Review: Marcella (S1 E1/8), Monday 4th April, ITV


MarcellaSo here it is, then. Ever since it was announced that Hans Rosenfeldt would be following the third series of The Bridge with an ITV thriller, crime drama fans have been rubbing their hands with such ferocious glee that they have been starting fires everywhere they go. It’s an exciting thing to have one of Scandinavia’s premier thriller writers working in this country, presenting us with a new story with British characters. But there’s also another element of interest here – would Rosenfeldt’s series exhibit the same kind of characters and thematic tropes his other great work did? And, would Marcella represent the difficult, uneven sophomore effort, or would it be a seamless transition? Continue reading