All of Lorenzo’s Favorite International TV Shows on Netflix That Didn’t Fit on the Other Lists

Posted on May 15, 2020

In this age where cocooning and binge-watching are less of a lifestyle choice and more of a survival technique, Professor Lorenzo Subtitles has been compiling list upon list of all the shows he spent watching for hours at a time, completely covered in cats and blankets, the way God intended binge-watching to be done. He gave you his fave Nordic, Spanish language, German, French, and British/Irish shows, but if you’ve already plowed through all of those, fear not, darlings. The Professor is here with a new syllabus and he’s getting broadly international on your ass.

 

 

Atelier (Japan)

A young ‘fabric geek’ lands a job at an upscale Japanese lingerie company — and quickly discovers she’ll need help to survive.

 

 

Fauda (Israel)

A top Israeli agent comes out of retirement to hunt for a Palestinian fighter he thought he’d killed, setting a chaotic chain of events into motion.

 

 

3% (Brazil)

In a future where the elite inhabit an island paradise far from the crowded slums, you get one chance to join the 3% saved from squalor.

 

 

Kingdown (South Korea)

In a kingdom defeated by corruption and famine, a mysterious rumor of the king’s death spreads, as does a strange plague that renders the infected immune to death and hungry for flesh. The crown prince, fallen victim to a conspiracy, sets out on a journey to unveil the evil scheme and save his people.

 

 

Unorthodox (Germany)

Based on the New York Times bestselling memoir of the same name by Deborah Feldman, Unorthodox is a story about a girl who rejects her radicalized upbringing and leaves to start a new life. One part coming of age story, and one part thriller, set in the fun world of Berlin, we watch as a girl discovers all parts of life, of herself and as she follows the dark trails to uncover the dangerous mysteries of her family’s past.

 

 

Wanted (Australia)

While waiting at a bus stop, accountant Chelsea and cashier Lola witness a criminal exchange gone wrong and are kidnapped by one of the perpetrators.

 

 

Al Hayba (Lebanon)

In a village by the Lebanon-Syria border, the head of an arms-smuggling clan contends with family conflicts, power struggles and complicated love.

 

 

Ultraviolet (Poland)

An online community of amateur sleuths use technology to solve crimes — and make quirky friends — in their quest for justice.

 

 

Deep Water (Australia)

Back in Bondi Beach, where she grew up, DC Tori Lustigman investigates a gay man’s murder and finds a link to her brother’s death decades earlier.

 

 

Shtisel (Israel)

A Haredi family living in an ultra-Orthodox neighborhood of Jerusalem reckons with love, loss and the doldrums of daily life.

 

 

A Love So Beautiful (China)

When Chen Xiaoxi’s neighbor and classmate keeps rejecting her advances, she asks a friend to help her draft a love letter, but her antics backfire.

 

 

Fartsa (Russia)

As four Russian friends grow up in the early ’60s, life, love and the curse of success threaten to derail their dreams.

 

 

 

 

[Photo Credit: Netflix]

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