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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

Our Take

8.1
Bilal Zouheir

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.

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