5 non-English shows to binge-watch on Netflix this April

Netflix is bringing in more shows from across the world including Latin America and South Korea, as the streaming giant continues to expand


                            5 non-English shows to binge-watch on Netflix this April

Netflix has been adding a plethora of foreign language shows on its platform in an attempt to be more inclusive. Over the years, while recruiting several European and Asian shows, the streaming network has also stretched out its branches toward Latin American shows as well. Its magnified exposure of foreign language shows only confirms that watching a show with subtitles is no hard game at all. 

Last month itself, MEA WorldWide (MEAWW) created a list of foreign-language shows which included several Spanish, Japanese, and Chinese shows that were added to the Network and gained immense popularity overnight.

In the words of Netflix International Originals former VP Erik Barmack, "This is a foundational change in how people are consuming TV. If you look at the Netflix of it all, look at the fact that roughly 60 percent of our audience is international. Once you’re in a world where you’re looking at subtitles or dubs, this is pretty likely to happen at least within Netflix.” Considering audiences are going through a distinct change, here's the list of the top 5 non-English shows you need to watch on Netflix this April:

1. Quicksand

Plot: After a mass shooting takes place at a prep school in Stockholm’s wealthiest neighborhood Djursholm, a normal high school student, Maja Norberg, finds herself on trial for murder. When the events of that tragic day are revealed, so too are the private details about her relationship with Sebastian Fagerman and his dysfunctional family.

Language: Swedish

Cast: Hanna Ardéhn, Felix Sandman, William Spetz, and David Dencik

Release Date: April 5

2. Tijuana

Plot: When a prominent politician is murdered, the intrepid journalists risk their lives to uncover the truth and bring it to public notice. 

Language: Spanish

Cast: Damián Alcázar, Tamara Vallarta, Claudette Maille and Tete Espinosa.

Release Date: April 5

3. My First First Love

The Korean drama comes to Netflix in April. (IMDb)
The Korean drama comes to Netflix in April. (IMDb)

Plot: Due to various personal reasons, a group of Yun Tae-o's friends move into his house, where they experience love, friendship, and everything in between.

Language: Korean

Cast: Ji Soo, Jung Chae-yeon, Jinyoung, and Kang Tae-oh.

Release Date: April 18

4. Who Would You Take to a Deserted Island? 

Plot: On their last night together, four roommates' lives are suddenly upended when a secret is revealed during the course of an evening celebration. 

Language: Spanish

Cast: Pol Monen, Jaime Lorente, Andrea Ros, and María Pedraza.

Release Date: April 12

5. Yankee

Ana Layevska stars as Laura Wolf in 'Yankee'. (IMDb)
Ana Layevska stars as Laura Wolf in 'Yankee'. (IMDb)

Plot: A young man from Texas crosses the border into Mexico and becomes an infamous drug lord. 

Language: Spanish

Cast: Ana Layevska, Pamela Almanza, Sebastián Ferrat, and Julio Casado.

Release Date: April 26