The BEST RTL 4 Shows
The top 5 shows on RTL 4
#1 - Divorce
The series is about three men aged between 35 and 45 who are in the middle of a divorce. They decide to temporarily live together. They share joys and sorrows, and a deeply rooted friendship grows. The story revolves around everything that a divorce entails: the strong emotions, the quarrels, the mourning, the doubts, the children, finances, rediscovering yourself, starting again, dealing with your ex and dating on your fortieth. But the series is also about a typical male friendship. Men who need but a few words to understand each other, who give each other space to be sad and who back each other up when they are vulnerable. But also men who are not afraid to tell each other the brutal truth.
#2 - Goede Tijden, Slechte Tijden
Goede tijden, slechte tijden, English: Good Times, Bad Times, also known as GTST, is the longest-running Dutch soap opera, which began on 1 October 1990 on RTL4. The programme was the first daily soap in the Netherlands. GTST is broadcast Monday to Friday at 20:00. Around 1.5 million viewers watch each episode. It is the highest rated soap opera in the Netherlands. The soap mainly revolves around the lives of the families Alberts, Sanders, De Jong, Van Houten and Bouwhuis. It all takes place in the fictional town of Meerdijk. Like any other soap, marriage, divorce, kidnapping and business are a few of the ingredients of GTST, although in recent years, GTST has become known for writing and producing more controversial storylines. GTST is also known for having a summer break each year, ending a season sometime in June with a cliffhanger, only to resume three months later in September.
#3 - Gooische Vrouwen
Gooische Vrouwen is a Dutch drama series, created by Linda de Mol for her brother John's Tien channel. Favourably compared to Desperate Housewives and Sex in the City, the series chronicles the lives of four upper-class women residing in Het Gooi (the Dutch equivalent of Beverly Hills) and ran from 2005 to 2009. It was the biggest success on the otherwise ill-fated Tien, and after the closure of Tien the series continued on RTL. Gooische Vrouwen has since been sold to Germany (for which version Linda De Mol dubbed her own voice), Belgium and France.
#4 - The Voice (NL)
The Voice of Holland (also known as TVOH) is a Dutch reality singing competition hosted by Martijn Krabbé and Wendy van Dijk. One of the important premises of the show is the quality of the singing talent. Four coaches, themselves popular performing artists, train the talents in their group and occasionally perform with them. Talents are selected in blind auditions, where the coaches cannot see, but can only hear the talents. The show's music is provided by a live band: the Edwin Evers Band.
#5 - Baantjer
Baantjer is a Dutch television programme which was broadcast by RTL 4 from 6 October 1995 until 1 December 2006 for a total of 123 episodes in 12 seasons. It stars Piet Römer as Jurriaan 'Jurre' de Cock, a police detective, and Victor Reinier as Dick Vledder, his helper. The series is based on the novels of writer A. C. Baantjer.