EYEWITNESS (2014)

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Creators: Jarl Emsell Larsen

Cast: Axel Bøyum, Odin Waage, Anneke von der Lippe

Stieg Larsson’s Millennium Trilogy took the publishing industry by storm and everything since then  the Nordic noir is in business. Eyewitness is something slightly different, merging crime thriller and family drama.

When Philip (Axel Bøyum) and Henning (Odin Waage) witness a multiple-murder they stay quiet, fearing for their lives, normal reaction for teenagers. Philip has his foster-mother who is  the officer leading the investigation, Helen Sikkeland (Anneke von der Lippe). When the SRO are drafted in to deal with a drugs war involving The Sixers and a biker band called The Ferrymen, Sikkeland begins to see connections. However, without evidence and the gun that they can’t find she is at a halt and struggle to make progress.

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Here is a terrific Nordic Noir as I love them with some terrific actors and story telling. Henning, an alpha male motocross champion, seems more terrified by his family to discover who he is really. In keeping quiet Philip to protects him  but messes up  his already complicated relationship with his foster family. Thank god for trying to avoid the clichés. The performances of the actors are strong with some great sensitive writing to go with it. The Norwegian / Swedish nine series has 6 episodes that are dark and tense.

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SPRINGFLODEN (2016 – )

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Cast: Kjell Bergqvist, Julia Ragnarsson, Johan Widerberg

English: Spring tide

In the summer of 2015 a young Stockholm police academy student, Olivia Rönning (Julia Ragnarsson), is giving this assessment of investigating a 15 year-old unsolved murder. a pregnant woman who was murdered on the beach on Nordkoster Island, and was subsequently drowned by the incoming tide. She comes to find out that it is a case that her father did not solve before he died.

Olivia is this student that is going to put her nose where he does not belong well you have too if you investigate a case but the professor told her look at it and the evidence  of this case but do not try to solve it. the more she dig in and is going to investigate people are getting nervous and who are those people? It is going to cause her problems and even almost her life but Olivia will find out something about herself where is it going to be a shock.

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To start it off the series get going with a bunch of murders of the homeless people where teenagers are filming while the other beat the shit out of him or her and puts it on the internet. The police however can not trace it. As the investigation goes on they find out that one of the homeless guy is an ex-cop with his help they have finally on a piste to go on to catch those bastards it is connected to underground  fighting  and in the mix there is a woman turn call girl who has tried to take care of her son. The further Olivia  gets in the more she discovers. Here is a Swedish series that is kicking ass big time well written and you think you are going to figure it out it will take a turn here and there. Julia Ragnarsson here does an amazing job here. she had a small roll on the terrific series Bron/Broen (The bridge) which the US has remade of the same title.  A series of 10 episodes. I might add a terrific ending as well.

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THE TEAM (2015 – )

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Cast: Lars Mikkelsen, Jasmin Gerat, Veerle Baetens

Three women, three countries, but a common sequence of events – all the victims was shot through the left eye and a finger away. But why? Who had it in for the prostitutes? An international team of investigators consisting of the Dane Bjørn Harald (Lars Mikkelsen), Deutsche Jackie Müller (Jasmin Great) and the Belgian Alicia Verbeeck (Veerle Baetens) to jointly bring light into the darkness and catch the murderer. A first track leads you to the Belgian journalist Jean-Louis Poquelin (Nicholas Ofczarek), who was six years earlier accused for a very similar crime. But the Lithuanian billionaire Marius Loukauskis (Nicholas Ofczarek) seems somehow plunge in the matter. 

Here is a nice crime drama series that has been copy from the on in France called crossing lines.The series follows a number of national police agencies, working through the framework of EUROPOL, to attempt to solve a series of cross-border murders. Like I said they copy on each other but the crime is different here. It takes us in 3 different countries so far. Only 2 episodes as been shown here so I decided to review this one now It still looks good plus I love the fact it is in Sweden, and Germany  I get to see other countries. It is a bizarre crime that they stubble one and they tried to make do with what they have plus they use the high-tech gear that they have to catch the criminal. Another Crime drama of 8 episodes yes there will be season 2 and they’re will be a third season in the works. I will put more as soon as I see more episodes.

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THE BRIDGE (2011 – )

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Cast: Sofia Helin, Kim Bodnia, Dag Malmberg

When a body is found on the bridge between Denmark and Sweden Danish inspector Martin Rohde and Swedish Saga Norén have to cooperate between each other. in order to solve the crime.

Here is a terrific swedish series. you see I watched series from other countries so I can see an other culture and how they write it, film it it is so different than the Americans one. Now The Bridge “Bron/Broen” is the better one than you have Tunnel the French remake and the bridge the American remake. So far I love the french remake big time and so the swedish one. I have not see the American remake yet. i am not going to say much more I don’t want to spoil it but I will tell you this A body is found on the bride half in Denmark the other half in Sweden. The two actors are top notch, their acting is fluid. There is some funny moment in this series. Saga (Sofia Helin) is totally by the book and has a serious side. Marin is on the light side laid back. There plenty of humor like I said and yes it is a crime drama. Trust me when I say give this one a try.

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REAL HUMANS (2012 – )

Creators :  Lars Lundström.

Cast:  Lisette PaglerPia HalvorsenJohan Paulsen.

Once in a while there is a series that Stand out so once in a while I will review TV series . In a parallel present the artificial human has come into its own. Robots no longer have anything robot-like about them. New technology and advancements in the field of science have made it possible to manufacture a product – a kind of mechanized servant – that is so similar to a real human that it can often be considered a perfectly good substitute. The Human Robot (HUBOT) have also given rise to new problems and dilemmas. Thorny legal questions have increasingly started to occupy people’s minds and are still waiting to be answered: Who is responsible for the actions of a hubot? Do hubots have some form of “hubot rights”? Should they be paid for their work? As an ever growing number of people form relationships with hubots, the boundaries between human and machine become blurred. When humans make copies of themselves, which are so close to the real thing they form emotional bonds, the questions arises – What does it really mean to be ‘human’?

I am in France Now and this series is from Sweden a very good one by the way. This is a daring and dramatic fiction which examines the many societal, legal and human implications of living with human robots called Hubots. Significantly, this multi-layered story intelligently examines robot issues that Hollywood generally avoids like the plague: Hubot sexuality, Hubot pornography, Hubot rights, Hubot sex slaves, illegal trafficking in Hubots, Hubot freedom fighters, humanity’s backlash, murder of humans by Hubots, and more. Take a look at those film The Stepford Wives (1975), Blade Runner (1982), Alien (1979), I,Robot (2004) and others, however the real humans TV series is a fresh New look, and you have to keep up the the different New twist each week. This one is great and daring not for kids however. For adult only.

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