (either by capturing the godbird falcon or passing the trial of the Red Road), and hence must be placed under the protection and care of his Regent, Lord Naja. As the story develops, Taita's talents are spotted by Naja and he is appointed as his personal advisor. Naja then reveals to Taita that he is no longer to be Nefer's tutor and is separated from him indefinitely. Taita is aware of Naja's cruel intentions and the truth behind Pharaoh's death, however he does not reveal this to Naja, and instead uses his influence of him to gain some small control. Nefer's two sisters, Heseret and Merykara are force-wedded to Naja and become his wives, placing him next in line, after Nefer, through marriage. After complications arise, Naja confides in Taita for advice on how to restore peace between the two kingdoms. Taits suggests a treaty, and is sent to King Apepi, the Hyksos leader, to require that he attends a meeting between the two leaders. After a long debate which lasts many days, a treaty is agreed and both leaders sign it, restoring peace throughout the land. However, Apepi is killed not long after and Trok, who was Apepi's general, and is also Naja's cousin and co-conspirator, takes the role of Pharaoh of the Lower Kingdom. All of Apepi's children die as well, except Princess Mintaka, whom Apepi betrothed to Nefer Seti to reinforce the peace treaty. The two False Pharaohs join forces and begin an expedition to conquer more land and extend their kingdom. The co-Pharaohs' plans result in a sudden rise in military activity and levees of taxes, as well as harsher treatment of those who did not readily show their support of them, cause growing dissent and rebellion. Taita, using his vast knowledge and cunning, rescues Mintaka from Trok and reunites her with Nefer Seti, with whom she has fallen in love. The three, with loyal followers such as Nefer's childhood friend Meren Cambyses and a few others, begin to build up their own army in Gallalla over the next years, after Taita has a well constructed in the dead city. During these years Nefer's leadership and capability begins to flourish, and his fledgling forces complete successful missions against the false pharaohs. Nefer rescues his youngest sister, Merykara, who immediately falls in love with Meren. However Heseret has fallen in love with Naja, whom she was forced to marry, and is convinced he is the one true ruler of Egypt. When Naja and Trok are both slain in battles against Nefer's forces, by his efforts and that of his companions, Heseret becomes delusional and kills her sister when she is captured along with Mintaka. She escapes into the desert, determined to search for her dead husband, but is caught by Nefer and punished for killing their sister. Nefer hands her over to Meren and he kills her as justice for killing Merykara, to whom he was betrothed. The story ends with Nefer taking his rightful place at the throne of Egypt, with Queen Mintaka at his side, and with Taita and Meren leaving Egypt on a pilgrimage journey.

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Un caso di coscienza - Netflix

An Italian legal drama about an attorney who fights powerful companies on behalf of poor clients.

Un caso di coscienza - Netflix

Type: Scripted

Languages: Italian

Status: Ended

Runtime: 90 minutes

Premier: 2003-03-11

Un caso di coscienza - Dagmar Lassander - Netflix

Dagmar Lassander (by name of Dagmar Regine Hager; born 16 June 1943) is a German actress. She was born in Prague to a French father and Chilean-German mother, and began her career as a costume designer in the Berlin Opera. Her first role was in 1966 in Sperrbezirk by Will Tremper. Starting from 1969, she began to work regularly, especially in Italian crime, horror and erotic movies. In the 1980s she was featured in several Italian TV series and the French-German feature film S.A.S. à San Salvador. The character of Lassander Dagmar in the Italian-influenced 2015 horror film We Are Still Here is named after her.

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My Brilliant Friend - Netflix

My Brilliant Friend is a story about the strength of female friendship. When the most important friend in her life seems to have disappeared without a trace, Elena Greco, a now-elderly woman immersed in a house full of books, turns on her computer and starts writing the story of their friendship. She met Raffaella Cerullo, whom she has always called Lila, in the first year of primary school in 1950. Set in a dangerous and fascinating Naples, their story thus begins and goes on to cover over 60 years of their lives, trying to describe the mystery of Lila, Elena's brilliant friend and – in a way – her best friend and her worst enemy.

Type: Scripted

Languages: Italian

Status: In Development

Runtime: 60 minutes

Premier: None

My Brilliant Friend - The Sound of Silence - Netflix

“The Sound of Silence”, originally “The Sounds of Silence”, is a song by the American music duo Simon & Garfunkel. The song was written by Paul Simon over a period of several months in 1963 and 1964. A studio audition led to the duo signing a record deal with Columbia Records, and the song was recorded in March 1964 at Columbia Studios in New York City for inclusion on their debut album, Wednesday Morning, 3 A.M.. Released in October 1964, the album was a commercial failure and led to the duo breaking apart, with Paul Simon returning to England and Art Garfunkel to his studies at Columbia University. In the spring of 1965, the song began to attract airplay at radio stations in Boston, Massachusetts, and throughout Florida. The growing airplay led Tom Wilson, the song's producer, to remix the track, overdubbing electric instruments and drums. Simon & Garfunkel were not informed of the song's remix until after its release. The single was released in September 1965. The song hit No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 for the week ending January 1, 1966, leading the duo to reunite and hastily record their second album, which Columbia titled Sounds of Silence in an attempt to capitalize on the song's success. The song was a top-ten hit in multiple countries worldwide, among them Australia, Austria, West Germany, Japan and the Netherlands. Generally considered a classic folk rock song, the song was added to the National Recording Registry in the Library of Congress for being “culturally, historically, or aesthetically important” in 2012 along with the rest of the Sounds of Silence album. Originally titled “The Sounds of Silence” on the album Wednesday Morning, 3 A.M., the song was re-titled for later compilations beginning with Simon and Garfunkel's Greatest Hits.

My Brilliant Friend - Reception - Netflix

In 1999, BMI named “The Sound of Silence” as the 18th most-performed song of the 20th century. In 2004, it was ranked No. 157 on Rolling Stone's list of the 500 Greatest Songs of All Time, one of the duo's three songs on the list. The song is now considered “the quintessential folk rock release”. On March 21, 2013, the song was added to the National Recording Registry in the Library of Congress for long-term preservation along with the rest of the Sounds of Silence album.

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Le mille e una notte - Aladino e Sherazade - Netflix

This magical tale is about Aladin and Sherazade, a shoemaker and a Princess, who fall in love and have to face many obstacles to save their love.

Le mille e una notte - Aladino e Sherazade - Netflix

Type: Scripted

Languages: Italian

Status: Ended

Runtime: 95 minutes

Premier: 2012-11-26

Le mille e una notte - Aladino e Sherazade - Rai HD - Netflix

Rai HD is the television offer of the Rai offering broadcasts in HD, both native and upscaled, and in 3D format. The Rai HD offer includes five television channels: Rai 1 HD available on terrestrial digital at channel 501 and on satellite platform tivùsat at channel 101 Rai 2 HD available on terrestrial digital at channel 502 and on satellite platform tivùsat at channel 102 Rai 3 HD available on terrestrial digital at channel 503 and on satellite platform tivùsat at channel 103 Rai 4 HD available on satellite platform tivùsat at channel 110 and on Sky Italia at channel 104 Rai Sport + HD available on terrestrial digital at channel 57 and on satellite platform tivùsat at channel 121 These channels broadcast in simulcast the programming of Rai 1, Rai 2, Rai 3, Rai 4 and Rai Sport. In most of Italy, however, the channel 501 of RAI Mux 4 essentially transmits programming of Rai 1, but occasionally replaced by programs of all the other networks, as some sporting events, but also music as the Eurovision Song Contest and the first at la Scala. In 2015 Emmy Awards broadcast on Rai 4 in HD.

Le mille e una notte - Aladino e Sherazade - Programming in native high definition - Netflix

Following are the programs broadcast in high definition on Rai HD channel before the arrival of two other generalists Rai in HD occurred on 25 October 2013.

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R.I.S. Delitti Imperfetti - Netflix

RIS is an acronym for Reparto Investigazioni Scientifiche (an actual, real-life unit of the Carabinieri, the Italian gendarmerie), could be approximately translated into English as Unit of Scientific Investigations: Imperfect Crimes. As the title indicates, the series is a crime drama, focusing on the scientific aspects of crime investigations. From the 6th season on the show is focused on Daniele Ghirelli that moves to Rome and stars to work with a new team.

R.I.S. Delitti Imperfetti - Netflix

Type: Scripted

Languages: Italian

Status: Ended

Runtime: 60 minutes

Premier: 2005-01-11

R.I.S. Delitti Imperfetti - Ludmilla Radchenko - Netflix

Ludmilla Vladimirovna Radchenko (Russian: Людмила Владимировна Радченко, born November 11, 1978 in Omsk, Soviet Union) is a Russian model, artist and actress, best known in Italy and English-speaking countries.

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Il Tredicesimo Apostolo - Netflix

Il Tredicesimo Apostolo - Netflix

Type: Scripted

Languages: Italian

Status: Ended

Runtime: 50 minutes

Premier: 2012-01-04

Il Tredicesimo Apostolo - Il tredicesimo apostolo - Netflix

Il tredicesimo apostolo (The Thirteenth Apostle) is an Italian television series produced in 2012. Directed by Alexis Sweet.

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Nero Wolfe - Netflix

Nero Wolfe - Netflix

Type: Scripted

Languages: Italian

Status: Ended

Runtime: 100 minutes

Premier: 2012-04-05

Nero Wolfe - Nero Wolfe - Netflix

Nero Wolfe is a fictional character, a brilliant, oversized, eccentric armchair detective created in 1934 by American mystery writer Rex Stout. Wolfe was born in Montenegro and keeps his past murky. He lives in a luxurious brownstone on West 35th Street in New York City, and he is loath to leave his home for business or anything that would keep him from reading his books, tending his orchids, or eating the gourmet meals prepared by his chef, Fritz Brenner. Archie Goodwin, Wolfe's sharp-witted, dapper young confidential assistant with an eye for attractive women, narrates the cases and does the legwork for the detective genius. Stout wrote 33 novels and 41 novellas and short stories from 1934 to 1975, with most of them set in New York City. The stories have been adapted for film, radio, television and the stage. The Nero Wolfe corpus was nominated for Best Mystery Series of the Century at Bouchercon 2000, the world's largest mystery convention, and Rex Stout was a nominee for Best Mystery Writer of the Century.

Nero Wolfe - Nero Wolfe (CBS) - Netflix

On September 15, 1949, Rex Stout wrote a confidential memo to Edwin Fadiman, who represented his radio, film and television interests. The memo provided detailed character descriptions of Nero Wolfe and Archie Goodwin, and a physical description and diagram of Wolfe's office. Stout's biographer John McAleer inferred the memo was guidance for the NBC Nero Wolfe radio series that began in October 1950, but in summarizing the memo's unique revelations he remarked, “A TV producer could not have hoped for more specifics.” On October 22, 1949, Billboard reported that Fadiman Associates was packaging a television series featuring Rex Stout's Nero Wolfe characters. When CBS-TV's Perry Mason went into production, Stout received some 50 offers from film and TV producers hoping to follow up on its success with a Nero Wolfe series. By April 1957 CBS had purchased the rights and was pitching a Nero Wolfe TV series to advertisers. The series had Stout's enthusiastic cooperation. In March 1959, The New York Times reported that Kurt Kasznar and William Shatner would portray Nero Wolfe and Archie Goodwin in the CBS-TV series. Both actors were then starring on Broadway — the Vienna-born Kasznar in Noel Coward's Look After Lulu! and Shatner in The World of Suzie Wong. Nero Wolfe was co-produced by Gordon Duff and Otis L. Guernsey, Jr., with Edwin Fadiman as executive producer. Written by Sidney Carroll and directed by Tom Donovan, the pilot was filmed in Manhattan in March 1959. The half-hour pilot concerned the mysterious death of a scientist during a guided missile launch at Cape Canaveral. Three or four episodes were filmed. The jazz score was composed by Alex North. The series was to air Mondays at 10 p.m. ET beginning in September 1959. But in April, CBS announced that the new comedy series Hennesey would occupy the time slot. In June 1959, Baltimore Sun critic Donald Kirkley reported that the Nero Wolfe pilot had been, "in a way, too successful … Everything seemed to point to a sale of the series. A facsimile of the brownstone house in which Wolfe lives in the novels … was found in Grammercy [sic] Square. But when the film was made and shown around, it was considered too good to be confined to half an hour. There was a new shuffle and deal, and in consequence, an hour-long, new pilot is now being photographed in Hollywood. In October 1960, William Shatner was reportedly still working to sell the first television adaptation of Nero Wolfe to the networks.

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1992 - Netflix

Set in early nineties Italy when there was a nationwide judicial investigation into corruption. This resulted in the break down of many political parties as well as the arrest and conviction of some high profile political figures. The story will follow six people whose lives are intertwined with the rapidly changing political landscape, exposing the far-reaching impact of the greed and corruption.

1992 - Netflix

Type: Scripted

Languages: Italian

Status: Ended

Runtime: 50 minutes

Premier: 2015-03-24

1992 - Djibril Sidibé (footballer, born 1992) - Netflix

Djibril Sidibé (born 29 July 1992) is a French professional footballer who plays as a full back for Monaco.

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Boris - Netflix

A look at the daily misadventures of the troupe filming the low-quality TV series "Gli Occhi del Cuore 2".

Boris - Netflix

Type: Scripted

Languages: Italian

Status: Ended

Runtime: 30 minutes

Premier: 2007-04-16

Boris - Boris Becker - Netflix

Boris Franz Becker (German pronunciation: [ˈbɔʁɪs ˈbɛkɐ]; born 22 November 1967) is a German former world No. 1 professional tennis player. He was successful from the start of his career, winning the first of his six major singles titles at age 17. He also won five year-end championships, 13 Masters Series titles and an Olympic gold medal in doubles. Tennis magazine ranked him the 11th best male player of the period 1965–2005. At times Becker struggled with his early success and fame, and his personal life has been turbulent. Since his playing career ended, he has engaged in numerous ventures, including coaching Novak Djokovic for three years. After facing bankruptcy proceedings, he claimed to be the Central African Republic sport and culture attaché to the EU since April 2018. This, however, was later denied by officials from the African nation, who argued that Becker's passport was part of a batch stolen in 2014.

Boris - Bankruptcy - Netflix

On 21 June 2017, Becker was declared bankrupt by the UK's Bankruptcy and Companies Court. The order arose when a long-standing debt owed to the private bank Arbuthnot Latham, for an undisclosed amount, was not paid in full before an assigned deadline and there was no realistic expectation that it would be paid. In June 2018, Becker's lawyers claimed their client had diplomatic immunity in the bankruptcy case due to his appointment as the Central African Republic's (CAR) “Attache for Sports/Humanitarian/Cultural Affairs in the European Union.” Charles-Armel Doubane, the CAR's Foreign Minister, countered that Becker was “not an official diplomat for the Central African Republic”, that the role of attache for sports “does not exist”, and that the CAR passport produced by Becker was one of a batch that had been stolen in 2014.

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La Freccia nera - Netflix

The inspiring principle of the adaptation of the novel by R. L. Stevenson "The Black Arrow" for Tv is to shift the conflict of the War of the Two Roses from England to Tirolo, at the border between Italy and Germany, where the conflict between the Pope and the Empire takes place in the same years. This is the transition period in which Middle Age - embodied in the tyrannical feudatory Raniero von Rottemburg - gives way to Modern times - represented by Cusano and his Court. The main theme of the novel is that one cannot fight against evil by doing evil. The protagonists of our series will come to understand that the aim does not justify the means and that justice has to replace revenge. The Black Arrow is a Bildungsroman about growth and love in wartime: at the end of the 15th century the nobles connected to the Asburgo's Court fight against those related to the Church and to its spiritual master Nicolo Cusano - Nikolaus von Kues - bishop of Bressanone.

La Freccia nera - Netflix

Type: Scripted

Languages: Italian

Status: Ended

Runtime: 90 minutes

Premier: 2006-10-12

La Freccia nera - Glauco Onorato - Netflix

Glauco Onorato (7 December 1936 — 31 December 2009) was an Italian actor.

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PopPixie - Netflix

There is a village called Pixieville, where many pixies, elves, gnomes and magical animals live. Pixieville survives because of the Tree of Life, an ancient tree that grows MagicPops. Each Pixie has a special talent and when they use it for the benefit of others they will receive a MagicPop and become a PopPixie. The Pixies have to watch out for their enemies, the Elves, who always cause trouble around Pixieville.

PopPixie - Netflix

Type: Animation

Languages: Italian

Status: Ended

Runtime: 13 minutes

Premier: 2011-01-10

PopPixie - Pixie Pop - Netflix

Pixie Pop (Japanese: ゴックン!ぷーちょ, Hepburn: Gokkun! Pūcho) is a shōjo manga created by Ema Toyama. The series was first published in 2004 by Kodansha. Pixie Pop was then later translated and released on 13 February 2007 by Tokyopop. The series lasted for three volumes and rated for 13 (Teens 13 and/or older) for romance. Although the story's theme mainly focuses on the romance that ensues between the protagonist and her crush, Pixie Pop also contains fantasy elements, such as the existence of drink fairies and magical abilities.

PopPixie - Main - Netflix

Mayu Kousaka (香坂 まゆ, Kousaka Mayu) The twelve-year-old protagonist of the series. She has a mother and a younger brother, and her family owns and runs a café called Clover; her father, though mentioned, never appears. After drinking the seven-color drink, Mayu gains the special ability to transform. She has a long-lasting elementary school crush on Amamiya, and is unsure if he reciprocates her feelings. She is the only one who can see Pucho because of the 7-colored drink. Mayu's romantic rival is Konoha and weeps constantly because of Konoha's many advances towards Amamiya. In the 3rd volume she tries to make Amamiya jealous by dating Yuuki, and it works, but Amamiya doesn't reveal his true feelings and causes her to get upset. Due to Yuuki's kindness and love it causes the seven colored drink to appear and Mayu thinks she fell in love with him, but Pucho explains that the color was “to be loved”. She tries to reject him but finds it hard since he was so kind to her. Yuuki sees her love for Amamiya and tells her to go after him. She confesses her love again and Amamiya kisses her. She and Amamiya get married at the end of the book. Pucho (ぷーちょ, Pūcho) The drink fairy responsible for keeping Mayu's family's café in business. She at one time had assembled all of the ingredients for the seven-color drink, ending with the last one, “human tears” (supplied by Mayu), but was late to get to it, and as a consequence, Mayu drank it instead. She has magical abilities, such as an incantation to make Mayu's transformation end (Puppuku Pucho). She is supposedly a powerful drink fairy, due to her mentioning that only the stronger ones can receive the recipe for the seven-color drink. Pucho is sarcastic and strong-minded. Some readers once thought that she was a male due to her tone and use of language. At one time, it is said that her full name is “Pucho Puchocho Puppuku Pikokku”. Pucho cannot be seen by normal humans, so when only one color was left in Mayu she was upset since Pucho would disappear and refused to see Shinya and give out the last color. Pucho convinced her they would always be friends and Mayu got the last color. At Mayu's wedding with Shinya, Pucho became an adult by absorbing Mayu's tears of happiness and was able to be seen by humans. Shinya Amamiya (天宮 真也, Amamiya Shinya) Mayu's first and only crush since kindergarten. After rejecting her on the day of elementary school graduation, he appears somewhat indifferent to her, though at one point does give her the “okay” to romantically pursue him. He is noted for turning down the popular girl in school, Kanemoto, when she asked him if he would like to go out with her. He also claims that he won't date someone he doesn't know well. He dislikes sweets. Shinya had a crush on Konoha when he was younger, and when he learned she left for America he was devastated and changed into a cold jerk. He fell in love with Mayu because she always loved him no matter how he acted and wanted to return her feelings. When he realized his feelings, was when Mayu went on a date with Yuuki Kakeru to make him jealous. He confronted Mayu about him and when he saw the flower he put in her hair, he congratulated her and it upset Mayu; she thought he didn't care about her. In the end, he confessed to her and kissed her. At the end of the manga, Shinya and Mayu marry each other. Konoha Hiiragi (柊 このは, Hiiragi Konoha) Konoha first appears at the end of volume one. She is Shinya's first love. She appears perfect at everything, and gets very jealous of Mayu when she is around her and is persistent in overdoing her in everything. She lived abroad in America for six years before finally returning to Japan. Konoha is the “princess” of the Hiiragi family business and is a bit spoiled at times. Noted perfectionist. She is never seen without Pamo-chan, who is very important to her. In volume 3, she tried to take Shinya to America but he told Konoha that he has fallen in love with Mayu and wishes to stay with her. She accepted the fact that her childhood friend had changed and left Japan. At the end of the book, she returns to Japan to attend Mayu and Shinya's wedding.

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Mermaids - Netflix

They are mythological creatures with captivating beauty – and now they are back in Naples, in the city that is supposed to have been built by a Siren! Playfully and charming but deeply vulnerable they enter the city and the hearts of men and mankind on their mission to save the world from selfishness. A fleet-footed, endearing romantic comedy series where the sea and the land are involved in the oldest battle ever: male versus female. Sirens have come out onto the mainland to give a future to their species, enchanting men with their magic. But then, the Napolitan, life-affirming men – and „life-affirming" allover! – will amaze and conquer them with their passionate nature.

Mermaids - Netflix

Type: Scripted

Languages: Italian

Status: In Development

Runtime: None minutes

Premier: None

Mermaids - Mermaiding - Netflix

Mermaiding (also referred to as artistic mermaiding, mermaidry, or artistic mermaid performance) is the practice of wearing, and often swimming in a costume mermaid tail. It is hard to pinpoint exactly where the term mermaiding was coined, however there were some of the first professional freelance mermaids appearing on the world scene around 2004 like Hannah Mermaid and Mahina Mermaid and Mermaid Linden in 2005 who were all playing with the term. A little later on, the term was brought to a wider use and community by Iona the Mermaid, co-founder of MerNetwork.com. In the beginning of the twentieth century mermaiding was sometimes referred to as water ballet, but it is not currently a term that is used much. Mermaiding should not be confused with modern synchronized swimming, although there can be some overlap if a mermaid performance troupe is performing a synchronized routine. Mermaiding is both a profession and a hobby. Professional mermaids will often swim in live, filmed, or photographed productions or shows and can be hired for special events. Nonprofessional enthusiasts swim in tails at their local pools, lakes, rivers, or seashores, and a handful do not actually swim but practice activities such as mermaid-themed photo shoots. Mermaiding is popular with all ages and genders. Mermaiding practitioners are sometimes called mermaids, professional mermaids, or occasionally, water ballerinas. Within the community, mermaid or merfolk can be shortened to “mer.”

Mermaiding is often seen to go hand-in-hand with cosplay and crafting, due to the nature of the tails and other prosthetics used by practitioners. There are several tail making companies supplying the community with everything from fabric tails to full SFX prostheses costing thousands of dollars. Many tail makers have roots in mermaiding, but not all. It is not required to be a mermaid to be a tail maker or vice versa.

Mermaids - Modern use - Netflix

With the 1984 motion picture Splash, mermaiding caught the popular culture wave. Splash tailmaker Thom Shouse's website offered tails for a fee, but also inspired a DIY movement. (The Splash Mermaid was designed and created by the Academy award-winning visual effects artist Robert Short. Shouse was the project foreman on Short's mermaid crew.) The early 2000s saw many performers and artists of varying ages, genders, body shapes, and ethnicities uploading videos and photographs of tails and underwater performances to YouTube and personal websites. Mahina Mermaid, Mermaid Linden, Mermaid Melissa, Hannah Mermaid and Mermaid Kat are five of the most successful mermaids in the world. By the beginning of the 2010s, websites dedicated to mermaiding helped to create a distinct subculture in which members ranged from hobbyists to professional performers. Today, many mermaid performers work at aquariums, casinos, or tourist attractions professionally. Some freedivers wear mermaid tails to add novelty to the water sport. Although the vast majority of mers swim in their tails, a small handful of members of the mermaiding subculture do not actually swim. These mers might wear tails in order to raise awareness for ocean conservation issues, dry land cosplay, or as character performers at children's parties. This does not preclude them from being active in the wider community. In many countries people can now join mermaid swimming classes, where they learn how to swim in mermaid tails. The Mermaid Kat Academy was the world's first mermaid school that made mermaiding accessible to everyone and opened in August 2012. Shorty after that the Philippine Mermaid Swimming Academy and several other mermaid schools opened around the world.

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Fantastico - Netflix

Fantastico was an Italian Saturday night variety show broadcast by Rai 1 from 1979 to 1991, with an interruption in 1980, when it was replaced by the game show Scacco matto. The TV program was linked with the Italian national lottery, and every edition consisted of 13 episodes with the final episode broadcast on 6 January, with the extraction of the winning tickets. The show was generally different in its structure from one edition to another; the first edition was seen by an average of 23.6 millions viewers. During the years the ratings dropped, and after a disappointing edition hosted by Raffaella Carrà and Johnny Dorelli (7.8 million viewers) the show was replaced by the variety-quiz Scommettiamo che?.

Fantastico - Netflix

Type: Variety

Languages: Italian

Status: Ended

Runtime: 140 minutes

Premier: None

Fantastico - Charlize Theron - Netflix

Charlize Theron ( shar-LEEZ THERR-ən; Afrikaans: [ʃarˈlis trɔn]; born 7 August 1975) is a South African and American actress and film producer. She is known for starring in numerous Hollywood films, such as The Devil's Advocate (1997), Mighty Joe Young (1998), The Cider House Rules (1999), The Legend of Bagger Vance (2000), Monster (2003), The Italian Job (2003), Hancock (2008), The Road (2009), Snow White and the Huntsman (2012), Prometheus (2012), A Million Ways to Die in the West (2014), Mad Max: Fury Road (2015), The Fate of the Furious (2017), Atomic Blonde (2017) and Tully (2018). Theron received critical acclaim for her portrayal of serial killer Aileen Wuornos in Monster, for which she won the Academy Award, Silver Bear, Golden Globe Award, and Screen Actors Guild Award for Best Actress, among other accolades, becoming the first South African to win an Academy Award in a major acting category. She received Academy Award and Golden Globe Award nominations for her performance in the sexual harassment-themed drama North Country (2005), and a Golden Globe Award nomination for her performance in Jason Reitman's film Young Adult (2011). Theron moved into the field of producing in the late 2000s. She founded and owns the production company Denver and Delilah Productions. She has produced numerous films, many of which she had a starring role in, including The Burning Plain (2008) and Dark Places (2015). Theron became a U.S. citizen in 2007, while retaining her South African citizenship. In 2016, Time named her in the annual Time 100 most influential people list.

Fantastico - EndorsementsEdit - Netflix

Having signed a deal with John Galliano in 2004, Theron replaced Estonian model Tiiu Kuik as the spokeswoman in the “J'adore” advertisements by Christian Dior. From October 2005 to December 2006, Theron earned US$3 million for the use of her image in a worldwide print media advertising campaign for Raymond Weil watches. In February 2006, she and her corporate entity were sued by Weil for breach of contract. The lawsuit was settled on 4 November 2008.

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Il mostro di Firenze - Netflix

Il mostro di Firenze - Netflix

Type: Scripted

Languages: Italian

Status: Ended

Runtime: 60 minutes

Premier: 2009-11-12

Il mostro di Firenze - Edoardo Gabbriellini - Netflix

Edoardo Gabbriellini (born 16 July 1975) is an Italian actor, screenwriter, and director.

Il mostro di Firenze - Selected filmography - Netflix

As actor Ovosodo (1997) Kisses and Hugs (1999) Now or Never (2003) Bartali: The Iron Man (TV, 2006) Your Whole Life Ahead of You (2008) Il mostro di Firenze (TV, 2009) I Am Love (2009) Unlikely Revolutionaries (2010) Some Say No (2011) The Face of an Angel (2014) Banat (2015) As director and screenwriter B.B. e il cormorano (2003) The Landlords (2012)

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