Hjordis Steals Your Heart As a Lovable Teacher who Inspires her Students in This Funny Danish Series
I have learned that it is difficult to sell anti-bullying content as entertainment, especially to the audience we most want to send the message—kids, teens, young adults. However, I recently discovered a most charming and warming Danish mini-series, now on Netflix, that has brilliantly executed an entertainment piece with a good message.
Hjørdis is a short, 4 episode mini-series, and its anti-bullying message is as blatant as the sun in your eyes. It open with two kids hanging up a sign for Anti-bullying week. Moreover, they’ve mastered a piece that is perfect for co-viewing. The story revolves around Hjørdis, the teacher leading anti-bullying week with the task of putting on a play for the Crown Princess, and the only kids who have signed up to do the play—the outcasts of the school. You have a deaf teen, a flamboyant first grader, the chubby kid, and all of them each with their own insecurities and/or social issues.
It’s funny, it’s sweet, it’s touching, it’s inspiring, and it’s genuine. If you’re looking for lighter fare entertainment and a good story, I highly recommend watching this mini-series. I’m not sure if they plan to do more with it, but if they are, I’d be thrilled.
BIG LOVE & HUGS