As the Police grapple with what few clues they possess, newly appointed Minister for Justice Thomas Buch strives to oversee some intricate political negotiations between Parliamentary parties over the introduction of a series of new anti-terrorism laws.
Meanwhile, army squad leader Jens Raben awaits release from the psychiatric ward after a nervous breakdown following his deployment.
Over the course of 10 gripping episodes, the worlds of crime, politics and the military become increasingly intertwined as the case progresses,
’s mission becomes a race against time to
find the culprit and prevent further killings. Lund
Review: My Mum rented this DVD from our local library, because we had recorded this programme on “Series Record” but our Freeview had missed the last 2 episodes (which was very aggravating).
We hadn’t watched the first series of The Killing but we soon caught up, and the only thing linking the two series together was
personal history which is leaked through to you anyway. Lund
The mix of politics, war and the police was cleverly written, and it was easy to become hooked on the story. The Protagonists (
Buch and Raben) all held their own - and the acting, by the way, was incredible
- and as the 3 meet and their stories entangle together, you can see the story
building up its intensity and complexity. Although it does not have too many
violent scenes, this is not a programme for the faint hearted. The main crimes
committed are linked to the killing of civilians in Lund , and as Raben’s fellow
squad members are killed, he feels more isolated and alone. Afghanistan
In conclusion, this is an excellent series (as The Times says “Probably the best crime drama in the World”), but increasingly intense and complex as the series moves on. If you are used to drippy
crime dramas then you are in for a shock. Probably…