Review: Wallander (Episode 2 – Firewall – BBC1)

I think this can probably assume the mantle of the best current crime thriller on TV, and easily one of the most stylised dramas to hit the BBC in quite some time.

It’s exceptionally dark. Really deeply and quite depressingly brooding. The storyline is complex and very tangled and in last night’s episode there was a powerful feeling of increasing claustrophobia and suspense as it progressed over 1.5 hours.

I really hope they do more of these rather than just the initial three. I was never into police dramas before this but it’s so different to standard British fare – mainly because of the cinematography and also that it’s set in Sweden – that I would definitely watch it regularly.

Below is last week’s trailer, to give you an idea.

Overview of Wallander on the BBC

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