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The Bridge, The Tunnel, The Border

December 5, 2011

As a treat to all of you who live in England I can tell you that a new series will soon arrive to your television sets. It’s a remake of Swedish/Danish co-production The Bridge (original title Bron/Broen). The plot is that a body is found on Öresundsbron and the Swedish and Danish police have to work together to solve the case.

In your case it will not be a bridge though.. it will be called The Tunnel and take place in the Channel Tunnel between England and France.

There are some rumors of an American remake as well. The titel? The Border, as in the border between the United States and Mexico.

And to further prove the point I made a few days ago about the rising trend of female heroes with some kind of mental illness; Saga Noren (played by Sofia Helin), the lead character in The Bridge, has Asperger syndrome.

Asperger seems to be the new black. Sorry AIDS.

2 Comments leave one →
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    January 2, 2012 10:59

    I just finished watching the series over the holidays and I loved it. It is by far the best Swedish mini-series to date. I think a lot of that has to do with the great Danish actors raising the bar for the Swedes. I love Kim Bodnia and I really enjoyed the chemistry between him and Sofia Helin. I hope there will be a second series!

    • January 3, 2012 10:59

      2012 seems to be the year when we finally agreed on something! And yes, thank god for the Danes, first Carlsberg and now this.

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