Finished The Americans and The Office? We’ve got your next show on KCTS 9 Passport

If you loved these popular shows, you’ll love these KCTS 9 Passport programs.

Feel like you’ve watched everything? Finished The Americans and The Office? You subscribe to so many streaming platforms, but you are searching for new titles? Don't worry, we’ve got your next stream covered. We’ve searched the globe to find you new shows. KCTS 9 Passport hosts a specially curated collection of international shows and films that we handpicked just for you! And, many of our programs may resonate with fans of popular U.S. programs. From gentle British drama to gritty crime thrillers, there’s something for everyone on KCTS 9 Passport. Finished The Office and Annika, look no further, we’ve got your next stream on KCTS 9 Passport. 

There’s more good news. You may already have a KCTS 9 Passport subscription and you don’t even know it. If you’ve donated $60 in the last 12 months to KCTS 9, you are already a KCTS 9 Passport member! This means you have an extended library of PBS programs, local shows and a special collection of international shows and films at your fingertips! Don’t have Passport? With a donation of just $5 a month, you can start streaming this robust library of shows right now. 

So, sit back, relax and travel the world from the comfort of your own couch. Here are the new-to-us international programs we think you’ll love, especially if you love their U.S. counterparts. Pick your next series from our list of streaming lookalikes below!  

Mary & Mike

Like The Americans, You’ll Love Mary & Mike  

This noir drama based in the '70s tells the true story of elite agents working for the Chilean dictatorship of Augusto Pinochet, while maintaining the appearance of an ordinary middle-class family. Espionage, poisoning, torture and wiretapping – all before picking up the kids from school.

A couple that keeps up with Joneses while secretly living a double life? This sounds a lot like The Americans. Stream Mary & Mike online now

three-body problem

Excited for 3 Body Problem on Netflix? You’ll Love Three-Body on KCTS 9 Passport

The series based on Cixin Liu’s The Three-Body Problem is coming soon to KCTS 9 Passport! That’s right, you can watch the original Mandarin-language program (with English subtitles) online or with our app now — months ahead of Netflix’s release of the highly anticipated English-language reboot. 

The sci-fi series kicks off when Wang Miao, one of China’s leading nanomaterials experts, is enlisted by a detective in the case of apparent suicides in the scientific community. During the investigation, Wang Miao encounters a mysterious organization called the Frontiers of Science and learns an unsettling truth. Stream Three-Body online now. 

Oil Fund

Like The Office? You’ll Love the Oil Fund

Socialism and capitalism clash in this edgy comedy/drama from Norway when a golden-boy fund manager tries to ethically invest billions in oil proceeds. With the eyes of the ethics committee on him, will Per be able to manage their growth and sustain his golden boy status?

Created by Hollywood-based Norwegian director Harald Zwart (The Karate Kid, Pink Panther 2…) and inspired by insider information, this dramedy highlights the boundless complexity of balancing money-making with social responsibility. The Office fans won’t want to miss this hilarious workplace comedy. Stream the Oil Fund online now. 

the archivist

Like Annika? You’ll Love The Archivist 

A reclusive police archivist, on the cusp of retirement, partners with a young, ambitious police officer to clear cold-case files. Each episode presents a different case. The screenwriters were inspired by authentic, never solved investigations.

This sounds a lot like Annika. In this Masterpiece series, Annika (Nicola Walker, Unforgotten) and her Marine Homicide Unit solve puzzling murders that wash up in Scotland’s waters. Annika shares her wry literary insights on the crimes while raising her teen daughter, Morgan. 

Stream the Archivist online now.  Or, stream Annika online now.

Mason Starkman
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Mason Starkman

Mason Starkman is the Marketing Specialist at Cascade PBS.