Scandi noir/drama recommendations/discussion

daventry cat

Striker
So you've watched some have you? :lol:
Is it the 'moodiness' you object to - which dramas now are actually copying from the likes of The Killing or is it the reading of subtitles? What about hard of hearing folk who use subtitles - are they up themselves?

I just think it's the kind of comment people used to make years ago re art house films, surely foreign drama is a bit more mainstream these days?


I'd like to see that. How/where did you get it from?
iirc correctly i watched it through kodi, it is available to download(steal) in the usual places with hardcoded subs

can be downloaded via amazon at a cost
 
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lurker

Striker
10 years is a long fucking vogue - even by madonna standards...

the seeds for the scandi-noir genre we see currently were sown in the 90s in denmark, perhaps ITV would do well to look at what they did & why they did what they did.
:D

Haddaway and shite man

Catherine Cookson was going 100 years ago
 

JAZZMANB

Striker
10 years is a long fucking vogue - even by madonna standards...

the seeds for the scandi-noir genre we see currently were sown in the 90s in denmark, perhaps ITV would do well to look at what they did & why they did what they did.
Lurker finds Casualty plots intriguing
 

JAZZMANB

Striker
Yes, and long before it was 'the fashion' to watch such things
So were you up your arse then released yourself ? I think only you have decided TV watching is fashionable .It's like spending a grand on a coat and wearing it indoors surely ?
 

alexander

Striker
Yes, and long before it was 'the fashion' to watch such things
I don't think anyone would say that all Scandi drama is top notch but plenty about and some of them are well worth a go.

Personally when it comes to our productions I prefer comedies during the Summer months and wait till the darker months with the more serious stuff. Seem to fit better somehow.

How was Follow the Money 2 and The Hunt received in the UK ?
 

Son of Stan

Striker
I don't think anyone would say that all Scandi drama is top notch but plenty about and some of them are well worth a go.

Personally when it comes to our productions I prefer comedies during the Summer months and wait till the darker months with the more serious stuff. Seem to fit better somehow.

How was Follow the Money 2 and The Hunt received in the UK ?
I can't find anything on either. The Guardian usually does a blog about whatever Scandi drama is on BBC 4 and it's usually a good read. It did the first series, but I can't see one for the second. I've tivoed The Hunt, so I'll watch it later this week.
 

errant

Striker
How was Follow the Money 2
i watched the opening episode on catchup last night, having persevered through the first half of series 1 it took off towards the end and the opening episode this week kicked off well... an unrecognisable david denick, a nice cameo from soren malling - all that was missing was nicolas bro! :lol: still don't think tax & fraud is quite as gripping as a dead body on a bridge, but its certainly grown on me having got over the first few episodes.

has Gidseltagningen been broadcast yet over your side? (i think bbc4 have picked up the rights)
 

alexander

Striker
I can't find anything on either. The Guardian usually does a blog about whatever Scandi drama is on BBC 4 and it's usually a good read. It did the first series, but I can't see one for the second. I've tivoed The Hunt, so I'll watch it later this week.
Forgot about the Guardian blog. Will have a look later in the week. Cheers.

I don't know if Badehotellet has been shown on UK telly yet but series four just finished here Monday evening and I really enjoy it. It is a series based on the people working and staying at a seaside hotel and easy on both the eye and mind. Funny and sentimental in equal measures and knowing you enjoyed the light-hearted Rita series I have a sneaky feeling you may enjoy this one as well.

I found a place where you can give it a go if you like. Complete with English subtitles. The series begins in 1928 and each series begins with the guests arriving for the seaside hotel season, with the series just finished covering 1931. Series five has already been comissioned and am looking forward to it already with series four being the best one yet.


Adams Aebler
I Kina spiser de hunde

Both great films. Adams Aebler is fucking fantastic and has that guy in it that went on to play Hannibal Lecter in Hannibal the TV show.
Blinkende Lygter is from around that time, too and worth a watch as well. It has a stella cast of well-known people and the scene where they try and fail blowing eggs for Easter is one of the funniest scenes in recent years Danish movies.

i watched the opening episode on catchup last night, having persevered through the first half of series 1 it took off towards the end and the opening episode this week kicked off well... an unrecognisable david denick, a nice cameo from soren malling - all that was missing was nicolas bro! :lol: still don't think tax & fraud is quite as gripping as a dead body on a bridge, but its certainly grown on me having got over the first few episodes.

has Gidseltagningen been broadcast yet over your side? (i think bbc4 have picked up the rights)
FTM 2 kicks off a little less slow-burny than the first series. I had forgotten about Denick but won't forget Malling's cameo any time soon.

Gidseltagningen begins 2 April.
Veni Vidi Vici begins 13 April.
Herrens Veje and series two of Norskov won't be on till the Autumn.

And Mercur, which I thought was kicking off tonight actually began last night instead and will be shown on Sunday evenings from now. It is shown here on one of the sister channels to TV2 and set a new channel viewing record last night doubling the viewing record figures from the previous record so is off to a good start.

Crossing the water, C More premieres new Swedish drama Farang this Thursday evening. It is about a bloke who flees Sweden for Thailand and after ten years on the run there his daughter suddenly turns up. Could be an interesting watch as well, I reckon, but will let you know.
 

alexander

Striker
Fair enough. Mads is always watchable, but I just know it's going to be a painful watch! Although when I worked some shifts at the Tyneside Cinema I think I had to sit through The Idiots about 4-5 times, that was some achievement. :lol:
Just read in one of the Sunday papers here today while taking a lil' break at the allotment with my dear pipe that the new Lars von Trier movie will begin filming next month. It will be a 'psycho-drama' whatever that means and the lead role will be played by Matt Dillon of all people. He plays Jack, a seriel killer, and the movie tells about his spree of twelve years with one of his victims being Sofie Gråbøl. With that in mind the title of the movie leads me to have all sorts of bad visions, The House That Jack Built. Uma Thurman is in it as well. Parts of the movie will be filmed in Copenhagen.

Anyway.

Am now six episodes into Mercur. I rather like the series but doubt it will find viewers outside our lil' duck pond. The story is probably somewhat universal but the music and the characters throughout are very Danish and will be lost on most people outside DK, I fear. Four episodes to go.

Gidseltagningen however has potential to be shown everywhere and I reckon one of the first countries on the list to sign up for it will be the UK. But it is about terror on a metroline in Copenhagen and with the current wave of bad incidents across Europe, as interesting as the series is, it will be hard viewing for some people. It is filmed in a realistic, sometimes hand-held way which makes it scarier and harder to watch. And most of the characters are played by actors new to UK viewers, which may not be a bad thing. Only two episodes in but the series has kicked off nicely already. If you get a chance give it a go. Just not if you plan a ride on the metro the next day.

About a handful of episodes into Ferang as well. Thus far a bit hit and miss but with the odd quality moment thrown in. Will stick with it for now but it isn't highest on my weekly telly watching list.

Veni Vidi Vici premieres this coming Thursday. Looking forward to that. It is said to be a wee bit naughty.
 

Son of Stan

Striker
Just read in one of the Sunday papers here today while taking a lil' break at the allotment with my dear pipe that the new Lars von Trier movie will begin filming next month. It will be a 'psycho-drama' whatever that means and the lead role will be played by Matt Dillon of all people. He plays Jack, a seriel killer, and the movie tells about his spree of twelve years with one of his victims being Sofie Gråbøl. With that in mind the title of the movie leads me to have all sorts of bad visions, The House That Jack Built. Uma Thurman is in it as well. Parts of the movie will be filmed in Copenhagen.

Anyway.

Am now six episodes into Mercur. I rather like the series but doubt it will find viewers outside our lil' duck pond. The story is probably somewhat universal but the music and the characters throughout are very Danish and will be lost on most people outside DK, I fear. Four episodes to go.

Gidseltagningen however has potential to be shown everywhere and I reckon one of the first countries on the list to sign up for it will be the UK. But it is about terror on a metroline in Copenhagen and with the current wave of bad incidents across Europe, as interesting as the series is, it will be hard viewing for some people. It is filmed in a realistic, sometimes hand-held way which makes it scarier and harder to watch. And most of the characters are played by actors new to UK viewers, which may not be a bad thing. Only two episodes in but the series has kicked off nicely already. If you get a chance give it a go. Just not if you plan a ride on the metro the next day.

About a handful of episodes into Ferang as well. Thus far a bit hit and miss but with the odd quality moment thrown in. Will stick with it for now but it isn't highest on my weekly telly watching list.

Veni Vidi Vici premieres this coming Thursday. Looking forward to that. It is said to be a wee bit naughty.
Interesting stuff. Matt Dillon sounds a bit strange. I've tivoed Department Q to watch later. Is it any good? I know you watch the Vikings - but have you caught any of the BBC's The Last Kingdom? It's very watchable and just sussed last week that the actor who looked very familiar was Thure Lindhardt from The Bridge.
 
@alexander

There's a streaming service called Viaplay. It's going to have the second season of Occupied six months before TV2 in Norway. Do you know how to access it from outside of Norway, other than using Hola!
 

alexander

Striker
Interesting stuff. Matt Dillon sounds a bit strange. I've tivoed Department Q to watch later. Is it any good? I know you watch the Vikings - but have you caught any of the BBC's The Last Kingdom? It's very watchable and just sussed last week that the actor who looked very familiar was Thure Lindhardt from The Bridge.
@errant is the best person on here to ask about the Q series. :) I agree with Matt Dillon sounding a bit strange but it may work. I do like Uma Thurman a lot, though. And Lars von Trier movies in general.

Am two episodes from finishing series one of The Last Kingdom so have a bit of catching up to do but yes I like the series.

Talking Thure Lindhardt, have you watched his movie from a few years back where he plays a painter who moves to the middle of nowhere ? Can't remember it's tittle but 'Eddie' something.

@alexander

There's a streaming service called Viaplay. It's going to have the second season of Occupied six months before TV2 in Norway. Do you know how to access it from outside of Norway, other than using Hola!
I have Viaplay (they show every single Premiership game as well, which is what I mostly use it for) and would happily record and copy the series onto DVDs for you if you like. Though it won't have English subtitles, am afraid.
 
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