Suggestions for a good non English show

Discussion in 'TV & Media' started by gazomg, Apr 21, 2021.

  1. gazomg

    gazomg Fleet Captain Fleet Captain

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    We have watched a huge amount of non English shows over the years and welcome any suggestions on crime/drama type.

    Just some of those I have watched over the years include
    Spiral (Engrenages) - French cop show, one of my all time favorites
    Borgen - Danish political drama
    Forbrydelsen (the Killing) Danish sop show
    Braquo - French cop show
    Occupied - Norwegian
    Das Boot - German
    Hatufim - Israeli- the show Homeland was based upon
    Money Heist - Spanish....not the best,
    Deutschland 83. - german
    Gomorrah - Italian crime show
    The Vahalla Murders - Icelandic.

    Got an Italian police drama show called Suburra next up to watch
     
  2. JirinPanthosa

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    There's a Lars Von Trier miniseries called The Kingdom.
     
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  3. gazomg

    gazomg Fleet Captain Fleet Captain

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    Had a check of that, and supernatrual stuff is not my forte, but my wife has earmarked it on her list.
     
  4. Kai "the spy"

    Kai "the spy" Admiral Admiral

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    Have you checked out Lupin?
     
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  5. gazomg

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    Yep I am watching that next, as we finished season 4 of fargo last night.
    and a 4 parter called Bloodlands set in northern Ireland is also on the list
     
  6. Starkers

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    Slightly outside of what you're looking for, but Marianne (French, horror) is exceptionally good.
     
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  7. Starbreaker

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    Dark, if you haven't seen it yet. It's my favorite show of all time at the moment.
     
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  8. JirinPanthosa

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    There’s also some miniseries by big film directors I could point you to if you have artsy tastes.

    Berlin Alexanderplatz
    Fanny and Alexander
    Scenes From A Marriage
    Dekalog
     
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  9. Owain Taggart

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    I highly recommend Trapped, an Icelandic series. The title refers more to the first season, where because of a blizzard, everyone is unable to leave the island when a murder occurs.
     
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  10. gazomg

    gazomg Fleet Captain Fleet Captain

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    just viewed the trailer, looks exactly like something I would like.
    not on netflix but will still get it
     
  11. Owain Taggart

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    I actually watched it on Netflix and thought they considered it an Original Series based on streaming rights.
     
  12. gazomg

    gazomg Fleet Captain Fleet Captain

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    we just watched the first 3 episodes of Lupin, to say its OTT is an understatement,
    Pellegrini reminds me a lot of kevin spacey
     
  13. gazomg

    gazomg Fleet Captain Fleet Captain

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    I thought it was also, but seems its not on Netflix Ireland currently.
     
  14. gazomg

    gazomg Fleet Captain Fleet Captain

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    finished the first season of 5.....

    Starting on this tonight.


    Finished Bloodlands, a 4 parter from northern Ireland last night, great watch
     
  15. Velocity

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    Professor T is good. Quirky. I watched the one from Antwerp, but I think there is a German one also. I recently watched an Italian show, Thou Shalt Not Kill. A police drama, it is interesting.
     
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    Kingdom : Korean : Zombie thriller set in Joseon era Korea.

    Sweet Home : Korean : Horror thriller set in modern day Korea.

    Barbarians : German & Latin : Set in Roman control Germania.
     
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  17. gazomg

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    loving this, 4 episodes into season already


    I despise horror, zombie, fantasy, super hero stuff with a passion, more into dramas, will check out Barbarians though
     
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    I don't recall the name, so I apologize if it's already been mentioned, but SF Debris has reviews of an interesting looking old school German sci-fi show.
     
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    It's not a series but the movie 'Amundsen' is pretty good, it looks icily fantastic and it's 90% in Norwegian. A pity the protagonist comes across as so unlikeable.
     
  20. Owain Taggart

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    That's good to hear. You might be disappointed by season 2 as the story there was quite as good as the first. Still watchable though. Heard they were working on a 3rd season, and don't know what's happened to it. Maybe it's just not available internationally yet.
     
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