Former criminal Rickard has vanished. Fleeing Sweden and the old friends he has testified against, he abandons his name, his life, and his family to start over in Thailand. Ten years later ... See full summary »
The brutal murder of a French citizen sees French homicide investigator Kahina Zadi (Leïla Bekhti) go to Kiruna, Sweden. Together with Rutger Burlin (Peter Stormare) she begins an investigation that soon takes on staggering proportions.
During a snowy Christmas season in Sweden, psychologist and profiler Inger Johanne Vik finds not only herself but also her autistic daughter drawn into the investigation of a number of disturbing deaths.
Frank Nordling is a young and exceptionally promising defense lawyer. When Frank learns the truth behind his parents' death, his whole world unravels. As children, Frank and his sister Sara... See full summary »
Thomas Bo Larsen
Hanna, a police inspector in the financial crime unit at the Stockholm police department, gets involved in a power struggle of the underworld when her lover and co-worker Sven, an inspector in the organised crime unit, is abducted. The situation gets even more complicated when it turns out that Hanna's estranged son Christian is involved.
Last decade or so has seen so many good Scandinavian "new-type" series where there is no 1 case per episode unlike Wallander, Beck, but catchy and intertwined characters and events, adding additional dimensions and thrill if capably compiled. The series in question has lots of tautness and uneasiness, and many twists that seem odd or over-sophisticated at first obtain satisfactory explnation and solution later on, some of them a lot later. Each episode has especially juicy finding/turn in the last scene, making you wait for the next one immediately. Well, I am not sure how these crimes, corruption and cop-scamp relations reflect the real situation in the Swedish society, but is is entertaining to follow and feel them.
As for the cast, the leading roles are given those widely seen in similar series, and they are all memorable here again, often without typical approach when more famous performers would be present to the very end, "they do not die in the middle". I would particularly highlight Adam Pålsson who won Kristallen 2017 for his role in the category of Male Actor of the Year in a TV production.
Thus, 8.5=9 points from me. I wonder if Season 2 is created as well - the very ending left many doors open...
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