Beartown: Season 1 (2020)


Season 1
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Acutely observed and coiled with dread, Beartown is an intelligent sports drama that explores how the culture of an insular community can be complicit in a crime.

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Critic Ratings: 14

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User Ratings: 17

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Air date: Oct 17, 2020

Peter and his family return to Beartown to start a new life and rejuvenate the town's hockey team and future; however, the team Peter is supposed to take over can't be saved, and he turns his focus to Beartown's hard-training new star, a junior.

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Air date: Oct 17, 2020

The junior team starts to win, sparking hope; everyone's hopes rest on Kevin, and the only person who sees him as more than just a hockey star is Peter's daughter, Maya.

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Air date: Oct 24, 2020

The backlash from the semifinals party hangs over Beartown like a fog; something happened, but Maya won't talk, and Kevin trains harder than ever -- to forget.

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Air date: Oct 31, 2020

Neither the star of the team, Kevin, nor its coach, Peter, come to the crucial final game, and Beartown's future is on the line.

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Air date: Nov 7, 2020

Questions about what happened to Maya and who is guilty divide Peter's family and the town.

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Cast & Crew

Oliver Dufåker
Kevin Erdahl

Actor
Otto Fahlgren
Benji Ovich

Actor
Miriam Ingrid
Maya Andersson

Actor
Aliette Opheim
Mira Andersson

Actor
Tyler Shamy
Lyt

Actor
Ulf Stenberg
Peter Andersson

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Tobias Zilliacus
Mats Erdahl

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Critic Reviews for Beartown: Season 1

Audience Reviews for Beartown: Season 1

  • Oct 22, 2021
    Brilliant in so many ways. It's been a long time since a new tv show captured me as quickly as this one did!
  • Sep 25, 2021
    It takes you deeper into uncomfortable places than TV usually allows itself to go - uncomfortable places that need the light and exposure that Beartown provides.
  • May 23, 2021
    Even if you might think you know where the story is going, the excellent production -- acting, script, cinematography, pacing -- make this film gripping and a worthy watch. It's also a fascinating glimpse into Swedish small-town culture, which, despite the happy socialism we hear about, is beset by some of the same problems plaguing American life: racism, sexism, income inequality, class conflict, sports worship.
  • Mar 22, 2021
    It was out of line with the story
  • Mar 21, 2021
    Made me seethe with anger.
  • Mar 16, 2021
    If you have read the book and loved it, this series will just upset you. I started watching it excited to see Beartown come to life, well 20 minutes in there were so many differences I had to turn it off from how annoying it was. Maybe if you haven't read the book it would be worth a watch since in general Scandinavian TV series are some of the best.
  • Mar 11, 2021
    So far, so good. Very bleak. Excellent acting throughout.
  • Mar 02, 2021
    I posted a 2-star review initially but tried again when I was in a quieter slower mood--and like it a lot. It's not a series you can 1/2 watch while doing other things--you do need to focus on it. Not because it's complicated or difficult to follow, but because it is so slow many American's minds will wander and they'll start to multitask and end up missing important nuances. The plot is compelling, characters well-drawn, good acting and direction. So if you are in the mood to wrap yourself in a blanket with a cup of tea to watch a pretty interesting drama in grim gloomy freezing cold dark Sweden you may enjoy Beartown as much as I ultimately did.

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