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Police investigator Tom Noack returns home to Norskov to clean up the town's drug crime but quickly becomes personally involved. When he happens on the trail of a major smuggling operation, Tom is torn between his professional and his personal commitments. Tom has to navigate between his brother-in-law Martin, Norskov's mayor, his sister Jackie, the director of the family business, and a childhood friend Bondy, who is the brother of Tom's teenage sweetheart, Diana. In the middle of the intrigues is Diana's young son, Oliver, who is a talented hockey player trying to find a foothold.
Approximately 10 years have the Nordic nations, beginning from the Danes, gladdened us with versatile, distinct and intertwining crime thrillers. One might think that all has been said and done, nothing could surprise anymore, but still, from time to time, fresh stories with new angles and approaches come out.
Norskov is a good example of the latter in several aspects. First, the cast is different from many other series (sometimes it seems this 5.7 million nation has a couple of dozens major film actors only, all talented though); here, is spite of being an eager follower, the majority of performers were unknown to me, I could recall 2-3 from a few films or series). But they all did well and I would like to retain many them in my thoughts (e.g. Thomas Levin, Claus Riis Østergaard) while watching Danish thrillers in the future.
Second, lots of scenes around ice-hockey, which is not a major sports in Denmark (vis-à-vis Sweden and Finland).
But all the rest is a pleasant get-together with a pleasant Danish thriller - calm pace/events/performers (even in the police), multifaceted relations, environment (here: urban) and music in assisting to create the mood/background, etc. Perhaps some events and ties were revealed too soon, but still, the suspense was maintained and a "genealogy twist" in the very ending rounded the 10 episodes up in a satisfying manner. Another success in the Danish series market!
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