5 foreign language shows to watch now


These foreign language TV shows should be on your new year watch list

Sometimes the best shows fly under the radar by virtue of the language barrier. But you miss out on some top-class entertainment if you filter Netflix to English only. And watching in a foreign language is a great way to pick up new phrases. Plus, by using subtitles you’re forced to pay full attention. It’s hard to keep one eye on Instagram when you’re busy reading. Let us convince you to watch these five foreign shows in five words.

Money Heist

Money Heist theatre 'experience' launches in UK based on Netflix drama - Radio Times

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Platform: Netflix

Language: Spanish

Five words: robbery, drama, high-octane, addictive, fresh.


Watch Dark | Netflix Official Site

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Platform: Netflix

Language: German

Five words: unnerving, tense, confusing (in a good way!), strange, unique.

Babylon Berlin

Babylon Berlin: This should be your next quarantine Netflix binge - Vox

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Platform: Now TV

Language: German

Five words: thrilling, noir, conspiracy, drugs, historical.


Watch Kingdom | Netflix Official Site

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Platform: Netflix

Language: South Korean

Five words: gruesome, gory, period, scary, epic.


BBC names Icelandic crime drama Trapped one of the TV shows to watch in  2018 | Icelandmag

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Platform: Amazon Prime

Language: Icelandic

Five words: mystery, crime, coastal, affair, investigation.

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