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Things haven't been the same since the Killing, recommendations please!

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Moomintroll85 Fri 05-Feb-16 19:39:58

Just wondering if anyone might have any TV recommendations? I haven't really enjoyed anything since I finished The Killing (Danish version).

I'd like something bleak and intriguing, preferably crime drama/thriller or gritty at least. Also like a good documentary but have watched a lot of the crime ones.

As well as the Killing I really liked the Bridge, the Returned, Top of the Lake, Hinterland, True Detective (season 1, haven't seen 2). I tried a few episodes of Luther recently but found it too fast paced and a bit silly, though it was ok I don't think I'll carry on.

I was thinking the Fall, Spiral, Borgen, Those Who Kill if they are any good?

I miss Sarah Lund... and Borch (swoon).

LovelyFriend Fri 05-Feb-16 19:56:19

Have you been watching Deutsland 83? It's still running but episodes to date are on catch up - All4. Fantastic.

Lilyhammer on Netflix is Norwegian/USA mainly in 2 languages. Very Scandinavian though it's a comedy/drama.

LovelyFriend Fri 05-Feb-16 19:56:43

YY to Borgen.

Moomintroll85 Fri 05-Feb-16 22:08:38

I just had to look up Deutschland 83 as I'd never heard of it but it sounds quite good so I'm adding that to the list!

May give Lilyhammer a look too, sounds a bit different.

Thanks smile

whitehandledkitchenknife Fri 05-Feb-16 22:16:02

Another vote here for Deutschland 83.

AmIbeingaBitch Fri 05-Feb-16 23:04:47

American Crime (Felicity Huffman)

whiteagle Fri 05-Feb-16 23:06:08

Fargo 1&2 - the tv series not the movie. Brilliant

MadameDePompom Fri 05-Feb-16 23:32:23

Borgen is great. It isn't particularly gritty but is very grippy.

MadameDePompom Fri 05-Feb-16 23:34:38

I wouldn't bother with Those Who Kill. It's a pretty run of the mill police drama, the kind that ITV make starring Robson Green. Except it's in Danish.

The lovely Lars Mikkelsen (Troels Hartmann) is in it though.

MadameDePompom Fri 05-Feb-16 23:35:36

The first series of The Fall was great. The second series notably less great.

MadameDePompom Fri 05-Feb-16 23:38:07

The first series (and only the first) of Damages is fantastic. Manhattan based law firm thriller. I was glued to my seat.

notasgreenasiamcabbagelooking Fri 05-Feb-16 23:39:37

The Jinx documentary series is great if you haven't seen it.

Ginxed Fri 05-Feb-16 23:44:41

I loved Spiral and agree about Deutschland 83, both had some plot holes but were gripping and gritty, and Deutschland 83 has the advantage of the fab 80s sound track as well.

Moomintroll85 Sat 06-Feb-16 00:07:10

The 80s soundtrack has made me even more keen!

Oh dear ITV/Robson Green standard doesn't sound very appealing might leave that one then grin

The Jinx documentary is one of that genre I haven't actually seen, couldn't find it on Netflix so will see if I can find it elsewhere.

American Crime and Damages I haven't come across either so will look into those. I keep meaning to watch Fargo but DP says he isn't keen, until I say I'm going to start it, then he gets all flustered because he does want to watch it at some point and can I wait until he does so we can watch it together hmm

polyhymnia Sat 06-Feb-16 00:09:18

Absolutely love Spiral - great characters - and also Borgen.

polyhymnia Sat 06-Feb-16 00:11:55

Also thought that The Tunnel - the English/French version of the Bridge - was pretty good. Think a second series of that coming soon.

whitehandledkitchenknife Sat 06-Feb-16 00:15:18

And don't forget Happy Valley, second series, starting next week.

Second series of The Tunnel? Excited.

Allofaflumble Sat 06-Feb-16 11:19:35

I loved Borgen! I know what you mean. Once you have seen a fabulous Nordic drama, other things on TV pale.

I started to watch Jordskott but it didn't really grab me. A bit too weird.

I have 1864 to watch too. Nothing can beat The Killing or The Bridge.

Floppityflop Sat 06-Feb-16 11:21:06

Occupied is good if you have Sky.

polyhymnia Sat 06-Feb-16 12:04:14

Yes, seconding Occupied.

SmallLegsOrSmallEggs Sat 06-Feb-16 14:24:50

Spin is good. If you like Spiral then it is worth a watch.

Also Arne Dahl.

polyhymnia Sat 06-Feb-16 15:33:14

I also enjoy The Legacy - Danish if not very gritty.

RoosterCogburn Sat 06-Feb-16 16:35:12

Was just coming on the say Occupied.

flyright Sat 06-Feb-16 16:39:39

Borgen. Happy Valley. Shetland.

flyright Sat 06-Feb-16 16:40:58

Borgen. Happy Valley. Shetland.

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