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stumbledin Sun 29-Dec-19 23:39:29

I was looking foward to this as Christmas tv has been really pathetic.

But am beginning to think scandi thrillers are losing any originality. The plot line is such an old one, slightly rehased, but just allowing the series to show endless shots of trapped terrified young women who are nearly naked. (*)

And obviously hoping to appeal to US audiences by conveniently having to accept the FBI getting involved.

Did anyone else watch, and if so what did you think?

(* I am aware that this is a crime that is far more frequent than news reporting suggests. Young women kidnapped and brutalised, sometimes murdered, sometimes held captive for year. But in a tv series it seems to just be the opportunity for pornified filming.)

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Blondeshavemorefun Sun 05-Jan-20 17:52:57

Omg. Hammer At end of e2

stumbledin Sun 05-Jan-20 18:42:11

I was worried about the young woman in the basement and hadn't thought of it being anything other than some horrible perverted murderer.

But otherwise like others have been disappointed that they just seemed to have copied plots from any number of other already screened dramas.

And as you say, why would any group of friends drop off a young woman late at night some distance from her home. I suspect she was / is the next planned victim and that Line became an easy opportunity extra victim.

And I hate it when the detective's family members get caught up in the crime. But it did seem with her total lack of respect for any sort of sane behaviour something bad would happen, though maybe not her fault her car broke down!

I realise I now prefer crime series where they focus on the actual detecting, like Spiral (although they do blunder about) or even Poirot blush

Or Unforgotten where they focus on clues and working out what might have happened.

But will stick to this because as others have said so little on.

But if the lead detective gets involved with the FBI agent I will be really fed up!!

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NewModelArmyMayhem18 Sun 05-Jan-20 19:20:58

It was too early on in the series, for Hammer to turn out to be the murderer. A good, albeit short-lived red herring though.

Pilcrow Sun 05-Jan-20 20:12:48

I'm pretty sure they teach you at FBI school that you shouldn't use your badge as a bookmark then leave it lying around where your casual shag can easily find it. Especially when everyone keeps insisting that it's PARAMOUNT that NOBODY KNOWS the FBI is in town.


WindyScales Mon 06-Jan-20 07:10:52

I agree with pp on the unoriginality of this series. Although I’m not familiar with the ‘caveman’ concept so that’s interesting. It’s also alarming the number of girls who have gone missing from a relatively small area, You’d think that would have prompted a manhunt much quicker. Who knows maybe that’s disturbingly closer to real life than we realise.
Line is very frustrating as is her father’s way with her. When they had their argument and she said that he doesn’t take her seriously it would have been good for the story if he’d asked her what she’d found and they could have discussed the case. He knew what she was doing was dangerous (as he told her). I think that would have put a more interesting twist on it. Even if she still became a victim she would have known more about the serial killer.
Do we know how many episodes there are in total? Maybe there’s a twist yet to come!

DuncinToffee Mon 06-Jan-20 08:43:46

I am quite enjoying this, maybe not very original but entertaining enough. There are 10 episodes, so I am expecting a few more twists. Line's kidnapping seems to be linked to her investigation, it's probably too early for her to be Godwin's new victim, especially as there is the other blonde girl who reported the stalking.

Blondeshavemorefun Sat 11-Jan-20 21:30:27

Finally up to speed with last week. Just in time for tonight’s

Yes silly to drop friend off when a killer about

Half hammer isn’t a killer. Was a tad worried

Silly line

Hope she will be ok. Daddy and boyfriend will save her

stumbledin Sun 12-Jan-20 16:13:27

Oh dear - what a let down.

Plotting by numbers.

and then it was like the later episode was the start of another series.

Or is it going to turn out that they have in fact been misled by the FBI coming in and insisting it is the serial killer.

All in all feel quite let down.

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NewModelArmyMayhem18 Sun 12-Jan-20 18:19:59

I think the two cases are connected. The guy who the lawyer is working for is the guy who Wistling met when he came out of prison (the one who the ex-policeman whose niece went missing was stalking). So the stories are very much connected.

profpoopsnagle Sun 12-Jan-20 19:08:12

The stories are connected in someway, but I don't think episodes 6 and 5 were as good as the previous 4. I felt I was having to think really hard about the clues that have come previously- we've seen the supposed unguilty chap being released from prison and the retired detective stalking him.

NewModelArmyMayhem18 Mon 13-Jan-20 17:48:10

I am not sure there have been too many clues about the 'unguilty chap just out of prison'. Hoping that the murder Line is investigating isn't related to this case but have a feeling it will be....

Blondeshavemorefun Wed 15-Jan-20 20:11:38

Just seen 5. So all tied up

So what happened in 6-10

LemonGingerCakes Sat 18-Jan-20 00:49:20

I’m enjoying it.

I quite like that it’s not just gratuitous violence. I like the culture clashes and the way the languages are used (it seems natural and not forced).

LemonGingerCakes Sat 18-Jan-20 00:50:09

And I like the way it tied up - not lasting for 2000 episodes with twist after twist.

Findumdum1 Sat 18-Jan-20 01:23:16

omg Line is doing my head in!! Almost killed by a serial killer and then as soon as shes back on her feet going to isolated creepy houses connected to murderers again! wtf!

NewModelArmyMayhem18 Sat 18-Jan-20 10:47:38

Clearly she's her father's daughter, with a nose for a crime!

NewModelArmyMayhem18 Sat 18-Jan-20 11:36:13

Any of you watched Rebecka Martinsson on Channel 4 Walter Presents...? I would recommend.

IntermittentParps Sat 18-Jan-20 14:29:29

Yes, I liked Rebecka Martinsson.

amaryl Sat 18-Jan-20 15:16:16

Only found this, so watched 1-6 in one go.
I think it’s v good. Suspenseful.
Line is a pain in the arse though!

colouringinpro Sat 18-Jan-20 15:21:07

I'm really enjoying this, looking forward to tonight's!

Panicmode1 Sun 19-Jan-20 06:47:55

Did anyone watch last night? Have we seen the character at the end of Ep 8 before?! (I have such a bad memory. I can't remember if I've seen him in this series before, or another Scandi noir...)

NewModelArmyMayhem18 Sun 19-Jan-20 09:30:04

I don't think we have seen him before... We'd seen Linnea previoulsy but only quite briefly (two scenes?). .He looks almost too young to have been involved in the abduction/murder of the former policeman's niece though? Do we know for sure that the latter is dead?

NewModelArmyMayhem18 Sun 19-Jan-20 10:12:21

I've just rewatched the final five minutes of episode 8. The character doing something unspeakable to his finger nail is probably late 30s early 40s.

I'm presuming that Line's case and Linnea being missing are going to tie up in some way... Any ideas?

stumbledin Sun 19-Jan-20 19:12:29

I did watch last night but have sort of disconnected from it. For some reason I cant quite accept them rolling over the old story into a new story as it sorts of screams they will all link up.

Unless there are 2 serial killers on the lose and they havent caught either of them and the FBI will have to return!

I didn't recognise the character at the end, although he looked like someone from another series entirely.

Problem is I have never like thrillers where the detective and / or their family members become victims or targets of the criminal being tracked down.

I just feel sorry for the woman who has had to take over from Wisting as yet again it seems to show that women in top jobs can only hold onto them by giving up something important in their private lives. Although there is the other much older cliche of the dedicated male police officer ending up separating from their wife.

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NewModelArmyMayhem18 Mon 20-Jan-20 06:42:33

@stumbledin I get what you mean. The old story and new story overlapped from the first episode though, didn't they? So in a way it's not surprising that story arc continues. It's the 'new' murder case that Line is investigating that I suspect will somehow neatly fit into the case that's got Wisting suspended - that's a bit too 'neat' IMO.

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