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From Squid Game to Lupin, 21 best foreign language series on OTT in 2021

Both Squid Game and Lupin became the most popular web series from the foreign language, in the year 2021

Shaheen Irani
Dec 26, 2021
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Lupin, Squid Game.

Foreign language shows and anime have become quite the trend on OTT since some time now. This year i.e. in 2021 too, K-dramas, Mexican, German and Spanish shows dominated the web space. From the Korean drama Squid Game to the French heist genre show Lupin, here are some foreign language series on OTT, which released in 2021, that you should not miss watching…

Squid Game

Squid Game became one of the most popular web series of 2021. The reach of this Korean web show was so wide that countries adapted a safer version of Squid Game in the form of competitions.

The Girl From Oslo

The Israeli show explores three friends who have been kidnapped. The kidnappers demand an exchange - their release for the release of 12 prisoners. But will things go as planned?

Jujutsu Kaisen

Yuji Itadori is scared of a monster but jumps in and consumes his finger anyway. This unknown monster, who is revealed to be Sukuna, now has access to Yuji’s body. Seeing the risk he has taken, Yuji is now a part of an academy where he meets Satoru Gojo, Panda, Megumi, Maki and others. Some become his best friends, others just stay afloat.

Narcos: Mexico season 3

Bringing an end to the franchise, Narcos: Mexico season 3 strikes the right balance between real and shocking events. It is quite difficult to grasp the situation the series tries to explain at first but there is enough research to prove that the show, adapted from the real story, is based on facts more than fiction. That is what makes Narcos: Mexico a must-watch.

Lupin season 2

A French man with character who takes on many roles, Lupin, has a motive in life. He is not into being a thief by choice (well, not completely) but does so for a mission. The second season brings him closer to the truth and probably further away from what was once his reality aka his family.

Money Heist season 5 part 2

The Spanish show, Money Heist, got one of the most fitting endings in the history of much-loved web series. The battle between Professor and Colonel Tamayo kept getting intense but what will be the end result? Know it when you watch it.


South Korea introduces a dark fantasy drama called Hellbound. As the name suggests, people are literally bound to hell.

How To Sell Drugs Online (Fast) season 3

Moritz is a German student who developed a website to sell drugs online. He became a businessman but as one would expect, drugs is not an easy business. You have to even risk your life for it, more than often. In the same manner, Moritz is given a choice between saving his friends or continuing to grow his business. While he wants both, will the geek actually achieve it?

Elite season 4

Three teenagers are too used to getting things done their own way. All goes good till Ari is found on the verge of death.

Jojo’s Bizarre Adventure – Stone Ocean

After Diamond is Unbreakable and Golden Wind, Jojo’s Bizarre Adventure finally introduced Jolyne Cujoh in Stone Ocean. While she has a very basic and girly entry, when you move along with the series, you realize that Jolyne is far from girly. All she is, is sensitive towards the people she cares about.

Edens Zero

Shiki Granbell is the only human who grew up amidst androids. One day, out of the blue, they disowned him. Without knowing about his past, Shiki is forced to set out on a journey by himself. Lucky for him, he meets Rebecca Bluegarden who is an extrovert influencer and her robot cat Happy. Together, they search for clues to rebuild Edenz Zero, a spaceship, from the scratch and it isn’t you usual gathering the materials kind of building but missing people who are the only ones allowed to operate the spaceship kind of building from scratch. Thus, Shiki, Rebecca and Happy visit various places to get into the spaceship and later, shift their focus to finding Mother, who fulfills one wish any person asks her.

Control Z season 2

A hacker exposes a huge secret of one of the students. The student, who is a transgender, suffers a great deal because of that reason. Thanks to that, Sofia Herrera tries to uncover the secret about the hacker before everything goes public.

The Seven Deadly Sins season 5

The group of Deadly Sins, led by Meliodas, embarks on a new journey. However, things do not turn out the way they imagined it to be. Many members from the group part ways and in a way, end up ditching the group. Will The Seven Deadly Sins ever be able to come back together?

Hospital Playlist 2

Hospital Playlist follows the story of two doctors who have been best friends since a long time. The series is one of the most popular Korean dramas on Netflix currently.


A sexually deprived student and her friends enter the world of intimacy to learn more about sex and make an app for it to win a competition. The drama is originally shot in Polish but is available in English language too.

Dr. Stone: Stone Wars

Senku tries to battle Tsukasa, who wants to demolish petrified (statue) humans, with the power of science, in the Stone Age. Here, he has to build everything from the scratch in the matter of minutes. While Tsukasa is the brawl, Senku is the brains and they have a deadline to meet. Who do you think can win this war?

High Rise Invasion

Yuri Honjo is a high school girl who has been kidnapped and taken to a skyscraper where she meets mysterious people in masks. The minute she sees them, trouble is sure to come her way.

The Way Of The Househusband

A criminal boss becomes a househusband. He truly respects his work which is shown in his actions. The anime is not only humorous but also tends to educate people about how to deal with house work.


A Korea-Italian mafia lawyer comes back to his city for one purpose - to teach the bad guys a lesson. Will he succeed though?

Demon Slayer: Kimetsu No Yaiba: Mugen Train

The Mugen Train film from the Demon Slayer franchise is definitely one of the most tragic things to happen so far. The series, which is also called Mugen Train, deals with the plot in a more precise and yet equally impactful manner. Currently, Demon Slayer has started releasing Entertainment District Arc, which introduces the viewers to Hashira, Tengen Uzui.

Death Note (TV series)

Adapted from one of the most popular animes of all times, Death Note is a Japanese TV series that retells the story of Yagami Light, L Lariet, Ryuk, Kira and Near. Even though long, the series is worth a watch since the plotline of the anime itself is so brilliant that you can never figure the protagonist, semi-villain or antagonist of the show.

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