Sunday, June 22, 2014

Goodbye, Kurt

They saved the best until last. Last night's Wallander was a worthy end to the series. The story was an improvement on some of the previous ones in the series. It had real pace - and a climax that gripped. I won't give too much away about the plot as not everyone will have caught up with it yet. However it's no secret that this was Wallander's last bow: how much long could Wallander conceal the progress of his dementia? This strand was just as tense as the unravelling of the crime and I thought it was handled very well. It was a perfectly judged performance from Krister Hendriksson - what a wonderful actor he is - supported by a terrific cast, especially Charlotta Jonsson as Linda. The end was touching, undeniably bleak and yet not without its consolations.
Next week it's back to Sicily and Montalbano. Lovely . . .

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