Secret Lives (1999– )
"Salatut elämät" (original title)

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The series' storylines follow the daily lives of several families who live in the same apartment block in Helsinki, Finland. During the series' 15-year run, over 2,700 episodes have been ... See full summary »

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Series cast summary:
Esko Kovero ...
 Ismo Laitela (2,289 episodes, 1999-2015)
Jarmo Koski ...
 Seppo Taalasmaa (1,365 episodes, 1999-2015)
Timo Jurkka ...
 Lasse Sievinen (1,223 episodes, 2004-2015)
Anu Palevaara ...
 Jenni Vainio / ... (1,193 episodes, 1999-2013)
Johanna Nurmimaa ...
 Paula Sievinen / ... (1,088 episodes, 2004-2014)
Sami Sarjula ...
 Ossi Puolakka (1,074 episodes, 2004-2013)
Anneli Ranta ...
 Helena Kuula / ... (949 episodes, 2008-2015)
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The series' storylines follow the daily lives of several families who live in the same apartment block in Helsinki, Finland. During the series' 15-year run, over 2,700 episodes have been aired, making it the second longest running drama in television in the Nordics.

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After many years, this still keeps staying on the top of Finnish TV series based on amount of audience. See more »

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Tunteisiin
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Written by Schmalenbach / Ringqvist
Performed by Anna Hanski
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Marginally Addictive Filler of Television Prime Time
5 December 2005 | by (Seinäjoki, Finland) – See all my reviews

'Salatut Elämät' has entertained Finns for many years from now. Many faces have been changed during the years and it seems that there's just very little of continuity present. Some of the characters, like Seppo, Ulla, Elina and Ismo, have remained for long but these character have not developed but are instead facing similar problems in their lives again and again. This makes 'Salatut Elämät' a bit irritating viewing as it all turns out to be very superficial and self repetitive.

In present time 'Salatut Elämät' lacks all the starlets it had in the first years. None of the younger promising actors have remained in the serial for long, except for Elina, and this has killed much of the original interest towards the whole product. When some of these younger actors wants to quit the serial, he/she is then quickly replaced with some distant cousin and it takes not a long time before you find that newest addition starring the whole program only to quit the show for some better job.

You may find the serial interesting only if you have just recently gotten into it. Older fans will eventually meet the deja vu phenomenon at least then, when you discover for the tenth time the kissing couple being watched by some jealous eyes.


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