21 September 2018 | DimitrisPassas-TapTheLine
Worth-watching mainly because of Sven Wolter's performance.
Normally I wouldn't write a review about ''Van Veeteren'' series because, in my humble opinion, is a typical ''Nordic Noir'' tv series, without this distinguishing element that would make it worth mentioning. The series is based on the series of crime novels, written by Swedish Hakan Nesser with the elderly detective living and working in the fictional city of Mardaam which can be seen as a mixture of Swedish and Dutch cultural characteristics that define the identity of the place. That being told, the real reason for writing this review is the astounding acting of the veteran Swedish actor Sven Wolter who is the absolutely perfect choice for the role of the grumpy and stubborn Van Veeteren, thus making the series more enjoyable and entertaining. To be absolutely clear, by no means this is a non-watchable option for crime fiction fans, but I think that especially some of the episodes, lack the fascinating storyline and plot in order to keep the viewer on the edge of his seat as it is the case for the top Scandinavian crime series such as ''The Bridge'', ''Bedrag'' or ''Forbrydelsen''.