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10 Reasons Why I'm Perfectly Okay With TV's Recent Scandinavian Invasion

By Joanna Robinson | Lists | July 3, 2013 |

By Joanna Robinson | Lists | July 3, 2013 |

One could, if one wanted, say I’m using the word “Scandinavian” creatively. Expansively. One might even say “inaccurately.” Oh yes, there are some Germans and Netherlanders on this list. But try not to get too upset, you Swedes, Finns and Danes. I accept all of you as my icey-eyed, blonde overlords. There’s definitely been an upswing in muddy vowel sounds and stoic, Northern European good looks on our TV sets recently. And I’m all for it. So put on your shades, folks, because it’s about to get very, blindingly white in here.

Rutger Hauer — “True Blood” (Dutch)

Carice van Houten — “Game Of Thrones” (Dutch)

Alexander Skarsgård — “True Blood” (Swedish)

Diane Kruger — “The Bridge” (German)

Mads Mikkelsen — “Hannibal” (Danish)

Joel Kinnaman — “The Killing” (Swedish)

Nikolaj Coster Waldau — “Game Of Thrones” (Danish)

Famke Janssen — “Hemlock Grove” (Dutch)
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Malin Åkerman — “Suburgatory” (Swedish-Canadian)
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Franka Potente — “Copper” (German)

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