Review: Jordskott (S2 E2/8), Thursday 26th October, ITV Encore

Last week’s series two opener of Jordskott – the bonkers Swedish crime drama with supernatural overtones – gave us something darker and more disturbing in tone: we saw a zombiefied man emerge from the lake in Stockholm and some sort of human trafficking ring at work. In the middle of it all was Moa Gammel’s Eva Thörnblad,…

Review: Jordskott (S2 E1/8), Thursday 19th October, ITV Encore

NB: SPOILERS INSIDE So Jordskott’s back, then. Henrik Björn’s Nordic Noir with a supernatural twist was one of the most read-about shows on this site during its first run, which was surprising to me – even though it sometimes looked and felt like a Nordic Noir (you can discuss what makes a Nordic Noir, aside…

Review: Jordskott (S1 E10/10), Wednesday 12th August, ITV Encore

A couple of our favourite shows have been finishing this week (True Detective on Monday, now this). The very fact Jordskott has become one of my favourite shows is a remarkable thing. At the end of episode one I was ready to move on and had almost decided that this was not for me, its supernatural…

Review: Jordskott (S1 E9/10), Wednesday 5th August, ITV Encore

This has been a funny old series. I’m not generally into the horror genre, nor, to a lesser extent, the supernatural genre, but this crime drama has been suffused with heavy influences from both. However ridiculous it has seemed – and it has – I now find myself utterly absorbed by it and slightly addicted to…

Review: Jordskott (S1 E8/10), Wednesday 29th July, ITV Encore

If episode seven was anything to go by, we’re very definitely into the home straight of this strange, ridiculous, brilliant and addictive Swedish thriller. If that episode had more big reveals than you could shake a bottle of Essence Of Forest at, episode eight reverted back to something slightly less manic – it was a nice mix of simmering…

Review: Jordskott (S1 E7/10), Wednesday 22nd July, ITV Encore

A word of warning: if you haven’t seen episode seven yet do not read this. There were some enormous reveals during the episode, which kicked the narrative along like a Roberto Carlos freekick. Which is to say that there was so much revealed in this episode we were catapulted into some sort of endgame, even…

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

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…

Review: Jordskott (S1 E5/10), Wednesday 8th July, ITV Encore

There was a bit of confusion at the end of episode four of this bonkers Swedish crime drama (when hasn’t there been?), when Eva Thörnblad chased an intruder into a secret passageway that linked her father’s house with the forest outside. Before he escaped into the foliage he left a bottle of the black gunk…

Review: Jordskott (S1 E4/10), Wednesday 1st July, ITV Encore

We’ve almost reached the halfway stage of this frankly daft Swedish supernatural crime series and after this episode I genuinely don’t have a clue what’s going on. One of the reasons why I’m sticking with it is that there is a crime still to be solved and, so far, it has been nicely paced and plotted….

Review: Jordskott (S1 E3/10), Wednesday 24th June, ITV Encore

So we’re two episodes into what could have been the next great Scandinavian crime drama, but instead we’re teetering on the edge of the supernatural genre, with plant-based humans with roots for fingers creeping around the place. For police investigator Eva Thörnblad, who has returned to her hometown not only to deal with her father’s…

Review: Jordskott (S1 E2/10), Wednesday 17th June, ITV Encore

So Jordskott then. It’s a bit of a head-scratcher. For 57 minutes of its opening episode it proved to be an intriguing, dark and capable crime drama, using its Scandinavian roots (no pun intended) to permeate a feeling of isolation and dread throughout a small, isolated and rural Swedish community. It did this well. But…

Review: Jordskott (S1 E1/10), Wednesday 10th June, ITV Encore

As we all know, anyone who mentions the words ‘Scandinavian’ and ‘drama’ is guaranteed to cause much frothing at the mouth. The successes of crime dramas The Killing and The Bridge, as well as political drama Borgen and the recent period war opus, 1864, means that anything remotely connected with Sweden, Norway, Denmark and, to…