I haven't posted anything on here in ages. In lieu of anything interesting to say, I'm just going to point out that the second series of 'Forbrydelsen' (aka the original Danish version of the 'The Killing') is apparently being shown on BBC Four starting from the 12th November. Hurrah!
I loved the first series. It's not perfect by any means but I haven't seen one of those shows in a while. You know the ones. The ones that you want to finish so you know what happens, when at the same time you really, really don't want it to end? Where you actually plan your evening around how many episodes you can fit in? Where you have so much affection for each of the characters that your heart breaks for them when things go wrong? Where you lose your heart (which is more liberal and more woolly than one of Lund's fantastic jumpers) to a brash, obnoxious Danish gun nut with a face like a hammerhead shark?
Well, maybe that last part's just me.
It's one of those shows anyway. You know the ones.
I've been mooching on YouTube for clips and this trailer sort of sums up the affection I have for it: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wU1_xAO8L
(Theis at 0:35. Just...perfect. Bjarne Hernriksen is amazing.)
The only downside is not being able to share the love with all that many people. Most people have seen the US version. Which is fine, except I end up feeling incredibly prententious because I opted to watch the version with subtitles. I got called 'high-brow' the other day for watching it. I'm not sure that shouting 'OMG NOOOOOOOOOOO!' at top of my voice and having the closing theme on my iPod counts as 'high-brow'. I suspect not.
Nor is posting your fannish squee to your Livejournal. It does feel nice though.
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