https://www.duolingo.com/Casper_duo

Welcome to Sweden TV show

I would like to recommend it to you guys. I watched it before I started learning Swedish, but it is a very funny show. You would absolutely love it!

The show is about half in Swedish and half in English.

If you have other recommendations of your own, let me know!

Tack så mycket.

December 27, 2016

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https://www.duolingo.com/Mr_Eyl
  • Bron (The Bridge). Detectives from Malmö and Copenhagen investigate a murder that falls under the jurisdiction of both Denmark and Sweden. One of the greatest TV shows of the 20th century. About 70/30 in Swedish and Danish, so it's also great for training your ear to the relaxing sounds of Danish.

  • Äkta Människor (Real Humans). Near-future sci-fi about realistic household robots going rogue. Think 20th century Bladerunner in Sweden. :D

  • Jordskott. A detective returns to the small town where her daughter disappeared years earlier. I don't wat to go into any more detail than that, but it's well worth watching.

  • Wallander. Your typical police procedural made more entertaining by some great characters and interesting situations.

Once your Swedish is advanced enough, try watching TV shows and movies with Swedish subtitles instead of English subtitles. You'll be surprised by the difference it makes. Best of luck!

December 27, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/Inferio

I would also like to suggest a great comedy show Solsidan. Any other suggestions for a good non-detective show?

December 27, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/Mr_Eyl

I'm not generally a fan of police or detective shows, but all of the above are certainly worth a watch.

If you're determined not to watch them based on genre, then Vem Vet Mest is a quiz show available on SVT which has increased my vocabulary quite a bit (make sure to answer in Swedish for bonus points!).

Unfortunately, the majority of Swedish exports are crime or detective shows, but there are some great movies out there if you really don't like that kind of thing:

  • Låt den Rätte Komma In (Let the Right One In) is a coming-of-age drama set in 1980s Sweden, where a vampire moves in next to a young boy. One of the best films of the last 20 years.

  • Äta Sova Dö (Eat Sleep Die) is about an immigrant girl and her reationship with her father.

  • Force Majeure is a comedy drama about a family caught in an avalanche while on holiday.

December 27, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/Casper_duo

You've made me remember a fantastic Swedish movie.
I would rate it as a 9.

It is called 'En man som heter Ove' - a man called Eve.
It is a personal life story of an old man, who's dear old wife had died, he got bored with living life alone and wants to commit suicide in order to join her in the afterlife, but interruptions keep on ensuing preventing him from reaching his intended goal.

It is incredibly funny, dark humor, and very touching too.
100% svenska!

December 28, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/juldee

have heard about it, will check it out, tack!

January 29, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/juldee

+1 for Låt den Rätte Komma In! i have to check out the others, tack!

January 29, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/Casper_duo

I will be sure to give each of them a try. Thank you kind sir.

December 27, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/psionpete

Another very good series is Ångelby (I think Ihave spelled it OK. )

December 27, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/MagnusBoiv

Ängelby. The å and the ä are completely different letters.

December 28, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/Casper_duo

Tack.

December 28, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/LucasDiniz22

Isn't Wallander in English?

December 31, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/Mr_Eyl

The remade British version of Wallander is in English.

The original Swedish version of Wallander is (unsurprisingly) in Swedish.

December 31, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/LucasDiniz22

I didn't know there was an original Swedish version.

December 31, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/ninady1980

There are 2 Swedish versions - the one with Krister Henrikson (best IMO) and another with Rolf Lassgård.

September 6, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/Trilby16

Tack! Great suggestion. I'm obsessed with Bron and Beck. Can't wait to get home tonight and change my subtitles over!

August 28, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/JudgeFromUranus

5 Swedish Crime Dramas You Should Watch Right Now!

(I personally recommend the first and third)

https://theculturetrip.com/europe/sweden/articles/5-swedish-crime-dramas-you-should-watch-right-now/

December 27, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/Casper_duo

Tack.

December 28, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/bronteruegg

Hej!

December 29, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/S-KittenLuver10

Hej

December 29, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/PaulCeulem1

What's the best way to watch Swedish broadcast (live/streaming) from abroad over the internet ? e.g. Daily News ? / Series in Swedish, and is it possible to add english subtitels (if needed .. when it gets too tough ?)

March 19, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/aly.hassabelnaby

http://www.svtplay.se/ This is public Swedish TV online. Go to 'program' if you have something in mind that you want to watch or just go to 'kanaler' where you can just watch whatever a channel is airing. I don't think you can add English subtitles but there's quite a bit of non-Swedish broadcasting (especially documentaries) in English, Danish and Norwegian. These come with Swedish subtitles so that may be helpful.

March 19, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/ninady1980

In the UK, look at http://www.channel4.com/collection/walter-presents - 'Blue Eyes' and 'Thicker Than Water' are both in Swedish, and once you've watched those you can confuse yourself a bit with all the Norwegian series (main thing to know - 'ikke'='inte')... There's a Swedish film on BBC iPlayer at the moment too, 'Echoes From The Dead' (available until 25/09/17).

September 6, 2017
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