Follow recently graduated police officer Kurt Wallander as he investigates his first case.Follow recently graduated police officer Kurt Wallander as he investigates his first case.Follow recently graduated police officer Kurt Wallander as he investigates his first case.
Woke, predictable, badly acted and unsatisfying. Wallander in name only.
Set in present day Sweden, as others have noted, this cannot be Young Wallander, unless IKEA sells time machines. I don't seem much to connect the younger man to the old. Calling it Wallander seems like a marketing decision-easier than getting people to watch a brand new detective, I guess. Also, almost everyone speaks English, but it was nice of all of those British actors to pretend that they were in Malmo. The lead, who is actually Swedish, delivers a weird interpretation of Young Wallander. He speaks softly and breathlessly, always. I don't know what he's doing, but I wondered whether it's his real voice or an artistic decision. A Kenneth Branagh imitation? It sounded very affected. The characters and plot are the most disappointing elements of all. A black gang leader with a heart of gold. Desperate immigrants. White supremacists. Billionaire philanthropists. A dedicated cop bucking senior officials to get at the truth. When are screenwriters going to stop using this formula? Woke=predictable. The series seems to have set itself up for a season 2, which won't be on my watchlist.
- Sep 5, 2020
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