Varg Veum

Trond Espen Seim stars as Norwegian private investigator Varg Veum, based on the bestselling novels by Gunnar Staalesen.
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  1. 1. Bitter Flowers
    September 27, 2007
    1 h 35 min
    Audio languages
    Norsk Bokmål
    Varg takes on a missing persons case and uncovers a deadly international conspiracy. Directed by Ulrik Imtiaz Rolfsen, 2007.
  2. 2. Sleeping Beauty
    January 12, 2008
    1 h 33 min
    Audio languages
    Norsk Bokmål
    Varg is ensnared in a case of parental neglect and bad love. Directed by Erik Richter Strand, 2008.
  3. 3. Yours Until Death
    March 11, 2008
    1 h 30 min
    Audio languages
    Norsk Bokmål
    Varg falls for the prime suspect in a murder case, and bonds with the woman's son. Directed by Erik Richter Strand, 2008.
  4. 4. Fallen Angels
    April 3, 2008
    1 h 38 min
    Audio languages
    Norsk Bokmål
    Varg races against time to catch a serial killer and uncovers a dark secret from the past. Directed by Morten Tyldum, 2008.
  5. 5. Woman in the Fridge
    September 16, 2008
    1 h 30 min
    Audio languages
    Norsk Bokmål
    Varg is hired by an oil company to find their missing systems designer. Directed by Alexander Eik, 2008.
  6. 6. Buried Dogs
    October 14, 2008
    1 h 30 min
    Audio languages
    Norsk Bokmål
    Varg is embroiled in a political power struggle, leading to intrigue and murder. Directed by Alexander Eik, 2008.

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theotherotherWBReviewed in the United States on October 28, 2018
1.0 out of 5 starspretty tired of only getting 20 per cent of what the rest of the world sees
First of all: Varg is awesome! it's a phenom show.... he's cool, the characters are very likeable with good dialog. These aren't big budget masterpieces. They're cool people in good stories, with developed ideas and characters that you have to actually watch to unravel the mysteries. so above american par! there's no comparison.
BUT, my one star comes from anger. The rest of the world sees a heck of a lot more than we do... and we invented TV... Shows that were out in 2014 we are just getting?? seriously? Why can't we just watch ANYTHING on amazon that's available anywhere...? Naively, that's what I assumed I was paying for with amazon. Hence, the "world wide" in the "www." That's beyond ridiculous. Why don't we actually GET a great selection rather than what we are told is a great selection... when it's not. A ton of "classics" regurgitation is not programming... it's filler and we've become smarter than that. Telling us a bunch of licensing crap, is just that... c r a p almighty $ .... I know trump is gunning for you and we are on your team. but keep us there ;)

American TV is so mindless it's actually shameful.... "the box" was just a mind control device in a crappy batman movie once. (look it up dennis the menace... wait till you see who the joker is... cuz it's on you) Now "the box" from a ridiculous villain in, arguably, the worst batman movie ever made, is real. Because of programming geared for slapstick and lunkhead. it's shameful. Hollywood should be taking notes... it's time for a shakeup. Minus the "couch audition" and bad touch... ;)
13 people found this helpful
AmazonasReviewed in the United States on October 30, 2018
5.0 out of 5 starsFantastic series. I wish it was in a different channel, one without the idiotic "weekly release"
I can't understand. I know they use this weekly release to try to keep people subscribed for one more month, but nobody likes it, there are hundreds of complaints and customers asking why in series from so many years ago, when obviously MHz have all the episodes and seasons, they don't just release it all.
We are not here watching because we love to wait for next week , like this is cable, we are here exactly for the opposite.
How can they keep going doing something that none of the people paying for Prime, channels subscriptions, episodes, series,etc. like when they are so greedy, unintelligent, childish and less creative than a snail and keep on going not making available full seasons.
Grow up MHZ.
10 people found this helpful
prisrobReviewed in the United States on October 15, 2018
5.0 out of 5 starsDeadly Conspiracies and Corruption
A new Norwegian mystery series from MHz that takes place in beautiful Bergen. Though in this series we only see the beautiful side with the opening credits.

Varg Veum originated as the private detective character in a series of crime novels, written by Norwegian author Gunnar Staalesen, Veum, as he is usually called, lives in Bergen, on the west coast of Norway. Veum was a social worker providing assistance to children before he became a private detective. There are 16 books that have been translated into several languages, including English, German, and Swedish. Film adaptations were made, and they are now included in six episodes of 90 minutes, in a series from MHz.

Varg Veum is portrayed by Norwegian actor Trond Espen Seim. Veum is a tall, handsome Norwegian man, very intelligent, he has an excellent grasp for details and his intuition. I would trust this man. Each episode is its own story, and they delve into murder in almost every episode. Veum seems to be involved with every murder case that comes to a particular Police Detective, who seems at first to brush Veum off. But, we later learn, this detective has great respect for Veum, and depends upon him at times. There is a mutual appreciation society. Sex is prevalent, some nudity, power, greed, wealth, the usual issues where murder is involved. Each episode is excellent, and brings some violence, which is often offset with love and sex. Veum becomes involved with some of his clients, but I would be wary of this, you will see what I mean.

I like this series, the right match of mystery, an intelligent investigator and suspense.

Recommended. prisrob 10-15-18
9 people found this helpful
TapTheLineReviewed in the United States on April 21, 2019
4.0 out of 5 starsOne of the best Norwegian crime series ever!
Varg Veum is the hero of the titular novels written by the godfather of Scandinavian crime fiction, Gunnar Staalesen, and he is one of the most well fleshed out characters in the genre. The name translates in English as ''wolf in a holy place'' and is the best description for Staalesen's protagonist who is a private investigator with a strong moral compass and decent, though not extraordinary, detective skills that help him to solve the various cases he takes. His past experience as a social worker, mainly dealing with delinquent children, make him more sensitive and intuitive and also helps the audience to empathize with him.

The television adaptations are wonderful and Trond Esper Seim proves to be the best choice for the role of Varg. His performance is measured and esoteric and it succeeds in the difficult task of embodying a demanding fictitious character who has become a legend in his hometown of Bergen. All the stories, twelve in total, are compelling and engaging, unfolding in a nice, steady pace and some of them have some well-placed and effective twists that make them all the more intriguing. The cinematography is also breathtaking with the majority of episodes set in the beautiful Norwegian landscape.

In the sea of today's Nordic Noir television exports, Varg Veum stands out both in terms of quality and entertainment. If you are a fan of the genre, you should check out immediately this Norwegian production which is on the top-5 on my list of the best Scandi-Noir television series of all time. It should also be noted that the book series are ongoing and the latest novel, titled Wolves in the Dark, was published on April 14, 2019.
5 people found this helpful
AmazonasReviewed in the United States on October 27, 2018
1.0 out of 5 starsmhz crap to keep us subscribed for one more month....Grow up Mhz! We want full seasons!
Sorry for the series that deserve more than one star, low ratings is the only way they pay any attention to what we, customers, want, besides to charge us monthly with Prime, subscriptions, series that are not in Prime or channels that we "own"...haha! until they stop streaming it and they disappear and just become "unavailable"!
8 people found this helpful
KathrynReviewed in the United States on February 3, 2020
5.0 out of 5 starsIntense and subtle at the same time
The stories evolve along with character development, which lets us grow along with them. The stories are different, complex, and often leave us with our jaws dropped near the end. It's well-acted, well-directed, detailed, lovely, and non-apologetic for any violence that fits the tales. But be warned, it looks real. Lucky for me, and the environment, thus far nothing has blown up! It's the story that drives the audience to pay attention, read, stop it if necessary, and the fact the main character is charismatic and good looking doesn't hurt. A gem of a find.
One person found this helpful
A SCOTTReviewed in the United States on February 28, 2021
5.0 out of 5 starsGreat show not given fair reviews by others
This is a great show. It's all been said by other reviewers.
I'm contributing 5 stars to balance out the few people who gave it one star to punish mhz for delayed episodes.
Not fair to the actors and writers who have done such a great job. Also not fair to potential viewers who are missing a good series because they only see 2 1/2 stars and move on.
One person found this helpful
aj10Reviewed in the United States on October 22, 2018
5.0 out of 5 starsNorway Noir
This series really captured my interest, reminding me of 1940's film noir classics ( such as film versions of Raymond Chandler novels where Humphrey Bogart plays detective Philip Marlowe). Varg Veum is amazing as the detective.
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