Top positive review
One person found this helpful
Well-written, well-acted and atmospheric crime series
on 31 May 2015
A well-written and well-acted series featuring four complete stories based on Ann Cleeves' novels. Douglas Henshall is excellent as detective Jimmy Perez, and the supporting cast is strong. Each story is well-paced and takes enough time to build characters and atmosphere.
Filmed on location in the Shetland Isles, this series captures the beauty of the islands without resorting to tweeness, focusing instead on the bleak, uncompromising wildness of the landscape and the weather. Perhaps unsurprisingly, given that Shetland is closer to Norway than mainland Scotland, this series has something of the thoughtful, slightly angsty feel of a Scandinavian detective series.