You may recall a few posts ago, me raving on about a Danish detective dramaeries called The Killing, well that finished a few weeks ago and was replaced by a French detective drama called Spiral.
It’s a gritty, realistic, fast moving drama set in Paris, not the the glossy touristy side, but the underworld of Paris. It’s a rollercoaster of Gallic passion, emotion and seediness on both sides of the law, full of intrigue and counter intrigue.
It’s totally enthralling and has kept me rivetted from the start. It certainly beats most of the mind numbing dross on the box at the moment! I’d highly recommend it, check it out…
Now we’re cooking, second post tonight! I suppose technically this is cheating, but it’s not as if we’re being marked (or are we?)
Anyway, we’re now on to K. This was quite an easy choice, as quite recently I was totally hooked on a tv series shown on BBC 4. The series ran for ten weeks, with two one hour long episodes per week.
It was a made in Denmark, and subsequently was screened with sub-titles. I’m not usually a fan of foreign films and tv programmes for that very reason – I don’t like sub-titles. However, I watched the first episode on the strength of a preview in the paper, and was engrossed from the start.
Each hour of the series covers a day in the investigation of the murder of a 19 year old girl. But it doesn’t just deal with the investigation directly, it deals with how the murder and investigation affects those involved. It’s a slow burner of a plot and very atmospheric.
I was a big fan of The Wire, which I considered to be the best TV series ever made, and I would rank The Killing as a very close second.
So K is for The Killing