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International Drama TV

A round up of the best non-English drama series from around the world including Bollywood classics, K-dramas, and Nordic Noir, that are definitely worth the subtitles or dubbing.

Shows like Orange is the New Black: Netflix Dramas

Long gone are the days of the studios' monopoly on quality content. In 2020, Netflix will spend $17 billion on original content compared to $4 billion for HBO. And Netflix lavish spending is producing some quality shows--Netflix won 27 Primetime Emmys in 2019 versus 34 for HBO.

Best of Brazilian Television

When it comes to TV Brazil is best known for its telenovelas, but also produces terrific documentaries and thrillers.

Shows Like Scotty & Bailey: Badass Female Cops

Detectives with two X chromosomes and no sympathy for lawbreakers populate this list of crime dramas, perfect for showing little girls they can be whatever they want to be, including major badasses.

Shows like Unbelievable: How the System Fails to Protect Women

Often painful to watch, these documentaries and dramas show how the criminal justice system often fails women who are victims of sexual and physical assault, particularly at the hands of powerful men like Harvey Weinstein or Jeffrey Epstein.

Shows like Veronica Mars: Women Noir Detectives

Forget the helpless femme fatales of 1950's noir, these women are the hardboiled detectives who solve the crimes.

Shows Like Top of the Lake: Foreign Females Fight Felons

They're foreign, they're female, and they leave the bad guys shaking in fear. These shows are for fans of the The Bridge, The Fall and Top of the Lake.

Shows like The Killing: Inspired by Nordic Noir

If you love Scandinavian crime thrillers, but don't like subtitles (or speak Danish, Swedish, Norwegian) you'll enjoy this list of English language detective series inspired by Nordic Noir--lots of ominous music, claustrophobic towns, and missing children.

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