If you’ve watched more than your fair share of K-dramas and re-watched La Casa De Papel (Money Heist) many times, know this – there’s a lot more where these came from! If you enjoy watching foreign-language shows, head over to Netflix, where there’s plenty to keep you going. From the German show Tribes of Europa to popular Spanish drama Valeria, here’s what you should be watching next.
Tribes of Europa
This action-packed sci-fi drama is set in post-apocalyptic Europe, during a major war. The story revolves around the lives of three siblings – Kiano, Liv and Elja – and their fight for survival in the face of an impending global disaster.
Creator: Philip Koch
Cast: Henriette Confurius, David Ali Rashed, Emilio Sakraya
As if you needed any more K-dramas to add to your watchlist, Netflix has released one more gem. Vincenzo centres around Vincenzo Cassano, a Korean-Italian mafia lawyer. After a gang betrayal, Vincenzo flees from Italy. Upon his return to his motherland, Korea, he joins hands with a feisty lawyer and an intern, to get back at his enemies.
Creators: Kim Hee-won, Park Jae-beom
Cast: Song Joong-ki, Jeon Yeo-been, Ok Taec-yeon
This comedy-drama focuses on Valeria, a writer who finds herself in creative and marital trouble and seeks support from her three friends, who are also in the process of discovering themselves. This show is based on a series of novels ‘En los zapatos de Valeria’ by Elísabet Benavent.
Creator: María López Castaño
Cast: Diana Gómez, Silma López, Paula Malia, Teresa Riott, Maxi Iglesias
Love and Anarchy
A married consultant Sofia and a young IT technician Max, stir things up in a flirtatious game in this rom-com series. This game challenges various societal norms, which not only leads to surprising consequences but also makes the duo re-evaluate their own lives.
Creator: Lisa Langseth
Cast: Ida Engvoll, Björn Mosten, Johannes Kuhnke, Gizem Erdogan
In this fantasy series, a detective who is investigating a murder, chances upon some magical creatures from Brazilian folklore, living in an underground realm. Soon, he realizes that these creatures that live among humans, happen to hold the key to his mysterious past.
Creator: Carlos Saldanha
Cast: Marco Pigossi, Alessandra Negrini, Fábio Lago, Jéssica Córes, Jimmy London
Drawing inspiration from the classic French story of Arsène Lupin, the infamous gentleman thief, this engrossing thriller (pictured above) centres around Assane Diop, a gentleman thief, whose father died after being accused of a crime he didn’t commit. Years later, Diop decides to use ‘Arsène Lupin, Gentleman Burglar’ as his inspiration to clear his father’s name.
Creator: Louis Leterrier, Marcela Said
Cast: Omar Sy, Shirine Boutella, Ludivine Sagnier, Clotilde Hesme