The first three episodes of this excellent urban noir have careered from one thing to the other, the other being a dark-as-night story of a potential paedophile ring in south London. We saw this storyline developing in episode three, and now, as the final half of the series begins, we were fully thrown down into the rabbit hole and to a hell of no return. The only question is: will Nelly, Claire and Jody come out of the other side? Actually, will we come out of the other side unscathed? Continue reading
Returning after a little break thanks to the Winter Paralympics, Before We Die returned this week to bring us the penultimate episode in the season. Revelations well and truly abound, loyalties are tested to the limit, plotlines make absolutely no sense, characters are double then triple-crossed and somewhere on the Baltic Sea there is a submarine filled with heroin chugging toward Sweden that’s going to cause everybody a headache.
Over the past five episodes, Jimmy Perez and his team have had two murder cases to solve, quite probably connected, a trip to Norway and a fascist cop to contend with, and the fact that a probable miscarriage of justice has taken place, perpetrated by another corrupt cop. That’s quite a lot to deal with, but so far Shetland has taken these myriad elements and woven them together expertly. It only remained for us to find out who really kill Lizzie Kilmuir and Sally McColl and whether they were the same person. Continue reading
It’s pretty much as you were this week, except for a few notable series finales. On Tuesday, we say farewell to series five of Shetland – which has been very good – and then, next Saturday, it’s the final episode of Mosaic. Also, Before We Die returns after its week off. Enjoy! Continue reading
After the revelations of last week’s gruesome discovery in Mosaic, Nate has a hard time raking up the past in a town where everybody wants it kept buried. Elsewhere, Joel faces up to some hard truths as the evidence mounts against him and Erik is haunted by allegations from his own dark history.
Danish thriller, Below The Surface, started off well last week, as you would expect from a series that has been created by the person behind Dicte, and executively produced by the writers of The Killing and Borgen. On the, ahem, surface it was full of familiar stuff from every hostage drama you’ve ever seen, but this is Scandi Noir, and nothing is ever as it seems. Continue reading