Secret Lives (1999)

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Salatut elämät is a Finnish television series that premiered on MTV3 on 25 January 1999. It was the first, and so far only, Finnish daily soap opera.

During the series' 14-year run, over 2,500 episodes have been aired. On 17 August 2009, it was announced that Salatut elämät will be on the air until the spring 2015 making the series the second longest-lasting drama series of all time in Finland, only behind Yle TV1's Kotikatu. The series' storylines follow the daily lives of several families who live in the same apartment block in Helsinki. The series primarily centres around the residents of Pihlajakatu and its neighbouring areas. Only three of the original twenty characters Seppo, Ismo and Kalle, still remain in the series, and most of the series' current characters have made their debuts in 2008 or later.

MTV3 also airs reruns of the series every weekend. In the summer, the channel airs reruns of the series; in the summer of 2011, episodes from the season 2006–2007 and 2007–2008 were aired.

Four web spin-off series have been made; Romeo & Rafael Desperados in 2008, Lillukanvarsia in 2010–2011, Tuuliranta in 2011–2012 and "Young man cash man" in 2013.

  1. Jason Daniel


  2. Anne Harris


  3. Greg Stevens


Series Cast

  1. Sami Uotila as Aki Nikkinen

    Sami Uotila

    Aki Nikkinen

    1572 Episodes

  2. Sanna Luostarinen

    Elina Taalasmaa

    1572 Episodes

  3. Anu Palevaara as Jenni Vainio

    Anu Palevaara

    Jenni Vainio

    1572 Episodes

  4. Tuomas Kytömäki

    Aleksi Salin

    1572 Episodes

  5. Esko Kovero

    Ismo Laitela

    1572 Episodes

  6. Jarmo Koski

    Seppo Taalasmaa

    1572 Episodes

  7. Piitu Uski as Laura Kiviranta

    Piitu Uski

    Laura Kiviranta

    1572 Episodes

  8. Jaana Saarinen as Maarit Salin

    Jaana Saarinen

    Maarit Salin

    1572 Episodes

  9. Miia Nuutila as Anna Järvinen

    Miia Nuutila

    Anna Järvinen

    1572 Episodes

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Last Season

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Secret Lives


Original Name Salatut elämät

Status Returning Series


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Type Scripted

Original Language Finnish


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