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I just finished watching series 1 of Broen/Bron (The Bridge) which I highly highly recommend if you liked The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo. There has been quite a boom in Scandinavian crime novels and television series since the global success of The Dragon Tattoo. The genre even got a proper name; Scandinavian noir (oooh, fancy!). And of course, like all popular things, Broen is being made into an American version (like The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo) which apparently will take place at the US-Mexico border, instead of Øresundsbron, an 8-kilometer-long bridge that connects Southern Sweden and Denmark.


I was so frustrated when I couldn’t find the series on iTunes or DVD here in Canada although it has been pretty popular in the UK. But luckily all ten episodes are on YouTube (with English subtitles). And here is a link to The Guardian’s Broen page.