Better Times (2004– )
"Krøniken" (original title)

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Starting in 1949, the series follows four young Danes through 25 years of history and personal developments in a story about finding yourself in a world of changes.

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Anne Louise Hassing ...
 Ida Nørregaard (22 episodes, 2004-2007)
Anders W. Berthelsen ...
 Palle From (22 episodes, 2004-2007)
Maibritt Saerens ...
 Søs Nielsen (22 episodes, 2004-2007)
Waage Sandø ...
 Kaj Holger Nielsen (22 episodes, 2004-2007)
Stina Ekblad ...
 Karin Nielsen (22 episodes, 2004-2007)
Pernille Højmark ...
 Karen Jensen (22 episodes, 2004-2007)
Dick Kaysø ...
 Børge From (22 episodes, 2004-2007)
Peter Hesse Overgaard ...
 Ingeniør Funder (20 episodes, 2004-2007)
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 Frøken Toft (18 episodes, 2004-2007)
Christian Mosbæk ...
 Salgschef Kjeldsen (17 episodes, 2004-2007)
Ken Vedsegaard ...
 Erik Nielsen (16 episodes, 2004-2007)
Michael Hasselflug ...
 Personalechef Blomkvist (16 episodes, 2004-2007)
Bodil Lassen ...
 Vera (15 episodes, 2004-2007)
Signe Skov ...
 Emma (9 episodes, 2005-2007)
Peter Gantzler ...
 Viggo Valentin (9 episodes, 2004-2006)
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 Jens Otto Krag (9 episodes, 2004-2007)
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In 1949, the young Ida Nørregaard travels from Jutland to Copenhagen to enroll in a home economics school and an evening school programme. When she is told that she can't do both, she chooses the evening school. Her parents are unhappy with her choice, but Ida is decided upon making it on her own in the big city. She finds a job as a secretary at a radio factory, but when her boss's son Erik Nielsen has a crush on Ida, he causes her to lose her job. While Erik is trying to convince his father of the future of television, he also succeeds in attracting Ida's attention. Meanwhile, Erik's lively sister Søs Nielsen is engaged to a man she doesn't love. When he tries to rape her one night, she is helped by Palle From who is a working class university student and lives next door to Ida. When Søs finds him to thank him an attraction builds between them. Written by Peter Brandt Nielsen

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Some of the story of the Danish radio factories' path into television is inspired by the personal story of engineer Herman Høedholt. In the winter of 1950 he built a television as an experiment while working for the radio factory Linnet & Laursen. At the Copenhagen radio fair that same year his set was declared the best of the exhibited models. He later started his own television factory, Larsen & Høedholt, with an associate. See more »

Goofs

Episode 1.7: When Frøken Jørgensen exits Aage Haslund's room she explains to Hr. Stoklund that Haslund works for 'Statsradiosofien'. The correct name is 'Statsradiofonien' - literally 'the State Radiophony'. Since Frøken Jørgensen is in a somewhat frisky mood at the time, it is not unlikely that the mistake was deliberate. See more »

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Krønikken, The Chronicle 1949 – 1972
22 February 2009 | by (Denmark) – See all my reviews

Krønikken starts were Matador, the immortal Danish TV classic, ended. While it does not reach Matador's level, it certainly is an important contribution that vividly describes the culture of the Danish society from the postwar period, to the beginning of the modem times.

Unlike Matador, Krønikken, (the Chronicle) takes place in Copenhagen, and not in a province town; therefore its focus is a little narrower, and it has more supporting characters that are only seen in a few episodes. Its primary focus is the capitalistic family, whose patriarch owns the radio, and later, TV factory Bella, but it also has a strong focus on the development of the Danish social democratic party. This is because, that the Social Democrat was the primary architect for the modem Danish welfare state, which was created in this period.

It is a story, but it describes the history of that period better, then mere facts ever could.

If you are interested in the Danish culture, then Krønikken, is a must see.


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