HINTERLAND (2013 – )

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Cast: Richard Harrington, Mali Harries, Alex Harries

Set in Aberystwyth, Wales, Hinterland we follows the talented but troubled DCI Tom Mathias (Richard Harrington, Bleak House), who finds himself back in deepest, darkest Wales after a decade working in London. On his first day in his new job Mathias is called out to investigate the suspicious disappearance of 64-year-old Helen Jenkins, whose quiet seaside bungalow is splattered with blood. His investigation leads him to an ancient ravine at Devil’s Bridge, before the trail leads him to a box of teeth and a abandoned children’s home.

Here is a Neo-Noir series that is grippy, dark, sombre, has a grayish feeling to it. The background is Wales in the winter where the weather is raising and snowing. The atmosphere is hanging with the appropriates music. There is a touch of realism here. Of course the town has some secrets that is reveals at a slow pace. Keep in mind there is 4 episodes of an hour an a half each. The chemistry of the actors is there as well as their outstanding performances. And yes there is a second season.

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