You can’t really write about Denmark without mentioning the Scandinavian crime shows and novels…
I just found the Danish TV show “Dicte” on Netflix. It offers a “hyggeligt”/”cozy” trip to Denmark’s second largest city, Aarhus, which the New York Times has nominated as number 17 of the best places to travel to in 2016!
The show stars a lot of great Danish actors, like Iben Hjejle who is the main character crime reporter Dicte. It is based on Elsebeth Egholm’s thriller books about Dicte.
This show is great for someone like me who isn’t into scary stuff (I steer far away from the Swedish ones!) as this one is more on the cozy side. It is not too scary and revolves a lot around personal issues such as love, divorce and friendships – the Danish way;) So for me it is great taste of Danish culture.
But if you are really into Scandinavian crime shows “Forbrydelsen”/”The Killing” is probably the best and has been made into an American version on Netflix called “The Killing”. I would of course recommend watching the Danish original version taking place in Copenhagen with Sofie Graaboel starring as the crime detective in her famous Icelandic sweater;)
Read about Forbrydelsen/The Killing here
Speaking of scary fiction and movies, Jussie Adler-Olsen, is one of the most succesful crime story writers in Denmark and several of his bestseller books have been made into international movies. If you like crime stories I would definitely check him out. I think pretty much everyone in Denmark has read them! Except for me…
Overview of Jussi Adler-Olsen’s books in English