BANKEROT (2014 – )

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Creators: Kim Fupz Aakeson, Malene Blenkov

Cast: Martin Buch, Esben Dalgaard Andersen, Viktor Lykke Clausen

Niklas (9-year-old Viktor Lykke Clausen) wakes up every night to draw the ever more precise contours of a recurring dream: he sees his mother stretched out on the road, overthrown by a driver. An accident that happened  two years ago. Since then, the little boy is no longer talking and Thomas (Martin Buch), his father, has sunk into alcohol. Dion (Esben Dalgaard Andersen), a friend of Thomas, gets out of  prison, but is expected by the Mafia aka  “P’tite Souris” (Nicolas Bro) to whom he owes money …

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he story evolves around two friends struggling to get their dream restaurant off the ground. They need money and Dion owes money to the Mafia Don (Petite souris). The thing is that Thomas is mounting his wife and can’t move on plus he is left to raise his son. He was the top sommelier who is dyslexic. Dion owes money to the mob plus got pregnant the female prison guard. It seems to me that trouble finds him every where. The actors are outstanding plus the chemistry in near perfect. It is hilarious at times plus there are detours left and right and a few surprises along the way. There the series feels like a modern western kind of cool. The French however copied it and named it Chef. Yes it is good but the second season of Chef is missing something. Anyway Bankerot means Bankrupt in english.

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THE TEAM (2015 – )

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Cast: Lars Mikkelsen, Jasmin Gerat, Veerle Baetens

Three women, three countries, but a common sequence of events – all the victims was shot through the left eye and a finger away. But why? Who had it in for the prostitutes? An international team of investigators consisting of the Dane Bjørn Harald (Lars Mikkelsen), Deutsche Jackie Müller (Jasmin Great) and the Belgian Alicia Verbeeck (Veerle Baetens) to jointly bring light into the darkness and catch the murderer. A first track leads you to the Belgian journalist Jean-Louis Poquelin (Nicholas Ofczarek), who was six years earlier accused for a very similar crime. But the Lithuanian billionaire Marius Loukauskis (Nicholas Ofczarek) seems somehow plunge in the matter. 

Here is a nice crime drama series that has been copy from the on in France called crossing lines.The series follows a number of national police agencies, working through the framework of EUROPOL, to attempt to solve a series of cross-border murders. Like I said they copy on each other but the crime is different here. It takes us in 3 different countries so far. Only 2 episodes as been shown here so I decided to review this one now It still looks good plus I love the fact it is in Sweden, and Germany  I get to see other countries. It is a bizarre crime that they stubble one and they tried to make do with what they have plus they use the high-tech gear that they have to catch the criminal. Another Crime drama of 8 episodes yes there will be season 2 and they’re will be a third season in the works. I will put more as soon as I see more episodes.

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RITA ( 2012 – )

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Creator: Christian Torpe

Cast: Mille Dinesen, Lise Baastrup, Nikolaj Groth

This a Danish series and it is pretty good so far as far as season one. A teacher who was rebellious when she was younger, now teaches at school. She has 3 kids, is a single mom. She lives almost next to the school she teaches. You know when you are in not your typical U.S series is when you see a beautiful Danish woman in her 40’s smoking in the bathroom of the school. She reads the graffiti on the wall and sees one that caught her attention and need correcting it reads “Rita was fucking the principal” she corrects it, Rita is fucking the principal. She gets out because the bells as rung and goes to class. She is a single mother with 3 kids and they are dysfunctional family. She wear tight jeans a shirt and a shirt over it. She is trying to keep it together and has her way of teaching.  It has funny moment aand moves along just fine. Her son who is gay and won’t admit it to himself and everybody knows that he is gay. Her daughter is self-conscious because her boyfriends has broken up with her because she had no ass. and her older son is getting married at 22 years old who has a nice family. Well this is it you are going to have to watch this series.

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BORGEN (2010 – 2013)

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Creator: Adam Price

Cast: Sidse Babett Knudsen, Birgitte Hjort Sørensen, Emil Poulsen

Borgen Danish for “The Castle,” the nickname for the building that houses Denmark’s government Birgitte Nyborg (Sidse Babett Knudsen) by her surprise becomes the first woman prime minister of Denmark. Nyborg fins out that the job is not what it cracks up to be. On th top of that she is trying to find a balance between the deals she strike and get it done is a different story.

Here is a great series From Denmark. The series revolves around new Prime Minister Nyborg and how she deals with her responsibilities as well in her private life. She quickly understand in politics it is a man’s world. It shows her in her private life with her husband and kids and at work. The other characters are shown the same way as well as the jungle the political agendas. This series is perfect. There is conflict between characters as well like in real life. Like I said the feel like real people and the creator and his team of writer has paid attention to that. Here is a bit go fact when Borgen came out in 2010, Thorning-Schmidt was already the leader of her party, but the country had yet to vote her into power…  so Borgen creator Adam Price decided to make that jump for her. He created Birgitte Nyborg, made her Prime Minister on TV screens across the land, and thus paved the way for real life. That din’t not influence the vote says the voters out there. Over all you must see this one. I got hooked the first episode.

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THE KILLING (2007 – 2012)

 

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Creator : Søren Sveistrup. 

Cast ; Sofie Gråbøl, Morten Suurballe, Lars Mikkelsen. 

The brutal murder of a young girl starts an extended police investigation. Detective Sarah Lund (Sofie Gråbøl)  supposed to leave for a new life in Sweden, but her superior tells her to stay a little longer to show the rope to her replacement. The girl’s parents and friends struggle to cope with their loss.Troels Hartmann (Lars Mikkelsen) is campaigning to be mayor of Copenhagen, but struggles when links are revealed between city hall and the murder. To make matters worst the car that he rented was found in the lake with a body in it.

Here is a great series. Like I said before other country are copying each other There is the same series in the U.S. of the same title. Now the one go the U.S I saw the first season of it and no only they copied it but they also copied some of the frames of it. Anyway This series takes you on this gruesome murder one day at the time. There is pressure from the police to have the mayor not reveal anything about it until the police gets more information on their investigation. The parents who are trying to find answers and to cope with the loss. It has a realism to it . Once they have a suspect they find on other one and so on. It is a no win situation. It is like you are watching real detective at work. The series in very addicting . It has only 3 seasons but it is so damn good.

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TRAQUE EN SERIES (2011 – )

Cast: Laura Bach, Jakob Cedergren, Lars Mikkelsen.
About the hunt for a type of violent criminal who has yet to strike in Denmark, and who is surrounded by fear and mystique – the serial killer.
2 cops on in service The other not work together to solve crimes from serial killers. Interesting series is great I love it to death. It takes off with some out of this world crimes cases, They will explain how a serial killer think and how to catch one. One cop who got out of the force because he follows a hunch is not well like by the others comrades but somehow He ends up solving the murders and catching the killer. He gets under the skin of the killer. He always works with the other female cop who think he is a genius at it. If you can get a hold of the series back in the states watch it is good.