TV Hit Genres From Around The World

If you and your family are ever struggling to think of something to watch one evening, you might want to set your sights further afield. Thanks to many online streaming sites, such as Netflix and Amazon Prime, international TV shows and movies are now a lot more accessible than ever before. Ok, so some of these shows might be in a foreign language, but don’t let that put you off – the stories and acting are still fantastic, and subtitles will help you understand what exactly is going on!



So, if you are comfortable on the sofa and ready for another Netflix binge, you might want to consider one of these TV hit genres from around the world.


Scandi Noir

Do you want to get stuck into a good thriller or murder mystery? Then why not find a Scandi Noir TV show. This genre became extremely popular around 2005 and it gained an international audience when brilliant shows, such as The Killing, The Bridge, and Borgen, started to make it out onto British and American screens. In fact, this genre is thought to have fueled the popularity of anything Scandinavian! If you are completely new to Scandi Noir, then The Killing is a good place to start – try and see if you can figure out whodunnit!


Japanese Anime

If you want to watch a TV show that you can enjoy with the whole family, then you might want to try some Japanese anime. Watching anime is a great experience for both adults and children, as most of the TV shows and films are suitable for all ages. However, you should be aware that there are some mature features out there, so it’s always good to double check that a TV series or movie will be suitable for your kids. You could get started by watching Pokemon or Dragon Ball Z.


British Comedies

Do you need something lighthearted to watch after a stressful day at work? If so, then you can’t go wrong with a good old comedy from Britain! British comedy is such a wide and varied genre that you are bound to find a show to suit you. And what’s more, there are plenty available on Netflix and Amazon Prime, so you won’t have to search too hard for them. Once the kids are in bed, you might want to laugh along to Peep Show or The League of Gentlemen. For a family friendly comedy, check out Dad’s Army.


American Reality TV

Lots of people would agree that American reality TV is some of the best reality TV on the planet. After all, just look at all the great shows it has produced: The Osbournes, Hogan Knows Best, and Keeping Up With The Kardashians. But it doesn’t just follow around the rich and famous – shows like Jersey Shore and The Real Housewives Of Beverly Hills have made stars out of some ordinary folk.


Once you travel around the world for your TV, you won’t ever be stuck for ideas of what to watch!


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