An attack of a yihadist nature in the Old Town of Bilbao ends up with the lives of seven people and leaves malwounds to more than one thirteenth, many of them gravity. Victims and ... See full summary »
The nerve-racking events of a cold winter's day, seen from two different perspectives. The odd episodes tell the story of a team of police negotiators and special forces who respond to a ... See full summary »
Liesa Van der Aa,
A cat-and-mouse drama, which focuses on the intense mental conflict between detectives and suspects. Comprising 12 stories set in four different countries, each takes place within the confines of a police interview suite.
While having to raise his three children on his own, Inspector Sam Leroy joins Brussels' Cyber Crime Unit. Confronted with new codes, he must collaborate with Billie Vebber, a former hacker who covertly pursues objectives of her own.
1993, behind the scenes of Belgium's first commercial television channel VTM. The actors of the popular sketch show "Studio Tarara" gradually lose themselves in a spiral of self-destruction that culminates in a mysterious suicide.
Koen De Graeve,
Peter Van den Begin
In an ideal world law and justice are the same. A criminal commits a crime against a victim and justice makes sure scandals are balanced. The offender gets his punishment and the victim ... See full summary »
Hilde De Baerdemaeker,
A decent Belgian crime/thriller series with a massive twist.
I've enjoyed much Belgian crime TV series in the past, such as "The Break", "Salamander", "De Dag" and others, so I was eager to watch "13 Commandments" (original title: "13 Geboden") even though it is a rather lengthy show for my taste (13 episodes in total). The story is a classic serial-killer police procedural with a killer nicknamed "Moses" by the press who tortures his victims without killing them but leaving them traumatised and scarred for life. The plot is moving forward in a fast tempo and there is a colossal twist in episode 10 that leaves the viewer aghast. After that, you see the story through a totally different perspective. While it sounds, and on a certain level truly is, another formulaic crime show, "13 Commandments" has some merits that make it stand out in a positive way. The characters are nicely outlined, especially the two protagonists, Peter and Vicky, each having their own problems and troubled past. Furthermore, I found Dirk van Dijck's performance as Peter to be outstanding and after finishing watching this one, I instantly searched his filmography in order to see more of his work. The production values of the show are at a high level, as always in the Belgian cinema and television productions and overall I can safely say that "13 Commandments" is a binge-worthy series and many of you will watch it in one or two sittings.
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