yeah, loved it up until the end.
Release date: Apr 03, 2011
Season count: 2
Mpaa rating: TV-14
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Remake of a Danish series and set in Seattle, this series is very watchable. Noirish with a bit of stark nordic gloom, this is the portrait over 2 seasons of a single crime and its impact on a family, on detectives and on the politics of a city. A few red herrings too many, but this is the price to pay for making episodes which only cover 24 hours worth of action. Excellent acting, and addictive.
I have seen the danish original, the uk version and the US version. All three exceptional, but oh wonder I prefer the US version since the cast is so very good. Specially the main character the homicide detective Sarah Linden (Mireille Enos) is fantastic. She plays the role with such a brittle, unimposing charm plus the overall look of the show is very good and transports the atmosphere perfectly.
Watched two seasons of the Danish series, had high expectations, but it failed to deliver.
Great acting, cinematography, etc but mediocre script/story/writing.
They try to create anticipation by their 24esque cliffhangers, but it's formulaic and way too predictable .
I think I'll pass on the third season, and go for 'Varg Veum', The Bridge', 'Those Who Kill', 'Wallander' or 'Den Fördömde'.
Yeah I'll recommend it, but it's a mixed bag. Excellent acting, pacing, and cinematography. However, the deliberate pace gives you time to reflect on inconsistencies in the writing that become apparent in the last few episodes. The first season was marred by a poor ending. Show runner Veena Sud painted herself into a corner by undermining the relationship between the two leads.
Being a big Twin Peaks fan, I am amused by the similarities to that show. I assume the same plot similarities exist in the Danish version, and were then re-translated into the American remake...do you know?
i've yet to watch the Danish version but heard it's great. the Producer of the US series is quoted as saying they used the "Danish series as a blueprint" - it's similar but with some differences.