The BEST Episodes of Better Times

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Last Updated: Aug 9, 2019

In 1949, the young Ida Nørregaard travels from Jutland to Copenhagen to enroll in a home economics school and an evening school programme. When she is told that she can't do both, she chooses the evening school. Her parents are unhappy with her choice, but Ida is decided upon making it on her own in the big city. She finds a job as a secretary at a radio factory, but when her boss's son Erik Nielsen has a crush on Ida, he causes her to lose her job. While Erik is trying to convince his father of the future of television, he also succeeds in attracting Ida's attention. Meanwhile, Erik's lively sister Søs Nielsen is engaged to a man she doesn't love. When he tries to rape her one night, she is helped by Palle From who is a working class university student and lives next door to Ida. When Søs finds him to thank him an attraction builds between them.

1954

#1 - 1954

Season 1 - Episode 8

star 8.50
2 votes
Writers: Hanna Lundblad, Stig Thorsboe
1950

#2 - 1950

Season 1 - Episode 2

Det truer Idas studenterkursus, at hun ikke kan finde et arbejde efter fyringen fra radiofabrikken. Hun bliver dog reddet af en uventet anbefaling fra "Bella". Som tak indvilger hun i at se Erik igen, men hans ubetænksomhed er kilde til stadig irritation. Det kulminerer aftenen før hendes vigtige årsprøve, hvor Erik uforvarende kommer til at låse hende ind i "Bella"s udviklingsafdeling, hvor han har vist hende sit hemmeligt-byggede fjernsyn. Ida beslutter aldrig at se ham igen, men kommer alligevel på andre tanker. Søs' forældre tror ikke på, hun er blevet forulempet nytårsaften. Hun finder frem til sin redningsmand Palle, der forklarer sagens rette sammenhæng i direktørhjemmet.

star 8.00
2 votes
Writers: Hanna Lundblad, Stig Thorsboe
1951

#3 - 1951

Season 1 - Episode 4

star 8.00
3 votes
Writers: Hanna Lundblad, Stig Thorsboe
Part 1, Copenhagen 1949

#4 - Part 1, Copenhagen 1949

Season 1 - Episode 1

For at få råd til sit studenterkursus, tager Ida arbejde som sekretær på Radiofabrikken "Bella". Her bliver hun glad for direktørens søn Erik, som netop har hjembragt et dyrt fjernsyn fra Amerika, hvilket hans far er oprørt over. Da direktøren sætter Ida til at kigge Eriks regnskaber efter, kastes hun uforvarende ud i en loyalitetskonflikt imellem far og søn. Hun mister sit job og bringer sit studenterkursus i fare. Eriks søster Søs er netop blevet forlovet, men den udvalgte vil ikke tillade hun fortsætter sit modelarbejde. Hun overfaldes nytårsaften, men reddes i sidste øjeblik af Idas nabo Palle, der er på vej for at mødes med Jens Otto Krag.

star 7.75
4 votes
Writers: Hanna Lundblad, Stig Thorsboe
1950

#5 - 1950

Season 1 - Episode 3

star 7.75
4 votes
Writers: Hanna Lundblad, Stig Thorsboe
1952

#6 - 1952

Season 1 - Episode 6

star 7.50
4 votes
Writers: Hanna Lundblad, Stig Thorsboe
Part 14, August 1961

#7 - Part 14, August 1961

Season 2 - Episode 4

star 7.50
4 votes
Writers: Hanna Lundblad, Stig Thorsboe
1956

#8 - 1956

Season 1 - Episode 9

star 7.50
2 votes
Writers: Hanna Lundblad, Stig Thorsboe
1958

#9 - 1958

Season 2 - Episode 1

star 7.50
2 votes
Directors: Lone Scherfig
Writers: Hanna Lundblad, Stig Thorsboe
1959

#10 - 1959

Season 2 - Episode 3

star 7.50
2 votes
Writers: Hanna Lundblad, Stig Thorsboe
1962

#11 - 1962

Season 2 - Episode 5

star 7.50
2 votes
Writers: Hanna Lundblad, Stig Thorsboe
1951

#12 - 1951

Season 1 - Episode 5

star 7.33
3 votes
Writers: Hanna Lundblad, Stig Thorsboe
1959

#13 - 1959

Season 2 - Episode 2

star 7.33
3 votes
Writers: Hanna Lundblad, Stig Thorsboe
1954

#14 - 1954

Season 1 - Episode 7

star 7.33
3 votes
Writers: Hanna Lundblad, Stig Thorsboe
Part 16, Two years later, 1964

#15 - Part 16, Two years later, 1964

Season 3 - Episode 1

star 7.33
3 votes
1969

#16 - 1969

Season 3 - Episode 5

star 7.33
3 votes
Writers: Hanna Lundblad, Stig Thorsboe
1967

#17 - 1967

Season 3 - Episode 3

star 7.25
4 votes
1968

#18 - 1968

Season 3 - Episode 4

star 7.25
4 votes
Writers:
Part 22, October 3rd, 1972

#19 - Part 22, October 3rd, 1972

Season 4 - Episode 2

star 7.25
4 votes
1965

#20 - 1965

Season 3 - Episode 2

star 6.00
5 votes
1957

#21 - 1957

Season 1 - Episode 10

star 5.33
3 votes
Writers: Hanna Lundblad, Stig Thorsboe
Part 21, Three years later, Småland, summer of 1972

#22 - Part 21, Three years later, Småland, summer of 1972

Season 4 - Episode 1

star 5.33
3 votes