Well, it is still a winter. Vancouver winter, that is. Meaning few cold and sunny days last week and now we are back to normal – rain. While the east of the continent is struggling with another snow storm, we are facing a rain storm and that just mean a lot of rain. But so far we were pretty lucky for this winter is the driest in decades.
Our evenings are spent in front of TV, there is an excellent Danish/Swedish detective series called Bron | Broen with Sofia Helin and Kim Bodnia (my favourite Danish actor, ever since I’ve seen I Kina spiser de hunde). I must admit that last 12 months were marked by Scandinavian movies, TV shows and books for me: besides Bron | Broen, we’ve seen, The Girl With Dragon Tatoo and two of its sequels (with Noomi Rapace and Michael Nyqvist), then USA TV show The Killing which is based on a Danish TV show Forbrydelsen. Then I discovered that our city library have a lot of books of Jo Nesbø, Norwegian author famous for his Harry Hole series about a Crime Squad detective from Oslo. My current spot is on an Swedish author, Anders de la Motte. Last week, after searching through library for something interesting to read, I have found his The Game Trilogy and I am reading third book at the moment, Bubble.
I don’t know how many of you were following film noir, it started somewhere during 1940s and even though critics say it ended during 1950s, it seems that the general idea of “dark movie” existed for decades after (should I mention here my all-times-favourite movie Blade Runner?). And now it is having another revival by Scandinavian authors and directors. More than a welcome revival, if you ask me 🙂