Friday, 31 May 2013

Nordic Noir

Here in the UK, Nordic Noir is extremely popular, whether in book or screen form.  I love Jo Nesbo`s books featuring Harry Hole, who is a washed up down at heel kinda guy.  TV programmes include `Wallender`, no not the one with Sir Kenneth, the original Swedish TV series; `Arne Dahl` , `The Killing`, `The Bridge` and my own personal favorite, `Borgen`.  It`s a political drama featuring the Danish PM with all the twists, turns, back-stabbing and personal sacrifices involved in politial life.  Dilemmas and problems encountered can easily be transposed to the UK system which makes `Borgen` totally relevent to my life.  It also features a rather sweet romance between the PM`s spin doctor and a leading journalist; who attempts to help said spin doctor face his personal demons.  It`s back for a third series really soon
In the meantime, I`ve had to make do with `The Fall` on BBC2 on Mondays - a little bit of homegrown Nordic Noir.

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