Sebastian is strong-minded, politically incorrect, abrasive but also broken and grief-stricken, since he has yet to come to terms with the loss of both his wife and daughter in the 2004 Thailand tsunami. Back in his home town again after his mother has passed away, Sebastian catches up with his old Police colleague, Torkel, who is investigating a brutal killing. The same evening Bergman finds a letter containing a hidden family secret. Realising he is onto something significant, and keen to unravel further family secrets he works his way onto Torkel's team as one of the investigators but in doing so will have to face up to some ghosts from his past.
Episodes Comprise: 1. The Cursed One (Part 1) 2. The Cursed One (Part 2)
Best plot, worst acting
- Sebastian Bergman: Series 1 review by JD
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Rolf the actor playing Sebastian has a range of dreadful facial expressions that rival Daniel Radcliffe for awfulness. His smiles look as though he is having a seizure, shock looks like a bad bowel movement. None of the actors can really convince. The plot however is fantastic, a detective drama based on character profiles and psychological analysis. These whodunnits are written with loads of detail and are Christiesque except that the clues are in the piecing the whole together rather than single details. It is gory by UK standards and probably should be an 18 for violence and adult theme. It has a certain Swedish hallmark photography of stark plainness which is a bit edgy. Great detective drama, maybe the Danes should have been cast in it.