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TV Shows & Series: Best TV Shows/Series in Swedish(Svenska)

Swedish (svenska [²svɛnːska] (listen)) is a North Germanic language spoken natively by 10 million people, predominantly in Sweden (as the sole official language), and in parts of Finland, where it has equal legal standing with Finnish. It is largely mutually intelligible with Norwegian and to some extent with Danish, although the degree of mutual intelligibility is largely dependent on the dialect and accent of the speaker. Written Norwegian and Danish are usually more easily understood by Swedish speakers than the spoken languages, due to the differences in tone, accent and intonation. Swedish is a descendant of Old Norse, the common language of the Germanic peoples living in Scandinavia during the Viking Era. It has the most speakers of the North Germanic languages. While being strongly related to its southern neighbour language German in vocabulary, the word order, grammatic system and pronunciation are vastly different. Standard Swedish, spoken by most Swedes, is the national language that evolved from the Central Swedish dialects in the 19th century and was well established by the beginning of the 20th century. While distinct regional varieties descending from the older rural dialects still exist, the spoken and written language is uniform and standardized. The standar... ()

Swedish is spoken in Sweden, Finland and Åland and 309 TV shows/series (between 1958 and 2019) with this language have been recorded so far. Most of these TV shows/series were shot in Sweden (261). Popular genres for Swedish TV shows/series are Drama (106), Comedy (80) and Kids & Family (58). The Bridge (2011-2018), Bonus Family (2017-), Solsidan (2010-), Pippi Longstocking (1969) and Wallander (2005-2013) are among the best known & most successful Swedish TV shows/series.


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The Bridge(2011-2018)

TV-MA
| 1h per episode | Crime, Mystery
4.1/5 (with 105 votes)

When a body is found on the bridge between Denmark and Sweden, right on the border, Danish inspector Martin Rohde and Swedish Saga Norén have to share jurisdiction and work together to find the killer.

Bonus Family(2017-)

45min per episode | Drama, Comedy
3.3/5 (with 4 votes)

A new couple, their exes and their children navigate the emotional challenges and tricky logistics of blended family life in this Swedish dramedy.

Pippi Longstocking(1969)

25min per episode | Comedy, Drama, Kids & Family, Kids & Family
3.8/5 (with 13 votes)

The adventures of Pippi Longstocking, an eccentric, super-strong, redheaded moppet and her best friends Tommy and Annika.

Solsidan(2010-)

23min per episode | Comedy, Drama
3.2/5 (with 7 votes)

Solsidan is a Swedish television comedy series that premiered on 29 January 2010 on TV4. The series is named after a small part of Saltsjöbaden called Solsidan. It revolves around Alex and Anna who are expecting their first child and have just moved to Alex's childhood home in Saltsjöbaden, Stockholm County. Alex tries to get Anna to enjoy herself, and at the same time spend time with his childhood friend Fredde. Ten episodes were scheduled to air in the first season. A second ten-episode season premiered 16 January 2011.

Wallander(2005-2013)

1h 29min per episode | Drama, Mystery
3.5/5 (with 8 votes)

Wallander is a Swedish television series adapted from Henning Mankell's Kurt Wallander novels and starring Krister Henriksson in the title role. The 1st series of 13 films was produced in 2005 and 2006, with one taken directly from a novel and the remainder with new storylines suggested by Mankell. The 2nd series of 13 films was shown between 2009 and 2010. The stories are set in Ystad near the southern tip of Sweden. The three films Before the Frost, Mastermind, and The Secret were premiered in cinemas, with the rest first released as direct-to-DVD movies. The first episode of the second series, Hämnden, was released in Swedish cinemas in January 2009; the rest of the series was made for television. The BBC aired all 26 episodes of the Swedish television versions on BBC Four. A third and final season, containing six 90 minute episodes, will air in 2013 with Charlotta Jonsson as Linda Wallander. The first episode, adapted from the novel The Troubled Man, was released in cinemas in January 2013.

Moscow Noir(2018-)

45min per episode | Documentary
3.4/5 (with 2 votes)

In turn-of-the-21st-century Moscow, an innocent trade plunges Swedish investment banker, Tom Blixen, into a battle with millionaires, politicians, oligarchs and their private armies.

Gåsmamman(2015-)

45min per episode
3.4/5 (with 3 votes)

Sonja (Alexandra Rapaport) lives a rather carefree life with her beloved family. The husband Frederick's marijuana business providing family finances a silver lining. But life is shattered and Sonja forced to play a dangerous game with both organized crime and police to protect their children. She can no longer be sure which ones are her friends and who she can trust.

Directed by Richard Holm

Before We Die(2017-)

1h per episode | Crime, Drama, Mystery
3.1/5 (with 5 votes)

The police woman Hanna Svensson has a strained relationship to her son after having arrested him for drug dealing. Her married police man lover disappears, possibly kidnapped by MC gangs, although ties to Bosnia also appear.

Gösta(2019-)

Gösta is a 28-year-old child psychologist who gets his first job in a small rural town. He wants to be the kindest person in the world and help everyone he meets - sometimes it goes well, sometimes not ...

Directed by Lukas Moodysson

Real Humans(2012-2014)

3.9/5 (with 23 votes)

Set in a parallel universe, Real Humans imagines a world where robots have become so human that they're barely distinguishable from real humans and follows the resulting emotional effects on two families as well as the trials of a group of robots who have attained free will and want their freedom from human ownership.

Svenska nyheter(2018-)

30min per episode | Comedy, News

- No description / details available yet. -

Fanny and Alexander(1984-1985)

TV-MA
| 1h 27min per episode | Drama
4.0/5 (with 36 votes)

Through the eyes of ten-year-old Alexander, we witness the delights and conflicts of the Ekdahl family, a sprawling bourgeois clan in turn-of-the-twentieth-century Sweden.

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Melodifestivalen(1958-)

1h 30min per episode | Reality-TV, Kids & Family
2.2/5 (with 2 votes)

The annual music competition organised by Swedish public broadcasters Sveriges Television and Sveriges Radio to determine the country's representative for the Eurovision Song Contest.

Quicksand(2019-)

TV-MA
| 45min per episode | Drama, Crime
3.5/5 (with 12 votes)

After a tragedy at a school sends shock waves through a wealthy Stockholm suburb, a seemingly well-adjusted teen finds herself on trial for murder.

Our Time is Now(2017-)

1h per episode | Drama
4.5/5 (with 1 vote)

Stockholm, the day of peace in Europe 1945. A spontaneous kiss between two strangers, during the celebration at Kungsgatan, will have major consequences.

Second Avenue(2007-2010)

30min per episode | Soap / Telenovela, Drama
2.0/5 (with 1 vote)

Andra Avenyn was a Swedish drama series and soap opera, produced by SVT and broadcast from 2007 to 2010.

The Truth Will Out(2018-)

43min per episode | Crime, Drama, Mystery
3.4/5 (with 2 votes)

Police detective Peter Wendel leads a cold case group. Based on an original idea by Leif GW Persson, one of Sweden’s most recognized criminologists.

Black Widows(2016-)

42min per episode | Crime, Drama, Mystery
2.8/5 (with 3 votes)

Three women are gathered at a cabin with their three colleague husbands when they watch the men blow up in the boat just going out fishing. A police man investigates the widows, who will have to try to explain what happened.

Modus(2015-)

45min per episode | Crime
3.4/5 (with 10 votes)

During a snowy Christmas season in Sweden, psychologist and profiler Inger Johanne Vik finds not only herself but also her autistic daughter drawn into the investigation of a number of disturbing deaths, through which she meets detective Ingvar Nyman of “Rikskrim,” a Swedish national police force.

Blue Eyes(2014-2015)

1h per episode | Drama, War & Politics
3.8/5 (with 4 votes)

High adrenaline Swedish political thriller from the creative talent behind Humans – An extreme right-wing party is heading towards its best election result when the chief of staff at the Justice Department disappears without a trace. Racism, immigration and nationalism are explored in this series praised by New York Times.

White Lies(1997-2001)

25min per episode
4.0/5 (with 1 vote)

Vita lögner is a Swedish soap opera that aired on TV3,. The plot focused on the social life of the hospital staff and families in the fictional town of Strömsvik. Vita lögner was TV3's first big soap opera hit after Kanal5 bought Vänner och fiender from them in 1997. Many big stars in Sweden have done roles in the show, among them Alexander Skarsgård, Petra Hultgren, Anna Järphammar and Maud Adams. Charlotte Perrelli had a bigger role as Milla Svensson during 1997-1998. It was after Kanal5 bought the rights to Vänner och fiender and TV3 saw what a huge success the show was for the channel that they decided to produce Vita lögner to compete over the same time slot.

Spring Tide(2016-)

44min per episode | Crime
4.0/5 (with 10 votes)

A late summer night in 1990 a young pregnant woman is brutally murdered by being buried in the sand, to slowly become submerged by the tide. 25 years later, the sadistic murder remains unsolved. Olivia Rönning receives the task of studying the case as a cold case exercise at the Police Academy. Olivia becomes almost obsessed with the murder when she discovers that her father previously worked with the investigation. She quickly realizes that she must get a hold of the principal investigator, detective Tom Stilton, but he seems to have disappeared from the face of the Earth.

Black Lake(2016-)

TV-MA
| 45min per episode | Crime, Drama, Mystery
2.5/5 (with 6 votes)

An unsettling chain of events are set into motion when a group of young friends an visit an abandoned ski resort in the far reaches of Sweden. The remote and neglected Black Lake has been closed for years when Johan invites his friends to stay there. He dreams of reopening the isolated hotel and restoring it to a luxury ski resort, but what begins as a fun research trip soon takes a sinister turn as the group is gripped by a series of unexplained and disturbing events. They soon uncover the real reason Black Lake was abandoned all those years before, and solving the mystery rapidly becomes a matter of life and death.

Rederiet(1992-2002)

45min per episode | Drama
4.5/5 (with 1 vote)

This Swedish soap opera follows the lives of the captain and crew of the MS Freja, a cruiseferry that travels on the Baltic Sea between between Stockholm, Sweden and Turku, Finland.

STHLM Rekviem(2018-)

45min per episode | Crime, Drama, Mystery
3.2/5 (with 2 votes)

A series of violent murders paralyze Stockholm. Private investigator Fredrika Bergman and her colleagues seek out to solve these crimes, but soon their existence is put under threat.

Leif & Billy(2017-)

20min per episode | Comedy

A relationship comedy in sketch form about orphaned brothers Leif and Billy, two Nordic hillbillies.

Veckans brott(2010-)

1h per episode | Documentary, Crime, News

"Crime of the Week" - is a crime show featuring criminal expert Leif G.W. Persson. The show discusses and tells stories about both cold cases and current crimes.

Tunnelbanan(2012-)

1h per episode | Documentary
4.0/5 (with 1 vote)

- No description / details available yet. -

Sjölyckan(2018-)

20min per episode | Comedy

A family is going to spend the summer together in the archipelago. Because it is the first summer since the mother of the family passed away, the children wants to support their father. The question is how three generations will be able to stand each other under the same roof.

The Dying Detective(2018-)

3.7/5 (with 3 votes)

- No description / details available yet. -

Directed by Kristian Petri
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