Streaming platforms in recent years have produced excellent TV shows from across the globe, offering a diverse catalogue of content. Shows from Europe in particular, such as Money Heist, have amassed a cult following in recent years. The highly anticipated German psychological thriller TV series 1899, helmed by the creators of Dark, will be available to stream on Netflix from the 19th of November. So for today’s List hai toh hit hai podcast we take a look at some of the best European TV shows.
The French TV series Lupin is a modern retelling of the classic French tale of the renowned gentleman-thief and master of disguises Arsène Lupin. Maurice Leblanc introduced the character in the early 20th century and it has now been adapted by George Kay and François Uzan for television. The series follows the thrilling tales of Assane Diop essayed by Omar Sy, a man who has taken inspiration from the stories of the world-famous Arsène Lupin
The most popular title on this list is undoubtedly the German TV series Dark. The plot revolves around a small German town that falls into chaos after two children go missing. It unravels the dark family secrets of the town’s residents, all intricately interconnected through multiple timelines and time travel. The series explores themes of existentialism and discusses the importance of time in relation to human nature. The series features a vast ensemble and has gained a cult following in recent years.
Stories about monarchs and royal families have gained immense popularity in recent years. The latest addition to the list is the Netflix original series, The Empress. Based on a true story, the series tells the saga of the Austrian Empress Elisabeth in the 19th century. The plot chronicles the life of Elisabeth from her early days as a rebellious young woman who falls in love with her sister’s fiancé, the Emperor Franz of Austria. Their eventual marriage and the responsibilities thrust upon her in the complex and dangerous world of the Viennese court take center stage in the series. The Austrian historical drama series was created by Katharina Eyssen and Lena Stahl and was met with critical acclaim when the series debuted this year.
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The brutal murder of Swedish journalist Kim Wall by Danish entrepreneur Peter Madsen sent shockwaves across Denmark, Sweden, and the rest of the world in 2017. The Danish true crime limited series follows the investigation led by Jens Møller, the Head of the Copenhagen Police’s Homicide unit. Directed by Tobias Lindholm the series stars Søren Malling in the lead along with Pilou Asbæk, popular for essaying the role of Euron Greyjoy in Game of Thrones.
Post-war Germany became one of the global hubs for cultural, economical, and technological revival. The German TV show King of Stonks follows the journey of a businessman who becomes one of the most notorious swindlers in Germany. The series is based on true events and features several scams he was involved in such as money laundering, fraudulent investment schemes, and even internet pornography.
The most recent European TV show that has amassed a large fan following is the Spanish teen-drama series Elite. The series follows three working-class teens who enroll in an elite private school. They soon clash with the wealthy elite of the school and it leads to murder. Created by Carlos Montero and Darío Madrona, the series is set in the fictional Las Encinas, and it explores several themes such as elitism, sexuality, coming of age, and love.
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