Introduction to the best Finnish tv series
Welcome to our best Finnish TV Series section. Join us in our search of the best TV-series per country. Especially series that are also of interest for non-nationals.
As we have also discussed in our Finnish Movies section, Finnish cinema is something special. It might not have a lot to offer in terms of quantity, but it definitely has some high quality productions. When it comes to TV-Series from Finland all arrows point in one direction -> Raid. We have to admit that we had heared of it, but had not yet seen it. While asking around about Finnish TV-series the answer was always: watch raid. So that is what we did. And indeed, raid is great.
We are determined to find a few other great ones but let’s just stick with Raid for now. If you have other suggestions for best Finnish Series please leave a comment. It will be very much appreciated.
Best Finnish TV-Series
Our number one. More shall follow soon.
1. Finnish tv series: Raid
The most well-known Finnish Series. It has even exported to the United States for a whle. The Independent film channel MHZ Networks aired it as one of their Foreign tv-series. Raid did by far the best. Within Finland it was incredibly popular with around 20 % of the population watching the TV-series. Meaning that within Finland it had around 1 million viewers on averge.
It is a creation of the Finnish TV Company YLE. It is directed by Tapio Piirainen and also co-written by Harri Nykanen on whose books the series is based. It is a Fiinish Detective series with great supsense and dark sense of humour. Raid is the name of the main character about who the tv-show revolves around.
In 2003 Raid the movie was released.
Unfortunately it has proven immensely difficult to find a trailer of Raid with English subtitles. We hope the images and music speaks for itself:
Buy the Finnish series Raid on DVD
Here you can buy Raid on DVD with English subtitles.
For other best European TV Series per country you should have a look in the tv-series per country section.