10 foreign TV shows to binge watch on Netflix right now, including ‘Money Heist’ and ‘Elite’ – USA TODAY

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The Oscar-winning South Korean film "Parasite" (now streaming on Hulu) is only one example of the beauty and potential of non-English language entertainment.

With Netflix's recent global expansion, language barriers no longer seem to be an issue for subscribers, as the streaming platform has added several local-language shows, dubbed intoEnglish or subtitled.From the Danish series "The Rain " to Colombian crime drama "Narcos", the international brand offers an impressively diverse array of options from various nations and cultures.

As people are forced to stay at home during COVID-19 shutdowns andin-person movie watching no longer seems like a viable option, now isthe best time to binge those TV shows you were unable to watch before.Whether you're craving a dark mystery drama or a lighthearted teen series, scroll through our list of foreign favorites to watch something other than "The Office" or "Grey's Anatomy."

More: The best new TV shows and movies to stream on Netflix in June 2020, from 'Hannibal' to 'Lady Bird'

"Money Heist," also known as "La Casa de Papel," is a crime drama about eight thieves who attempt to pull off the biggest robbery in Spain.(Photo: Courtesy of Netflix)

Language: Spanish (Dubbed)

Description: The first episode of this crime drama (aka "La Casa de Papel")will immediately engage you with its thrilling plot, as a group of eight robbers plan the biggest robbery in history. Hostages and infamous gang masks are only a part of what makes this show so suspenseful and intriguing.

Premiered: May 2017

Episodes: 23

In "Osmosis," an app uses personal memories to decode mysteries of love.(Photo: Netflix)

Language: French (Dubbed)

Description: "Black Mirror meets Ex-Machina" is Netflix's description of this sci-fi drama. An app promises to help people find their soulmates by probing into their brain and using data in the form of memories, thoughts and desires, but it's not as perfect as it seems.

Premiered: March2019

Episodes: 8

Language: Korean (Subtitles)

Description: An emotional underdog story, this South Korean drama details the life of an ex-convict who opens his own bar to compete with the corrupt man who was responsible for his prison sentence.

Premiered: January2020

Episodes: 16

A young Hasidic woman (Shira Haas) reboots her life in "Unorthodox."(Photo: Photo provided)

Language: Yiddish, German, English (Subtitles)

Description: This inspiring German-American drama documents a young woman from a strict Hasidic Jewish community who flees to Germany to find her place in the world.

Premiered: March2020

Episodes: 4

A fictional town affected by climate change seems to be headed for a Ragnarok, until a teen discovers his superpowers.(Photo: Netflix)

Language: German (Dubbed)

Description: If you enjoy Marvel's "Thor," you might be interested in this teen series that documents a teenage boy's discovery of his supernatural powers. A modern interpretation of Norse mythology, "Ragnarok" combines an intriguing plot with gorgeous scenic imagery. The end of the first episode will have you sitting on the edge of your seat.

Premiered: January2020

Episodes: 6

A group of high schoolers try to uncover the identity of an anonymous hacker who exposes the teens' dirty secrets.(Photo: Ana Cristina Blumenkron, Netflix)

Language: Spanish (Dubbed)

Description: With quick 20-minute episodes, this addicting Mexican teen drama revolves around an anonymous hacker who publicly humiliates and exposes the secrets of multiple high school students.

Premiered: May 2020

Episodes: 8

Doron (Lior Raz) and his team pursue "The Panther," a Hamas terrorist in this Israeli television series.(Photo: Netflix)

Language: Hebrew (Dubbed)

Description: This action-packed Israeli series tracesthe Israel-Palestinian conflict, as an Israeli commander of an undercover Israeli unit in Palestinian territory pursuesasuspected terrorist, who was presumed dead 18 months earlier.

Premiered: February2015

Episodes: 36

4 families discover the hidden truths of their hometown when searching for the disappearance of a child.(Photo: Netflix)

Language: German (Dubbed)

Description: Resembling an adult version of "Stranger Things," the supernatural thriller explores the complexdiscoveries following the suspicious disappearance of two children. Oh, and there's time travel involved!

Premiered: December2017

Episodes: 18

Crown Prince Lee Chang (Ju Ji-Hoon) and Min Chi-Rok (Park Byung-Eun) set out to learn more about the sudden plague outbreak in this Korean zombie drama.(Photo: Juhan Noh, Netflix)

Language: Korean (Dubbed)

Description: Set after the Japanese invasions of the 1590s, this thriller details a mysterious plague that turns the dead into bloodthirsty killers. Gory zombie scenes combined with political turmoil in the royal dynasty makes this show more complex than "Daybreak" or "The Walking Dead."

Premiered: January2019

Episodes: 12

"Elite" is a teen murder drama about the clash between working-class and upper-class students at Las Encinas, a prestigious boarding school in Spain.(Photo: Netflix)

Language: Spanish (Dubbed)

Description: This teen drama captures the elitism and socioeconomic contrasts of "Gossip Girl" with a dark twist, as three working-class students take extreme measures to retaliate against the wealthy socialites of a prestigious high school.

Premiered: October2018

Episodes: 24

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