It’s that season again: Grim Scandinavian crime dramas with troubled detectives!
Deadwind has it all: A widowed detective returning to work too soon, a rookie partner, a dead woman half-buried in a beach, a real-estate company with shady dealings and a Lex Luthor-looking playboy/fixer. Finland is shot in moody lighting, always night, morning, evening (I think they said it’s October? So no sunlight anyway). I love the sets, too, sterile white/black perfect surfaces, inside scruffy weatherbeaten houses. Nobody could live that neat, but it’s perfect for mood.
Plot seems to move fast but this is a 12-ep season, with another being written, so expecting a lot more complexity.
★★★★★ so far