Quirky police detective, in Finland, delves into his mind palace to solve despicable crimes all the while trying to keep his family together. If Sherlock was based in Finland this would be it.


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Series cast summary:
Ville Virtanen ...  Kari Sorjonen 31 episodes, 2016-2019
Matleena Kuusniemi Matleena Kuusniemi ...  Pauliina Sorjonen 31 episodes, 2016-2019
Anu Sinisalo Anu Sinisalo ...  Lena Jaakkola 31 episodes, 2016-2019
Lenita Susi Lenita Susi ...  Katia Jaakkola 31 episodes, 2016-2019
Olivia Ainali Olivia Ainali ...  Janina Sorjonen 31 episodes, 2016-2019
Ilkka Villi ...  Niko Uusitalo 31 episodes, 2016-2019
Matti Laine Matti Laine ...  Risto Susi-Huhtala 31 episodes, 2016-2019
Jasmin Hamid Jasmin Hamid ...  Jenna 'Jänis' Luhta 30 episodes, 2016-2019
Max Bremer Max Bremer ...  HP Lund 28 episodes, 2016-2019
Janne Virtanen Janne Virtanen ...  Robert Degerman 28 episodes, 2016-2019
Kristiina Halttu Kristiina Halttu ...  Taina Henttunen 25 episodes, 2016-2019
Laura Malmivaara ...  Anneli Ahola 22 episodes, 2016-2019
Johan Storgård Johan Storgård ...  Tuomas Heikkinen 17 episodes, 2016-2019
Elias Salonen Elias Salonen ...  Elias Ström 14 episodes, 2016-2018
Mikko Leppilampi ...  Mikael Ahola / ... 14 episodes, 2016-2019


A top murder investigator from the capital city of Finland moves to a small town of Lappeenranta nearby the Russian border in order to work less and spend more time with his family. However he soon realizes that the bordertown isn't the peaceful town he thought it was.

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Crime | Drama | Mystery


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Pauliina's (Matleena Kuusniemi) full name is Pauliina Olivia Sorjonen (neé Rajala) See more »


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Apparently the first true Nordic Noir coming from Finland
3 December 2017 | by BeneCumbSee all my reviews

About a decade has passed when Forbrydelsen, Millennium-stories and others have spread throughout the world with their wittiness and approach. Until now, all other Nordic countries, even small Iceland, have had their own successful series - except Finland. But with Sorjonen/Bordertown, this shortcoming was rectified. And so vigorously!

Indeed, Sorjonen is no sneaking in, it is a versatile and well created story, with interesting characters and powerful performances (particularly Ville Virtanen as Detective Inspector Kari Sorjonen; somehow I have missed to follow this character actor before), where all members of the cast have their important contribution, there are hardly no excessive characters or events; even some story lines and scenes you might think lead to clichés, they have not (until now), but something has to be expected or understandable, otherwise all the plot would plunge into tedious mysticism and supernatural conclusion of cases. True, there is one case per 2(3) episodes, but there are strong links among them and new stuff from the past is explained, thus it is advisable to watch all them in succession.

Well done, guys! And beautiful Finnish nature provides additional value the whole concept. Looking forward to Season 2 already.

PS Season 2 is meaty as well, although Sorjonen himself is a bit less main character there. I hope they create more seasons.

PS Season 3 is even more psychological, emanating from a certain sad family event... The cases are more discursive, but still - it is a good series.

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31 March 2017 (USA) See more »

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