The Vore's TV staff selects the top best Swedish TV series of 2017 on TV, DVD or Netflix. Are Henrik Björn, Henning Mankell & Lars Lundström Sweden's best creators?
Sweden country statistics
Moa Gammel, Göran Ragnerstam & Richard Forsgren
Jordskott, Tjockare än vatten & Real Humans
Amount of country shows per year from 2010 to 2017 15 Swedish TV series scheduled for release this year. For a country with 9 million residents the amount of tv shows is rather surprising, and ever increasing. Most of them are crime and police shows.
2017 releases - most anticipated titles to watch
Saknad (1-1-2007 )
Maje Silver, a Swedish police offer, returns to her old hometown to visit her daughter, but during her visit a horrible discovery shakes up the small community.
Helena Bergström, Johan H:son Kjellgren & Mattias Nordkvist
Innan vi dör (15-1-2017 | Sveriges Television)
A Stockholm police officer works in an organized task force while her husband gets kidnapped, and her own son might even be involved.
Daniel Abreu, Filip Benko & Kola Krauze
Best Swedish TV series on Netflix or DVD in 2017
Best Swedish TV series out on DVD, Bluray or VOD (Netflix, Amazon).
Bron (Since 21-9-2011 , Season: 3 - SVT1)
A Danish/Swedish production that stepped out of The Killing‘s shadow and made the Scandinavian crime genre its own. Although its main characters might be more unusual, with the police woman being autistic, and with us getting to know more about their private lives than in The Killing, the show is actually a lot more conventionally a thriller show than you might think. In this sense it relies much heavier on the thrilling aspect, and less on the whodunnit aspect. The storyline itself, with as its starting point a dead body that is found exactly where Denmark and Sweden are bordering and forces the two countries to work together, has inspired several remakes. An US one with the Mexican and American police working together, and a British-French one (in the Canal Tunnel).
Real Humans is set in a near-future version of Sweden, where consumer-level robot workers and servants are common. These robots look like humans, act like humans and express human-like emotions. If focuses on the relationships real people form with robots and raises the obvious yet interesting question what it means to be human.Real Humans is a decent show, but can be a little soapy. Exploring futuristic themes does not necessary yield entertaining storylines, it appears. Husbands and wives feeling threatened in their sexuality by robots are fun though.