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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.

Spanish Language Drama TV

A round up of Spanish language dramas including high-brow dramas from Spain like Isabel and Patria, thrilling crime series like Momey Heist or Narcos, and of course more than a few telenovelas

Shows Like Poirot: Agatha Christie and Her Admirers

A round-up of mysteries, written by Agatha Christie or inspired by the grande dame of crime mysteries. These series often feature citizen sleuths who solve crimes in their spare time. Lighthearted and breezy, they are perfect for watching in front of a roaring fire, preferably with a warm pot of tea close to hand. Note that a few of the more recent interpretations are darker fare, and may not appeal to Poirot fans. If you're looking for darker adaptations of the Queen of Mystery's classics, see our list "Modern Takes on Agatha Christie," and if you like the lighter fare, try "Cozy British Detective Shows."

Shows like Cable Girls: Female-Led Spanish Language Dramas

This list includes a diverse range of shows including prestige dramas, telenovelas, and crime series, all featuring strong women.

Shows Like War & Peace: Finally, Some Continental History

It seems like every period drama made these days is about the British aristocracy; these shows broaden the scope, and focus on continental history, from Carolingian era to the Napoleonic.

Best Period Dramas

A list of the highest-rated period dramas spanning across eras and countries, although the UK is particularly well represented.

Period Dramas Outside of England

If you love period dramas, but are a bit bored by wind-swept heaths and manor houses in Surrey, try this list of historical dramas set outside the UK.

Shows like Murdoch Mysteries: Lighthearted Historical Mysteries

Nothing too heavy in these mysteries set in the days when detectives had to solve crimes without the benefit of security cameras, DNA, and standardized time-keeping (seriously, think about all those pocket-watches).

Shows like Poirot: Coziest (mostly British) Detective Series

These shows avoid brooding landscapes, serial killers, and disturbed coppers; Instead these amateur detectives are well-adjusted, typically middle-aged, and often women. The crimes are serious but never dark, and oddly enough it never rains, even in England. So butter those scones and grab a cuppa. Most are set in England, but we've included some cozy international mysteries as well.

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