Monday, March 15, 2021

Swedish TV’s Wallander, is a series to watch

From 2005 to 2014, Swedish television produced 32 hour-and-a-half episodes of Wallander. They were based on stories by Henning Mankell, author of the terrific novels featuring Kurt Wallander, a police detective in the small southern city of Ystad.

Compared to the books, the TV stories are a bit lightweight. The fun is in watching Swede’s handle Swedish stories in Sweden. At times, the show can be very low key with Wallander and his team remaining unusually calm in the face of violent crime and murder. Other times, the episodes are suspenseful with good action sequences. All the shows are well produced and the subtitles not intrusive.

While series star Krister Henriksson did not fit my impression of Wallander from the books, he did a fine job.

Season 2 is currently on streaming site Kanopy. More episodes are on Amazon Prime Video.

1 comment:

  1. I think it aired on one of the channels over here, but I never caught it.