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Björn Hlynur Haraldsson,
In NOBEL, two stories carefully intertwine as a returning soldier and family man becomes a pawn in a political international game. As the stakes grow higher he is forced to discover just how far one should go in the name of peace.
A doctor is shot in the back in her home, her husband is murdered and her infant daughter kidnapped. Faced with inept police, who at times suspect her, she begins her own hunt for her baby and the culprits.
Marcella Backland left the Metropolitan Police for the sake of her family, only to have her husband leave her. She returns to her job on the murder squad, investigating a case that seems disturbingly familiar to her.
It was interesting to see parts of Iceland and the actors were okay, but the show drags on and on. Each episode informs you more about all these mentally deranged people. The basic premise is based on flawed characters and we are left to just suffer through each episode in order to figure out who is behind the perverse acts that are revealed. At each turn it appears to be a character flaw but we sense there is more to it. Finally it is revealed but frankly we dislike everyone in the series. All characters are unlikable--you feel sorry for no one. Much of what you see is long shots of the actors' expressions as they process what is being said. The dialogue is uninteresting and it seems to just go around and around, yet the expressions are deeply forelorn as if something important was just said. Maybe it is the English translation that is at fault, as it contains subtitles.
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