JW (Joel Kinnaman, Robocop, The Killing), the promising business student who became an organized coke smuggler in Easy Money, is serving hard time in prison and struggling to get back on an... See full summary »
It has been two years since John Falk and Frank Wagner broke their cooperation and Frank stopped working undercover for the police. Frank has just had: Re-opening of his bar when his former... See full summary »
A firefight between two rival gangs breaks out in Gothenburg city park, and when the conflict escalates called SGI group into. A new gang is about to make his way in the Swedish underworld ... See full summary »
Some men infiltrates the retired chief engineer Arthur Jönsson's home. They look through the residence for a few drawings. Some time later the same men, who turns out to be former Swedish ... See full summary »
Frank Wagner is sleeping next to his family. The plans to move abroad lays on the kitchen table. They suddenly hear how someone tries to break into the apartment. Five masked men is trying ... See full summary »
Ruth Vega Fernandez
At first glance, you might think the Johan Falk series was some sort of libertarian fantasy--intrepid lone hero breaks all the petty rules of society to struggle against titanic forces of evil. But of course it's just the opposite--Johan Falk is slick propaganda for the police state.
Why does Johan have to be the lone hero in the first place? Because the powers of law and order are hobbled by all those silly rules of due process and civil liberties, and the only answer (as the stories repeatedly assert) must be a huge increase in the surveillance, regulatory, and policing power of the state. Take that, Ayn Rand! To be sure, the show is extremely well made, with lots of action, fancy houses, and hot actors. And also lots of hokum about the takeover of Europe by criminal forces to justify our only salvation, a total police state. And do NOT even whisper the word "Fascism," or Johan will ridicule you as politically correct eunuch.
I hear this is Dick Cheney's favorite show. He probably watches it on the local state-funded, "liberal" PBS station.
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