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Esko Kovero ...
 Ismo Laitela (2,424 episodes, 1999-2016)
Jarmo Koski ...
 Seppo Taalasmaa (1,528 episodes, 1999-2016)
Anu Palevaara ...
 Jenni Vainio / ... (1,271 episodes, 1999-2013)
Timo Jurkka ...
 Lasse Sievinen (1,235 episodes, 2004-2015)
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 Paula Sievinen / ... (1,102 episodes, 2004-2014)
Sami Sarjula ...
 Ossi Puolakka (1,088 episodes, 2004-2013)
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 Helena Kuula / ... (993 episodes, 2008-2016)
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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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25 January 1999 (Finland)  »

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On August 17, 2009, it was announced that "Salatut elämät" will be on the air until the spring 2015. See more »

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Spin-off Nightmare (2012) See more »

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Tunteisiin
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Written by Schmalenbach / Ringqvist
Performed by Anna Hanski
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This is needed. But unfortunately it is badly made drama.
20 October 2015 | by (Finland) – See all my reviews

I am really amazed because this has been on production for over 15 yrs! Probably because it is so easy to follow and people can find themselves and their acquaintance in this series.

I was taking care of their video tape recorders up to 2001 and I know that these are made really fast. They don't have time to shoot many takes but it usually is recorded as fast as possible. One take and that's it. This is why I give two stars because I admire the actors and actresses who can do this in such stressful environment.

Some of the people are professionals but there are many young persons just appearing the series and if he/she does it well enough, the magazines are telling all about these people making them familiar to those who watch this. So this series is served strongly to the ordinary Finnish people.

Some are very over acting; usually Police, doctors or authorities. These are very annoying to see because the Finnish Police etc. are very professional and do not act so arrogantly or passionate but are calm and very professional.


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