When the Danish crime series, The Killing, debuted in 2007 it was such a huge hit that the tv rights were sold in over 120 countries. The US even made their own version. Hot on its heels came the Swedish/Norwegian collaboration, The Bridge which was equally as well received.
Suddenly Nordic Noir crime dramas were very hot property and anything that even came close to their style and substance became an instant hit.
One such show is Bordertown, the Finnish crime series that follows Detective Inspector Kari Sorjonen as he and his team solve some pretty dark crimes in a small coastal town that borders Russia. The show has been a huge success on Netflix with three seasons available.
While Nordic Noir tends to imply Scandanavian origin, there have been plenty of similar European style shows, some of which we have included on our list. So if you're looking for more shows like Bordertown, I have put together a list of five fantastic series that you can easily binge on.
The shows listed below perfectly capture the essence of dark, gritty crime drama. There are no perky detectives with perfect hair and manicures here! Oh no. Instead, we have some stellar characters that draw you into their murky world of murder and mystery as they unweave a web of grim deceit and it is great!
Let me know in the comments if you have any recommendations that I've missed. I wish I could recommend just one top show but I loved them all so any choice you make is a good one.
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