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The Paradise 

Paratiisi (original title)
A Finnish family is found in cold bleeded murder on the Spanish Costa del Sol. Homicide that shocks Fuengirola's Finnish community is sent a criminal investigator from Finland.








Series cast summary:
Fran Perea Fran Perea ...  Andrés Villanueva 8 episodes, 2020
Riitta Havukainen Riitta Havukainen ...  Hilkka Mäntymäki 8 episodes, 2020
Kaija Pakarinen ...  Päivi Koivu 8 episodes, 2020
Hilla Pekkarinen Hilla Pekkarinen ...  Henna Koivu 8 episodes, 2020
María Romero María Romero ...  Luisa Salinas 8 episodes, 2020
Carl-Kristian Rundman Carl-Kristian Rundman ...  Antti Koroma 8 episodes, 2020
Armi Toivanen Armi Toivanen ...  Anni 8 episodes, 2020
Laura Toledo Laura Toledo ...  Clarissa Molina / ... 8 episodes, 2020
Sergio Torrico 8 episodes, 2020
Risto Tuorila Risto Tuorila ...  Aarne Mäntymäki 8 episodes, 2020
Óscar Zafra ...  Fuengirola police chief 8 episodes, 2020
Niko Saarela ...  Lauri Syväri 5 episodes, 2020
Tapio Aarre-Ahtio Tapio Aarre-Ahtio ...  Heimo Syväri 5 episodes, 2020
Yaël Belicha Yaël Belicha ...  Alicia Gonzales-Syväri 5 episodes, 2020
Anna-Elina Lyytikäinen Anna-Elina Lyytikäinen ...  Estate dealer / ... 4 episodes, 2020
Jukka Puotila Jukka Puotila ...  Heikki Saarinen 4 episodes, 2020
Elina Ylisuvanto Elina Ylisuvanto ...  Maria Koivu 4 episodes, 2020


A Finnish family is found in cold bleeded murder on the Spanish Costa del Sol. Homicide that shocks Fuengirola's Finnish community is sent a criminal investigator from Finland.

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Could have worked with better writers and director
25 August 2020 | by micke-bystromSee all my reviews

I'm sure the treatment looked good in text. I'm sure such a story could develop in this way. I don't mind a slow pace. But this isn't a well-told narrative, Riitta Havukainen is very stiff and surprisingly detached in highly dramatic situations and not that convincing at all. She somehow makes it sound as she's just remembered the lines and state them without much presence. There are a small handful of passing moments where she is convincing.

Her family members, Armi Toivanen and Risto Tuorila, both do a much better job. Of course, they are much less on screen. Fran Perea is convincing as Andrés Villanueva, most of the Spanish personalities act well in their limited part of the story.

The dialogue is certainly not the best, but it's OK. are There quite a few acts executed by different people where the drive behind them is very much absent for the narrative. Some developments are highly illogical. When the producers want to make emotional summaries of multiple lines of story developments, or when thigns heat up between two persons, they add some music meant to be suggestive of the mood and do cuts that look very amateurish and bland. Pretty weak stuff.

There's nothing mesmerising about "Paratiisi". Except than the fact that there are quite a few Finnish people living in Spain I learned nothing of value. I don't want to learn of any of these characters again, except maybe Andrés or Henna.

I wacthed all episodes, but now I feel I'd be much better off if I hadn't. You have been warned. If you're not that fuzzy, you might like it. But I'm avoiding the director Marja Pyykkö from now on.

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Release Date:

7 February 2020 (Finland) See more »

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Fuengirola, Spain See more »

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