The Bridge

Öresundsbron

Flickr member Henrik took this excellent picture with his Ricoh GR of the Øresund Bridge that connects Malmo, Sweden and Copenhagen, Denmark.

I recognized this bridge as the same one in the excellent Danish/Swedish TV series: The Bridge, about a series of murders, the first one of which is discovered by a body found on this bridge by a female Swedish detective and a male Danish detective. These two characters drive the entire series and each of them has issues which cause interesting friction between them. Of course, if we understood Danish and Swedish culture, language, and the issues between them we’d have gotten even more out of this series but it was worthwhile even with subtitles for us “unworldly” Americans.

If you’re into these things, I highly recommend the Danish TV series The Killing (Danish) and its American counterpart: The Killing (US). Both are excellent.

And, if you want more, the Danish TV series Borgen is fantastic as well.

6 comments

  1. I watched the American version, seemed a bit predictable. This kind of story can’t be told in two seasons, at least not with more than 10 episodes each. I think the show would’ve been better if it had at the most five episodes.

    On another subject: you switched to wordpress.com?!

    1. Petry: Been on hosted WordPress for a while now, yes. Got tired of futzing with the back end of self-hosting and my web host going down. I must say, I’m quite happy with it.

      I agree, the American version got a bit tired in the writing department after a while but the characters were great. We haven’t seen the Danish version yet, it’s tough to find in NTSC format. But, all our friends who have seen it say it’s the best serialized television show ever made. The Bridge is quite good as is Borgen, both of which we watched in their entirety. But, as with all TV series shows, the writing goes up and down. House of Cards (the American version) suffers that way too. We’re in the middle of the current (latest) season and it seems oddly written to us.

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