Sunday, 5 January 2014

The Bridge/Bron/Broen

The Bridge is a Swedish/Danish TV series on its second season which is currently showing on the BBC.
I fell over the first series by accident when browsing iPlayer in (I believe) 2012 and absolutely loved it! It was way sadder than I would normally like any TV or movie I watch to be but the main Swedish character is absolutely awesome! So have been waiting and desperately hoping that BBC would buy the rights for the second season as well.

The idea is that whatever the crime is it happens on or (in this season) under the bridge that connects Sweden to Denmark and as such the Swedish and Danish police needs to work together to solve it. In the first season they were solving just one crime throu that season and appears to be the same this time around. As mentioned first season was sadder than I'd like and I am hoping this one will be less so. However I am so just watching this for the kick ass Swedish police office cause she is my idol!
Her name is Saga (which in Swedish means fairytale) and she has no social filter, i.e she says whats she thinks and means without first filtering it, she also doesn't seem to have the same emotional response to things. As in most scenarios or actions (but not all) don't really evoke any feelings for her. In the second season she seems to try and work on this a bit more, partly I think due to the Danish Police officer that she works with in the series. However whilst no social filter might seem like a bad thing it has a tendency to make her appear more genuine than most people.

All in all I suggest everyone should watch this!

On as completely random note I actually once started to write a Swedish "fairytale" about a character named Saga called  En saga om Saga (a fairytale about Saga), I still have it, just never finished it.  

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