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.