The Legacy  (English Subtitled)

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  • 2014
  • 1 Season
  • 7.6  (3,262)

The Legacy (Arvingerne in Danish) is a Danish television series that premiered on Danish national television in 2014. It follows the story of a wealthy family called the Grønnegaards who own a prestigious family estate in Denmark. The series revolves around the death of the Grønnegaard family patriarch in the first episode and the legal and emotional ramifications that follow his passing.

The Legacy is a complex and layered family drama that explores themes of inheritance, family ties, childhood trauma, and personal growth. The show follows four adult siblings who each have different relationships with their recently deceased father and one another. Signe (Marie Bach Hansen) is the youngest daughter and a former foster child of the family who has recently been invited to return to the estate and become a part of the family business. Gro (Trine Dyrholm) is the eldest daughter and a successful artist who lives in Berlin and has a fractured relationship with her siblings. Frederik (Carsten Bjørnlund) is the eldest son and the current head of the family business, but his father's will reveals a surprise that sends him spiraling. Emil (Mikkel Boe Følsgaard) is the youngest son and a recovering addict who is struggling to find his place in the world.

Throughout the series, the siblings must navigate their own personal demons while also working together to deal with the financial and legal challenges of their father's estate. The will reveals that their father has left the estate to all four of them equally, which causes tension and competition between the siblings. As they each try to assert their own vision for how to handle the estate, secrets from their pasts are unearthed, and the family struggles to come to terms with their collective trauma.

The Legacy is a beautifully shot and gorgeously acted series that is both emotionally gripping and thematically rich. The show explores the complexities of familial bonds and the sometimes fraught process of coming to terms with the past. The Grønnegaard estate serves as a powerful metaphor for the family's history and the weight of inheritance, both financial and emotional. The estate is both a source of pride and a burden for the siblings and becomes a central character in the series, with its own unique history and personality.

The Legacy is also a showcase for some of Denmark's best actors. Trine Dyrholm is particularly standout as Gro, whose artistic temperament and fraught relationship with her siblings provide some of the series' most compelling moments. Mikkel Boe Følsgaard is also excellent as Emil, who is at once sympathetic and frustrating as he struggles to overcome his addiction. Marie Bach Hansen brings a beautiful vulnerability to her role as Signe, who is both grateful for the opportunity to be a part of the family and deeply traumatized by her childhood experiences.

The Legacy is a tightly written and expertly plotted series that manages to balance complex emotional storytelling with compelling legal and financial drama. The show's exploration of the Grønnegaard family's history is deeply moving and the series is unafraid to tackle difficult and sometimes uncomfortable topics. From exploring the complicated dynamics of family relationships to examining the ways in which trauma can shape our lives, The Legacy is a powerful and engaging series that will leave a lasting impression on viewers.

Overall, The Legacy is a beautifully crafted and emotionally resonant series that is a must-watch for fans of family dramas. Featuring exceptional performances and a deftly written script, the show is a masterpiece of Danish television and a testament to the power of great storytelling.

The Legacy  (English Subtitled)
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Episode 10 (English Subtitled)
10. Episode 10 (English Subtitled)
March 2, 2014
In Danish with English subtitles. Emil goes to Thailand to sell his resort. Back home, Frederik tries to rediscover passion with his wife, while Andreas feels left behind by Signe's plans.
Episode 9 (English Subtitled)
9. Episode 9 (English Subtitled)
February 26, 2014
In Danish with English subtitles. Emil is desperate to find money to pay off his debts, while Gro makes a move to get her career back on track.
Episode 8 (English Subtitled)
8. Episode 8 (English Subtitled)
February 16, 2014
In Danish with English subtitles. The Gronnegaards move out of the family home. Frederik shares a great confession, and his daughter Hannah discovers Solveig and Emil's secret.
Episode 7 (English Subtitled)
7. Episode 7 (English Subtitled)
February 9, 2014
In Danish with English subtitles. Frederik goes to trial against his half-sister, causing several family secrets to be revealed.
Episode 6 (English Subtitled)
6. Episode 6 (English Subtitled)
February 2, 2014
In Danish with English subtitles. Signe prepares for a possible trial against her siblings, but she's missing a key piece of evidence.
Episode 5 (English Subtitled)
5. Episode 5 (English Subtitled)
January 26, 2014
In Danish with English subtitles. As Gro and Signe prepare for the museum's first board meeting, Frederik confronts Gro with information about a forged signature.
Episode 4 (English Subtitled)
4. Episode 4 (English Subtitled)
January 19, 2014
In Danish with English subtitles. Signe suggests a compromise about the house to her sister and brothers, while Thomas is unwilling to move his trailer off the grounds and Emil becomes desperate for money.
Episode 3 (English Subtitled)
3. Episode 3 (English Subtitled)
January 12, 2014
In Danish with English subtitles. Gro is working hard to make her mother's museum a reality, and when legal problem stand in the way she is ready to sacrifice everything.
Episode 2 (English Subtitled)
2. Episode 2 (English Subtitled)
January 5, 2014
In Danish with English subtitles. While Gro arranges her mother's funeral, she still hasn't told her brothers about her mother's plan for the family home. Signe considers what to do about the letter from Veronika.
1. Episode 1 (English Subtitled)
1. 1. Episode 1 (English Subtitled)
In Danish with English subtitles. Aging artist Veronika Gronnegaard goes to see Signe Larsen at the flower show where she works, intent on revealing a secret that will change Signe's life forever.
  • Premiere Date
    January 1, 2014
  • IMDB Rating
    7.6  (3,262)