Economics reporter Bea has promised herself not to mix jobs and private life, but fails to defend herself when she falls in love with the charming bank director Peder. Suddenly she gets a tip that his bank is hiding big problems.
This financial thriller follows young financial journalist Bea Farkas, who is having a secret affair with bank director Peder Rooth. She knows it's unprofessional, but she's in love and can't bring herself to end it. But when she's given the assignment to monitor the bank's quarterly report, she soon senses that Peder is hiding something.
At present, almost everyone has a bank account, but the number of those interested in more advance level of banking and the people in charge there is far lower - or it is automatically associated with wealth and power. Thus, it a sophisticated task to develop a series emanating from specific topics and terms with the aim to attract a wider audience... That is why, also in Fartblinda, the scenes are arid at times, with universal human issues coming off second best, and the next steps may be difficult to predict and understand. Some links became fully compherensible in the final episode only (it was more to my liking as crime and thriller elements were more visible here).
Not all characters include versatile dynamism and "maturity", and sometimes the supporting cast tend to overshadow the stars. My favourite here is Claes Månsson as Otto Rehnskiöld; the duo Bea-Peder had probably too much chemistry for such a troublesome series of events.
All in all, not bad, but Sweden has produced dozens of more interesting crime/thriller series. So, the rich cry too - but the poor cry more often... Apparently in Sweden as well.
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