I started off liking this series a lot, see original comments after these. But I ended up finding the characters and stories completely unbelievable and unappealing. I particularly loathed the way the police officers always seemed to end up putting themselves at risk, and surviving of course, at the end of each episode. A trait shared with Wallander, if I recall correctly.
I'm a great fan of Denmark in general, and am pleased to see that we are finally getting a lot more exposure to their films and telly over here. .
I've seen a couple of episodes, and so far so good. Those Who Kill looks fantastic, and is very well acted, and unlike some Scandinavian drama, doesn't seem to be trying to play politics. It's just happy to be a police procedural, and a good one at that, so far. OK, there were some oddly unbelievable plot developments and clichés, but nothing to wreck the enjoyment of the show. I see stories in my local newspaper, which actually happened, which would look less credible on film than this programme does.
Fingers crossed it stays good. Word of warning here, I loved The Killing till about 13 or 14 episodes in, when to my mind the whole thing just unravelled quite badly, culminating in a wildly unconvincing ending.
Just a pity it's hidden away on a fringe channel, and not shown peaktime on mainstream. We do seem to be falling in love with Scandi books and film. Who knows, maybe their languages will start to catch on a bit - I notice some people even refer to 'The Killing' as 'Forbrydelsen'