What it is labeled as: a psychological thriller. Me thinks however they were aiming for a Scandi noir.
What I like to call it: Broadchurch on ice. Yes, I am aware how that sounds like, but it was my first association.
Reasons to watch: Stanley freaking Tucci! Michael Gambon. Sofie Gråbøl. Also? Fuzzy sweaters! So many fuzzy freaking sweaters!
The down side: I’ll be honest – I don’t have a clue what the what is going on at the moment (3 episodes in).
A dude was killed with a potato peeler (yes, a freaking potato peeler of all things! They peeled him to death. Sorry, couldn’t resist the pun). Everyone is sleeping with everyone else. It seems to be a normal thing?
Also everyone walks around with riffles because polar bears? BUT if a polar bear attacks someone you kill the human rather than the bear? I thought that was odd, but what do I know, Bear Grylls I am not.
Why it shows promise: So did you know that in permafrost nothing can decay? As in corpses and stuff? So they still have people buried there with the plague. BUT plague aside there is this mammoth, yes? And they showed it a number of times already. So am thinking ancient virus/bacteria? Or wait – that would be more SyFy’s jam, right? I KNOW, I’m facepalming myself. See?
A couple of months I got a Kindle as a gift. And even though I was a bit hesitant about it at first, now I love it. To explain why I was hesitant – I’m the type of person who used to buy books and lug them back home whenever I would travel somewhere. Also no trip is complete without P. G. Wodehouse. Don’t ask me why, it just isn’t.
Kindle is so (SO!) convenient! Like Neal Stephenson’s Cryptonomicon that I was looking for for ages? (Went to three different book stores). It only took a couple of clicks and there it was – I could start reading.
So now I’m perusing Goodreads and any other place imaginable to get some good book recs and have been averaging 3 books per week. I mean I’ve read before. But the honest truth is I am super (SUPER!) excited about reading again. While before I would do a thorough research prior to buying a book (never could understand those people who bought books and didn’t read them, what the what up with that?), now even if the book sucks, I don’t feel so bad. It is just a matter of deleting it off Kindle.
And this is where the #FirstWorldProblem comes in… I love books. And I love the feel of a book. And what about all the book stores? And libraries? Will it all go to sh*t now that we are all so obsessed with technology?
So does anyone have any good book recommendations? It would be much obliged.
Arvingerne was translated as the Legacy. The series premiered in January of 2014 in Denmark and the second season started airing earlier in the month (or so the Wikipedia tells me).
Arvingerne was created by Maya Ilsøe and it follows the story of the Grønnegaard family.
See, the mother of the family Veronica, was an artist and this kinda wild and eccentric bird who had four children. Due to her eccentric ways her children grew up with some baggage (obvs!). So after she dies, the children gather to divvy up her estate. BUT what noone knew was that Veronica had a daughter Signe who she gave up for adoption. And just before she died, she left all of the estate to her.
As you can imagine this complicates the story somewhat.
I have tried to find some information where and when the Legacy will air in the United States, however I was unable to find anything. Arrow Films do ship the DVD worldwide in case anyone is interested, but after looking over their FAQ page a) shipping charges apply and b) their releases are in the European PAL format.
You can find the series elsewhere on the Internet *cough* and I think I have spotted that subtitles are available. In case anyone is interested that is.