15 Best Scandinavian Shows That Also Inspired Other TV Shows
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Any serial addicts here? Welcome! If you have finished all the TV series on the market and you want to examine the TV series from different geographies that have not yet come to light, this list is for you. We have listed beautiful TV series for you, which are the productions of Scandinavian countries such as Sweden, Norway, and Denmark, which made a lot of noise in their countries and inspired other productions. Have a good time already!
15. Heder - IMDb: 6.3
Heder is a 2019 Swedish drama. Heder, which inspired many different TV series and was screened in dozens of countries even though it has not been long since its broadcast, is about the events that developed as a result of a group of female lawyers coming together to wage a war against violence against women. We strongly recommend you to watch Heder, who manages to stretch you back with every minute.
14. Bloodride - IMDb: 6.4
2020's Bloodride is one of the productions we are not used to seeing. This Norwegian series is one of the most watched Norwegian series on
Netflix. The series, which tells about the unfortunate passengers of a haunted bus, draws attention as each episode deals with a separate thriller story. Moreover, it has managed to inspire some movies in a short broadcast time! Bloodride, in which you will find a bit of Black Mirror inspiration, will be quite immersive for you. 13. Mammon - IMDb: 6.8
Mammon tells the story of a journalist who gets involved in corruption and tries to save both his family and himself from this situation. Mammon, which started to appear on the screens in 2014 and lasted for two years, seems to have inspired one of the most popular series of
Netflix, Ozark, made in 2017. Mammon is a series that can be finished in one breath, thanks to the subject it covers, even if it makes you nervous from time to time. 12. Atlantic Crossing - IMDb: 7.2
Atlantic Crossing is a series about Norway's World War II years and contains a lot of politics. Atlantic Crossing, which impressed the audience with the intrigues it tells, has made a big impact both in Norway and America, thanks to its bringing together different nationalities. If you say 'I want to get enough of politics and intrigue', this series is for you!
11. Top Dog - IMDb: 7.3
Top Dog is a Swedish-German co-production. An unrelated lawyer and ex-convict cross paths in a disappearance case. These two characters, who have opposite personalities that will never come together in their social lives, are trying to save themselves from the game they have fallen into. Both unable to escape from their past and trying to heal their wounds, the duo bonds well with each other later on. Top Boy is one of Sweden's most popular TV series. Once you start watching this series, which has a huge fan base in both Germany and Sweden, you won't be able to stop.
10. Love & Anarchy - IMDb: 7.4
Love & Anarchy is a Swedish TV series. Love & Anarchy, which has managed to become one of the most remarkable productions of
Netflix due to its questioning of social norms; It is about a game that a married middle-aged woman enters with a man younger than her. We do not know whether the secret of the success of this series, which is watched in many countries, is the subject it deals with, or the handsomeness of Björn Mosten in the lead role! 9. Ragnarok - IMDb: 7.5
Ragnarok is a Norwegian production that can be called fantastic. The reason we included this series on our list is that it is one of the few mythology series of
Netflix. Ragnarok, which touches on Scandinavian mythology and shocks the audience, seems to have paved the way for mythology-themed productions. 8. Bonus Family - IMDb: 7.6
Bonus Family is one of Sweden's most solid productions. As you get into Bonus Family, which looks like a family comedy, you realize that things are actually much more complicated than that. The series, which came to the screen in 2017, was followed so much that the US adaptation began in 2018. We are sure that you will watch this series, whose name was changed to Steps in the US adaptation, even if it makes you a little sad.
7. Snabba Cash - IMDb: 7.6
Snabba Cash is a Swedish mini-series. Snabba Cash, which is about a group of smart people coming together to make easy money in Sweden's underground world and the troubles they have caused, has attracted attention as one of the few mini-series in Sweden.
6. Wallander - IMDb: 7.9
Wallander is a pretty solid crime drama. This series, which came to the screens in 2008 and continued until 2016, has pioneered many detective series that followed. In Wallander, which is about the life of an inspector who is very successful in his job but ruins everything in his social life, you will follow an inspector who is in trouble with his alcoholism and problems, but who is doing his job perfectly.
5. Lilyhammer - IMDb: 8.0
Lilyhammer is one of the most solid works on our list. After Lilyhammer, a co-production of America and Norway, came to the screen, we could not see anything other than mafia and gangster serials for a while, maybe you remember! Lilyhammer, one of
Netflix's most-watched Norwegian series, is about the American government's placement of one of the country's most 'strange' gangsters in Norway through its witness protection program. While watching the series, you watch the leading role of Steven Van Zandt with laughter. 'Let it not be boring and at the same time give tension!' If so, this series is for you. 4. Forbrydelsen (The Killing) - IMDb: 8.4
The Killing is one of Denmark's most popular productions. The Killing, which does not have an extraordinary subject, achieved this success with the way it handles the subject rather than the subject it deals with. The events unfold when a female detective, who wants to put her life in order, tries to solve a murder that confronts her just as she says, 'Everything's all right!' Although our character amazes him with his intelligence, when you see the obstacles in front of him, you say 'No more!' The Killing, which does not neglect to criticize the system slightly, made such a sound in those years that the Turkish adaptation of the series was also shot in 2014. In fact, our detective was played by the famous actress Nurgül Yeşilçay.
3. Borgen - IMDb: 8.5
Borgen is a Danish TV series. Even if you're not into politics, you'll start to be after watching Borgen. A female politician, one of the most important names in Danish politics, unexpectedly becomes the country's first female prime minister. The series presents the events that developed within the framework of this situation by making a perfect system critique. Realizing the interest in the production, industry wolves bought the rights of the series and announced that the US version would also be shot. Although there is no movement for the US version yet, we do not think that they will delay the adaptation of such a solid production.
2. Bron - IMDb: 8.6
A Swedish and Danish co-production, Bron is one of the most shocking series on our list. Having a great production behind him, Bron proves to us how much he loves his subject, with its publication in 174 countries. A body is found on the border of Sweden and Denmark. But a bigger problem looms almost than the corpse: Since the body was found right at the border, will the Swedish police take care of it, or will it be the Danish police? Since they do not know the answer to this question, they decide to work together. Considering the immersiveness of the series, you can guess that it didn't take long for it to be adapted by different countries! The same plot was soon adapted to take place at the US-Mexico border.
1. Skam - IMDb: 8.6
And we came to number 1 on our list. Think of a group of friends or high school students who are distantly connected to each other. Each season, we enter the life of a different person from this group and watch events from his perspective. You can admire someone you hated in the first season, in the next season. We see their pain, their happiness, their disappointment, and much more. Skam is a very good production that cannot be said: 'What about the youth TV series!' The series has been so popular since the year it was broadcast that it was adapted for television in countries such as France and Italy. We strongly recommend you to watch this Norwegian series. You won't regret it!
We have listed the best Scandinavian TV series for you. What is the best Scandinavian TV series for you? You can also add your favorite Scandinavian TV series that is not on the list in the comments!