Foriegn Television

Discussion in 'Now Playing - TV Show Talk' started by caslu, Nov 15, 2011.

  1. caslu

    caslu Active Member

    Jun 24, 2003


    ....meant to say 'Foreign Television' but don't know how to fix the title :)

    In the last couple of years I've discovered a lot of interesting foreign television and while the TiVo forums are good for alerts on British shows (i.e. An Idiot Abroad, Dr. Who, Primeval, Spooks, etc...), and even some foreign versions of American franchises, (i.e. Amazing Race Asia, Amazing Race Australia, Amazing Race China Rush, etc...)... I'm finding there's even more good stuff out there waiting to be discovered.

    I just got done watching a Korean show called Killer K (it also goes by many other titles, I'm not sure which is correct) and now I've stumbled across something called The Lost Girl which is Canadian (though I haven't watched yet, it does look interesting).

    Does anyone have recommendations for other foreign shows not yet 'discovered' here in the USA?
  2. fmowry

    fmowry Well-Known Member

    Apr 30, 2002
    Baltimore, MD
    Not discovered? Not sure but I've finished up the seasons of the Australian Underbelly and have Underbelly Files on my DVR.

    Australian cop show dealing with Australian mob and cop corruption.
  3. jschuur

    jschuur TV-holic, improving

    Nov 27, 2002
    London, UK
    If you're into The Wire, check out Canada's Intelligence, which features a similar setup of showing both sides of a government surveillance operation, complete with morally ambiguous characters. It's available on Netflix streaming, but only lasted 2 seasons (allegedly, one of their plot points got a little too close to comfort as far as US/Canadian relations go and that's what lead to its cancellation).

    I also enjoyed (err...) the Australian show Satisfaction about a legal brothel set in Melbourne. If you liked Secret Diary of a Call Girl, it's similar, just with a focus on several girls and minus the comedy bits.

    There's also a Brtish show about a guy in a blue box that picks up girls, but I can't remember what that one is called right now.
  4. Idearat

    Idearat Active Member

    Nov 26, 2000
    I download a bunch of UK, Australia or NZ stuff. I just peeked at ones I've saved to share with friends.

    Shows little seen or never aired in the U.S.:

    Sea Patrol ( Aus )
    Rescue: Special Ops (Aus)
    City Homicide (Aus)
    Rush (Aus)
    The Librarians (Aus)
    New Tricks (UK)
    While You Were Gone (UK)
    Miranda (UK)
    Dinnerladies (UK)
    Kingdom (UK)
    Gourmet Farmer (Aus)
    Regenesis (Canada)
  5. Idearat

    Idearat Active Member

    Nov 26, 2000


    Thanks. I hadn't heard of either. Just download season 1 of both of those to check out. Usually I download the first one or two episodes but found links for complete seasons for both so I went for it.
  6. StacieH

    StacieH betativowho??

    Jan 2, 2009
    Between San...
    I don't know if it would be considered undiscovered, because I found it...but I LOVED Season 1 of "Luther."

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