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Thicker Than Water 

Tjockare än vatten (original title)
TV-14 | | Drama | TV Series (2014– )
A mother sends postcards to her estranged son and daughter inviting them back to the guest house they grew up in. She gives each of her children one piece of advice and leaves them to ponder the meaning.
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Cast

Series cast summary:
Björn Bengtsson ...  Lasse Waldemar 20 episodes, 2014-2016
Aliette Opheim ...  Jonna Waldemar 20 episodes, 2014-2016
Joel Spira Joel Spira ...  Oskar Waldemar 20 episodes, 2014-2016
Jessica Grabowsky ...  Liv Waldemar 20 episodes, 2014-2016
Molly Nutley Molly Nutley ...  Kim Waldemar 20 episodes, 2014-2016
Tanja Lorentzon ...  Petra Andersson 19 episodes, 2014-2016
Saga Sarkola Saga Sarkola ...  Cecilia Waldemar 17 episodes, 2014-2016
Fredrik Hammar Fredrik Hammar ...  Mauritz Waldemar 16 episodes, 2014-2016
Stina Ekblad ...  Anna-Lisa Waldemar 16 episodes, 2014-2016
Tobias Zilliacus ...  Mikael Rosén 15 episodes, 2014-2016
Jonna Järnefelt ...  Beatrice Norling 13 episodes, 2014-2016
Donald Högberg Donald Högberg ...  Konrad Waldemar 12 episodes, 2014-2016
Linda Zilliacus ...  Laura Nord 10 episodes, 2016
Torkel Petersson ...  Manne 10 episodes, 2014
Johanna Ringbom Johanna Ringbom ...  Mildred Pahkinen 10 episodes, 2014
Conrad Stenberg Conrad Stenberg ...  Fredrik Pahkinen 10 episodes, 2014
Henrik Norlén ...  Bjarne 10 episodes, 2014
Samuel Vauramo ...  Wille Ek 10 episodes, 2016
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A mother sends postcards to her estranged son and daughter inviting them back to the guest house they grew up in. She gives each of her children one piece of advice and leaves them to ponder the meaning.

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Genres:

Drama

Certificate:

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Country:

Sweden | Finland

Language:

Swedish

Release Date:

27 January 2014 (Sweden) See more »

Also Known As:

Arvingerne i skærgården See more »

Filming Locations:

Ahvenanmaa, Finland

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Runtime:

(10 episodes) (season 1) | (10 episodes) (season 2)

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital (5.1)

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

16:9 HD
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Nice Drama produced the first 10-episode season of Thicker Than Water for SVT and Finnish network YLE. See more »

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Dysfunctional Family Melodrama, Swedish Style
26 March 2019 | by qui_jSee all my reviews

I would not call this Nordic Noir but more of a Nordic Soap Opera. It moves slowly and as has been mentioned, bits could well be cut out as the scenes add nothing to the story. There are lots of long gazes, periods of silence, flashbacks galore but the plot is really quite predictable. The story is built on a foundation of lies and deceit, practiced by all the characters. It goes beyond showing them as flawed but pushes the viewer to actively dislike them as they all seem to lie and cheat. As with Swedish shows, there is lots of nudity and sex, some of which really does not add much to the plot. It's worth the watch but because it's so slow moving, you wont miss much if you watch it on an intermittent basis.

The second season is a bit disappointing in that the story takes on more fantasy with little thought given to the huge holes in the plot. Events just seem to occur in an impossible manner that just lacks total credibility. If you do watch it, just go with the flow as the plot will not stand up to much analysis and thought.


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