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Stella Blómkvist 

Stella Blómkvist is a young, cute, libertine, tough, confident, intelligent, Icelandic lawyer with a flexible moral compass. A friend at the police calls her when there's a criminal in need of a lawyer.
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Series cast summary:
Heida Reed ...  Stella 6 episodes, 2017
Sara Dögg Ásgeirsdóttir ...  Dagbjört 6 episodes, 2017
Kristín Þóra Haraldsdóttir Kristín Þóra Haraldsdóttir ...  Gunna 6 episodes, 2017
Þorsteinn Guðmundsson Þorsteinn Guðmundsson ...  Raggi 6 episodes, 2017
Kristín Lea Kristín Lea ...  Halla 6 episodes, 2017
Jóhannes Haukur Jóhannesson ...  Sverrir 5 episodes, 2017
Sveinn Ólafur Gunnarsson ...  Valdi 5 episodes, 2017
Hannes Óli Ágústsson ...  Haukur 4 episodes, 2017
Bjarni Snæbjörnsson ...  Alexander 4 episodes, 2017
David Yu ...  Guo Dai 3 episodes, 2017
Sigrún Edda Björnsdóttir Sigrún Edda Björnsdóttir ...  Lovisa / ... 2 episodes, 2017
Steinunn Ólína Þorsteinsdóttir ...  Edda 2 episodes, 2017
Bing Bing ...  Xi Feng 2 episodes, 2017
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Jóhann Kristófer Stefánsson Jóhann Kristófer Stefánsson ...  Sæmi 2 episodes, 2017
Hilmar Guðjónsson ...  Steini 2 episodes, 2017
Pétur Eggerz Pétur Eggerz ...  Óli 2 episodes, 2017
Daniel Hans Erlendsson Daniel Hans Erlendsson ...  Breki 2 episodes, 2017
Eyþór Jóvinsson Eyþór Jóvinsson ...  Detective 2 episodes, 2017
Mani Magnusson ...  Mikki 2 episodes, 2017
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Heida Reed (Poldark) stars as Stella Blómkvist, a sexy, hard-nosed and quick-witted lawyer with a dark past, fluid sexuality and a taste for whiskey and easy money. Her cases always lead to danger and her latest will plunge her into a violent political conspiracy.

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Iceland

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Icelandic

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24 November 2017 (Iceland) See more »

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Saga Film, Síminn, Viaplay See more »
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Flashy, glamorous but lacking on both originality and script.
22 February 2019 | by lizardjimsSee all my reviews

This is a 6-part television series (the duration of each episode is around 45 minutes), directed by a young, talented Icelandic director, Óskar Thór Axelsson (''I Remember You'', ''Trapped'', ''Black's Game'') and having Heida Reed, in the role of the protagonist, Stella Blomkvist. Stella is a big-shot lawyer in today's Reykjavik which seems to have the same problems as every major European capital does. Each story is completed in two episodes, so -in total- there are three separate stories linked by a common plot thread which involves corrupt politicians, tabloid scandals and the forbidden videos hidden in the ''blue bag'' which everybody wants to possess, but only Stella knows its whereabouts.

Stella's character is a tough as nails, dynamic counselor who is always chasing the big cases, both for the prestige and the money. She doesn't mind bending the rules when that is what's demanded but she is far from immoral, as she seems to have a rather strict set a principles and a clear as well as unambiguous sense of right and wrong. As a result, Stella is a sympathetic character who manages to win the audience from the first episode, but this show is lacking strong secondary characters who would help the stories to seem more plausible and be more engaging. The ''bad'' characters are nearly caricatures, or at best, they are one-dimensional and exist for the sole purpose of moving the plot forward. The pacing of the show is fast and effective and the editing is worthy of a special mention. The stories themselves, though being entertaining, are a far cry from the high standards of the best Nordic Noir television productions.

Overall, I cannot say that it is a show that I wouldn't recommend, but there are a lot of flaws in this Icelandic production. If you expect the quality and brilliance of other Icelandic series such as ''Trapped'' you will definitely be disappointed. If you are looking for a crime show that is easy to watch and equally easy to forget, then you should take a chance and watch this.


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