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Tosh

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Anyone watch this? I've not watched it but before I waste an hour of my life and/or stick it ion the Mrs' iPad, is it any good?

(talking about the BBC/Branagh version)

 

Thx

 

 

I'm watching it

 

 

I'm not sure; it's very bleak and understated

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It's not in the same class as the original Wallander series but it's worth watching cos there is nothing else on at 9 on Sundays til La Liga is back or unless there is a good golf tournament on. The mispronounciations of Swedish names and places by English actors playing Swedish characters is a glaring irritant (one character pronounced Ostersjön 'Oster-john' yesterday) but the production values are high and the direction is good. And Branagh's Wallander is sufficiently different from Krister Henriksson who I think is the best Swedish Wallander to be engaging.

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It's not in the same class as the original Wallander series but it's worth watching cos there is nothing else on at 9 on Sundays til La Liga is back or unless there is a good golf tournament on. The mispronounciations of Swedish names and places by English actors playing Swedish characters is a glaring irritant (one character pronounced Ostersjön 'Oster-john' yesterday) but the production values are high and the direction is good. And Branagh's Wallander is sufficiently different from Krister Henriksson who I think is the best Swedish Wallander to be engaging.

Totally agree.

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It's not in the same class as the original Wallander series but it's worth watching <snip>

And Branagh's Wallander is sufficiently different from Krister Henriksson who I think is the best Swedish Wallander to be engaging.

Rolf Lassgard also played Wallander. But he's the one I liked least in the role.

For me, Branagh's Wallander is too miserable. I've still watched it but agree that Henriksson is the best

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I've only started watching it from the beginning of the latest series.

 

It's pretty well written and is certainly worth a look.

 

However, I reckon I'm probably in a small minority of people who think Branagh is always overrated as an actor tho. Always thought his ex, Emma whatshername, is overrated too. Not that she's in Wallander mind.

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Which one? There is a series that SVT made and another one. The independent one is the best I think, has Henriksson in the role.

 

The one with Henriksson, 13 x 90 minute episodes by the look of it, starting with 'Innan Frosten' . Hopefully start it off tonight.

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Which one? There is a series that SVT made and another one. The independent one is the best I think, has Henriksson in the role.

I enjoyed them both Ithink, just watched them as they came on BBC4. The first one I ever saw was with the tramp in a bank, which was WTF?

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