lavengro wrote: garyb wrote:
Xmmm wrote:3. Get a Netflix account. Watch 500 hours of TV.
I like your method, but how does one find 500 hours of Italian TV on Netflix? Last I checked, it had two native Italian series with one season each which are both on the challenging side (Suburra, Baby) and around ten films. I recently looked for series dubbed into Italian since I'm trying to get the most out of my account, and I checked a dozen or so Netflix "original" series from the last few years but none had Italian audio. I'm actually considering cancelling my account since Italian's my main focus at the moment and there's so little content. There might be more choice if you can access Italian or US Netflix, and perhaps I was just unlucky in my choices, but it still seems like quite a challenge.
I don't know about Netflix in your part of the world, but I found using "audio in Italian" in the search function to be the most productive approach, rather than other search terms referencing Italian such as "Italian Movies," "Italian TV," etc. In Canada, quite a bit of sometimes unexpected stuff has the option of Italian audio (and subtitles), including a number of Netflix productions such as House of Cards, Birdbox, Black Mirror, Maniac, Narcos, Ozark, Stranger Things, Bodyguard, The Crown, Grace and Frankie, The End of the F***ing World, etc.
As lavengro says, searching on "audio in Italian" helps. You can also change your base language to Italian and pick up a few more entries that way also.
I don't watch too much authentic Italian TV because RAI geoblocks me, but on Netflix I've seen: 72 Most Dangerous Animals: Latin America, Wanted, Bad Blood (what life is really like in Canada and Speakeasy tries to cover up), Frontier, several seasons of House of Cards, Dirty Money, Rotten, Godless, Bodyguard, Secret City, American Crime Story, etc. There's a lot.
The situation for FIGS is basically TV paradise. For Russian, I have to go to YouTube and watch episode #1 of four different bad series in order to find something like невский or Ленинград 46.
Oddly enough, Netflix has a ton of stuff in Turkish -- not only real Turkish shows, but even a few dubs. And the real Turkish shows usually come with closed captioning.