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Crime drama in Flanders: programming trends
Filip Peeters as police inspector Paul Gerardi in Salamander. Are European TV schedules dominated by US shows? Elise Favere examines the situation in Flanders, focusing on the example of crime series. The US dominance of the global trade in television programmes has long raised concerns in Europe about the ‘Americanisation’ of TV schedules. At the same time, drawing on theories of ‘cultural proximity’, many academics note that European audiences still tend to prefer local and national television programmes to American ...
The almost nearly perfect Swedish-Danish co-production: The Bridge – Season 3: A Danish Perspective
Broen.klassisk In our second in a series of special articles on Season 3 of The Bridge (Bron/Broen), Ib Bondebjerg examines the Danish reception of the series and notes that, despite positive reviews, critical voices are emerging. Warning: this article contains spoilers. The sharp, observant reader may notice that part of the title of this blog is taken from Michael Booth’s The Almost Nearly Perfect People: The Truth About the Nordic Miracle (2014).
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