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"Black Widows" - A Scandinavian TV Series

I just finished watching a light hearted Scandinavian murder mystery TV series called Black Widows. Three married women from Sweden are a holiday weekend in Norway when their husbands apparently die in a boating accident. I won't say more to avoid spoilers. I learned about current Scandinavian culture and the rivalry between Sweden and Norway. Although I would not call this first rate TV I really enjoyed it especially in view of my upcoming RS Scandinavian Tour.

It's available on Acorn in the US.

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dclawyer, I'm not sure its still available, but there was a comedy series on Netflix called "Welcome to Sweden" produced by Amy Poehler, that was about an American man moving to Sweden to be with his girlfriend. Lots of insight into life, there.

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Thank you Stan. I see it's now on Hulu. I just added it to my watchlist!

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light hearted Scandinavian murder mystery TV series

Such things exist? I'm a big fan of Nordic crime dramas like The Killing (Danish version, not the horrible US remake), The Bridge and Wallander. Excellent series, but dark as pitch.

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Thanks for the tip...sounds right up our alley. I started reading mysteries when a friend gave me some old books. I asked my librarian for help, and told her I didn't want any violence, blood and guts, sex, or courtroom dramas. She immediately responded, "Oh! You want the Cozies!'' and printed off a list of American and British authors of Cozy Murder Mysteries ---think Agatha Christie. We have seen many Wallander, and have several episodes sitting on the DVR but until we replace popcorn with antidepressants, they very well may stay there. "Dark as pitch" nails it.

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Still available along with many other foreign language mystery series on MHZ streaming subscription.
I thought Black Widows was entertaining, but I love Blood on the Vine (French) wine expert who happens to find murders in his role as a vineyard consultant, Detective Montalbano (Italian).
Lots more through MHZ.

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Ann

As a result of comments on this forum I recently subscribed to MHZ through Amazon. You are right it is filled with European TV, more than I can possibly watch. Acorn is also a good source of European TV and -- to a lesser extent -- Netflix.

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I just watched the first episode of Blood on the Vine. This sort of TV series could only come from France. Murders in wine country with great food, wine and scenery. It is charming. Thank you for the recommendation.

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I just watched the first episode of Blood on the Vine. This sort of TV series could only come from France. Murders in wine country with great food, wine and scenery. It is charming. Thank you for the recommendation.