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Secret Lives 

Salatut elämät (original title)
The series' storylines follow the daily lives of several families who live in the same apartment block in Helsinki, Finland. During the series' 20-year run, over 3,500 episodes have been ... See full summary »
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Cast

Series cast summary:
Esko Kovero Esko Kovero ...  Ismo Laitela 2,823 episodes, 1999-2020
Jarmo Koski Jarmo Koski ...  Seppo Taalasmaa 1,567 episodes, 1999-2019
Timo Jurkka Timo Jurkka ...  Lasse Sievinen 1,294 episodes, 2004-2020
Maija-Liisa Peuhu Maija-Liisa Peuhu ...  Ulla Taalasmaa 1,280 episodes, 1999-2020
Anu Palevaara Anu Palevaara ...  Jenni Vainio / ... 1,272 episodes, 1999-2018
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Pete Lattu Pete Lattu ...  Kalle Laitela 1,224 episodes, 1999-2020
Johanna Nurmimaa Johanna Nurmimaa ...  Paula Sievinen / ... 1,147 episodes, 2004-2019
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Storyline

The series' storylines follow the daily lives of several families who live in the same apartment block in Helsinki, Finland. During the series' 20-year run, over 3,500 episodes have been aired, making it the second longest running drama in television in the Nordics.

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Official Sites:

Official MTV [Finland]

Country:

Finland

Language:

Finnish

Release Date:

25 January 1999 (Finland) See more »

Also Known As:

Salkkarit See more »

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Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1 / (high definition)
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Trivia

Title song by Schmalenbach / Ringqvist, performed by Anna Hanski. See more »

Connections

Spin-off Romeo & Rafael Desperados (2008) See more »

Soundtracks

Tunteisiin
(title song)
Written by Schmalenbach / Ringqvist
Performed by Anna Hanski
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This is needed. But unfortunately it is badly made drama.
20 October 2015 | by matti_kakiSee all my reviews

I am really amazed because this has been on production for over 15 yrs! Probably because it is so easy to follow and people can find themselves and their acquaintance in this series.

I was taking care of their video tape recorders up to 2001 and I know that these are made really fast. They don't have time to shoot many takes but it usually is recorded as fast as possible. One take and that's it. This is why I give two stars because I admire the actors and actresses who can do this in such stressful environment.

Some of the people are professionals but there are many young persons just appearing the series and if he/she does it well enough, the magazines are telling all about these people making them familiar to those who watch this. So this series is served strongly to the ordinary Finnish people.

Some are very over acting; usually Police, doctors or authorities. These are very annoying to see because the Finnish Police etc. are very professional and do not act so arrogantly or passionate but are calm and very professional.


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