With The Legacy being such a huge hit across Europe, producers of the Danish drama are working on the third season, while Euro TV fans in the UK look forward to seeing the second later this year on Sky Arts and
Crime Scene Cleaner: Smart, Witty, Wunderbar German Comedy Is Now on DVD
Euro TV fans don’t get much in the way of comedies from the continent, but one that has made it to the US and captured viewers in a big way is Germany’s Crime Scene Cleaner.
Unni Lindell: Passable Norwegian Crime Dramas
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: The Crime Odyssey Continues in Season 2
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: Blockbuster German Crime Drama Set in Sweden Now on DVD
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.
Johan Falk: Season One: Good Action Thrillers Made Great by Joel Kinnaman
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.
Nicolas Le Floch: Mystery, History, and Dangerous Liaisons
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: Stream Episodes, Watch on Telly, Rent the DVDs
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
Crimes of Passion: Stylish and Steamy Swedish Mystery Series
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