Keeping the language aside, who doesn’t love good shows?
If you are having a boring week and you need some show options to brighten your day, here are a few options.
1. Elite (Spanish)
Set in an ‘elite’ school – hence the name – this teenage drama employs all the elements that make any drama interesting; namely, a healthy dose of intrigue, characters you feel invested in, and an exciting love angle. The star cast definitely nailed the presentation of angst-fueled teenagers. The show also explores the treatment of the LGBTQ community in parts of Spain.
2. Midnight Diner: Tokyo Stories (Japanese)
Inspired by a manga of the same name, Midnight Diner focuses on the interactions between the customers and the chef of a diner that operates between 12 AM to 7 AM. The chef – known only as “The Master” – cooks his way through the restaurant, as customers find solutions to the different problems they present. Watch the show for stories that warm your heart and food that is different but exquisite.
3. Dark (German)
The first German original series produced for Netflix is a supernatural mystery drama. The show tracks the story of four families on the hunt of missing kids in a small German town. From exposing the town’s secrets to the fractured relationships that exist in the family itself, the show is an engaging series indeed. Though multiple comparisons have been made with Stranger Things, Dark is definitely more intense and in-depth than the former.
4. Money Heist (Spanish)
The only thing simple about this show is its name. Complex and nerve-wracking, the show – specifically the journey that the characters take – keeps you on the edge of your seat throughout. A bank heist drama, the show tracks the journey of 8 people as they try to rob the Royal Mint of Spain.
5. Borderliner (Norwegian)
This Norwegian noir crime drama series is a violent, gritty, and thrilling introduction to Nordic noir. The series revolved around a police offer who is investigating an apparent suicide in his hometown. Full of twists – both expected and unexpected – the show is the perfect way to understand Scandinavian thrillers, that is in a league of their own.