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12 September 2014 @ 01:48 pm
Oh, the delicious man-pain worthy of Harry Bosch  

Just started watching the "Wallander" BBC series. Kenneth Branagh couldn't be more perfect in his beautiful, wrenching pain. He cries real tears that drip down his unshaven jaw, drinks too much, won't eat properly even when nagged by his lovely daughter, won't reveal his true self to anyone, still wants his dad's approval even in his creaky middle age, he loves even when he's betrayed, and on and on and on.

Oh, and the desolate Swedish landscapes, the constant roar of the Baltic Sea (well, it sounds like a roar to me), the evil and dirty secrets of the populace. The mysteries are delicious, juicy, little bites of suspense, keeping me on the edge of my well-worn sofa.

*squee over and out*
Three Days of Violence Against Vegtables: Chibi Melil_1337 on September 13th, 2014 10:15 pm (UTC)
OOO that sounds intriguing.
storyfanstoryfan on September 20th, 2014 11:36 am (UTC)
This series is very good. Apparently, the BBC has been making them on and off for a few years and is still making them now.

I've got a book on order at the library. I hope I like the writing as much as I do the show.
ursula2: Don Tim - stairsursula2 on September 17th, 2014 07:22 pm (UTC)
Do you know the books also? I think you would like them. The books and the movies are a little to dark for me most of the time.
storyfanstoryfan on September 20th, 2014 11:37 am (UTC)
I've got a book ordered at our library. I'm hoping I enjoy them. Yes, they're very dark, but I think I must have been in the mood for dark stories the days I watched Wallander.