watch later

Not interested / seen

RitaRita

Rita

Hit dramedy from Denmark about a rebellious private school teacher raising three kids.

Comedy, Drama

8.1

show

Denmark
Danish
2012
Alexandre Willaume, Carsten Bjørnlund, Carsten Bjornlund
38 min

Synopsis

imdb
wikipedia

Our Take

8.1
The Staff

You might not have heard of it, but this show was huge in Denmark. I mean, one million people watching in a 5-million-people country huge. Far from being the tasteful Nordic Noir international audiences are used to, Rita revolves around a mid-40s, single mum of three older kids, leather jacket-clad private high school teacher with a big mouth and a heart to go with it. Mille Dinesen plays the titular female lead, who smokes in the school bathrooms and, well, bangs the school principal. But in addition to the rule-bending rebel facing off overprotective parents, know-it-all students, and her growing kids, Rita also deals with serious topics like balancing work and family, being a role model, and abortion, albeit in a hilarious and, well, delightfully Danish way.

Comments

What did you think? Who should watch it?

Next up

More like this in

Good Omens

7.9

A fantastic subversion of the age-old battle between angels and demons

My So-Called Life

7.9

Before Euphoria and Freaks and Geeks, this was the edgiest teen show on TV

This Fool

7.3

An endearing and laidback half-hour comedy following former gang members as they try to reform for good

Insecure

best

8.0

A quintessential TV romcom, and perfect comfort food for your quarter-life crisis

On My Block

best

8.0

A touching coming-of-age series that finally and properly spotlights underrepresented communities

Tuca and Bertie

7.6

Cancelled too soon, this adult cartoon uses surreal, wacky animation to touch on everyday struggles

Teenage Bounty Hunters

7.9

Twin sisters navigate high school and bounty hunting in this thoroughly enjoyable series

Better Off Ted

7.6

A short-lived office satire that perfectly captures the evils and ironies of corporate America

Undeclared

best

8.0

At turns raunchy and heartwarming, this overlooked series from Judd Apatow is a near-perfect portrait of college freshman year

Heartbreak High

7.3

Australia’s vibrant teen drama answer to the UK’s Sex Education
agmtw
eu

© 2022 agoodmovietowatch, all rights reserved.

We are home to the best film and TV on popular streaming services. Supported only by readers like you and by public grants.