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

Swedish (Swedish: [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 more speakers than any other North Germanic language. 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 is, wo... ()

Swedish is spoken in Sweden, Finland and Åland and 403 TV shows/series (between 1958 and 2021) with this language have been recorded so far. Most of these TV shows/series were shot in Sweden (355). Popular genres for Swedish TV shows/series are Drama (145), Comedy (107) and Kids & Family (79). Snabba cash (2021-), The Bridge (2011-2018), Moscow Noir (2018-), Wallander (2005-2013) and Melodifestivalen (1959-) are among the best known & most successful Swedish TV shows/series.


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Snabba cash(2021-)

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The Bridge(2011-2018)

TV-MA
| 1h per episode | Crime, Mystery
4.1/5 (with 148 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.

Moscow Noir(2018-)

45min per episode | Drama, Crime
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.

Wallander(2005-2013)

1h 29min per episode | Drama, Mystery
3.7/5 (with 12 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.

Melodifestivalen(1959-)

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
3.7/5 (with 28 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.

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.

Directed by Sven Holm

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.

Spring Tide(2016-)

44min per episode | Crime
4.0/5 (with 14 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.

Blinded(2019-)

45min per episode | Drama, Crime
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.

Love & Anarchy(2020-)

TV-MA
| 29min per episode | Comedy, Drama
3.7/5 (with 40 votes)

A married consultant and a young IT tech kick off a flirty game that challenges societal norms — and leads them to re-evaluate their entire lives.

Love & Anarchy(2020-)

TV-MA
| 29min per episode | Comedy, Drama
3.7/5 (with 20 votes)

A married consultant and a young IT tech kick off a flirty game that challenges societal norms — and leads them to re-evaluate their entire lives.

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Beck(1999-)

1h 30min per episode | Drama, Mystery
3.5/5 (with 13 votes)

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

The Restaurant(2017-)

1h per episode | Drama
4.0/5 (with 3 votes)

Monday May 7, 1945 – the Second World War finally comes to an end and a new, brighter future beckons. In the midst of central Stockholm celebrations, two strangers come together with a quick kiss, parting company immediately after. Upper-class girl Nina and kitchen hand Calle don’t yet know that their brief encounter will come to have tumultuous consequences.

Caliphate(2020)

TV-MA
| 45min per episode | War & Politics, Drama
3.9/5 (with 17 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

Pippi Longstocking(1969)

25min per episode | Comedy, Drama, Kids & Family, Kids & Family
3.9/5 (with 18 votes)

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

Parlamentet(1999-)

30min per episode | News, Comedy
2.4/5 (with 4 votes)

Parlamentet is a satirical panel gameshow on on TV4, which parodies Swedish political debate. It was first broadcast in 1999 and is currently in its 23rd series. The current presenter is Anders S. Nilsson, who has hosted the show since 2004. Current team members include Babben Larsson, Robin Paulsson, Johan Rheborg and Johan Glans. Kodjo Akolor has also been featured. The program is a Swedish version of the short-run British show If I Ruled the World, which itself was as spin-off from Have I Got News For You - both produced by Hat Trick Productions. The comedians are divided into two teams, red and blue, representing traditional political colours. At the end of the show, the audience vote for the winners based on which team was funniest.

Real Humans(2012-2014)

3.8/5 (with 29 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.

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.

Alex(2017-)

45min per episode | Crime, Drama
2.6/5 (with 3 votes)

Ruthless and corrupt police officer Alex has decided to come to terms with his dubious past and become clean. But the dark forces he has collaborated with earlier refuses to let him off the hook, putting both Alex and his family's lives at great danger. At the same time Alex gets a new partner, Frida, who secretly has been instructed to bring him down.

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.

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.

Bäckström(2020-)

45min per episode | Crime, Drama
3.3/5 (with 1 vote)

Murder investigator Evert Bäckström is convinced that crimes have been committed when a women's cranium is found on an island in the archipelago. But his investigation is countered by the police chief and when the woman's identity is clarified, the entire investigation is turned upside down.

Jordskott(2015-2017)

59min per episode | Drama, Mystery
3.3/5 (with 13 votes)

Detective Inspector Eva Thörnblad returns to Silver Height seven years after her daughter Josefine disappeared by a lake in the woods. The body was never found and the girl was believed to have drowned. Now a boy has vanished without a trace and Thörnblad wants to find out if there is a link to her daughter's disappearance. At the same time , she will take care of the legacy of her father, the great entrepreneur Johan Thörnblad, who built an empire of timber and timber processing on the large forest owned by his ancestors. As the plot deepens more children are kidnapped and what initially seems like a police drama takes a more sinister and stranger twist with each episode.

Directed by Henrik Björn - With Moa Gammel, Richard Forsgren, Göran Ragnerstam, Ann Petrén, Electra Hallman, Yohio, ...

Modus(2015-)

45min per episode | Crime
3.3/5 (with 11 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.

The Sandhamn Murders(2010-)

45min per episode | Drama, Thriller
3.9/5 (with 5 votes)

Viveca Stens popular novels come to life in "The Sandhamn Murders", a perfect mix of Nordic crime & the beautiful surroundings of the outer Stockholm archipelago.

Millennium(2010)

TV-MA
| 9h per episode | Action & Adventure, Crime
4.0/5 (with 11 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

Fanny and Alexander(1984-1985)

TV-MA
| 1h 27min per episode | Drama
4.1/5 (with 41 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.

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.

Arn: The Knight Templar(2010)

TV-MA
| 4h 24min per episode | Action & Adventure, Drama
3.6/5 (with 8 votes)

Arn Magnusson is born in 1150 on Arnäs farm in West Gothia in the western part of Sweden. He grows up to become an educated young man and a skilled swordsman. He meets Cecilia, the love of his life, but a cruel and jealous world forces them apart. Cecilia is imprisoned in a convent and Arn is sent away as a Knight Templar to the Holy Land, where war is raging between Christians and Muslims. They both have to fight to survive, they have to learn how to confront evil and overcome physical hardship. Their painful separation causes their faith in God and His goodness to waver – though not their faith in each other and their confidence that they will one day be reunited. When Arn returns home he has to fight for his love and what has become his life’s mission: to unite Sweden into one kingdom.

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