REVIEW: Shetland (S5 E5/6)

We’re almost at the end of this fifth series of Shetland, and things are starting to fall into place. At the heart of most viewers’ discussions is Olivia – the mother of murdered Daniel and the currently incarcerated Zezi. Many have said on social media, or commenting on this site, that they don’t buy her…

REVIEW: Cheat (S1 E2/4)

As we established during last night’s first episode, you have to suspend a lot of rational thinking when it comes to Cheat. It’s the tale of lecturer Leah Dale (Katherine Kelly), who fails student Rose Vaughan (Molly Windsor) because she thinks she has cheated and plagiarised while writing an essay. Rose did not take this…

Finnish series All The Sins reveals new subtitled trailer

A little while ago we brought you news of Finnish series, All The Sins (Kaikki synnit), which we described as a classic-looking Nordic Noir. Now we have an English-language trailer. It starts with a body winched upside down in a barn as a shadowy assassin draws a knife seemingly to dispatch the victim. But, diverging…

Ragnar Jónasson’s The Darkness to be adapted for TV

Icelandic crime series, as we all know, is a genre worth watching, and so is the island’s burgeoning crime fiction scene. One of the leading lights from that scene, Ragnar Jónasson, is about to get the TV treatment. According to Deadline, Jónasson’s novel, The Darkness, has been acquired by Stampede production company, who is intent…