Seven Foreign Language Shows You Won’t Want to Miss


Foreign Language shows have started to become popular in the recent years with shows like “La Casa del Papel (Money Heist)” or “Dark”. This is a list of seven foreign language shows you should watch.

1. Dark (Germany)

Germany’s first Netflix original is a beautiful mind twist on the mysteries of the fictional town, Winden, surrounded by heavy forest and dominated by the nuclear power plant.The disappearances of two young boys unravels the mysteries of the town and shakes the family dynamics and leads to  questions of the past, present, and future.

2. Sherlock (UK)

“Sherlock,” based on the novels by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, delivers the thrill of being a private investigator in solving crimes scenes around the UK. Benedict Cumberbatch is the perfect Sherlock Holmes: witty, observative, intelligent, and unapologetically cunning. While Dr. Watson, Sherlock’s right hand man, played by Martin Freeman, is loyal, astute,  and Holmes’ balance for reasoning. The BBC’s take of Sherlock Holmes creates an everlasting cinematic journey of the characters and their thoughts.

3. Las Chicas del Cable (Spain)

This Spanish Netflix period drama takes place in Madrid,Spain in 1928.Four women cross fates in working for cable company in which friendship, love, and problems tangle in a word where women were repressed of their liberties and dreams. This feminist show follows the friendships of Lidia, Carlota, Marga, and Angeles and their journey of finding independence in a word that is dominated by men.  

4. La Casa de Papel (Spain)

The Spanish Netflix Original “La Casa de Papel,” known as “Money Heist” became a worldwide phenomenon with its great acting and storyline. A group of people go into the Royal Mint of Spain in what is considered the biggest robbery to take place in history. With its unexpected twist to social commentary as well as romance, this heist you will not want to miss.

5. Downton Abbey (UK)

The English drama series “Downton Abbey” is a heartbreaking, thrilling, funny and witty show of the Crawley family and their servant’s living under one roof. With romance, scandals, ambition and hope, blooms into a further understanding of what it is to be human.

6. Victoria (UK)

This is the story of Queen Victoria and her reign through  scandals, corruption and political circumstances, while rising to become one of the most powerful queens. The turbulent life of Queen Victoria, played by Jenna Coleman, unravels to a captivating story of a woman, wife, and Queen of England.  

7. Skam (Norway)

Norwegian teen drama series reveals the reality of Norwegian teenagers that is relatable around the world. The shows social commentary furthers a conversation that is needed among the population around the world about mental illness, sexuality, peer pressure, sexual abuse, religion, sex, alcohol, love and more.  “Skam” or “Shame” incorporates young teen actors with a voice needed to be heard. It has become so popular that, Italy, France, Germany, and the US has recreated this show (Spain and the Netherlands will also release there recreation).