Wallander is Back on PBS

The local PBS station in Los Angeles may move Masterpiece Mystery from Sunday to Thursday but no matter where you can find it definitely watch Kenneth Branagh as Kurt Wallander, the detective made famous in the novels of Swedish writer Henning Mankell, and adapted for PBS. The first entry in the second three-part series (the first aired in 2008) is adapted from Mankell’s first Kurt Wallander mystery called Faceless Killers. The book, as is usually the case,  is better than the television version, but the drama is still miles apart from most of the  crime series on U.S. television. Branagh has the craggy face and life lines to play the tormented Wallander who in these three episodes is dealing with his isolation and also his father’s dementia and demise. The cases are strong enough to maintain our interest but some are more developed than others and watching the series just makes me want to read all of the novels. Still, a very satisfying way to spend a Sunday evening (or any night).


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