What’s new in Scandinavian noir?

Dear ladies and gents,

it’s been a while since I last checked what is new in Scandi noir. So here is a list of new-ish noir series you might want to check out. By all means feel free to let us all know in the comments in case I have missed anything interesting.

Bedrag (Follow The Money)

bedrag

Bedrag (Follow The Money) is a Danish series that centers on 3 protagonists – a CFO of a renewable energy company who will stop at nothing to gain the monopoly on the market, a police officer that investigates the case and a car mechanic who gets involved in the conspiracy by accident. In the UK the series aired on BBC Four.

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Okkupert (Occupied)

If you love Jo Nesbø, you will probably love this (as the series is based on his idea). The series is set in not-too-distant future and the Green Party is in power in Norway. The government decides to stop all oil and gas production in the North Sea. As a consequence Norway gets occupied by the EU with the help of Russia. In the UK the series aired on Sky Arts, while in the US the series is available on Netflix.

modus

Modus

Modus is a Swedish series based on the book Frukta inte written by Anne Holt. It follows the story of Inger Johanne Vik (played by Melinda Kinnaman), a criminal psychologist and a mother of two daughters. Inger returns to Sweden after a stint with the FBI in order to work in the academic community. But after her autistic daughter is the sole witness to a murder, she gets involved in the investigation. It soon turns out that a serial killer is on the loose.

jordskott

Jordskott

Jordskott is a Swedish crime series that follows the story of Detective Inspector Eva Thörnblad (played by Moa Gammel). She returns to her hometown seven years after her daughter has disappeared at the nearby lake. Her daughter’s body was never recovered. During her visit another boy goes missing and Eva starts to look for similarities between the two disappearances and soon finds out there is a pattern.

Eyewitness

Øyevitne (Eyewitness)

Written by Jarl Emsell Larsen Øyevitne is a Norwegian crime mini-series. It follows the story of two 15 year old boys who are attracted to each other and secretly meet in the forest. While there they witness a showdown between four men. The criminals see them, but they manage to escape. They live in fear that not only they will be discovered by the criminals, but also that their secret will be revealed.

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Arvingerne (The Legacy)

Arvingerne (The Legacy) is a Danish family drama created by Maya Ilsøe. It follows the story of four siblings who come together after their mother Veronica dies in order to divide the estate. But matters become much more complicated when it turns out that their mother left the manor to her daughter Signe who she gave up for adoption. The series aired two season, while third (and final) season will air in 2017.

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1. Related Posts

Related posts are an easy way to get your visitors staying longer on your blog. There’s tons of plugins to display them, but you can also use this simple shortcode and be in business in mere seconds!

{related_posts}


Source:
http://blue-anvil.com/archives/8-fun-useful-shortcode-functions-for-wordpress

2. Google Charts

Including Google Charts into your posts and pages has never been easier. Just use this shortcode and fill out your own particular details and the chart will be posted automatically, like in this example:

{chart data="41.52,37.79,20.67,0.03" bg="F7F9FA" labels="Reffering+sites|Search+Engines|Direct+traffic|Other" colors="058DC7,50B432,ED561B,EDEF00" size="488x200" title="Traffic Sources" type="pie"}

[chart data=”41.52,37.79,20.67,0.03″ bg=”F7F9FA” labels=”Reffering+sites|Search+Engines|Direct+traffic|Other” colors=”058DC7,50B432,ED561B,EDEF00″ size=”488×200″ title=”Traffic Sources” type=”pie”]

Source:
http://blue-anvil.com/archives/8-fun-useful-shortcode-functions-for-wordpress

3. Google Adsense Integration

Use this simple little shortcode to include Google Adsense directly into your pages and posts!

{adsense}

[adsense]

Source:
http://www.wprecipes.com/how-to-embed-adsense-anywhere-on-your-posts

4. Premium Content for Members Only

You can offer premium content for registered visitors by using this shortcode on the premium content pages and posts!

{access capability="switch_themes"}


Source:
http://justintadlock.com/archives/2009/05/09/using-shortcodes-to-show-members-only-content

5. Remove WordPress automatic formatting

Use this shortcode to display code snippets on your blog and remove that pesky WordPress automatic formatting on certain portions of text.

{raw}This is some unformatted text{raw}


Source:
http://wordpress.org/support/topic/280732

6. Add administrative notes

Use this shortcode to leave messages on posts that can only be seen by other admins. The blog owner can now, for instance, make editorial notes on a post.

{note}This is an editorial note - only visible to admins!{note}

[note]This is a personal note that only admins can see![/note]


Source:
http://www.smashingmagazine.com/2009/02/02/mastering-wordpress-shortcodes/

7. Grab the last image in a post

Use this shortcode to display the last image in any particular page or post!

{postimage}

[postimage]


Source:
http://www.wprecipes.com/wordpress-shortcode-easily-display-the-last-image-attached-to-post

8. Create a Send To Twitter button

Use this shortcode to send posts to Twitter, automajically!

{twitter}

[twitter]


Source:
http://www.smashingmagazine.com/2009/02/02/mastering-wordpress-shortcodes/

9. Embed an RSS Feed

Use this shortcode to display an RSS feed directly in your posts and pages.

{rss feed="http://feeds.feedburner.com/MakeDesignNotWar" num="5"}


Source:
http://www.smashingmagazine.com/2009/02/02/mastering-wordpress-shortcodes/

10. Embed an RSS Button

Use this shortcode to display an RSS button directly in your posts and pages.

{subscribe}

[subscribe]

Source:
http://www.smashingmagazine.com/2009/02/02/mastering-wordpress-shortcodes/

11. Display your blog stats using shortcodes

Display all sorts of awesome information about your blog by installing this plugin and using these shortcodes:

{pagerank}
{feedburner_subscribers}
{alexa_rank}
{technorati_authority}
{technorati_rank}
{user_count}
{post_count}
{page_count}
{comment_count}
{trackback_count}
{avg_comments_per_post}
{category_count}
{tag_count}
{link_count}
{google_backlinks}
{yahoo_backlinks}
{delicious_bookmarks}


Source:
http://www.improvingtheweb.com/wordpress-plugins/blog-stats/

12. Add a Donation Button

Replace the default ‘account’ with your paypal email address, and output using [donate]. Remember you can override the default ‘text’ too in the shortcode. You can style this link with css (as ive done) easily.

{donate}

[donate]

Source:
http://blue-anvil.com/archives/8-fun-useful-shortcode-functions-for-wordpress

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