Finally watched Rita, a Danish series centered around a free spirit who seems to be much more successful with the students she teaches, than she is in managing her own relationships.
Seasons 1-3 are outstanding; 4 is a stinker, but 5 partially regains the energy of the first three. Definitely enjoyed it.
You're the first person I know who also watched this series. Seasons 1-3 were phenomenal, and Season 4 and 5 I tried the first few episodes of each and couldn't get into them. Definitely two thumbs up for the first three seasons.