Five Addictive Swedish TV Series
Aside from American and English TV series, there are plenty of series across the globe which deserves our attention and viewership. One country who has notably created a series of shows that are both mind-boggling and thrilling to the viewers is Sweden. In the past years, Swedish TV shows have gained good reviews and rising popularity. Below are five addictive Swedish TV series you need to binge-watch:
1. Real Humans
Real Humans is an innovative sci-fi series which has created a stir in the television industry as well as the executives because of its highly-creative storyline. It talks about the near-future version of Sweden which “hubots” (human robots) have replaced workers and servants and are indistinguishable from humans. The story follows the emotional consequences of two families having “hubots” as well as the circumstances the human robots have faced in order to get the freedom they want from their owners. It was a thrilling series that will take you to an adrenaline rush on a regular basis. Its popularity has increased which results to UK’s Channel 4 and USA’s AMC to buy the series’ rights and make an English version.
Fallet (The Case) is a Swedish television show which focuses on the comedy-drama genre. This series is a spoof of the Nordic Noir detective genre but eventually ends up in becoming a darkly comedic series. In the usual Nordic Noir genre, excellent detectives are in a hunt for the truth. They are quick-thinker and smart. However, in Fallet, it features two incompetent detectives who were given their last chance to attest their worth. It follows the story of an Englishman killed in the North of Stockholm. Sophie Borg (Swedish detective) needs to pair up with Tom Brown (British detective) in solving the crime. The series is filled with culture-clashed, peculiar characters and numerous self-aware jokes. It was entertaining with a fresh script.
Beck is a crime drama series from Sweden. It is a complex and dark series filled with police procedural series based on the novels written by Per Wahloo and Maj Sjowall. Peter Haber starred as Detective Beck which was an ordinary looking man being helped by his enthusiastic and rule-breaker workmate Gunvald Larsson. Beck is rich with strong content morally, visceral and thematically-organized. Critics say this show is not intended for those who hate complex and powerful stories. But it’s not questionable to like the series because of its entertaining script. It will open you on many issues of investigation and problem-solving.
4. Welcome to Sweden
“Welcome to Sweden” is a Swedish comedy sitcom which follows a story of an American accountant quitting from his job and move to Sweden to reside on her wife’s home country. This series contains lessons and scenes of relatable moments of anyone who has decided to take the move. The theme of the series drew inspiration from the experiences of Greg Poehler who was an American intellectual property lawyer who resigned from his job to move to Sweden. Despite its comedic attack, the series was really charming, entertaining, full of information on how to adapt to the Swedish culture and language.
5. Anno 1790
Anno 1790 is a Swedish period drama which mixes thriller, political elements, and crime. This series involves a historic plot without being patronizing to the administration. It features Peter Eggers as a former physician who became the new police commissioner who is enthusiastic to change the system. He is an atheist and fully embraced the idea of Republicanism and free-thought philosophy. Critics say it’s like Downton Abbey but it was more cerebral, connecting and absolutely exciting. It was entertaining to watch.
Set your streaming sites and tune in to different Swedish TV shows. There are unique contents and thrilling scenes you couldn’t find from your usual American or English shows. Get some popcorn and soda, and be ready to be entertained!