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

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