Monday, 8 December 2008

Wallander

Anybody out there watching Wallander with Kenneth Branagh as the Swedish cop and loving it as much as me? Wonderfully matter-of-fact in its storytelling and not at all sensationalist despite its often gruesome subject matter, Branagh is superb as the thoughtful detective, weighed down with the worries of the world, and the show looks terrific too; the first part having been shot by Anthony Dod Mantle with the second sticking to Dod Mantle's visual template.

3 comments:

Schmid4Brains said...

i'll have to research it a bit. i haven't seen or heard anything about the show, here in the states.

Schmid4Brains said...

from wiki... "In the United States, PBS has secured the broadcast rights. It will air as part of the Masterpiece Mystery! strand in 2009."

in other words, no one across the pond will see it. ever.

Mark Salisbury said...

That's shame. It's terrific. The BBC have been showing the original Swedish version too.