Wallander

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Wallander
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Kenneth Branagh plays a Swedish detective called Kurt Wallander in this crime drama for the BBC. The show is an adaptation of Swedish author Henning Mankell's critically acclaimed book series, the Kurt Wallander Mysteries.

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    • Dark and compelling.

      9.5
      Other reviewers have already praised this series adequately. I only want to add that this series renewed my interest in seeing just about every film or TV presentation that Kenneth Branagh has acted in. He's been in some vehicles that weren't terrific, but he is unfailingly a great actor.



      When you watch Wallander, and you see his eyes begin to well up with tears, or you see him struggling to get an answer to come out of his mouth, you really do forget you are watching an ACTOR. Branagh literally becomes Wallander and you think Wallander is a real person. It is partly the way the character is written, but much of the credit goes to Branagh.



      Wallander is a man who struggles with words, so he is the opposite of Branagh, to whom words are golden. You can tell this from Branagh's interviews as well as from his performances. The visuals in the series are stunning, the plots are interesting, but it is Wallander's complex and troubled personality that really forces one to stay with the series. He's so real, so human. Don't miss it.moreless
    • One of the best shows ever

      10
      Writing, acting, realisation, everything deserves a 10 but there is something more to Wallander. There is something unexplicably touching in this character, maybe the fact that he cannot reach happiness but refuses to give up trying completely. He is just plainly human and touches our humanity.

      Not having had the chance to see Kenneth Branagh on stage, I had never quite understood while he gathered such recognition and neither "Much ado about nothing" nor "Thor" had managed to convinced me. But I undestand now and I am convinced. He is absolutely amazing in this role.moreless
    • excelent

      10
      the best detective serial since nypd blue
    • wallander

      10
      this a one great season to stated out on tv i love this guy he remind me of my self in he streve to be better at his job every day and he dose his job .
    • Want more episodes.

      10
      So I watch it twice. Kenneth B. is fantastic. I hope they keep his character upbeat a little more this season. He deserves a break.
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    Categories

    Drama, Suspense

    Themes

    British TV, Crime, Detectives