ARKIVFOTO 2013 af de medvirkende i DR's nye dramaserie 'Arvingerne' fra venstre Carsten Bjørnlund, Trine Dyrholm, Kirsten Olesen, Marie Bach Hansen og Mikkel Boe Følsgaard- se RB 14/1 2014 05.04. Advokater spinder guld på populær tv-serie om arv, "Arvingerne" får danskerne til at søge råd om testamenter. Henvendelser til advokater er fordoblet. (Foto: Jens Nørgaard Larsen/Scanpix 2014)

Maintaining quality in a tv-show about a family is tough to do. Because, while we all know that families can be filled with conflicts and drama, those conflicts don’t lend itself to the structure of televisual story-telling with conflict->resolution->repeat. Family conflicts stay unresolved for years or decades, which makes for less than great television. That is why The Sopranos had the mafia-stories, or Six Feet Under had the undertaker firm. In it’s first season, The Legacy had a great plot generator, as the death of matriarch Veronika Grønnegård, and . . .

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Emma Vestrheim is the editor-in-chief of Cinema Scandinavia. Originally from Australia, she is know based in Bergen, Norway, and attends major Nordic film festivals to conduct interviews and review new films.