As more crimes and criminals cross borders, the Danish police creates an international criminal investigation team. The half Icelandic "Ørnen" leads the diverse team of 6. The latest technology (2004-6) is used.
Codename Iphigenia- the team attempts to identify those who were responsible for Sergei's escape. A bug is found on Hallgrim's car, found to be placed by Sergei. Ditte's girls are endanger when they ...
The Danish national police branch PET is in charge of personal protection, mainly of politicians and royal family. That also involves preventive work concerning terrorism, stalking etcetera... See full summary »
A man comes to Korsbæk, Denmark, in 1929, opens a women's clothing store in competition with an established one - bringing him up against the conservative establishment including the bank manager. We follow the families until after WWII.
The unpredictable comedian Casper, the pitiful sports-commentator Kenny and the eccentric boss Buckingham are just some of the loving characters we meet in this series about money, sex, and... See full summary »
The three elves ("nisser") Hansi, Fritz, and Günter have to save the dying "Gammelnisse", the only way being to rewind his magic music box. This leads to a hunt for the winding key far, far... See full summary »
Ørnen, an Icelandic inspector in the Danish police force, is named chief constable of a new task force to help solve international crime. Along with a team of talented and diverse investigators he handles explosive and complex cases with all available means.Written by
Peter Brandt Nielsen
Accident struck the filming of this series only two weeks into the shooting as one of the leading actors, Jens Albinus, tripped on stage while performing in a play in Copenhagen and broke his leg. See more »
There are several instances in the series where technology becomes the issue of questionable plot devices. One clear-cut plot hole is when, in the fourth episode, we see Sergej track Hallgrim second-by-second on a computer screen using a transmitting device. Later we are told that the transmitter is of a type which only sends a signal every twenty minutes which enables the cops to remove the transmitter and copy its chip without Sergej noticing. See more »
German television airs two of the original one-hour episodes in a row, cut to 100 minutes in total. See more »
Scandinavia produces a lot of good quality crime drama and The Eagle is a an excellent example.
This detective drama shares a lot in common with US series like Crossing Lines. Its a mix of cross border policing, of mostly high profile cases, combined with a dash of intelligence work.
This police unit frequently work with Danish and other intelligence agencies and other police forces from neighbouring countries like Sweden and Norway.
The style of this drama is down to earth and very matter of fact. Its refreshingly unpretentious and well acted. Each season has an overriding story that's built upon with side stories to keep things interesting.
All in all a recommended watch for crime drama enthusiasts tired of the run of the mill US/UK fare. Eight out of ten from me.
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