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Why oh why?
on 1 July 2014
After reading, and enjoying, all the books in the Shetland series, I was incredibly excited to watch the DVD....a very welcome birthday present from my husband. I was only disappointed that my favourite book in the series, White Nights, did not make it in to the DVD. So, what is the verdict? Whilst I have enjoyed the atmospheric, nervy filming, the excellent casting (Douglas Henshall as Jimmy Perez is spot on), the sense of claustrophobia throughout and the breathtaking sceneries from a place that has since become one of my top destinations to visit, I was left a bit puzzled as to why the producers found it necessary to change all the story lines, a lot of the characters, many of the names, some of the victims and in one case (Red Bones) even the ending? That felt like a bit of a betrayal to a series so brilliant, raw and captivating that it restored my long lost faith in the genre. So three stars it has to be, with regret.