Tag: Arne Dahl

Arne Dahl: Bad Blood

Arne Dahl: Bad Blood

dir. Mani Maserrat-Agah (SVT, 2012 / BBC, 2013) [subtitled] [originally “Ont blod”]

TV poster: “Arne Dahl: Bad Blood” dir. Mani Maserrat-Agah (SVT, 2012 / BBC, 2013) [subtitled] [originally “Ont blod”]

Swedish crime miniseries. The first half treads water, shunting A-group’s detective work to focus on personal lives and problems seemingly unrelated to the case. The second half is more satisfying, upping the investigative action and tightening the character focus to father-son relationships.

Arne Dahl: The Blinded Man

Arne Dahl: The Blinded Man

dir. Harald Hamrell (SVT, 2011 / BBC, 2013) [subtitled] [originally “Misterioso”]

TV poster: “Arne Dahl: The Blinded Man” dir. Harald Hamrell (SVT, 2011 / BBC, 2013) [subtitled] [originally “Misterioso”]

A well-constructed Swedish crime miniseries. Six police officers with markedly different personalities and skill-sets are assembled into a special squad to investigate a spate of killings. An agreeable blend of character development (each principal submerged at iceberg depth) and dark, not-too-twisty plot.