Netflix, and similar streaming services, have completely changed the way we think about TV. Countless hours of entertainment are right at our fingertips, with an almost endless supply of shows available anywhere, anytime. Anyone who has a Netflix account will know how easy it can be to spend hours on end simply browsing the menus, without ever actually deciding what to watch.
It’s fair to say that English-speaking nations tend to dominate the TV industry, due to the enormous budgets and resources behind shows like Game of Thrones, The Walking Dead, and others. However, Netflix is a global phenomenon and, over the last few years, the company has started to develop and promote dozens of foreign-language series.
Spain, France, Germany, South Korea, Japan, Mexico, and many other countries now have their own featured shows on Netflix services all around the world, allowing us to experience new stories, new locations, new cultures, and new ways of looking at things.
It’s easy to spend all your TV time watching big American and British shows, but there’s a whole world of entertainment out there and it’s definitely a good idea to broaden your horizons and give these shows a try, even if you might have to watch them with subtitles or dubbed voices.