Created from the novels by award winning crime writer Ann Cleeves, 'Shetland' follows Detective Inspector Jimmy Perez (Douglas Henshall) and his team as they investigate crime within the close knit island community. In this isolated and sometimes inhospitable environment, the team have to rely on a uniquely resourceful style of policing. Set against a hauntingly beautiful landscape, 'Shetland' is based on the best selling books Red Bones, Raven Black, Dead Water and Blue Lightning.
Wild and intriguing
- Shetland: Series 1 and 2 review by JD
A strange combination of detective crime series and lingering shots of beautiful, wild countryside and a rugged sea. The detective bits are cosy, apart from some ketchup soaked actors. Everyone knows everyone else, and the drama is low key. The scenic panoramas are fantastic and possibly not long enough for me. Although this lacks a bite and is steady, the acting is good the plots interesting and I was sorry to get to the end.