Foreign TV Shows (CA, AU & NZ)

by tvshowsmovies | created - 15 Sep 2014 | updated - 28 Jan 2017 | Public

In no particular order, [This is a personal list of mine (navin pais) and in no way does it represent the taste of the group] https://www.facebook.com/groups/tvshows.movies/

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1. Durham County (2007– )

TV-MA | 60 min | Action, Crime, Drama

They say there's only six degrees of separation between you and anyone else in the world, but sometimes it's not even that. Sometimes the most brutal evil you can imagine is already in your... See full summary »

Stars: Hugh Dillon, Helene Joy, Laurence Leboeuf, Greyston Holt

Votes: 1,377

(CA) *beep* good

2. Republic of Doyle (2010–2014)

60 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

Jake Doyle and his father Malachy run a private investigations agency in St. John's, Newfoundland. Their cases involve them in all sorts of dealings - not all of them on the right side of the law.

Stars: Allan Hawco, Krystin Pellerin, Mark O'Brien, Marthe Bernard

Votes: 2,852

(CA) Fine

3. Shattered (2010–2011)

44 min | Crime, Drama

A smart and unconventional homicide detective with a chilling secret.

Stars: Callum Keith Rennie, Brian Markinson, Camille Sullivan, Clé Bennett

Votes: 337

(CA) Started well, but got cancelled too fast, I havent even completed it, dont think I ever will.

4. The Line (I) (2009– )

Action, Drama

Being police officers has stripped Max and Donny bare, to the point where they're about as morally ambiguous as the criminals they chase. Max has developed his own methods for dealing with ... See full summary »

Stars: Ron White, Daniel Kash, Clé Bennett, Sarah Manninen

Votes: 137

(CA) *beep* good

5. Being Erica (2009–2011)

TV-14 | 45 min | Adventure, Comedy, Drama

"Therapist" Dr. Tom - who is constantly spouting famous and not so famous historical quotes - is Erica Strange's savior and worst enemy.

Stars: Erin Karpluk, Reagan Pasternak, Michael Riley, Kathleen Laskey

Votes: 8,647

(CA) Fine, kinda gets a bit feminine later into the show, but the concept is nice & I have watched around 3 seasons of the show, hopefully will complete it one day.

6. Flashpoint (2008–2012)

TV-14 | 41 min | Action, Crime, Drama

The missions and trials of a Toronto police tactical unit.

Stars: Hugh Dillon, Amy Jo Johnson, David Paetkau, Sergio Di Zio

Votes: 15,845

(CA) good

7. King (2011– )

Crime, Drama

Life of detective Jessica King does not run exactly smoothly. When she becomes the head of the Major Crime Task Force, she is eager to prove she is the best cop in town.

Stars: Amy Price-Francis, Alan Van Sprang, Gabriel Hogan, Tony Nardi

Votes: 1,166

(CA) good/fine

8. Packed to the Rafters (2008–2013)

60 min | Comedy, Drama, Family

Centres around Dave and Julie Rafter and their three children Rachel, Ben and Nathan. On the eve of their twenty-fifth wedding anniversary the couple thinks that they are finally about to ... See full summary »

Stars: Rebecca Gibney, Erik Thomson, Michael Caton, George Houvardas

Votes: 1,602

(AU) Good, the only problem, seasons are too long.

9. The Almighty Johnsons (2011–2013)

47 min | Drama, Fantasy

Four brothers living in New Zealand are modern reincarnations of Norse gods.

Stars: Emmett Skilton, Timothy Balme, Dean O'Gorman, Jared Turner

Votes: 4,041

(NZ) good

10. The Bridge (2010– )

R | 60 min | Crime, Drama

A cop becomes a union leader for the police force. He has to balance between protecting the police force as well as take out the dirty cops in the force.

Stars: Aaron Douglas, Paul Popowich, Ona Grauer, Michael Murphy

Votes: 435

(CA) very good

11. This Is Not My Life (2010)

44 min | Sci-Fi, Thriller

Alec Ross awakes one morning to find that he doesn't know who or where he is and doesn't recognize his wife or children.

Stars: Charles Mesure, Tania Nolan, Miriama McDowell, Ariana Brunet

Votes: 551

(NZ) good

12. XIII: The Series (2011– )

45 min | Action, Crime, Drama

An amnesiac secret operative is being used by unknown groups to cover up dirty business involving high ranking officials from the CIA.

Stars: Stuart Townsend, Greg Bryk, Stephen McHattie, Aisha Tyler

Votes: 2,443

(CA) good, ie if you are into b grade(SyFy) action stuff

13. Wentworth (2013– )

TV-MA | 45 min | Crime, Drama

Bea Smith is locked up while awaiting trial for the attempted murder of her husband and must learn how life works in prison.

Stars: Kate Atkinson, Robbie Magasiva, Katrina Milosevic, Jacqueline Brennan

Votes: 15,232

(AU) good

14. The Kids in the Hall (1988–1994)

TV-PG | 25 min | Comedy

The TV series of the Canadian sketch comedy troupe that, more often than not, puts bizarre, unique, and insane twists in their skits.

Stars: Dave Foley, Bruce McCulloch, Kevin McDonald, Mark McKinney

Votes: 8,080

(CA) *beep* good

15. Call Me Fitz (2010–2013)

Comedy

A morally bankrupt car salesman is forced to become business partners with his inner conscience, an off-beat do gooder intent on healing Fitz's mangled psyche, one hilarious disaster at a time.

Stars: Jason Priestley, Peter MacNeill, Donavon Stinson, Ernie Grunwald

Votes: 1,382

(CA) *beep* good

16. Laid (2011)

Not Rated | Comedy

Startled to realize that her former lovers are dying in unusual ways, a market researcher tries to unravel the cause and save her remaining exes.

Stars: Alison Bell, Celia Pacquola, Toby Truslove, Graeme Blundell

Votes: 483

(AU) good, off beat & refreshing, though somewhat silly at times

17. :30 Seconds (2009– )

30 min | Comedy

A funny look inside a fictional advertising industry, showing up the tricks, the language, and the scheming, behind the ads. e.g. - Selling cosmetics? Create a "National AV Dermatological ... See full synopsis »

Stars: Joel Tobeck, Stephen Curry, Gyton Grantley, Kat Stewart

Votes: 61

(AU) hilarious *beep* I loved it, *beep* good

18. Outrageous Fortune (2005– )

60 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

When career criminal Wolfgang West gets put away for four years, his wife Cheryl decides it's time for her family to go straight. But can the Wests change the habits of a lifetime?

Stars: Robyn Malcolm, Antony Starr, Siobhan Marshall, Antonia Prebble

Votes: 1,742

(NZ) good stuff, but not addictive, havent watched after season 1

19. Nothing Trivial (2011– )

Not Rated | Comedy, Drama

A wonderful series based on a group of friends who attend a weekly trivia competition. Their lives, their loves, their dramas. The writers who wrote this series are the same writers who created Outrageous Fortune.

Stars: Aaron Ward, Will Hall, Blair Strang, Debbie Newby-Ward

Votes: 218

(NZ) good

20. Lowdown (2010–2012)

Comedy

The turbulent life of a hapless newspaper journalist.

Stars: Adam Zwar, Paul Denny, Beth Buchanan, Kim Gyngell

Votes: 140

(AU) surprisingly I cant recollect anything, other than that the show is from down under

21. Living in Your Car (2010– )

Comedy

"Living in Your Car" follows the winding karmic adventures of fallen corporate exec, Steve Unger, who was caught cooking the books and now finds himself legally forbidden from working in ... See full summary »

Stars: John Ralston, Ingrid Kavelaars, Ivo Canelas, Mariah Horner

Votes: 229

(CA) good/fine

22. InSecurity (2011)

30 min | Comedy

Set in the fictional National Intelligence and Security Agency (NISA), InSecurity follows secret agent Alex Cranston and her team of spies as they juggle dates, terrorists, pets, ... See full summary »

Stars: Natalie Lisinska, William deVry, Matthew MacFadzean, Grace Lynn Kung

Votes: 563

(CA) good, but extremely silly, then again, thats its usp

23. Dan for Mayor (2010– )

30 min | Comedy

A man named Dan who doesn't know anything about politics decides to run for mayor of his city; Shenanigans ensue.

Stars: Fred Ewanuick, Mary Ashton, Paul Bates, Benjamin Ayres

Votes: 543

(CA) good

24. Mr. D (2012– )

30 min | Comedy

Follows a teacher juggle through being a teacher and deal with his students while trying to maintain his not so cool lifestyle.

Stars: Gerry Dee, Jonathan Torrens, Lauren Hammersley, Bette MacDonald

Votes: 1,862

(CA) *beep* good, hilarious stuff

25. The Diplomat (2009 TV Movie)

190 min | Action, Crime, Drama

A British diplomat is arrested on charges of working with Russian mafia. After death threats to his wife, they are taken into protective custody. Then the MI6 shows up with a new piece of the puzzle.

Director: Peter Andrikidis | Stars: Dougray Scott, Rachael Blake, Jeremy Lindsay Taylor, Richard Roxburgh

Votes: 558

(AU) *beep* good, though it was produced for down under viewers, the main cast is british, the best part though, is you get to see Claire Forlani tits, not sure if you have watched CSI:NY, if you have, then she was the love interest of Capt. Taylor, that beautiful british woman.

26. The Slap (2011)

Not Rated | 354 min | Drama

Traces the shattering repercussions of a single event upon a group of family and friends. Based on Christos Tsiolkas' best-selling novel.

Stars: Jonathan LaPaglia, Sophie Okonedo, Alex Dimitriades, Essie Davis

Votes: 2,142

(AU), good

27. Winners & Losers (2011–2016)

60 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

The lives of four best friends bound together by their shared experience of being "the losers" in high school. Now ten years later the women are about to become winners, but at what cost?

Stars: Melissa Bergland, Virginia Gay, Melanie Vallejo, Tom Wren

Votes: 979

(AU), good, but I have watched just some episodes from season 1, it became a soapy drama

28. Rake (2010–2018)

Not Rated | 60 min | Comedy, Drama

Criminal lawyer Cleaver Greene defends the indefensible - from bigamists to cannibals and everything in between. He is champion of the lost cause, both in the court room and in the bedroom.

Stars: Richard Roxburgh, Matt Day, Kate Box, Caroline Brazier

Votes: 5,038

(AU), I didnt like it that much, but many people have

29. Jack Irish: Bad Debts (2012 TV Movie)

90 min | Crime, Drama

A former criminal lawyer is getting his life back together and now spends his days as a part-time investigator, debt collector, apprentice cabinet maker, punter and finding those who don't ... See full summary »

Director: Jeffrey Walker | Stars: Guy Pearce, Marta Dusseldorp, Aaron Pedersen, Roy Billing

Votes: 1,824

(AU), never got the time to watch, its got Guy Pearce in the lead

Episode 2: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2090537/ Episode 3: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2846378/

30. The Doctor Blake Mysteries (2013– )

TV-14 | 57 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

Dr Lucien Blake left Ballarat as a young man. But now he finds himself returning, to take over not only his dead father's medical practice, but also his on-call role as the town's police surgeon.

Stars: Craig McLachlan, Nadine Garner, Charlie Cousins, Joel Tobeck

Votes: 3,303

(AU), good, although I have watched just two episodes so far.

31. Crownies (2011)

Not Rated | 60 min | Crime, Drama

Crownies follows five young solicitors fresh out of law school as they face the pressures and madness of modern single life - in a fast paced workplace that highlights the moral dilemmas ... See full summary »

Stars: Todd Lasance, Hamish Michael, Ella Scott Lynch, Andrea Demetriades

Votes: 570

(AU), good

32. Old School (2014)

Comedy, Crime

The eight-part series follows the adventures of the retired criminal Lennie Cahill and the retired cop Ted McCabe.

Stars: Bryan Brown, Sam Neill, Sarah Peirse, Hanna Mangan Lawrence

Votes: 438

(AU), havent watched,due to Sam Neill

33. Small Time Gangster (2011– )

Drama

Little' Tony Piccolo is a family man and small time, blue collar enforcer who, gripped by a sudden mid-life crisis, decides he wants out of the gangster business.

Stars: Steve Le Marquand, Sacha Horler, Geoff Morrell, Gia Carides

Votes: 129

(AU), good/fine

34. Top of the Lake (2013– )

TV-MA | 60 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

Obsessed with the disappearance of a 12-year-old pregnant girl near a freezing lake in New Zealand, a brave detective will find herself up against small-town secrets and a side of herself that was meticulously kept at bay.

Stars: Elisabeth Moss, David Wenham, Peter Mullan, Thomas M. Wright

Votes: 30,158

(NZ), this is filmed in NZ, but produced by studios having bases in 4 countries, by far the best in this list..., watch this first

35. Underbelly (2008–2013)

60 min | Crime, Drama, History

Each season of this multi award winning Television series takes you through a 13 episode run in the rise and fall of real life Australian underworld figures as told from both sides of the ... See full summary »

Stars: Caroline Craig, Gary Bennett, Marcus Shultz, Paul Tassone

Votes: 3,992

(AU), good, this is like the aussie version of Sopranos+The Wire

36. Satisfaction (2007– )

60 min | Drama

Set in a high class brothel this new series creates a hyper reality whereby we are privy to the private lives and emotions of five beautiful young women.

Stars: Kestie Morassi, Madeleine West, Alison Whyte, Diana Glenn

Votes: 1,154

(AU), good, loads of topless women, its a show that revolves around prostitutes & their life.



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