It’s Thursday and I’m back with a new Thursday Movie Picks feature post. This series is hosted by Wandering through the Shelves and offers you a weekly prompt to post some movie recommendations/talking points according to the theme. Usually, you are supposed to post about 3-5 examples, which I find a very manageable amount.
As it so happens, we change it up once per month and talk about TV shows instead of movies and this time around we are talking about non-English TV shows and series. In general, this is fairly easy for me, as I do not come from an English speaking country. I’ve always watched either German shows or dubbed content from all over the world. However, I think it’s best that I’ll try and present shows that are available on streaming platforms or elsewhere, because where’s the fun if no one can actually watch them? Let’s get started!
I stand by the opinion that this show is one of the best German shows to ever be produced. The cinematography, the well thought-out story and the intriguing plot are just something that will forever stay with me. You can’t just watch this in the background, you have to pay attention, but it will have been worth it.
The Rain (Danish)
The final season wasn’t my favorite, but I loved this show so much. The moral implications of a lot of it were just great to see unfold.
I have a thing for Norse mythology … sue me.
Plan Coeur (French)
My relationship with French has always been a rocky one, but shows like this bring the joy back for me. I loved watching it and even cried at the pandemic special episode they created. So worth it!
As per usual when it comes to TV shows, I just can’t contain myself. Here are some more shows I think are worth the watch, which aren’t all on Netflix (but still most of them):
- Almost all the iterations of SKAM, but especially Druck
- Control Z (Mexican)
- 3% (Brazilian)
- Elite (Spanish)
- Blood & Water (South African)
- Vampires (French)
- The Mess You Leave Behind (Spanish)
- Bad Banks (German)
- Ku’damm 56 (German)
- Trakehnerblut (Austrian)
- Arme Millionäre (German-Austrian)
For everyone who’s missing Casa de Papel here, I’m still only in S1, so it didn’t feel right to mention it.