Over the last few days, I’ve been watching the first season of the Swedish-Danish television crime series The Bridge (Bron in Swedish and Broen in Danish).
I really liked it. The story begins when a body is found after a blackout on Öresundsbron, the bridge connecting Sweden and Denmark. The bridge is situated right where I live, and I go across it every time I visit Copenhagen, and the whole series is set in neighborhoods I know really well.
The victim found on the bridge is a Swedish politician. She has been cut in half and her body has been placed exactly on the Swedish/Danish border, so the two countries’ police forces are both put on the case.
Danish homicide detective Martin Rohde has to cooperate with his Swedish counterpart Saga Norén. Saga is an outstanding detective. She shows signs of some form of autism which often is an asset in her investigations, but sometimes causes problems in her private life. Martin is a charismatic Dane who is very likable but also struggles with hos own hidden weaknesses.
If you liked The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, Wallander or Forbrydelsen (The Killing), you ought to check out The Bridge too. If you’ve already seen and liked the show, you’ll be happy to know that season two is planned for late 2013.