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seeking recommendations for non-US tv series
Posted by: Todd's keyboard
Date: July 26, 2021 02:25PM
My wife and I have been enjoying various tv series filmed in Europe. Any recommendations for other series to check out?

We currently have access to Canadian versions of Netflix, AppleTV+, and Amazon Prime. Canadian licensing for shows is not always the same as in the US.

Shows we have enjoyed so far include:

Money Heist (Spanish)
Rita (Danish)
Occupied (Norwegian)
Berlin Station
Lupin (French)

thanks, Todd's on-vacation-but-not bored
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Re: seeking recommendations for non-US tv series
Posted by: NewtonMP2100
Date: July 26, 2021 02:26PM
.....'Professor T' (the original from Belgium) is on PBS.......



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Re: seeking recommendations for non-US tv series
Posted by: Mr Downtown
Date: July 26, 2021 02:54PM
I loved the early 2000s British comedy Coupling. Not sure if it streams, but I've seen it on DVD.

I was also very keen on Deutschland 83 and Deutschland 86. Deutschland 89 kinda came off the wheels, though.
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Re: seeking recommendations for non-US tv series
Posted by: RgrF
Date: July 26, 2021 02:54PM
Atlantic Crossing (Brit)
Borgen (Danish)
Line of Separation (German)
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Re: seeking recommendations for non-US tv series
Posted by: tlh828
Date: July 26, 2021 03:07PM
[www.theguardian.com]
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Re: seeking recommendations for non-US tv series
Posted by: ka jowct
Date: July 26, 2021 03:09PM
Unforgotten (5 seasons of about 6 episodes each)



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Re: seeking recommendations for non-US tv series
Posted by: TheCaber
Date: July 26, 2021 03:33PM
Current:

Katla (Netflix, Icelandic)
BioHackers (NF, German)

Older:

Downton Abbey
Peakey Blinders
Derry Girls

(if you can find them)
Corner Gas
Red Green
Trailer Park Boys

The Fall (NF, Gillian Anderson stars as a Dublin(?) detective)
The Bridge (NF, solving a murder at the midpoint of the Sweden/Denmark bridge)



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Re: seeking recommendations for non-US tv series
Posted by: bik
Date: July 26, 2021 04:00PM
You didn't mention Peacock, but if you can get the free version there:

The Capture –
"While disentangling misinformation from truth in an era of deepfakes, alternative facts and ubiquitous surveillance, an investigation of damning video evidence calls into question whether seeing is deceiving."

On Netflix (including some older ones that you may have seen but not mentioned...):
Bodyguard
Broadchurch
The End of the F***ing World
Afterlife (comedy with Ricky Gervais)
Black Mirror
Crashing (Comedy with Phoebe Waller-Bridge), which reminds me of...
Fleabag (Amazon)
Lilyhammer (Steven Van Zandt as a mob boss moved to Norway)
Sisyphus (you mentioned European, but this is Korean)
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Re: seeking recommendations for non-US tv series
Posted by: DeusxMac
Date: July 26, 2021 04:11PM
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Todd's keyboard
My wife and I have been enjoying various tv series filmed in Europe. Any recommendations for other series to check out?

We currently have access to Canadian versions of Netflix, AppleTV+, and Amazon Prime. Canadian licensing for shows is not always the same as in the US.

Shows we have enjoyed so far include:

Money Heist (Spanish)
Rita (Danish)
Occupied (Norwegian)
Berlin Station
Lupin (French)

thanks, Todd's on-vacation-but-not bored

Since your examples above tend to the dark side:
- The Tunnel
- Endeavor
- Prime Suspect
- Counterpart
- Line of Duty
- Scott & Bailey
- Bodyguard
- Marco Polo
- Wallander
- Happy Vally

Really dark:
- Zero, Zero, Zero
- Luther
- Narcos
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Re: seeking recommendations for non-US tv series
Posted by: davester
Date: July 26, 2021 07:16PM
This is a great thread!

Some of my favorites have already been mentioned above but I'll second them here:

Borgen
Prime Suspect
Line of Duty
Bodyguard
Happy Valley
Broadchurch
Unforgotten

Here's a couple that I don't see mentioned:
Shetland (UK)
Offspring (Australian)



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Re: seeking recommendations for non-US tv series
Posted by: NewtonMP2100
Date: July 26, 2021 07:51PM
....don't forget the original 'The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo'......found it better than the 'americanized' version........



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Re: seeking recommendations for non-US tv series
Posted by: Fritz
Date: July 26, 2021 07:59PM
Beforeigners (Swedish sci fi)
Dix pour Cent (actors talent agency)
Flack (Brit PR company)
Little Britain (1st 2 seasons)
Friday Night Dinner
State of Play
Edge of Darkness
Extras
Criminal
Spooks
Normal People
Catastrophe
Fauda (political Israel/Palestine)



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Re: seeking recommendations for non-US tv series
Posted by: Filliam H. Muffman
Date: July 26, 2021 08:25PM
There used to be an 'international' channel free on Xfinity that regularly had interesting Scandihoovian series and other countries police procedural shows. Some corporate officer got overly self important and moved it to a premium tier so I dropped it off my favorites. I will try to get that part of my brain working to make some suggestions.

Todd, at your current location, you should get some free streaming of CBC and I-TV shows, do you not like the available local content? Trailer Park Boys and Letterkenny might be a little low brow.



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Re: seeking recommendations for non-US tv series
Posted by: RgrF
Date: July 26, 2021 08:46PM
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There used to be an 'international' channel free on Xfinity that regularly had interesting Scandihoovian series and other countries police procedural shows. Some corporate officer got overly self important and moved it to a premium tier so I dropped it off my favorites. I will try to get that part of my brain working to make some suggestions.

SoCal had a cable channel like that. When we moved here local cable carried Channel Z. For the most part Channel Z provided an outlet for independent and/or foreign language films that HBO and other paid corporate media didn't or wouldn't carry.

It was based in Santa Monica and every year prior to Award voting would screen all nominated films for local Academy members benefit. As a result we got to see every nominated film along with them.

The Z cable slot was eventually bought and turned into a schlock sport channel, one that now carries a local MLB franchise instead of Hollywood product. Another reason to hate the Dodgers.

To this day, I miss Chanel Z.
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Re: seeking recommendations for non-US tv series
Posted by: A-Polly
Date: July 26, 2021 10:26PM
For Canadian, how about Da Vinci's Inquest?

[en.wikipedia.org]

Been a while, but I remember it being very good.
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Re: seeking recommendations for non-US tv series
Posted by: Markintosh
Date: July 26, 2021 11:46PM
Chiming in late...

Episodes with Matt LeBlanc (british)
Corner Gas (canada)
Wonderland (australia)
Cuckoo (british)
Kim's Convenience (canadian)
Catastrophe (british)



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Re: seeking recommendations for non-US tv series
Posted by: RgrF
Date: July 26, 2021 11:56PM
Seems this MRF group has an aversion to TV with commercial interruptions, I know I do.



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Re: seeking recommendations for non-US tv series
Posted by: Blankity Blank
Date: July 27, 2021 12:11AM
I’ll try to keep my list under 1,000…

All trailer links are You Tube.
  • Orphan Black
    The miraculous and multi award winning Tatiana Maslany plays six characters in this wonderful speculative fiction series.
  • MI-6 (“Spooks” in the UK)
    Great old school spy show. Thrilling. Gut wrenching. Heartbreaking. Wonderful.
  • Counterpart
    Another great show with J.K. Simmons. Slightly dystopian intrigue.
  • Bodyguard
    Award winning political/romantic intrigue
  • Occupied (“Okkupert”)
    Ripped from tomorrow’s Norwegian and world headlines. Norwegian domestic and international political and military conflicts with unexpected players on unexpected sides.
  • Luther
    Indra Elba is phenomenal as a British homicide detective who is dedicated to his job to the point of being consumed by it.
  • Gomorrah
    In the best of ways an Italian “The Godfather” (without the original’s initial fall from grace).



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Re: seeking recommendations for non-US tv series
Posted by: MartyStickle
Date: July 27, 2021 08:05AM
Midnight Diner (Netflix) Japanese with subtitles. Weird but enjoyable.



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Re: seeking recommendations for non-US tv series
Posted by: NewtonMP2100
Date: July 27, 2021 08:30AM
.....Netflix has....K-dramas now......



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Re: seeking recommendations for non-US tv series
Posted by: Ca Bob
Date: July 27, 2021 09:03AM
Thou Shalt Not Kill is an Italian detective drama set in Turin and starring Miriam Leone. The Italian title is Non Uccidere. It is extremely well edited and acted, and has strong musical scoring. It's been showing in odd order on a couple of PBS stations in the Los Angeles area but is available on Amazon Prime. It is definitely noir.

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Re: seeking recommendations for non-US tv series
Posted by: TheCaber
Date: July 27, 2021 09:43AM
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MartyStickle
Midnight Diner (Netflix) Japanese with subtitles. Weird but enjoyable.

Most definitely!

Also, "The Samurai Gourmet" (NF, Japanese) is fun to watch.

Sweet Home (NF, Korean) is strangely compelling apocalyptic monster horror



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