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! 

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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), you should watch: Beck

Best known to American audiences as Tormund Giantsbane in Game of Thrones, Norwegian actor Kristofer Hivju stars as Detective Steinar Hovland in the long-running Swedish police procedural Beck – and he also plays twin brothers in the acclaimed dual-identity thriller TWIN, which he co-created. Double the fun!

Binge Beck (all 46 movies!) now streaming on MHz Choice.

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.

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

3. If you liked Mare of Easttown, you should watch: Missing

A small-town Pennsylvania detective investigating a murder – how about a small-town Swedish detective investigating a murder? In the dark and suspenseful four-part limited series Missing, Helena Bergström (Spring Tide, Annika Bengtzon) plays Maja Silver, an inspector with the Stockholm police department who returns to her hometown in the Swedish Bible Belt in an attempt to reconnect with her daughter. Their family reunion is interrupted by a terrible discovery as an emaciated girl is found dead on a highway. When another local girl disappears, Maja finds herself embroiled in an intense search for the truth. The investigation leads her to a charismatic preacher who holds mysterious sway over his flock – but as the search for the missing girl intensifies, it becomes clear that many in the community have their own secrets…

Binge Missing now streaming on MHz Choice.

4. 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.

5. If you like Better Call Saul, you should watch: Le Code

The unique premise of French legal drama Le Code is rooted in the idea of second chances – if those chances should come anew with each passing moment. Successful and cocky lawyer Idriss Tomas (Daniel Njo Lobé, Murder In…) narrowly escapes a murder attempt. He is left with an inoperable bullet in his head which can be fatal at any time. Idriss decides to use his indeterminate new lease on life by redirecting his talents and cobbling together a legal dream team: a band of misfits who expose the flaws of the French judicial system and help those left behind by justice.

6. If you liked 24, you should watch: Agent Hamilton

Move over, Jack Bauer! Jakob Oftebro stars as legendary Swedish superspy Carl Hamilton in a ten-part thriller loosely (very loosely) based on the novels by Jan Guillou. In this up-to-the-minute nail-biter, Hamilton battles cyber terrorists, the CIA, Swedish intelligence and anyone else who threatens democracy. Krister Henriksson (Wallander), who rarely misses a Hamilton series, is along for the ride.

7. 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 Mafiosa currently streaming on MHz Choice.

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8. If you liked The West Wing, you should watch: Living a Lie

This captivating mix of political intrigue and personal drama stars Catherine Ayers (Keeping Faith) and Matthew Gravelle (Broadchurch). As the story begins, the fragile coalition of the three political parties in the fictional Welsh parliament at the heart of the series is thrown into disarray when the First Minister is found dead in a hotel room – with a prostitute. Hard-charging political reporter Angharad Wynne is all over the story, which takes a new twist when Meirion Llywelyn, Angharad’s father-in-law and the unscrupulous leader of the New Conservative party, takes over as First Minister. Even more disturbing (for her) is the surprise reappearance in Cardiff of slick political operative Harri James – a man from Angharad’s London past, a past she’d prefer was forgotten…