The Sandhamn Murders

Nordic crime meets beautiful island scenery in this series based on the popular novels by Viveca Sten.
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  1. 1. Part 1
    December 19, 2010
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    During an early morning swim at the beach, Nora encounters a dead body in the water. Directed by Marcus Olsson, 2010.
  2. 2. Part 2
    December 20, 2010
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    Nora helps a friend on the police force investigate, which leads to a suspect and a jealous husband. Directed by Marcus Olsson, 2010.
  3. 3. Part 3
    December 21, 2010
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    Nora's children go missing and she turns to her friend Signe for support. Directed by Marcus Olsson, 2010.

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Kass McGannReviewed in the United States on November 14, 2018
4.0 out of 5 starsLight Scandi Noir series
The Sandhamn Murders are police procedurals set on the Swedish island of Sandhamn in the Stockholm archipelago, a popular place for summer cottages. They are based on the books by Viveca Sten. The stories are heavily influenced by the surrounding landscape of the sea.

Each season has three episodes, which comprise a self-contained story. There are five seasons. Each Tuesday MHz releases another season/three episodes that can be watched together.

Each episode is about 45-52 minutes long, not allowing any deep character or plot development. But the stories are good and the plot twists intriguing.

I'm not going to rave about them because they aren't deep or complex. But they are a fun watch in the Scandi Noir genre. And they're tons better than almost every English language cop show I've seen in the last 10 years.

The first series would have been a lot better without the annoying jealous husband, certainly. But the resolution to the story was excellent.
23 people found this helpful
theotherotherWBReviewed in the United States on November 20, 2018
4.0 out of 5 starsCool Show!
Nothing redefining your brain here. Zero noir euro violence, no sex or nudity whatsoever. So if that's your par, you're want something else... But if you're into the euro-mini-mystery-serial series thing, like I am, you'll be right at home. Excellent subtitles, the characters are likeable, be the setting completely unrealistic! that's half the fun. Enjoy. I did!
12 people found this helpful
scurtisReviewed in the United States on March 9, 2019
1.0 out of 5 starsSurprisingly not good
Beautiful scenery, but no thinking required, which makes it extremely dull, in the end. However, the worst aspect of this is the annoying, herky-jerky way that it's filmed, like someone's drunk uncle filming a family BBQ with a camcorder in 1992. Maybe that's supposed to add realism, but it's stupid and makes the whole thing feel amateurish, and it is impossible to watch. A toss up as to whether I'd get seasick or bored first, but since both only took about 20 minutes, I gave up.
7 people found this helpful
Vickie324Reviewed in the United States on June 14, 2020
5.0 out of 5 starsLove this show!
not understanding some of the poor reviews. This show is fun, has beautiful scenery, and compelling characters. I feel like I am transported to another life - spending a carefree summer in a beautiful villa overlooking the ocean, with cool breezes. (living in Florida where it is perpetually hot and humid makes these breezy scenes particularly compelling!) A nice diversion as we live through this awful COVID 19 time.
3 people found this helpful
Tanya DulaneyReviewed in the United States on December 9, 2019
4.0 out of 5 starsWhat's not to like with two leading men options for the lead female?
The setting for this Swedish light murder mystery is this lovely island archipelago. We just started with season 1, 3 episodes, and we love the setting. We are watching with English subtitles and the dialogue is not overly quick or complex; as a result we are not stressed out reading it.
We like the ambience, the feel of it. The main character's feelings are not flighty but have a depth to them, as well as the main detective. It leaves you with a good feeling.
3 people found this helpful
fmtReviewed in the United States on November 17, 2018
4.0 out of 5 starsYes, previous reviewer,nice LIGHT, Nordic noir.
Not very deep, but enjoyable characters and plot.
8 people found this helpful
Amazon JunkieReviewed in the United States on October 21, 2019
3.0 out of 5 starsThe book is much better than the TV series.
Read the book on Kindle and enjoyed the character development. Many changes, mostly poor, were made in the MHz video version. The book is about 4 stars and the video is probably two and a half stars. The actors are OK, it's the revised plot and missed character development that is disappointing.
One person found this helpful
Amazon CustomerReviewed in the United States on November 18, 2018
5.0 out of 5 starsAnother great Scandi mystery!
Beautiful scenery. Well written,produced, acted. We want more!
6 people found this helpful
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