What do Londoners search for on the internet when they google for something specifically Danish? Using Google Trends, The Vikings went on a little mission to find the 10 most popular searches in London for anything Danish.
MADS MIKKELSEN & HANNIBAL
Danish actor Mads Mikkelsen is currently starring in a new American TV drama series called Hannibal. The show, as you might have guessed, explores the early relationship between the psychiatrist and a young FBI special investigator. Looks like London has got, as we say in Danish, ‘blod på tanden’.
‘Superligaen’, or The Danish League, is the Danish football (or soccer for our American readers) championship tournament and is currently the highest association football league in the country. The tournament is currently under way (The Vikings don’t support a particular team but do let us know in the comment section who you are rooting for this year!)
It’s a bit unclear as to why a search for Denmark Hill is on the rise, but one reason that Google Trends is pointing towards is the fact that King’s College Hospital is home to Denmark Hill. Now why there is an increase in people searching for King’s College Hospital still remains a mystery.
Danish cinematic productions have gained a lot of popularity, and we have many reasons, including Mads Mikkelsen and winning an Oscar. However, the more recent spike may just be thanks to Susanne Bier’s new film All You Need is Love which premièred in London not too long ago. (The Vikings have a special post on Susanne Bier and her cinematic work, be sure to check it out.)
Google Trends also told us that there was a slight increase in Londoners searching for recipes for Danish pastries. Honestly, is there ever a reason needed to justify searching for this? :
The very handsome Nikolaj Coster-Waldau plays the easily hated, yet still very complex character Jamie Lannister in HBO’s hit series Game of Thrones. The Vikings would like to know: do you have a favourite House?
Danish TV programming has become very popular in London over the past year or so. The Killing, Borgen and Those Who Kill has gotten Londoners, and the rest of the UK, hooked on Danish TV. What can we say? We’re that good.
It may be due to the introduction to Danish women through The Killing and Borgen. However, most likely, the spike is due to the recent news that Danish women were getting naked to have their bodies critiqued by men as a part of a new TV show.
The Vikings couldn’t possibly know!