So, after three weeks of a fixture per day we finally came to the end of the road in the Euro 2016 Of Crime Drama yesterday. The final saw Sweden’s The Bridge take on Denmark’s The Killing, those titans of Scandinavian crime drama, and, as predicted, the two locked horns in an epic contest. Click over the jump to see who was victorious.
Before we get to the winner, I’d like to say a few words about the competition itself.
It started out as a bit of a laugh; content to fill the blog up during a traditionally quiet period of the year. In that sense it did its job, but there was another element that became apparent as the tournament wore on – it gave everyone a real indicator as to what is truly popular out there and what isn’t. I expected Hinterland to do well (there has been an increase in traffic whenever the show is mentioned on the site), but it lost out to Shetland. I expected Trapped to do slightly better – and it did do well – but it couldn’t find a way past Happy Valley.
It’s all valuable and interesting information.
Anyway, without much more ado, here’s the final result:
The Bridge 56%
The Killing 44%
A very, very tight contest, which saw The Bridge take an early lead, only to be pegged back by Sarah Lund and co until a final spurt saw them seal the deal. In some ways you could view it as the apprentice beats the master, because there would surely be no Bridge if there hadn’t been a Killing.
In the end, Sweden’s The Bridge won by a Brexit-style margin.
Congratulations to Saga and her team for coming out on top, and thanks to all you readers who voted every day, some days or just in the final.
Now we can get back to the real business of watching and reviewing and talking about crime drama.