The Chestnut Man - Netflix (Scandi Noir - a bit like The Bridge)

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SilverTonguedDevil Mon 04-Oct-21 15:07:43

set in Denmark, a female and male cop are put together (against her will initially) to solve some gruesome murders.
It's very good, has a Halloween horror type feel to it but is not too grizzly for those of you who are a bit squeamish (like me!)

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bert3400 Mon 04-Oct-21 15:09:03

I'm loving it, binged 4 episodes . Oh my nerves but so additive

SkunkButRug Mon 04-Oct-21 15:16:03

This sounds ideal. Where would I find it (UK)?

SkunkButRug Mon 04-Oct-21 15:16:44

Sorry - literally says Netflix in the title! Can you tell it's been a long day already grin

FindingMeno Mon 04-Oct-21 15:23:03

It's SOOO good!
I rarely watch TV but I devoured it!
I love all things Scandi so it was just perfect.

SeasonFinale Mon 04-Oct-21 15:30:00

Thanks for the tip off. Sounds right up my street.

Underbox Mon 04-Oct-21 17:20:58

I really enjoyed this. Very tense and has a fantastic unexpected reveal.
Embarrassed to say I binged the whole series in one day blush

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Jackiebrambles Mon 04-Oct-21 17:39:06

Oh thanks for this I saw it pop up and wondered whether I should bother. Definitely giving it a go now!

MalbecMakesMeHappy Mon 04-Oct-21 19:42:58

Loved it. Watched the entire series on Saturday!

suckingonchillidogs Mon 04-Oct-21 20:03:28

About to start this tonight - sounds like an ideal Autumn evening watch

1309username Mon 04-Oct-21 20:37:45

Started at lunchtime and I’m saving the last episode for tomorrow morning.

There have been some very tense moments when I’ve had to look away…

Makes me realise how much I’ve missed scandi noir, it’s been a while.

SilverTonguedDevil Mon 04-Oct-21 21:22:50

@1309username
"Started at lunchtime and I’m saving the last episode for tomorrow morning."

Surely you want to watch this by night when everything is silent and every tiny sound sends a shiver down your spine.

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1309username Mon 04-Oct-21 21:25:38

@SilverTonguedDevil, oh come on. what are the chances of me not having nightmares about chestnuts tonight?

romdowa Mon 04-Oct-21 21:56:29

I started it but couldn't get into it at all. Turned it off halfway through the first episode

midsomermurderess Tue 05-Oct-21 22:54:00

Some good reviews here. I've listed it on Netflix so might give it a go. It's been a while since anything on there has tempted me.

Rollergirl11 Wed 06-Oct-21 09:52:36

I’m watching and enjoying it so far. Are we allowed to discuss theories on here?

I’m hoping the big reveal mentioned upthread isn’t about the women detective and her “Dad”?

gingergiraffe Wed 06-Oct-21 13:16:57

We are loving it too. Watching two episodes a night, last two tonight. Why are Scandi drama series so much more exciting than most of our UK dramas? I just sometimes feel I need a bit more conversation to clarify my understanding. We often replay a scene to check.

gingergiraffe Wed 06-Oct-21 13:18:08

The past murders must somehow be linked to present day events. I do have a theory.

GillBiggeloesHair Fri 08-Oct-21 18:10:25

Loved this, finished it last night.
Then started The Valhalla Murders.

myflabberisgasted Fri 08-Oct-21 18:19:18

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The book is 99p on kindle today

JosephineDeBeauharnais Fri 08-Oct-21 18:21:55

We’ve just finished it, very good! Did anyone notice that the policeman with the slightly dotty sister was the actor who played the father in The Killing?

IrishMel Sat 09-Oct-21 04:16:23

Have it on my list to watch. I loved The Bridge really really good show. Also loved The Killing. Just watched Squid Games, watching The Maid now and this next..but looking forward to Succession back soon season 3...jesus I need a life !!!!!

ManifestingJoy Sat 09-Oct-21 04:26:12

I watched the first episode and was not hooked. Gave up. Not typical scandi noir.

SilverTonguedDevil Sat 09-Oct-21 11:39:22

FYI the lead actress, Danica Curcic, is also the lead on another scandi drama on Netflix called The Equinox.
It's about a graduation class that (almost all) disappears and it feels more supernatural than typical scandi noir.
I'm two episodes in and will probably stick with it but it's not as good as The Chestnut Man (then again very few series are).

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ManifestingJoy Sat 09-Oct-21 12:20:49

Yes and I recognise her from wallander too, she played a cellist or a violinist i think. Sames faces do crop up again and again on scandi productions

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