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TV Shows & Series: Best TV Shows/Series in Finnish(Suomi)

Finnish (endonym: suomi [ˈsuo̯mi] or suomen kieli [ˈsuo̯meŋ ˈkie̯li]) is a Finnic language of the Uralic language family, spoken by the majority of the population in Finland and by ethnic Finns outside of Finland. Finnish is one of the two official languages of Finland, alongside Swedish. In Sweden, both Finnish and Meänkieli (which has significant mutual intelligibility with Finnish) are official minority languages. The Kven language, which like Meänkieli is mutually intelligible with Finnish, is spoken in the Norwegian counties Troms and Finnmark by a minority group of Finnish descent. Finnish is typologically agglutinative and uses almost exclusively suffixal affixation. Nouns, adjectives, pronouns, numerals and verbs are inflected depending on their role in the sentence. Sentences are normally formed with subject–verb–object word order, although the extensive use of inflection allows them to be ordered differently. Word order variations are often reserved for differences in information structure. Finnish orthography uses a Latin-script alphabet derived from the Swedish alphabet, and is phonetic to a great extent. Vowel length and consonant length are distinguished, and there are a range of diphthongs, although vowel harmony limits which diphthongs are possible. ()

Finnish is spoken in Russia, Sweden, Norway, Finland and Estonia and 348 TV shows/series (between 1965 and 2024) with this language have been recorded so far. Most of these TV shows/series were shot in Finland (336). Popular genres for Finnish TV shows/series are Drama (151), Comedy (108) and Crime (47). Secret Lives (1999-), Kotikatu (1995-), Nurses (2014-), Moominvalley (2019-) and Bordertown (2016-2020) are among the best known & most successful Finnish TV shows/series.


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Secret Lives(1999-)

NR
| 30min per episode | Soap / Telenovela, Drama
2.6/5 (with 6 votes)

Salatut elämät is a Finnish television series that premiered on MTV3 on 25 January 1999. It was the first, and so far only, Finnish daily soap opera. During the series' 14-year run, over 2,500 episodes have been aired. On 17 August 2009, it was announced that Salatut elämät will be on the air until the spring 2015 making the series the second longest-lasting drama series of all time in Finland, only behind Yle TV1's Kotikatu. The series' storylines follow the daily lives of several families who live in the same apartment block in Helsinki. The series primarily centres around the residents of Pihlajakatu and its neighbouring areas. Only three of the original twenty characters Seppo, Ismo and Kalle, still remain in the series, and most of the series' current characters have made their debuts in 2008 or later. MTV3 also airs reruns of the series every weekend. In the summer, the channel airs reruns of the series; in the summer of 2011, episodes from the season 2006–2007 and 2007–2008 were aired. Four web spin-off series have been made; Romeo & Rafael Desperados in 2008, Lillukanvarsia in 2010–2011, Tuuliranta in 2011–2012 and "Young man cash man" in 2013.

Kotikatu(1995-)

44min per episode | Drama
3.0/5 (with 1 vote)

- No description / details available yet. -

Nurses(2014-)

50min per episode | Drama
3.8/5 (with 2 votes)

Like good soldiers in a war-zone, hospital staff are expected to respect the chain of command when dealing with life and death situations. But what happens when smug doctors, arrogant surgeons, and out-of-touch administrators make that easier said than done? Nurses deals with the professional and personal lives of four female colleagues who cope in different ways with the challenges of life on the trauma ward. With determination, strength, and a dark sense of humor, they achieve the demanding and inspiring task of saving lives in a system that sometimes seems designed to do the opposite.

Directed by Joona Tena, Aleksi Mäkelä, Taavi Vartia, Jäppi Savolainen, Annika Grof - With Lena Meriläinen, Tiina Lymi, Leena Pöysti, Iina Kuustonen, Antti Luusuaniemi, Sebastian Rejman, ...

Moominvalley(2019-)

TV-Y
| 22min per episode | Animation, Kids & Family
3.4/5 (with 6 votes)

Follow the life and adventures of curious, kind and idealistic Moomintroll. A typical hero in a coming-of-age story, Moomintroll tries to tackle the puzzle of growing up to his true, individualistic self while remaining a beloved part of the family.

Directed by Steve Box

Bordertown(2016-2020)

TV-MA
| 1h per episode | Crime, Mystery, Drama
3.7/5 (with 45 votes)

The story of DI Kari Sorjonen of the Serious Crime Unit in Lappeenranta, his family, and his investigations into a variety of harrowing homicides around the border area.

Directed by Miikko Oikkonen, Juuso Syrjä - With Ville Virtanen, Matleena Kuusniemi, Olivia Ainali, Anu Sinisalo, Lenita Susi, Kristiina Halttu, ...

Deadwind(2018-2021)

TV-MA
| 48min per episode | Drama, Crime
3.4/5 (with 55 votes)

When Sofia Karppi, a detective in her 30's who is trying to get over her husband's death, discovers the body of a young woman on a construction site, she triggers a chain of events that threatens to destroy her life again.

Directed by Rike Jokela - With Pihla Viitala, Lauri Tilkanen

Arctic Circle(2018-)

45min per episode | Drama, Crime
3.1/5 (with 23 votes)

During a routine search of an old cabin in the remote and wintery back country, Finnish policewoman, Nina Kautsalo, discovers two dead prostitutes, with a third still fighting for her life. The ensuing investigation takes a surprise twist when an extremely rare and deadly virus is discovered in the surviving woman’s bloodwork. When the Finnish Bureau of Investigation takes over the case, German virologist, Thomas Lorenz is called in to assist in identifying and containing the virus. Set within the endless white expanse of the arctic circle, Nina and Thomas must rely on each other to have any hope of saving the ones they love. But what takes precedence? A deadly virus or an active serial killer?

Directed by Hannu Salonen, Juha Lankinen, Jussi Hiltunen - With Iina Kuustonen, Pihla Viitala, Maximilian Brückner, Clemens Schick

Kaverille ei jätetä(1999-2004)

3.5/5 (with 1 vote)

- No description / details available yet. -

Temptation Island Suomi(2015-)

45min per episode | Reality-TV
2.5/5 (with 1 vote)

- No description / details available yet. -

Uusi Päivä(2010-2018)

30min per episode | Comedy, Drama, Kids & Family
2.3/5 (with 1 vote)

- No description / details available yet. -

Directed by Janne Virtanen - With Inga Sulin, Lari Halme, Aimo Räsänen, Panu Mikkola, Thelma Siberg, Sanni Haahdenmaa, ...

Shadow Lines(2019-2021)

45min per episode | Drama, War & Politics
3.8/5 (with 7 votes)

During the 1950s, Helsinki was the focal point of the Cold War, as global powers and their intelligence agencies coalesced in the small neutral country that stood between the East and the West. Shadow Lines is an international spy thriller that follows a secret intelligence team whose mission is to defend the independence of Finland no matter the cost.

Putous(2010-)

1h 30min per episode | Comedy, Reality-TV
2.4/5 (with 4 votes)

Finnish sketch comedy television show.

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ADULTS(2019-2022)

25min per episode | Comedy, Drama
2.5/5 (with 1 vote)

Oona (20-something) runs a small coffee shop in the heart of hipsteresque Kallio district in Helsinki. Oona’s is not really the classic entrepreneur type: she’s often late to work and throws out customers she dislikes. She’s also constantly in a state of existential crisis over what she should become and whether she’s a somebody or just a nobody. Oona’s best friend is Arttu, a 25 y.o. gay artist-dj-creator-whatever. Together they hate, love, party and cry and try to become adults.

Directed by Anna Dahlman - With Elias Salonen, Mikko Kauppila, Ville Myllyrinne

Kimmo(2012-2017)

25min per episode | Drama, Comedy
4.1/5 (with 3 votes)

The name of the person is a thirtysomething, work shy and relaxed Kimmo.

MasterChef Finland(2011-)

45min per episode | Reality-TV
3.5/5 (with 1 vote)

MasterChef Suomi sees amateur chefs compete against each other in different culinary challenges for the honourable title of MasterChef!

All the Sins(2019-2023)

44min per episode | Drama, Crime
2.7/5 (with 11 votes)

Cold-blooded murders in the Laestadian community of Varjakka take criminal investigators to the heart of guilt and forgiveness over three decades.

Directed by Mika Ronkainen

Sincerely Yours in Cold Blood(2000-2005)

45min per episode | Drama, Crime
3.7/5 (with 2 votes)

Kylmäverisesti sinun (Sincerely Yours in Cold Blood) is a Finnish true crime drama television series. All episodes are based on real life cases. The show follows Helsinki central police department investigator Veli Miettinen and lawyer Mira Kataja as they tackle with personal life problems and try to keep their relationship purely professional.

Suomen huutokauppakeisari(2013-)

45min per episode | Reality-TV
3.9/5 (with 2 votes)

Suomen huutokauppakeisari is finnish TV serie, which follows everyday activities of auction house, located in Uurainen, Hirvaskangas.

The Good and the Bad News(2012-2018)

45min per episode | Comedy
3.0/5 (with 3 votes)

The Good and the Bad News is a Finnish comedy panel game television show airing on channel Nelonen on Wednesday evenings.

Unknown Soldier(2018)

3.7/5 (with 8 votes)

The Unknown Soldier miniseries expands the story of the 2017 film of the same name. The World War II series based on Väinö Linna's classic novel closely follows a machine gun company of the Finnish Army on the Karelian front during the Continuation War between Finland and the Soviet Union, from mobilization in 1941 to the Moscow Armistice in 1944. It's a story about how camaraderie, humor, and a desire to survive connect men on their journey. War upends the lives of both the individual soldiers and those left on the home front, and leaves its mark on the entire nation.

Directed by Aku Louhimies

Wingman(2016-)

10min per episode | Comedy
3.8/5 (with 2 votes)

The series follows the lives of Juha "Juhis" Koski and Tommi Mäkinen-Renwall as neighbours. The men drift too far in their everyday challenges that lead to excessive outcomes. Unwillingly, Tommi and Juhis often find themselves in awkward and embarrassing situations where they are forced to choose one of two bad options. Tommi's wife and Juhis' good friend Harriet does her best to understand the men's antics.

Pitääkö olla huolissaan?(2016-)

45min per episode | Comedy, Talk-Show

- No description / details available yet. -

With Tuomas Kyrö, Miika Nousiainen, Kari Hotakainen

66th North Precinct(2023-)

2.8/5 (with 1 vote)

Police work, boxing and family life in Lapland! Maria Pudas (Saara Kotkaniemi), a former boxing world champion, investigates crimes with her partner Samu Pajala (Karim Rapatti) in Lapland. The life of Maria's cordial and slightly chaotic family (Iina Kuustonen, Eero Saarinen, Katariina Kaitue and Heikki Ranta) changes when Maria's father Esko has a seizure and it is revealed that he has debts of 500,000 euros. In order to save her family, Maria decides to return to the ring once more, and to resolve the situation, only victory matters.

Directed by Teppo Airaksinen - With Saara Kotkaniemi, Iina Kuustonen, Stella Leppikorpi, Eero Saarinen, Katariina Kaitue, Heikki Ranta, ...

Gladiaattorit(1993-)

45min per episode | Reality-TV
1.8/5 (with 1 vote)

A Finnish reality competition that matches amateur athletes against each other and the show's own "gladiators" in contests of strength, agility, and endurance.

Directed by Renny Harlin

Kontio & Parmas(2018-)

40min per episode | Comedy, Crime
3.4/5 (with 2 votes)

Veteran police lieutenant Kontio will have to work closely with a new partner, a much younger female officer Parmas. Small Town Police Department of Valkeakoski, Finland, will never be the same.

Jopet-show(2005-2011)

4.0/5 (with 1 vote)

- No description / details available yet. -

Modernit miehet(2019-)

23min per episode | Comedy
3.8/5 (with 1 vote)

- No description / details available yet. -

Directed by Jäppi Savolainen - With Iikka Forss, Eero Milonoff, Jarkko Niemi, Tommi Rantamäki, Mikko Töyssy

Docventures(2013-2020)

58min per episode | Documentary
4.0/5 (with 4 votes)

Documents about the surrounding world and Interesting conversation with experts about documentary subjects. Your hosts: Riku Rantala and Tunna Milonoff. Welcome to the journey!

Transport(2022-)

NR
| 50min per episode | Drama
3.0/5 (with 1 vote)

A journalist traces a microchip found in baby food. A bank manager's mistake ensnares her in a much larger scheme. A family falls apart after the father goes missing. An insurance examiner investigates what happened to a border control veterinarian. This suspenseful Nordic noir drama enters the world of international money laundering through the stories of ordinary people caught up in the crimes.

Roba(2012-)

41min per episode | Drama
3.9/5 (with 6 votes)

A new captain comes to take over the police station. Old behaviors and installed management will be questioned and put into debate. Police drama that tells the life of the policemen of the station of Roba, in the south of Helsinki. Winner of the Venla award for the best drama series in 2013.

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