The corpse of a young woman is found in a public park. Annika Bengtzon, a criminal reporter at the tabloid Kvällspressen, starts researching and gets more and more personally involved as ... See full summary »
As the recording of a TV show has come to an end, a popular television presenter, Michelle Carlsson, is mysteriously killed. Annika Bengtzon, a workaholic and a criminal reporter at the ... See full summary »
The corpse of a young woman is found in a public park. Annika Bengtzon, a criminal reporter at the tabloid Kvällspressen, starts researching and gets more and more personally involved as she learns that the victim worked as a stripper at the club Studio sex and was brutally murdered. Evidence arises that the Minister of Finance was present at Studio sex on the night of the murder, and a political scandal ensues. But things are not as they appear. Written by
For some reason, perhaps the ordering on Netflix, I watched "Studio Sex" as number 6 in season 1, and it apparently should have been number 1. In this episode, Annika is happily married and we learn some of her unhappy background with an earlier boy friend that explains her strong drive.
A stripper at a club has been raped and murdered. Annika gets some inside information from a co-worker but promises not to publish it. In a coincident plot element, a trade official apparently has visited the club and becomes a suspect. There is a subplot involving an arms for hostage deal with the Afghanistan Taliban.
Annika goes undercover, exposing herself to a fair amount of danger.
Some episodes I've rated 5 and others 6, to get an average of 5.5, which is also about what IMDb viewers rate this series. I think they're hitting this about right. It's an average TV series, but has some originality of character. The stories are not all that original. There are not deep themes. The scripts do not feature strong repartee, wit or writing, but there is some of it in the newsroom.
Malin Crepin is more expressive in this episode. She has a distracting characteristic of quite often nervously glancing away and then back when she talks. I guess her character is supposed to be nervous, jittery and somewhat neurotic. Her pushiness and ruses (reassurances) to get people to answer her questions lose her sympathy too. She gains with her children, where she absolutely lights up. She is fixated on her work and preoccupied. Her husband really doesn't understand her that well. All in all, her character is realistic. Let's see what the writers can do in subsequent seasons.
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