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Superbly acted television drama from Gent
Helene de Ridder is a bright and young state attorney working in the court house of the beautiful Flemish-Belgian city of Gent. In each seasons she is working on a huge conspiracy case, which is the general theme of the season, but in each episode she also solves everyday cases with juvenile hooligans, thieves, suicide and other not-to-high profile issues. This is an absolutely superb series, a bit similar to the great Scandinavian crime movies, but with a very strong Flemish accent. Since Helena is young and chic and cool, the soundtrack is also upcoming cool Belgian music selected for each season. All the main characters are complex, very well-written, and even better acted. Clara Cleymans would be a superstar in Hollywood, and the other female characters are greatly acted. The main male characters, the contentious Yves Brecke (Michael Pas), the top lawyer Jan Ravenakkers (Lucas Van den Eynde) and the slightly nerd investigating judge Boudewijn Van Der Zeypen (Dirk van Dijck) are very realistic characters driven by a lot of craziness, evil and good intentions. I think this is a truly excellent television drama and also gives a very interesting insight into contemporary Belgium.
- Aug 26, 2016
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