Fellow Americans! Welcome!

There’s a whole world of great TV from other countries waiting to be discovered – and MHz Choice brings it all to you with our custom-built, easy-to-read English subtitles!

New to subtitles? Never fear! We make it easy. Here’s a list of some of our favorite foreign-language TV series and their American equivalent.


1. If you like Kristofer Hivju (Game of Thrones, The Fate of the Furious), you should watch: Beck

Special video message from Kristofer Hivju:

Norwegian actor Kristofer Hivju, best-known to American audiences as Tormund Giantsbane in Game of Thrones (and most recently seen on the big screen getting his ass handed to him by Vin Diesel in The Fate of the Furious) stars as Detective Steinar Hovland in the long-running Swedish police procedural Beck. New episodes with Mr. Hivju are currently in production too! (New ‘Beck’ episodes tentatively coming in 2018).

The entire Beck catalog (all 34 films!) is currently streaming on MHz Choice.

WATCH 'BECK'

2. If you liked The Wire, you should watch: Spiral

French cop thriller Spiral has been called darker and more twisted than The Wire – and that just may be understating the case! Winner of the 2015 International Emmy® for Best Drama Series, the series is about the men and women who work at the heart of the French judicial system. As reality spirals out of control for each character, the boundaries between private and professional life become blurred. With its suspense and constant tension, Spiral is a furiously-paced crime series. Also, season 6 coming later this year (2017)! Read our post here!

Binge on all five seasons of Spiral currently streaming on MHz Choice.

WATCH 'SPIRAL'

3. If you like House, you should watch: Caïn

Do you like House? Then you’ll love Caïn! French superstar Bruno Debrandt stars as a brilliant, curmudgeonly wheelchair-bound detective.

Binge on seasons 1 & 2 of Caïn currently streaming on MHz Choice.

WATCH 'CAÏN'

4. If you liked Fight Club, you should watch: The Fat and the Angry

Caution: Graphic Content

The critically-acclaimed Swedish crime saga The Fat and the Angry draws inspiration from ’90s classics like The Usual SuspectsFight Club and Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels. From visionary music video and TV director Johan Renck, who helmed some of the best episodes of Breaking Bad


5. If you like The Sopranos, you should watch: Mafiosa

The most dangerous man in Corsica is a woman! Playing like a female-led variation on The Sopranos, Mafiosa is a gripping drama about the inner workings of a notorious mob clan after its patriarch dies and his young niece takes over as heir to the family business.

Binge on seasons 1 & 2 of Mafiosa currently streaming on MHz Choice.

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6. If you like Better Call Saul, you should watch: Corp + Anam

Part edge-of-your-seat thriller, part legal drama, Corp + Anam (Body and Soul) is a gritty Irish-language drama chronicling the difficult professional and intense personal life of Cathal Mac Iarnáin, a tenacious, shoot-from-the-mouth TV crime reporter obsessed with pursuing the story behind the story. This Celtic Noir has been called a mix of Better Call Saul and Spotlight. Also starring Maria Doyle Kennedy from Orphan Black. Read NY Times review here.

Binge on seasons 1 & 2 of Corp + Anam currently streaming on MHz Choice.

WATCH 'CORP + ANAM'

7. If you like quirky sitcoms, you should watch: Crime Scene Cleaner

The funniest sitcom in any language, Crime Scene Cleaner stars Bjarne Mädel as Heiko “Schotty” Schotte – a man whose work begins where others pass in horror. He’s a contract cleaner, sent to sanitize crime scenes after the police have finished their investigations. An everyman who loves football, beer and fast cars, Schotty frequently encounters friends, family and acquaintances of the deceased who have a much less pragmatic (and philosophical) approach to death than he does. But no matter the scope of the crime or the size of the mess, Schotty is there to clean it all up!

Binge on seasons 1 & 2 of Crime Scene Cleaner currently streaming on MHz Choice.

WATCH 'crime scene cleaner'

8. If you like Homeland or House of Cards you should watch: Blue Eyes

Swedish political thriller Blue Eyes is a terrifying TV show that tracks the rise of the far-right in Europe. The Guardian calls it “as claustrophobic as Homeland and as tightly wound as The Wire” – and we think there’s more than a dash of House of Cards in its depiction of naked power grabs and back-room manipulations in the run-up to a general election.