If you’re new to Voot, here’s a quick guide to international shows streaming on the platform. We picked eight of the best, including Californication, which you can watch re-runs of, and the critically acclaimed My Brilliant Friend.
This show focuses on Hank Moody, a bitter, narcissistic, alcoholic novelist who’s going through a bad phase of writer’s block. He moves from New York City to California to try to get back together with his girlfriend and daughter. Because of his ability to give in to temptation, Hank’s life is a series of mishaps, all while he’s trying to prove how responsible he can be, to his girlfriend and daughter.
Creator: Tom Kapinos
Cast: David Duchovny, Natascha McElhone, Madeleine Martin, Evan Handler
Seasons: 7 (2007-2014)
After his wife’s passing, Wade realises that as a single father, he must raise his two daughters all by himself. While he tries to come to terms with his wife’s death and gradually decides to move on, his friends encourage him to step into the world of online dating. When he does, he realises that to others, he’s quite the catch.
Creators: Bill Martin, Mike Schiff, Grady Cooper
Cast: Walton Goggins, Rob Corddry, Omar Miller, Maya Lynne Robinson
Seasons: 1 (2019)
When Noah Solloway, a married man with four children, travels to Montauk with his family, he meets Alison Bailey, a married woman who works at the local diner. The two have an affair, bowed down as they are by the pressures of their own lives.
Creators: Sarah Treem, Hagai Levi
Cast: Dominic West, Ruth Wilson, Maura Tierney, Joshua Jackson
Seasons: 5 (2014-2019)
Broad City (pictured above) stars the creators of the show, Ilana Glazer and Abbi Jacobson, as themselves. It explores the nuances of their friendship in real life and takes place in New York City. The lighthearted show navigates the small, everyday moments of their daily lives and features guest stars.
Creators: Ilana Glazer, Abbi Jacobson
Cast: Ilana Glazer, Abbi Jacobson, Stephen Schneider
Seasons: 5 (2014-2019)
This intriguing show follows the life of Dexter Morgan, who works as a blood-spatter analyst for the Miami Metro Police Department. Apart from helping the team solve murders, Dexter also spends his time hunting down and punishing ruthless criminals who slipped through the cracks of the justice system.
Creator: James Manos Jr
Cast: Michael C Hall, Julie Benz, Jennifer Carpenter, Erik King
Seasons: 8 (2006-2013)
‘Why Women Kill’
An anthology series, this show is about the lives of three different women. What connects them is the fact that they all lived in the same mansion at some point in their lives and had to deal with problems of betrayal and infidelity in their respective marriages. This sets off a series of events, eventually culminating in each woman taking someone’s life.
Creator: Marc Cherry
Starring: Lucy Liu, Ginnifer Goodwin, Kirby Howell-Baptiste, Alexandra Daddario, Sam Jaeger
Seasons: 1 (2019)
This British-French crime drama is an adaptation of the Swedish crime series titled The Bridge. The plot revolves around a British and a French detective, who are thrown together when the body of an eminent French politician is discovered inside the Channel Tunnel, leading to a serious investigation.
Creators: Hettie MacDonald, Philip Martin, Dominik Moll, Udayan Prasad, Thomas Vincent
Cast: Stephen Dillane, Clémence Poésy, Angel Coulby, Thibault de Montalembert
Seasons: 3 (2013-2018)
Language: English and French (with English subtitles)
‘My Brilliant Friend’
Based on the author Elena Ferrante’s Neapolitan Novels series, this show is a coming-of-age drama. It centres on the life of author Elena Greco. When she discovers that her oldest friend, Lila Cerullo has vanished, she begins to reflect on their youth in Naples, Italy. Spanning 60 years, the show is about their choppy yet deep friendship in the backdrop of social and political phenomena in Naples and Italy at large.
Creators: Saverio Costanzo, Alice Rohrwacher
Cast: Elisa Del Genio, Ludovica Nasti, Anna Rita Vitolo, Luca Gallone, Imma Villa, Antonio Milo
Language: Italian (with English subtitles)