3 gripping foreign language series to watch tonight

A scene in Money Heist. (Netflix)
A scene in Money Heist. (Netflix)

Cape Town – During his Golden Globes acceptance speech Parasite director Bong Joon Ho implored people to be open to exploring new worlds. 

"Once you overcome the one-inch tall barrier of subtitles, you will be introduced to so many more amazing films," said Bong Joon-ho.

Tonight's TV guide will introduce you to three gripping foreign language series that will have you glued to your screen.

My Brilliant Friend - Showmax

The most important friend in her life seems to have disappeared without a trace, Elena Greco, a now-elderly woman immersed in a house full of books, turns on her computer and starts writing the story of their friendship.

The Bonfire of Destiny (Le Bazar de la Charité) - Netflix

Amid a devastating fire in 1897 Paris, three women see their destinies turned upside down by forbidden love, identity theft, betrayal and emancipation.

Money Heist (La Casa de Papel) - Netflix

A criminal mastermind who goes by "The Professor" has a plan to pull off the biggest heist in recorded history - to print billions of euros in the Royal Mint of Spain. To help him carry out the ambitious plan, he recruits eight people with specific abilities and who have nothing to lose. (Read our interview with the cast here)

Compiled by Leandra Engelbrecht.