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Seaside Hotel, a wonderful Danish Series!

Our public TV station in Atlanta is playing a delightful Danish series, yes, with subtitles on Saturday nights. It’s about a hotel on the North Sea in 1928 and the owners and the guests who come year after year and the workers. Many interesting characters with storylines that I am enjoying. Since I’m going to Scandinavia next May on a RS tour, I want to immerse myself in the culture.
Try it, you will like it. It’s also available on Amazon Prime for Masterpiece and PBS Passport for PBS subscribers; it’s a Walters Presents production.

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I’ve been watching it and it’s delightful!

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Thanks for this tip! We enjoy Scandinavian films too. If you haven’t watched Borgen ( Danish) and Occupied ( Norwegian) give them both a try. We were hooked!

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Are they available on streaming platforms? Amazon Prime or Netflix? I will keep them in mind.

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Borgen is on Netflix, Occupied is on Amazon Prime or Netflix, I forget which.

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Loved Seaside Hotel! Wonderful, subtle humor and a nice mix of drama and comedy.

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I loved Borgen, will have to check out this series too. BTW, I also like to read books/watch shows about places I’m traveling to as part of the planning process. Before my last trip to Europe (Spain 11/19) I read a great book called “Spain In Their Hearts” and also George Orwell’s “Homage to Catalonia” about the Spanish Civil War and watched a fantastic series, I think it was called Gran Hotel, set in Spain in 1905. It was like a Spanish Downton Abbey.

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My husband and I are eagerly awaiting Season 8 of Seaside Hotel. The characters are very engaging, and there is the undercurrent of the rise of Hitler lapping at their shores. You can find more information about "Walter Presents" which is what provides this series and many others at https://www.facebook.com/WalterPresentsUSA/

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I'm still upset that no American channel/Netflix/Amazon has the original Danish version of The Killing. It was miles better than the limpid AMC version. I also liked the Swedish Wallander which seemed a little less NOIR than the PBS version and the dog was so cute too. Sadly our local station is still pledge driving with Celtic Woman, Susy Orman and the doo-wop groups specials. And they wonder why pledges are down.

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We just finished streaming the 6 episodes of season 1 on PBS Passport. Our local PBS stations aren’t currently broadcasting any more episodes. Are those of you watching seasons 2-7 (8 and 9 to come) paying for a different streaming service? We’ve really enjoyed what we’ve seen so far.

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Yes, Mona, I am paying extra to Amazon Prime Masterpiece so I can watch all seasons of the Seaside Hotel. I’m recording the Season 1 episodes on my PBS TV station because I’m not sure they will present all of the seasons. I did start watching it on PBS Passport but again, I’m not sure, it will show all seasons.
It’s $5.99 a month.
All these streaming options gets confusing!

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Thanks Judy. I agree that the different streaming options we signed up for in the past year and a half have gotten confusing. We ended up signing up for the free 7 day trial with PBS Masterpiece (even though we have PBS Passport) and will pay for the service if we can’t get through the series in the next week!!! Fortunately we are home for the week. Some other streaming services we bought during Covid were Acorn, Sundance Now, Paramount+, HULU, etc. One rational was that we were spending $0 on travel and we found some wonderful series to keep us virtually traveling.

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Just watched season 8 on the PBS Masterpiece channel of Amazon prime. Too bad there were only 5 episodes. Looking forward to season 9!