After a long, stressful day, nothing beats sitting down on the couch to unwind with some television. The problem is, we often can’t find anything to watch. Mainstream programming is full of repeats and the endless scroll of movies and shows seemingly all recycling from the same basic plot points. That’s where MHz Choice comes in. Our programming is full of the best foreign TV shows and is the perfect answer to “there’s nothing to watch!”

MHz Choice is the premiere streaming service for watching international TV in the U.S. and Canada. Our constantly expanding catalog offers content and perspectives from talented creators and casts from across Europe and around the globe. And no need to learn the language– unless you want to! Easy-to-follow English subtitles are provided for every show, so you can hear it in its native language but never miss any part of the plot.

If you’re ready to discover a whole new world of captivating narratives, cultural insights, and unparalleled entertainment, it’s time for you to discover foreign TV and MHz Choice. Get ready to expand your horizons and deepen your understanding of different societies while embracing the richness of global cultures. For those new to the genre, we’ve compiled this list of some of the world’s very best foreign series to start with. Whether you’re in the mood to relax, ready to be engrossed in a drama or lead down the twisty path of a mystery, we’ve got your new favorite here.

Why Choose Foreign TV?

During the pandemic, travel became a dream for almost all of us. We turned to the television to provide us with adventures we couldn’t have while quarantined at home. The big screen opened up worlds unseen, complete with resplendent views of snow-covered mountains, romantic night skies, peaceful beaches and greenery many of us couldn’t see from our city windows. It only took one movie, or one show, for us to want more, and we realized how much more of the world we could see simply by watching international TV.

Foreign TV shows can be quite different from a typical U.S-based program. Crime shows are often less graphic, yet more mysterious. Dramas include characters often on the go, jet setting from one continent to another, displaying lifestyles we envy, and sometimes covet. The list of places we want to visit grows with each movie, where we learn about destinations we’ve long dreamed of, or even never knew existed.

We also get the opportunity to learn new languages. One of the best ways to learn to speak a second, or third, language is by immersion, and if you can’t be in the actual country yourself, what better way than to learn by absorption? Turn on the TV, pick a movie or series in the language which you want to learn, and begin watching. All MHz Choice content has subtitles, so you won’t be left wondering what’s happening, but you can pause, rewind, learn pronunciation, and after a while, you’ll find yourself able to understand more of what’s going on without even looking at the screen. Here are a few ways to start practicing your French, German, and Italian, just some of the examples on MHz Choice!

Where to Start on MHz Choice:Popular Series and Fan Favorites

When you first visit MHz Choice’s homepage, you may not be quite sure where to start among all the great choices, broken down by genre, category and country of origin.

Do you want to find some of the best series in the world? Here is a brief rundown on some great places to start, with a little selection from various countries along with (spoiler-free) summaries.


Italy is featured in a wide variety of series in our catalog, including Bulletproof Heart, based on the story of investigative journalist, Bruno Palmieri. So far, there are three seasons of Palmieri throwing caution to the wind, living the “life is too short to not truly live” mantra. Follow him as he reconnects with the love of his life over a good plate of pasta while tackling new stories. It’s a wonderful mix of romance and mystery, set in a beautiful location.

Like solving crimes from your couch? Watch all three seasons of Imma Tataranni, a Deputy Prosecutor with a sassy attitude and flair for chasing entertaining crime scenes in and around captivating Matera, Italy.

Scotland has gotten a lot of attention over the past few years, as new shows and movies set in its rolling green hills emerge onto the International stage. Bannan is a five-season mystery drama revolving around main character Mairi MacDonald’s life as she returns to her small village on the Isle of Skye. Life isn’t all that it seems to be, and you’ll fall in love with Scotland and the Gaelic-speaking cast.

Don’t forget Arsène Lupin, one of the best-known and most-adapted French characters! This adaption takes inspiration from Maurice Leblanc’s Classic novel about the gentleman thief and is followed by several sequel series that continue his adventures.


Finding a truly intriguing crime drama that captivates you can be hard, but MHz Choice offers many valid options that fit the bill. One of those is France’s Alice Nevers. The titular character of this four-season drama is a tough-as-nails criminal prosecutor who doesn’t take no for an answer. She also happens to be involved both professionally and personally with police captain Fred Marquand. This is the perfect combo of personal interaction and crime drama.

Want a break from city views? Check out Sweden’s The Hunters. This show stars Rolf Lassgard as a retired police officer from Stockholm who gets sucked into a mystery in the far north of Sweden. This fast-paced show is suspenseful yet endearing, and you’ll wish there were more than two seasons.


When was the last time you watched a foreign TV show featuring Denmark? There aren’t enough movies that take place in this serene country, but the show Deliver Us gives a cultural perspective that makes you want to get on a plane. This show is dark yet puts Denmark on beautiful display despite the revenge murder that takes place, putting five people in a small town in a very precarious place. The intense narratives in this show will make you want to binge all eight episodes in one sitting. And if you like Deliver Us then you are ready for the most iconic example of Danish television with The Killing.

Sticking with the Nordics, The Bridge takes place in both Denmark and Sweden and is considered one of the best crime shows in TV history. First broadcast in Sweden and Denmark in 2011,The Bridge arguably launched Nordic Noir as a genre. After becoming a megahit, it spawned five remakes. All four seasons are available to stream now on MHz Choice in both its original version (Swedish and Danish with English subtitles) and dubbed in English.

About MHz Choice

International TV has a certain appeal that you may have to experience to appreciate. There are so many facets to the different approaches to crime dramas, comedy, and romance that take place in cultures we may not know much about. Open yourself up to new lifestyles with an MHz Choice streaming subscription. Enjoy storytelling that’s so immersive, you’ll forget you’re not hearing it in your own native language.

If you’ve never watched MHz Choice, be prepared to be pleasantly surprised and experience a world beyond the ordinary. We offer over 2500 hours – and growing — of highly curated content from more than 30 countries around the world.

Focused on mystery and crime, drama, and comedy, MHz Choice is available on internet-connected TV and most mobile devices for only $7.99 per month. Plus, sample our full catalog with a seven-day no-commitment free trial! Binge a series, watch a few movies, it’s a great way to get hooked on the provider of the best foreign TV shows out there. Virtually visit Denmark, Sweden, Germany, France, and more of those countries on your international travel list for a price less than a couple of fancy coffees (and a whole lot less than a plane ticket!)

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