Young Wallander: Season 1

Young Wallander: Season 1

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Adam Pålsson (Avenue 5) is popular fictional police inspector Kurt Wallander in his origin series. The first season follows the rookie cop as he's fast-tracked to becoming a detective with a hate crime case stirring civil unrest.

2020UK
CrimeDramaMystery

Episodes

EPISODE 1.1

Episode 1

Rookie cop Kurt Wallander stumbles into a hate crime in... More his own neighborhood. As he hunts the killer, the incident fuels anti-immigration anger.

EPISODE 1.2

Episode 2

Promoted to detective over his best friend, Reza, Kurt joins... More Hemberg on the case. Clues lead them to a notorious smuggler and a popular nightclub.

EPISODE 1.3

Episode 3

Kurt interviews illegal immigrants enrolled in a program funded by... More Gustav Munck, and soon finds a link between a pregnant refugee and the killer.

EPISODE 1.4

Episode 4

Hemberg orders Kurt to take some time off after the... More assassination of their chief suspect. The public considers the case closed but Kurt keeps probing.

EPISODE 1.5

Episode 5

Suspicious of Gustav's ties to the case, Kurt jeopardizes his... More romance with Mona by confronting the billionaire at a black-tie, Munck family affair.

EPISODE 1.6

Episode 6

Kurt, Rask and Hemberg try to connect their new suspect... More to a shipment of plastic explosive — and determine where and when the bomb will go off.

Young Wallander: Season 1 | Reviews

64%14 reviews

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Sydney Morning Herald

Sydney Morning Herald

Scandi-crime purists will be spluttering into their lutefisk...

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Paste

Paste

With an underwhelming leading man, a muddled identity, and a cliched story, it’s ultimately insubstantial.

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Decider

Decider

As of the end of the first episode, Wallander is the least interesting character, which is not a good sign...

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The Globe and Mail

The Globe and Mail

It’s a very British crime drama and a pensive character study.

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Times of India

Times of India

The series has sparks of brilliance... (but) it ends up being a little predictable at times...

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The Times

The Times

Yet no matter how dark the show is, or how stylishly shot, it is impossible to shake the feeling that Wallander's name here is just branding, fake ID. Impersonating a police officer, still a crime.

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Daily Telegraph

Daily Telegraph

All of this could be forgiven if Young Wallander worked as a drama in its own right, but it's so inept that one can only assume these decisions form some sort of elaborate marketing strategy by Netflix.

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The Telegraph

The Telegraph

The script treats the viewers like idiots, signposting every plot point and rolling out exposition in inert question-and-answer scenes. Someone literally says “the plot thickens” at one point. They’re not being ironic. Even the incidental dialogue, of which there is copious amounts, is stiff as a board.

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The Guardian

The Guardian

Young Wallander ticks off its lead’s familiar attributes in checklist fashion, rarely pausing to offer more developed hints at psychological cause and correlation.

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Young Wallander: Season 1 | Trailers

Young Wallander: Season 1 | Release Details

Young Wallander: Season 1 is available to stream in Australia now on Netflix.