Hot on the heels of The Killing this new Scandinavian crime drama arrived on UK screens earlier this week.
A body is discovered on the Oresund
which connects Denmark
The corpse has been placed on the border with half in each country leading to a
Heading up the Swedish side is no-nonsense detective Saga Noren, she is partnered by veteran Danish cop Martin Rhode.
The pilot episode mainly concerns an alarming discovery about the body and begins to explore the unlikely alliance between Noren and Rhode but things really kick off in episode two, when the killer’s motives begin to emerge and mysterious characters become involved.
A joint Swedish / Danish production The Bridge has been successful in its native lands so we can probably expect a US remake but I doubt it would be likely to convey the gritty feel that this original has.
Catch this as soon as you can as I have a feeling that this series may just be something special.
The Bridge is currently airing on
in the UK.
Ric’s Rating: Highly Recommended