30 best Netflix Shows set outside the US

Photo credit: The Crown/Netflix/Alex Bailey. Acquired from Netflix Media Center
Photo credit: The Crown/Netflix/Alex Bailey. Acquired from Netflix Media Center /
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Alias Grace – Credit: Jan Thijs/Netflix
Alias Grace – Credit: Jan Thijs/Netflix /

16. Alias Grace

Based on a work by notable author Margaret Atwood, Alias Grace is an investigation into the mind of a 19th-century Canadian murderer who seeks a pardon based on her mental state. As a maid of a prominent nobleman, she is charged with his and his wife’s murder. The story is based on actual events in 1843.

Atwood is also responsible for the source material for Hulu’s award-winning show, The Handmaid’s Tale. These two stories feature female characters put on trial in the time where men were even more so the only gender that had actual power.

Once again, the limited series or miniseries has a life of its own with the ability to continue. Telling a story over a small range of episodes seems to be a more rewarding endeavor. Those shows may entice a different actor that wouldn’t commit to three years of a show and are more intrigued by a six-hour movie.

The statement of the series is embedded in plenty of content today. Misogyny, power dynamics between genders, and of course the patriarchy. These topics are so prevalent today because it’s been the opportune moment to talk about them.

Culturally, people are discussing the Game of Thrones finale or the ever-prevalent political situation in the U.S., but also these shows on Netflix jump into the conversation occasionally. It’s important that content like this gets its recognition and moment in the light. Initiating conversations and hopefully thoughts that expose our current problems in society today.