I watch as much TV as though I were unemployed. I am self-employed, which boils down to unemployed, and I think someone should alert my boss that I should be working. Meanwhile, I’ll be sitting here watching The Bridge aka Bron/Broen.
It’s a Danish/Swedish co-production series, and while a US adaptation of it exists, I can’t see what the charm of it could be. I watch the original not so much for the crime plot as rather for the awesomely bleak Scandinavian landscapes and its quirky female lead.
This character, detective Saga Norén, Länskrim, Malmö, as she likes to introduce herself, is the human equivalent of the Star Trek Borg. Efficient, emotionless, and not great with people. She’s my role model, like the Borg.
Without giving away any major spoilers, here’s a dialogue from the second episode of Season One, when Saga goes out in a bar:
Guy: Can I buy you a drink?
Saga approaches the guy: Why did you go away?
Guy: You said you didn’t want a drink?
Saga: I don’t want to drink. Do you want to have sex with me at my place?
Guy: Hell, yeah.
Brilliant, no? Gotta love the efficiency of it. And, here’s a trailer for the show with English subtitles.