• It's grim up nord: charting the rise and rise of Nordic noir

    12 days ago - By The Guardian

    Our obsession with Scandi crime drama shows little sign of slowing down, but how did this gritty detective mystery offshoot come to be? A lot has changed since the mid-2010s, but one thing that has remained reassuringly steadfast is the ability of Nordic noir to draw us in with mind bending plots, grizzly crime scenes, tangled backstories and brooding atmospherics. So much so that a new streaming platform, Viaplay, has launched, specialising in Nordic noir, alongside an exciting offering of films, TV dramas and comedies, and live sports including La Liga and the United Rugby Championship...
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  • Which gritty crime drama should you watch next? Take the Nordic noir quiz

    12 days ago - By The Guardian

    Sometimes macabre, always brooding and authentic, Scandi crime dramas continue to keep mystery fans on the edge of their seats. As the days get shorter and gloomier, figure out what you'll be watching through the winter by taking this quiz What will you be watching as the nights draw in? Head to Viaplay where the gritty detectives and grim misdeeds of Nordic noir will keep you on the edge of your seat
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