Subtitles vs. Dubbed: Critics Debate How They Prefer Their Foreign-Language TV reports: Surprise! There’s no consensus on how TV critics like to watch shows like “Dark,” “3%,” and “Babylon Berlin.”

Every week, IndieWire asks a select handful of TV critics two questions and publishes the results on Tuesday. (The answer to the second, “What is the best show currently on TV?” can be found at the end of this post.)

This week’s question: Do you prefer subtitles or dubbing on foreign-language TV shows? Why? Are there cases in which you’d make an exception?

(This is partially inspired by the report that Netflix defaults to dubbingbecause viewers are more likely to finish a series than if it defaulted to subtitles.)

Read the answers at

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