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  • Series Premiere Date: Jan 7, 2007
  • Season #: 1 , 2 , 3
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  • Summary: This series is a police drama from Denmark. As the show starts, an investigator from the Homicide department of the police force begins her last day at the job before moving to Stockholm. Fortunately for the viewer, it is not an uneventful day. A top politician campaigning for the municipalThis series is a police drama from Denmark. As the show starts, an investigator from the Homicide department of the police force begins her last day at the job before moving to Stockholm. Fortunately for the viewer, it is not an uneventful day. A top politician campaigning for the municipal leadership of Copenhagen is linked to a heinous crime involving a Vesterbro-family. Expand
  • Genre(s): Drama
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  1. Dec 10, 2012
    10
    While this will not appeal to people who like their television neat and tidy, this is brilliant drama. It is brooding and intrusive into theWhile this will not appeal to people who like their television neat and tidy, this is brilliant drama. It is brooding and intrusive into the lives of the characters. People are edgy, suspicious, unsure and even plodding. The police investigation is not slick: they are grasping for details, making erroneous assumptions and working with what they have. No neat tidy tricks. The US remake is too clinical and sanitised approach. In my view unwatchable compared to this original.

    The Danish cast and their acting is simply wonderful. Real character expression supplemented with superbe lighting. The pacing of the script is perhaps for some too ponderous, but sometimes you need to tell a story properly. Finally, someone got drama right.

    Will not appeal to people who dislike subtitles. I also glad they didn't do voice overs as that would have only ruined the ability to hear the emotion of the actors. Angst is angst in any language.
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  2. May 15, 2011
    10
    In January, the Danish series Forbrydelsen (Danish for â
  3. Sep 3, 2013
    5
    Short version: Great first half, poor second half. Long version: The show starts off very promising with two interesting story arcs (oneShort version: Great first half, poor second half. Long version: The show starts off very promising with two interesting story arcs (one criminal, one political and connected to each other). Gradually, the cops become infuriatingly inept and almost all the characters have the bewildering ability to discard common sense and keep revelations that would help solve the crime a secret. Lund in particular (the main cop) insists on not talking to anyone EVER about her suspicions/conclusions and instead chooses to bark at everyone to do as she says without ever justifying why they should. It all ultimately winds down to a thoroughly mediocre conclusion leaving NUMEROUS threads (hinted at throughout the series) hanging. Conclusion: Its an enjoyable but ultimately frustrating and unsatisfying show. Expand