2008 • WGBH
113 reviews
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Season 1 episodes (3)

1 Sidetracked
What connects the shocking suicide of a young woman and the vicious murder of a government minister? Inspector Kurt Wallander's investigation uncovers wrongdoing and corruption that extends to the heart of the Swedish establishment.
2 Firewall
The death of man from a heart attack and the apparently unrelated murder of a taxicab driver leads Wallander to a conspiracy that stretches far beyond the borders of Sweden.
3 One Step Behind
Three young friends are shot in the woods during an elaborate Midsummer's Eve picnic. Then one of Inspector Wallander's colleagues is also found murdered. Is this the same killer, and what could the connection be?

About this show

Based on the award-winning Wallander novels by Henning Mankell. Kurt Wallander is a sensitive but brilliant detective - a man who takes each murder case he works on personally and will stop at nothing in his search for the truth, even at the expense of his health and his family life. This crime drama stars Kenneth Branagh as Kurt Wallander.
113 reviews
Marianne Adoradio
March 4, 2021
Intense, serious, psychological murder mystery stories. It's very interesting. The photography is great with special gems throughout. The lighting matches the mood throughout. The tender relationship between father & daughter as a backdrop story throughout adds another well done aspect to the stories. I had never heard of the series nor the author, Henning Mankell - the basis for this seres. I LOVED the 4seasons. Brilliant.
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Jennifer Hays
May 28, 2016
The stories in each episode are very creative, and the main character is someone you can really like even though he's dark and brooding. The pace is slow, but the show is a hour and a half long, so it's more like a movie.
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Bruce M. Foster
October 4, 2014
There are weaknesses in this. The brooding detective comes off as dangerously incompetent and it almost gets his daughter killed. But it is well shot. Better than well, in fact.
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