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A young girl is found killed at a camping resort and criminal psychologist Maja Angell believes that the police have arrested the wrong man. She's not able to convince the police of that. Can she find the murderer before he strikes again?
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Benjamin Noble ...  Edward 4 episodes, 2020-2021
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A young girl is found killed at a camping resort and criminal psychologist Maja Angell believes that the police have arrested the wrong man. She's not able to convince the police of that. Can she find the murderer before he strikes again?

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Outlier was filmed above the arcitic circle, mainly in Målselv and Kautokeino in the Norwegian part of Sápmi. See more »

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Very mixed bag, mostly strong script but sloppy production
13 April 2021 | by rlaineSee all my reviews

I caught this on HBO Nordic as I dig nordic noir (this isn't noir really tho). I enjoy northern scenery and have visited north Norway a few times so why not.

The story is about a small Norwegian town, missing/dead girls and a woman who has moved aboard to study serial killer profiling and now returning to her home town to help the local police and apparently facing her own demons of the past while at it. While the town itself is small we are talking about vast spaces panning hundreds of kilometres and three countries, which makes up a subplot of local police resources on what to really investigate and put resources on.

The script is mostly strong and interesting. I was gripped and I think it's pretty convincing with details and broad strokes. It's also pretty dark story even tho it mostly happens in summer when it doesn't get dark at all. The script is not perfect either tho, but it's interesting. I did sense a bit of a feminist attitude in the script, but it's mostly just a line here and there, not pasted over whole production.

Despite the strong story, it's sad to say that the production, direction, editing and acting are strangely amateurish most of the time. The overall look of the series is very neutral, even boring and the acting is mostly quite bad in a strangely neutral and realistic way. I'm leaning to think that it's just unintentionally amateurish.

There's a low budget feel all over the production, actors use same clothes throughout the whole series, looks like everyone uses the same laptop, one scene caught my eye where a characters mouth was moving while the audio had other person speaking. And so on..

I didn't mind the slowness others have mentioned. I did mind the production values and some script decisions, but overall this was a winner because I really wanted to watch it episode after episode and finished all in four days. There's been many series with better production values which haven't held my interest even nearly as well.


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Norway

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Saami | Norwegian

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18 November 2020 (Norway) See more »

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Outlier See more »

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Filmcamp, Norway See more »

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NOK20,000,000 (estimated)
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