Review: Jordskott (S1 E6/10), Wednesday 15th July, ITV Encore


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We’re into the home straight now with this bonkers, sometimes brilliant, sometimes unintentionally hilarious Swedish thriller and I’m certainly none the wiser as to what’s going on. Which, in all seriousness, is a testament to how good the plotting is. It’s kept me interested without revealing too much – you never quite know how this is going to go. To pull this off, you have to have absolute conviction with your story, even though it’s the daftest yarn seen on television this year. Then you have to follow this conviction through with utter, determined commitment. If you believe in what you’re doing, so will the audience. And that’s what Henrik Björn and his team have displayed through these five, and now six episodes. Once you’ve bought into this, it’s hard not to be at least intrigued by Jordskott and, on some levels, completely gripped by it.  Continue reading