Metascore
71

Generally favorable reviews - based on 11 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 10 out of 11
  2. Negative: 0 out of 11

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User Score
7.7

Generally favorable reviews- based on 22 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 7 out of 9
  2. Negative: 1 out of 9
  1. Jan 23, 2012
    10
    This is a great series. Wallander is obsessed with work and although he is a great detective, his personal life is often tragic/pathetic. The bleak atmosphere created by the cinematography and soundtrack is truly beautiful and help exhibit how lonely Wallander is. I highly recommend this show. Full Review »
  2. Jun 23, 2014
    9
    A terrific series. Branagh's Wallander is a fine portrayal of a pitiful character which lends itself to the general grey dull atmosphere throughout. However, drawing the observer into Wallander's morass only serves to lead the viewer to an uplifted state at the conclusion of each series. In discovering that he is a brilliant detective and an around good egg, you just can't help feeling for the guy - if the central character doesn't spark your emotion then a story is dead - Branagh and the storyline achieves this in bucket loads. Full Review »
  3. Mar 25, 2014
    10
    This is one of the best TV shows I've ever seen. It has a lot of character and is very well thought out and produced. I know it lacks the sex, action and flash of other shows (hey that's what gets good ratings) but the stories and the delivery of each episode is top-notch. The acting is better than Sherlock, the plot twists are better than... well, any show. Pick one. The writing is some of the best if not THE best to hit the small screen in forever. Yes, it lacks the aesthetics that make a hit show. There are only four reasons to not love the hell out of this show. One, it lacks sex and general appeal. Two, it is actually quite realistic and does not involve aliens, people with super powers or magic. Three, you've never actually seen a full episode. Or four, you've seen it but you are too stupid to understand it. Full Review »