Preston Sturges reading.
Two things are bothering me about this much ballyhooed series.
First off, the British, great actors thought the are, make little attempt to make this series seem Swedish. It's one thing to stick to their regular accents (as they always do even when playing Nazis). But couldn't they at least refrain from using British colloquialisms and dressing and looking like Brits. It takes me right out of the setting when they say "brilliant" or any number of other British phrases. They may think their culture is interchangeable with whatever one their production is set in, but it is not.
Second. I thought FIREWALL, the second in the series was fairly ludicrous. Midway through what seems like domestic murders, it turns into an international thriller. And the pace doesn't work well despite the high-speed driving. I think a plot like this needs to announce itself before 2/3 through. And we never quite learn how these three people are seduced, sufficiently enough to go along with what they do, by a man we never see until the last two scenes. How alienated do you have to be to fall for his plot.
What I do like is the angst-ridden police detective and the scenes with his daughter. And I do like the Swedish setting. I am glad they sprung for that. What do you think?