Twitch's Best Of 2013: Television From Lands Other Than America

Todd Brown, Founder and Editor
At this point it's almost a truism to say that TV is in a new golden age, the twin factors of contraction within the former 'mid-tier' of films geared to adults and the rise of the cable nets embracing those same talents having resulted into a massive boom of long form story telling of exceedingly high quality. And while American shows tend to top many best of lists - Game Of Thrones rests at the top of my own - the fact is that audiences are watching more international television than ever before and while US shows may take up a couple slots in the top three of my personal list it's international shows that dominate the Top Ten. So here are a selection of our favorite international shows.

Please note that for the purposes of this list we've restricted ourselves to content readily - and legally - available in English speaking territories so that our core readership actually has a prayer of going out and finding it. So if your favorite bit of international TV exists only as a fansub on some foreign drama website ... well, it aint here, no matter how awesome it is. But please feel free to tell us what it is and why you like it in the comments section below.

Shows listed in alphabetical order.

Shelagh M. Rowan-Legg, Hugo Ozman, Jaime Grijalba Gomez, Todd Brown and Ard Vijn contributed to this story.

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