So Mr B and I have just finished watching The Killing 2. Always a bit behind the times at Blighty HQ.
Gosh, it was BRILLIANT! I had heard that it wasn't as good as the original Killing, but I loved it, in fact I think it was even better.
It ticked all the boxes for Nordic Noir:
- knitwear - must admit I was a bit worried at the start as SaraLund (you must run it together into one word to sound authentic Danish) was sporting a plain red number; but my fears eased when I noticed it did in fact have the trad Scandinavian pattern on it; then later a more familiar jumper reappeared - I gave such a loud shriek in recognition that Mr B thought I had seen a major plot twist. To be honest, I don't think Mr B is fully on board, knitwear-wise, as his main comment was how on earth could a lowly police officer afford those really expensive jumpers? Remember they gave one to old Camilla Duchess of Charles? The Daily Mail told me they cost a bomb
- lovely sounding Danish: "Tak!"
- that spooky music (which always speeds up at the end of each episode when they start doing a montage of the different characters so you know it's about to end and you shout "Oh no, it's the end!" and you say "Can't we just watch another episode, it's only 2am and who needs sleep really?"..)
- charismatic politician : Thomas Buch, very jolly and amusing and enjoyed eating chocolate, except once when he was a bit upset and opted for a bit of fruit
|Thomas Buch, considering his next snack option Source|
- about 15 different suspects, each of whom Definitely Did It, till you see the next episode and then you say, of course I knew it couldn't possibly be them all along...
- Brix, SaraLund's boss, looking moody yet strangely attractive and very tall
|Brix, looking enigmatic, or possibly a spot of indigestion?|
- full frontal willy shot - yes ladies, in one scene SaraLund, intent on tracking down an army officer she needs to interview, marches straight into the changing rooms/showers at the army barracks. So refreshing as a change from naked women and probably very Nordic, what with all those saunas and stuff. I explained to Mr Blighty that this was no doubt a Very Important Scene and that I needed to see it again to search for vital clues...Mr Blighty muttered something to himself, sounded like "TotallPerverte", which I think is Danish for Top Detective?? Tak Mr B.