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

Swedish (Swedish: svenska [ˈsvɛ̂nːska] (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 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. 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 and rural dialects still exist, the written language is uniform and standardized. The standard word order is, as in most Germanic languages, V2, which means that the finite verb (V) appears in the second position (2) of a declarative main clause. Swedish morphology is similar to English; that i... ()

Swedish is spoken in Sweden, Finland and Åland and 342 TV shows/series (between 1958 and 2020) with this language have been recorded so far. Most of these TV shows/series were shot in Sweden (309). Popular genres for Swedish TV shows/series are Drama (121), Comedy (95) and Kids & Family (66). Caliphate (2020), The Bridge (2011-2018), Melodifestivalen (1958-), Agent Hamilton (2020-) and Wallander (2005-2013) are among the best known & most successful Swedish TV shows/series.


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Caliphate(2020)

TV-MA
| 45min per episode | War & Politics, Drama
3.7/5 (with 7 votes)

National Security agent Fatima receives a tip that a terrorist attack against Sweden is in the planning stage. Meanwhile Sulle, a teenage girl in Stockholm, gets interested in her student assistent who opens doors to a new and fascinating world - the true path. Kalifat is a thriller about the intermingled fates of five young women who get caught up in the seducing and destroying force of religious fundamentalism.

Directed by Goran Kapetanović - With Gizem Erdogan, Aliette Opheim, Albin Grenholm

The Bridge(2011-2018)

TV-MA
| 1h per episode | Crime, Mystery
4.1/5 (with 129 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.

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.

Agent Hamilton(2020-)

44min per episode | War & Politics
3.7/5 (with 2 votes)

Carl Hamilton has just returned to Sweden after many years of secret education in the US when Stockholm is shaken by a series of terrorist attacks. Hamilton is assigned to assist the Swedish intelligence service in their pursuit of the guilty, but at the same time works as a double agent.

Wallander(2005-2013)

1h 29min per episode | Drama, Mystery
3.6/5 (with 10 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.

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.

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.

Pippi Longstocking(1969)

25min per episode | Comedy, Drama, Kids & Family, Kids & Family
3.8/5 (with 16 votes)

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

Blinded(2019-)

45min per episode
3.7/5 (with 2 votes)

An ambitious financial reporter Bea receives an anonymous tip about irregularities at a Swedish major bank. Bea weathered a scoop, but the review is made more difficult by her love affair with the bank's married CEO, Peder. Based on Carolina Neurath's book "Speed Blind" which in turn is inspired by real events.

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.

Midnight Sun(2016)

52min per episode | Drama, Crime
3.6/5 (with 13 votes)

Kahina Zadi, 32, a French police officer travels to Kiruna in Sweden to investigate the bestial murder of a French citizen. Together with Anders, a Swedish prosecutor of Sami origin, she begins an investigation. Soon new killings start to happen and the first victim turns out to be the tip of a very dark iceberg. The victims seemingly have nothing in common more than that they are all being killed in a well-planned and vicious manner. In their hunt for the truth, both Kahina and Anders are forced to deal with their own past that they have repressed. A personal journey through a painful past becomes the key to succeed in preventing the violent killings that affects the small mining community of Kiruna.

Moscow Noir(2018-)

45min per episode | Documentary
3.3/5 (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.

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Gåsmamman(2015-)

45min per episode
3.4/5 (with 4 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

Real Humans(2012-2014)

3.8/5 (with 26 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.

Quicksand(2019-)

TV-MA
| 45min per episode | Drama, Crime
3.7/5 (with 19 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.

Modus(2015-)

45min per episode | Crime
3.3/5 (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.

Fanny and Alexander(1984-1985)

TV-MA
| 1h 27min per episode | Drama
4.1/5 (with 39 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.

Millennium(2010)

TV-MA
| 1h 30min per episode | Action & Adventure, Crime
3.9/5 (with 7 votes)

Based on Stieg Larsson's literary phenomenon and featuring and Award winning* breakthrough performance by Noomi Rapace, the trilogy follows the unlikely heroine Lisbeth Salander and journalist Mikael Blomkvist. A past full of secrets that a mysterious underground Government group would kill to keep hidden. The Millennium TV miniseries is a compilation of the three Swedish film adaptations, The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, The Girl Who Played with Fire, and The Girl Who Kicked the Hornets' Nest with extended scenes, adding more depth in both the stories and the characters. It was divided into 6 episodes total, with each episode of the series about 93 minutes long, making the television series about 119 minutes longer than the movies. * Noomie Rapace, Best Actress, Empire Awards 2011

Spring Tide(2016-)

44min per episode | Crime
4.0/5 (with 11 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.

The Days the Flowers Bloom(2019)

57min per episode | Drama
3.0/5 (with 1 vote)

The Days the Flowers Bloom follows the lifes of three friends on different decades. Erik, Mikael and Benny live their youth in 1970s Stockholm. Their families interact with each other, like neighbors tend to do, but behind the facades lies pain, sadness and shame.

Beck(1999-)

1h 30min per episode | Drama, Mystery
3.4/5 (with 10 votes)

Beck follows the Swedish police officer Martin Beck and his partner Gunvald Larson investigating various crimes.

Rebecka Martinsson(2017-)

45min per episode | Drama, Crime
3.7/5 (with 3 votes)

Rebecka Martinsson from Kiruna has not really found herself despite her big successes at a law firm in Stockholm. When a friend from her childhood passes away, Rebecka returns to Kiruna where she's drawn into a thrilling hunt for a killer.

Solsidan(2010-)

23min per episode | Comedy, Drama
3.3/5 (with 8 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.

Så mycket bättre(2010-)

1h 25min per episode | Reality-TV
3.0/5 (with 2 votes)

Swedish singing competition reality show where each artist attempts to do their own version of another artists well-known songs, with each person getting an episode featuring all of their songs being performed by the other musicians. The artists spend eight days together at a hotel in Gotland, where they attempt to put their own stamps on the songs.

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.

Emil i Lönneberga(1975-1976)

25min per episode | Kids & Family, Comedy
4.1/5 (with 6 votes)

Emil i Lönneberga is a Swedish television adaptation of Astrid Lindgren's Emil i Lönneberga books

Historieätarna(2012-2016)

NR
| 1h per episode | Comedy, Kids & Family, Reality-TV, Drama
4.7/5 (with 2 votes)

The program follows the two presenters as they "live" in a certain time period. They dress up in period accurate clothes, and live life as you would in that certain time period with a large emphasis on the food. Each program features a guest chef who prepares period accurate food.

Bonus Family(2017-)

45min per episode | Drama, Comedy
3.4/5 (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.

Sunes jul(1991-)

15min per episode | Kids & Family, Comedy
3.4/5 (with 3 votes)

Sunes jul was the 1991 Swedish Television Christmas Calendar. In 2004, it was later released to DVD. In 2007, it was voted the third best Julkalender ever in Aftonbladet. It is based on the books series about the boy Sune by Anders Jacobsson and Sören Olsson.

Stockholm Requiem(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.

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