There’s no doubt that 2020 has been a big year for streaming services. With stay-at-home orders in place around the world since as far back as March, people have been watching more TV than ever. Chances are you think you’ve seen everything there is to see.
I know the feeling. At some point, I started rewatching old episodes of shows like The Office and Schitt’s Creek. However, after doing a bit more digging I found that there’s a huge trove of content that, for some reason, goes under the radar.
This is especially true of foreign language content, and you can find out about The Best Streaming VPNs in 2020 to learn how to get access to even more shows. It really is worth getting used to subtitles so that you don’t miss out on some of the best TV.
Here are some of the best TV series you may have missed on streaming services in 2020.
Hunters (Prime Video)
Amazon takes a strange approach with its streaming content. Some content gets huge marketing campaigns and tons of press. The Boys and The Man In The High Castle are great examples of this. And yet, other shows that should be really big go under the radar.
One such show is Hunters, which should be better-known considering its great cinematography, incredible cast, and brilliant plotting. Starring Al Pacino and Logan Lerman, among a range of excellent known and unknown actors, Hunters follows a vigilante group of misfits in the seventies hunting Nazis who are hiding out in America.
Inspired by true events, the show puts a comic book spin on its subject matter, and is well worth binging before going back to reruns.
Dark has made waves as a compelling sci-fi series. However, if you are averse to subtitles or dubbing, you have probably given it a pass. This is a mistake. Dark is one of the most intriguing shows I’ve ever seen, with a deep dive into the subject of time, and the psychology of a cast of complex characters.
Its final season wrapped up this year, so you can watch from start to finish whenever you’re ready.
Drag Race Holland (Wow Presents+)
If you’re a fan of Emmy-winning Rupaul’s Drag Race, you should give Drag Race Holland a watch. With the franchise spreading out into the rest of the world, we are getting entirely different takes on drag. Chances are, if you’ve decided to skip it, it’s because you’re unsure if Drag Race will flow with subtitles.
The subtitles do present a challenge, especially since Wow Presents+ seems to have done a quick and sloppy job with them. However, you get used to it and, to be honest, don’t always need to understand the words to know what’s going on.
Dutch drag queens are cerebral in a very particular way. The makeup is incredible as well, and there is some good drama between interesting queens.
There is still plenty to watch on streaming services, as some very good shows inevitably fly under the radar. Before going back to what you know, try to give yourself some broader experience. It will be worth it.