TV Shows & Series: Best TV Shows/Series in Danish(Dansk)

Danish ( (listen); dansk pronounced [ˈtænˀsk] (listen), dansk sprog [ˈtænˀsk ˈspʁɔwˀ]) is a North Germanic language spoken by about six million people, principally in Denmark, Greenland and in the region of Southern Schleswig in northern Germany, where it has minority language status. Also, minor Danish-speaking communities are found in Norway, Sweden, Spain, the United States, Canada, Brazil, and Argentina. Due to immigration and language shift in urban areas, about 15–20% of the population of Greenland speak Danish as their first language. Along with the other North Germanic languages, Danish is a descendant of Old Norse, the common language of the Germanic peoples who lived in Scandinavia during the Viking Era. Danish, together with Swedish, derives from the East Norse dialect group, while the Middle Norwegian language before the influence of Danish and Norwegian Bokmål are classified as West Norse along with Faroese and Icelandic. A more recent classification based on mutual intelligibility separates modern spoken Danish, Norwegian, and Swedish as "mainland Scandinavian", while Icelandic and Faroese are classified as "insular Scandinavian". Although writing is compatible, spoken Danish is distinctly different from Norwegian and Swedish and thus the degree of m... ()

Danish is spoken in Germany, Greenland, Denmark and Faroe Islands and 256 TV shows/series (between 1967 and 2024) with this language have been recorded so far. Most of these TV shows/series were shot in Denmark (225). Popular genres for Danish TV shows/series are Drama (70), Comedy (49) and Kids & Family (48). The Rain (2018-2020), Equinox (2020-), The Sommerdahl Murders (2020-), The Sommerdahl Murders (2020-) and Borgen (2010-2013) are among the best known & most successful Danish TV shows/series.

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The Rain(2018-2020)

| 45min per episode | Science-Fiction & Fantasy, Drama
3.8/5 (with 347 votes)

After a brutal virus wipes out most of the population, two young siblings embark on a perilous search for safety. A Scandinavian thriller series.


47min per episode | Science-Fiction & Fantasy, Drama
3.9/5 (with 73 votes)

Haunted by visions after her sister vanished with her classmates 21 years before, Astrid begins an investigation that uncovers the dark, eerie truth.

The Sommerdahl Murders(2020-)

43min per episode | Crime, Drama
1.5/5 (with 1 vote)

A love triangle between Dan Sommerdahl, his wife Marianne Sommerdahl and their best friend Flemming Torp occurs as they try to solves killings in Helsingør.

The Sommerdahl Murders(2020-)

43min per episode | Crime, Drama
1.7/5 (with 2 votes)

A love triangle between Dan Sommerdahl, his wife Marianne Sommerdahl and their best friend Flemming Torp occurs as they try to solves killings in Helsingør.


| 1h per episode | Drama
4.1/5 (with 43 votes)

40-year old political leader Birgitte Nyborg secures her party a landslide victory through her idealism and huge effort, then faces the biggest challenge of her life: how most effectively to use the newly won seats, and how far she is willing to go in order to gain as much influence as possible.

The Killing(2007-2012)

| 1h per episode | Crime, Mystery, Drama
4.1/5 (with 62 votes)

The Killing is a Danish police procedural set in the Copenhagen main police department and revolves around Detective Inspector Sarah Lund and her team, with each season series following a different murder case day-by-day and a one-hour episode covering twenty-four hours of the investigation. The series is noted for its plot twists, season-long storylines, dark tone and for giving equal emphasis to the story of the murdered victim's family alongside the police investigation. It has also been singled out for the photography of its Danish setting, and for the acting ability of its cast.


38min per episode | Drama, Comedy
4.0/5 (with 19 votes)

Independent, outspoken and adored by her students, private school teacher Rita fares less well with adults.


42min per episode | Drama
3.6/5 (with 6 votes)

When a brilliant drone engineer, Victoria, is taken hostage in her own home, a series of dangerous events are set into motion in this high octane thriller.

Hvide løgne(1998)

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Directed by Christian Dyekjær, Giacomo Campeotto, Sven Holm, Lizzi Weischenfeldt - With Ann Hjort, Berte Fischer-Hansen, Bolette Schrøder, Carina Due, Henrik Sloth, Ilse Rande, ...


15min per episode | Drama
0.5/5 (with 1 vote)

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Follow the Money(2016-)

| 1h per episode | Crime, Drama
3.0/5 (with 13 votes)

'Follow the Money' is a crime drama that explores what happens to people are corrupted by greed and ambition. The series shows viewers the complex world of economic crime that takes place in banks, the stock exchange, and in boardrooms.

Darkness: Those Who Kill(2019-)

45min per episode | Crime
3.7/5 (with 6 votes)

Investigator Jan and profiler Louise constantly move around in the thrilling periphery of a murderer's view as they link a series of killings.

Directed by Carsten Myllerup
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1h per episode | Comedy, Kids & Family, Reality-TV
4.5/5 (with 1 vote)

Danish version of the British “Taskmaster” panel show in which comedians, actors and musicians (the contestants) must solve weird challenges in weird ways.


43min per episode | Crime, Drama
3.7/5 (with 10 votes)

Newly divorced journalist returns to her hometown to restart her life and work through her past.

Timmy Time(2009-2012)

58min per episode | Animation, Comedy, Kids & Family
3.1/5 (with 6 votes)

Timmy Time is a British animated pre-school children's comedy series created by the BBC and Aardman Animations. It started broadcasting in the UK on CBeebies on 6 April 2009. The show is a spin off from the Shaun the Sheep animation which itself is a spin off from the Aardman series Wallace & Gromit, which introduced the character of Shaun. The first two series ran for 26 episodes. In the United Kingdom, the show's most recent run began in September 2011 on CBeebies. In Australia, season one commenced in May 2009 on ABC1 and season three started in May 2011 on ABC 4 Kids.

The Investigation(2020)

45min per episode | Crime, Drama
3.8/5 (with 3 votes)

Copenhagen Police's Homicide unit, headed by Jens Møller, tries to solve the murder of Swedish journalist Kim Wall.

Ride Upon the Storm(2017-)

| 1h per episode | Drama
3.4/5 (with 3 votes)

The story centers on a family of priests: Johannes, Elisabeth and their sons August and Christian. Johannes is God-like to his sons - he gives, loves, and punishes. His favoritism for August and his disappointment with Christian forces both into making desperate choices in order to either gain his love or break free from him.

2900 Happiness(2007-2009)

| 30min per episode | Drama
0.5/5 (with 1 vote)

Zip code 2900 equals wealth, power and beauty. They got it all but what is the price.

Directed by Michael W. Horsten, Niels Nørløv Hansen, Tilde Harkamp, Trine Piil Christensen, Martin Schmidt, Kari Vidø, ... - With Puk Scharbau, Anne-Louise Abegg, Anne Sofie Espersen, Christiane Schaumburg-Müller, Christoffer Svane, Clara Bahamondes, ...

Face to Face(2019-)

25min per episode | Drama, Crime, Mystery
3.1/5 (with 5 votes)

Bjørn investigates the killing of his daughter. People around him believe she might have committed suicide, but he doesn't accept that. Both the stakes and the suspense rise relentlessly as Bjørn inches closer to the truth.

Far from Las Vegas(2001-2003)

25min per episode | Comedy
3.5/5 (with 5 votes)

Langt fra Las Vegas is a Danish sit-com, which was first aired on the Danish TV channel TV2 Zulu. It revolved around life at a newly started TV morning show, Jump Start, and focused on the life of the main character, Casper. Langt fra Las Vegas consisted of 53 episodes, aired over 5 seasons with each episode lasting 25 minutes. It ran from 2001-2003.


40min per episode | Drama
3.5/5 (with 1 vote)

TAXA is a Danish television drama made by Danmarks Radio with 56 episodes, written by Stig Thorsboe and produced by Rumble Hammerich. The series revolves around a small taxi central, CrownTaxi, in Copenhagen. The series was a success from the start, 14 September 1997 on DR1. The series was broadcast during the period 1997-1999 for a total of five series. CrownTaxi has its ups and downs and in the course of the series, following the various drivers, radio opertor Lizzie and boss Verner Boye-Larsen. They have all their problems both with clients and family life and constantly threaten the show's villain Hermann from the competing taxi firm, City Car, which wants to take over the CrownTaxi. TAXA was also screened in Sweden on SVT1.

The Eagle: A Crime Odyssey(2004-2006)

1h per episode | Crime, Drama
3.3/5 (with 3 votes)

The Eagle: A Crime Odyssey is a Danish police procedural television series produced by Danmarks Radio, created and written by Peter Thorsboe and Mai Brostrøm. The series debuted on 10 October 2004 in Denmark. It won an International Emmy Award from the International Academy of Television Arts & Sciences for best non-American television drama series in 2005. There were three seasons; the second season premiered in Denmark on 9 October 2005 and the third on 8 October 2006. The last episode originally aired in Denmark on 26 November 2006. The series was filmed on location in various parts of northern Europe, from Berlin and Copenhagen to Oslo and other locations including Iceland. The series has enjoyed particular success in Australia, where it airs on SBS and is available on DVD with English subtitles.

Unit One(2000-2004)

58min per episode | Drama, Mystery, Crime
3.5/5 (with 4 votes)

Rejseholdet is a Danish television crime series starring Charlotte Fich, Mads Mikkelsen and Lars Brygmann. Produced by Danmarks Radio, the program aired 32 episodes spanning four seasons from 2000 to 2004. Each episode revolved around an elite mobile police task force called "Unit One" that travels around Denmark helping local police solve crimes. Cases portrayed in the show were loosely based upon actual incidents of sensational crimes such as murders, kidnappings, cross-border sex traffic and child pornography. Rejseholdet won the 2002 International Emmy Award for best drama series.

Below the Surface(2017-)

44min per episode | Crime, Drama
2.9/5 (with 6 votes)

An early morning in October, 15 people are taken hostage from a subway train. This puts a huge hostage crisis in motion, and it changes Denmark forever.


45min per episode | Reality-TV
3.4/5 (with 3 votes)

Danish version of the cooking competition in which celebrity chefs put a group of contestants through a series of challenges and elimination rounds, in order to turn one home cook into a culinary master.


3.1/5 (with 7 votes)

Heartless follows Sofie and Sebastian - two siblings with a deep dark and fatal secret. In order to survive they must suck energy out of other people. We follow their quest for answers as to why they are this way and their search leads them to Ottmannsgaard, a boarding school with plenty of deep dark secrets of its own.


1h per episode | Drama
4.3/5 (with 5 votes)

Matador is a Danish TV series produced and shown between 1978 and 1982. It is set in the fictional Danish town of Korsbæk between 1929 and 1947. It follows the lives of a range of characters from across the social spectrum, focusing specifically on the rivalry between the families of two businessmen: The banker Hans Christian Varnæs, an established local worthy, and social climber Mads Skjern, who arrives in town as the series opens. The name Matador was taken from the localised edition of the boardgame Monopoly, also the series' tentative English title. In addition, in contemporary Danish a "matador" is often used to describe a business tycoon, in the series referring to the character of Mads Skjern and his craftiness as a self-made entrepreneur. Directed by famed Danish film maker Erik Balling, Matador was the idea of author Lise Nørgaard who wrote the bulk of the episodes alongside Karen Smith, Jens Louis Petersen and Paul Hammerich. The series is one of the most well-known and popular examples of Danish television and represents the peak of longtime development of Danish TV drama by the public service channel Danmarks Radio. The series has become part of the modern self-understanding of Danes, partly because of its successful mix of melodrama and a distinct warm Danish humour in the depiction of characters, which were portrayed by a wide range of the most popular Danish actors at the time; but also not least because of its accurate portrayal of a turbulent Denmark from around the start of the Great Depression and through Nazi Germany's occupation of Denmark in World War II.


40min per episode | Drama, Crime, Mystery
3.8/5 (with 5 votes)

Five years after his daughter disappeared, a mistake in the National Police's DNA register makes it possible for the officer Rolf to finally find out what happened to her.

Pyrus: Alletiders nisse(1995)

3.5/5 (with 1 vote)

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25min per episode | Drama, Mystery, Kids & Family

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