As an über-fan of Scandinavian dramas, I hoped Unni Lindell: The Cato Isaksen Mysteries would be as awesome as, say, Wallander. Well, it isn’t.
The Eagle has landed, again, as criminal inspector Hallgrim Hallgrimsson and the rest of the RSA team tackle four new cases of cross-border crimes in Denmark, in the thrilling second season of The Eagle: A Crime Odyssey.
The Inspector and the Sea reminds me of the old Certs Mints commercial: the crime drama is like two, two, two series in one. Swedish in setting, German in dialogue.
It’s Swedish and it’s dark, but forget the deliberately slow pace of Nordic noir. Johan Falk: Season One is one action-packed thrill ride after another. Fasten your seatbelts.
Un mousquetaire, he isn’t. He is, though, a sword-fighting nobleman and police commissioner in service to the king in 18th-Century France. He is Nicolas Le Floch.
Borgen, the 2012 BAFTA winner for Best International Drama hailed by Newsweek as “The Best Political Show Ever,” has been back on the air and online in the US, and the complete DVD collection will be available soon at Netflix
Not every Swedish crime drama is of the noir variety, so if you’re looking for shades of Wallander or The Bridge in the mystery series Crimes of Passion, you won’t find them. What you get, though, is a good old-fashioned
There is no shortage of characters with personal issues in Nordic noir programs, and some certainly have more than others. One that I am intrigued with, and would like to see more of, is the titular lead in the Swedish
The long-awaited DVD for The Eagle: A Crime Odyssey (Ørnen: En Krimi-Odyssé), Season 1 — the 2005 International Emmy® winner for Best Drama — was finally released yesterday in the US, and it’s such a hit already that Amazon has
Of the ten “Intercrime” novels written by Arne Dahl, five have been adapted into ten television episodes that make for fifteen hours of viewing. Intense, gripping viewing.