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"Wallander" - a dilemma for fans

Discussion in 'TV Show Talk' started by phrelin, Mar 15, 2014.

  1. phrelin

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    Two TV versions of the Wallander novels have been produced, the first being the Swedish "Henning Mankell's Wallander" only "sort of" based on the books and the BBC version "Wallander" seen in the U.S. on PBS which reportedly follows the books fairly closely. If you are like me, you've never seen the Swedish version.

    According to IMDb and others, the BBC version has three episodes left to produce. But the last news release on the matter in November 2013 was reported as follows (emphasis added):

    Author Henning Mankell ended his novel series in a way that created some controversy among fans. I, among others both in the UK and the US, have been waiting, and waiting, and waiting since the previous BBC episodes aired in 2012 to see the series end episodes.

    As some may recall, in January I started a thread calling attention to police procedural shows with subtitles on your local MHz Worldview Network.

    On March 23 MHz will begin airing each week the six most recent episodes of the Swedish series "Henning Mankell's Wallander". In fact, the first one on March 23 is named the same as the title of the final novel, but apparently does not end the series.

    The dilemma is do we watch these six episodes and risk having something spoiled? (Apparently the Brits get to see it and don't find it a problem.)

    Will seeing a Swedish someone other than Kenneth Branagh play Kurt Wallander make it confusing or hard to watch? (Apparently, the Swedish version has had more than one star anyway and folks over there liked it, so I guess it shouldn't matter to me.)

    Maybe it won't even look like the BBC version so it will be like other shows on MHz. What to do.... [​IMG]

    Anyway, this post is to let everyone know about the show which I do intend to record.[​IMG]
     
  2. Steve

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    FWIW, good old Netflix has all 13 episodes of Mankell's Wallander available on demand, as well as all 9 BBC episodes, from seasons 1-3.
     

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  3. yosoyellobo

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    I have greatly enjoy the BBC Wallander and plan on finishing watching them.
     
  4. phrelin

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    The Swedish series ran 26 episodes, but Amazon also has the first 13 episodes but not free for Prime Customer while all the BBC series episodes are free to Prime customers.
     
  5. Steve

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    Ya. I see now the 13 Mankell's Wallanders on Netflix are actually Season 2 of that series.
     
  6. Drucifer

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    The Swedish "Henning Mankell's Wallander" show will be on MHz in my area on Mar 23rd. Don't how many episodes will be broadcast.
     
  7. Steve

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    Ya. I see it here on DIRECTV channel 66, WNYJ. Funny, because there's a lot of Chinese audience programming on that channel!

    I notice they're showing a Danish crime series on that channel as well, called The Spider.
     
  8. Drucifer

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    I've been watching most of the channel foreign mystery shows. The all pretty good. The one exception are the action scenes in the Italian ones -- They're so fake-ish, that they're laughable.
     

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