Having found the key to the padlock of Hrafn's shed, Andri has a definitive clue to the identity of the murderer, but it's not who he was expecting. The identity of the killer will send shock waves ...
As Andrí is ready to apprehend the killer, his daughter is abducted and in danger. With Hinrika's help, he finally gets all the people involved to reveal their secrets and can establish the killer's ...
The musical composition of the series theme and season one was by Jóhann Jóhannsson in collaboration with composer and cellist Hildur Guðnadóttir. After the death of Jóhannson in 2018 Hildur Guðnadóttir has been lead composer for season 2. At the end of season 2 there is a dedication to Johann Johannson (1949-2018). See more »
Superb Mystery from an Unlikely Source
Like a lot of people, I started watching Trapped because of the novelty of seeing a show made in Iceland. But when I finished the series, I had to admit: it's as good as the very best cop/mystery shows out of the UK, or anywhere else.
Trapped has several things going for it:
* The location, and the (icy-cold) atmosphere. What a great concept: a horrible murder, and all the suspects snowed-in in a tiny Icelandic town. (It reminded me of the excellent horror-adventure, 30 Days of Night.)
* The characters. The creators of this show must have used every top actor in Iceland, and even then they had to borrow some. But every role is beautifully played, and intelligently written. Every person depicted in this series has a believable personality, and even the villains remain believable and sympathetic.
* The plot. Unlike so many mysteries, Trapped is resolved in a totally plausible way. There are no lapses in logic, no improbable contrivances. Just human greed and stupidity, playing out in the way you'd expect. This is what really wins that 10/10 rating from me. Very few TV mysteries manage to come up with a really credible plot.
Trapped works perfectly on every level: as adventure, drama and mystery. Bear up with the subtitles (or brush up your Icelandic), and see this show as soon as possible. And join me in hoping that its creators have a lot more like it in store.
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