Welcome, Newbie!

Whether you’ve just subscribed or are considering subscribing to MHz Choice, we know it can be a daunting task trying to figure out what to watch. Especially with over 2,500 hours worth of programs to tear through! Fret not! We’ve put together a short and sweet guide for newbies to help get you up and watching in no time! Check out our recommendations below.


Detective Montalbano

MYSTERY | ITALY | ITALIAN WITH ENGLISH SUBTITLES | TV-14

Murder, betrayal, office politics, temptation… it’s all in a day’s work for Detective Salvo Montalbano. Filmed in the ancient, sun-washed Sicilian city of Ragusa Ibla, the series is based on the international best-selling mystery novels by Andrea Camilleri and stars Luca Zingaretti.

Why You Should Watch:
MHz Choice is home to the entire Detective Montalbano collection! As of May 2020, we have all 36 episodes!

You’ll Also Like: The Young Montalbano, Fog and Crimes


TWIN

DRAMA – CRIME | NORWAY | NORWEGIAN WITH ENGLISH SUBTITLES | TV-14

Kristofer Hivju (Game of Thrones, Beck) co-stars with Rebekka Nystabakk in this dual-identity thriller. After the accidental death of his upstanding twin, a ne’er-do-well surfer bum assumes his brother’s identity.

Why You Should Watch:
TWIN was named “One of the 50 Shows You Need to Watch” by The New York Times!

You’ll Also Like: Aber Bergen, Beck


ARDE MADRID: BURN MADRID BURN

COMEDY – DRAMA | SPAIN | SPANISH WITH ENGLISH SUBTITLES | TV-14

Hailed as “brilliant” by The Euro TV Place, Arde Madrid: Burn Madrid Burn is an acclaimed Spanish comedy-drama about a right-wing party loyalist posing as a domestic sent to spy on Hollywood actress Ava Gardner during her wild stay in Madrid in the early 1960s. Starring Debi Mazar (Goodfellas, Younger, Entourage) as Ava Gardner, Inma Cuesta, Paco León, Anna Castillo, Julián Villagrán and Ken Appledorn.

Why You Should Watch:
Arde Madrid has won multiple awards, including the coveted Feroz Award (Spain’s version of Hollywood’s Golden Globes) for Best Comedy Series in 2019.

You’ll Also Like: Felix, The Embassy


Spiral*

CRIME DRAMA | FRANCE | FRENCH WITH ENGLISH SUBTITLES | TV-MA

Spiral is about the men and women who work at the heart of the French judicial system. This Parisian cop thriller is about the lawyers, judges, prosecutors and detectives who cross paths on cases that reveal the dregs of humanity. 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.

Why You Should Watch:
Winner of the 2015 International Emmy® for best Drama Series (Season 5).

You’ll Also Like: Arne Dahl, Blood on the Docks

* This series is not available in Canada


A French Village

DRAMA | FRANCE | FRENCH WITH ENGLISH SUBTITLES | TV-MA

This acclaimed drama is about the German occupation of France during World War II, and its effects on the inhabitants of a small village in Jura. In June 1940, the village of Villeneuve awakes to the arrival of the German army – and the next four years of occupation have a shattering effect on the lives of all its inhabitants.

Why You Should Watch:
In addition to being an MHz Choice subscriber favorite, The New York Times hails this series as “a sensation.” Watch Season 7 Teaser Here.

You’ll Also Like: The Heavy Heavy Water WarThe Weissensee Saga


Beck

MYSTERY | SWEDEN | SCANDINAVIAN CRIME FICTION | SWEDISH WITH ENGLISH SUBTITLES | TV-MA

He’s got no style, he’s got no flash and he’s squarely in middle age. But Swedish detective Martin Beck is good at one thing: methodically catching criminals so that they can be put away… for a long time. His tightly-wound partner, Gunvald, is his opposite: an impulsive man who cuts a dashing figure, is in no way politically correct and who never met a boundary he didn’t leap across.

Why You Should Watch:
All ‘Beck’ episodes are now streaming exclusively on MHz Choice featuring Peter Haber, Mikael Persbrandt and Kristofer Hivju from Game of Thrones.
Check out our new BECK website!

You’ll Also Like: HamiltonWallanderIrene Huss


Crime Scene Cleaner

COMEDY | GERMANY | GERMAN WITH ENGLISH SUBTITLES | TV-14

In this immensely popular German comedy, Bjarne Mädel stars 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.

Why You Should Watch:
Season 2 is now streaming exclusively on MHz Choice! Yes, you read that right!
Check out our new Crime Scene Cleaner website!

You’ll Also Like: Kaboul KitchenSong of Napoli, The Undertaker


NY Times Recommended Series

Too much to take in? Good news! The good folks at The New York Times have already recommended a number of MHz Choice series! How about starting with their recommendations?


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