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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ST. PETERSBURG, FL – JANUARY 31: The Trailer Park Boys of DIRECTV attend DIRECTV’s 3rd Annual Celebrity Beach Bowl at Progress Energy Park, Home of Al Lang Field on January 31, 2009, in St. Petersburg, Florida. (Photo by Alexander Tamargo/Getty Images for DirectTV)
ST. PETERSBURG, FL – JANUARY 31: The Trailer Park Boys of DIRECTV attend DIRECTV’s 3rd Annual Celebrity Beach Bowl at Progress Energy Park, Home of Al Lang Field on January 31, 2009, in St. Petersburg, Florida. (Photo by Alexander Tamargo/Getty Images for DirectTV) /

28. Trailer Park Boys

In all fairness, this isn’t a Netflix original program technically. However, recent fans of the Canadian mockumentary have seen a slew of content from the Swearnet boys. Movies, the continuation of their featured show, and a few other follow-up shows have launched the trio of Julian, Ricky, and Bubbles into semi-stardom.

The show originally aired on a Canadian channel, Showcase. Netflix picked up the series after its seventh season and partnered with the trio to co-produce the series and subsequent films. In addition, the characters tour around the world and do live shows full of inside jokes and some semblance of a one-act play.

Mockumentary style shows are no stranger to American or British audiences as classics like The Office (the UK and US versions) and Parks and Recreation are consistently re-watched by fans. Trailer Park Boys is a deviation from those styles but still, have the elements of characters revealing secrets to the audience while also showing a facade to their co-stars. This style of those shows is also the perfect outlet for British-style dry humor which Trailer Park Boys isn’t known for, which also adds to the humor-level in the seriousness of a documentary crew at a rundown trailer park.

While the show doesn’t feature obvious Canadian settings, the accents, and dialect used directly ties the show to its location. Additionally, the films and spin-off shows take the three to the U.K. and the United States as well and of course, ensuing hijinks occur just like back at their trailer park.