What a lovely surprise.
I just finished watching the Scandi-cop (set in Iceland) show Trapped on BezosTV, and it’s beyond-words excellent. The characters are quite real: they’re like people you meet everyday — no superhero dead shots, no Clinty-style fistfights, people blundering through tragedy and triumph with a complete absence of witty one-liners — in short, just about the way real people behave. And speaking of real, the unlikely lead character is the bearlike Icelander Ólafur Darri Ólafsson with a truly magnificent performance.
As usual with Scandi-dramas, the story is complicated, with plenty of sub-plots which all somehow tie together in the end, but very believably. It’s a tiny town in Iceland, after all, and it’s not surprising that everyone is somehow connected.
Don’t get me started on the setting and the scenery: I’m still shivering.
This is not a show to be missed. I’m going to take a break before I watch the second season so I can savor every memory of the first. It’s that good.