Modus S1 E1-2 (BBC Four)

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Contains some spoilers for events in episodes 1 and 2

modus1There have been recent signs that the deep well of Nordic Noir fare might finally be running dry, so there were markedly high hopes and expectations in advance of the first episode of Modus, the latest production from Sweden to be broadcast in BBC Four’s Saturday evening slot that had previously been home to the likes of Wallander, The Bridge, Forbrydelsen, Trapped and Borgen. Fortunately, the new kid in Scandi class doesn’t disappoint, an initial home audience of some 1.2 million having made it the most successful Scandinavian TV series on Sweden’s TV4 in the last 25 years. Read the rest of this entry »