The murder of a female GP in a rural playground in front of numerous witnesses draws a group of detectives into an ever-darkening mystery that takes them across Europe, aided by mysterious notes sent by the "Ghost Detective".
Hinterland — Y Gwyll (Welsh for The Dusk) in the original Welsh-language version — is a Welsh noir police detective drama series broadcast on S4C in the . Hinterland is a German word meaning "the land behind The term's use in English was first documented by geographer George Chisholm in his Handbook of.
The murder of a young boy in a small coastal town brings a media frenzy, which threatens to tear the community apart. Marcella Backland left the Metropolitan Police for the sake of her family, only to have her husband leave her. She returns to her job on the murder squad, investigating a case that seems disturbingly familiar to her. With her caustic wit and singular charm, DCI Vera Stanhope and her team face a series of captivating murder mysteries set against the breathtaking Northumberland landscape. Inspector Robert Lewis and Sergeant James Hathaway solve the tough cases that the learned inhabitants of Oxford throw at them.
A Cambridgeshire clergyman finds himself investigating a series of mysterious wrongdoings in his small village of Grantchester. A seemingly cold but very passionate policewoman goes head to head with a seemingly passionate father who is in fact a cold serialist in this procedural out of Belfast. The only thing they share is their common complexity. On the run from his London past, DCI Tom Mathias, a brilliant but troubled man, isolates himself on the outskirts of a town filled with secrets as dark and destructive as his own.
Partnered with the intelligent and complex DI Mared Rhys, they form an engaging relationship as they embark on solving cases that involve the ultimate anti-social crime, murder. I just binge-watched the first season of the show.
Not because it was gripping, or exceptional. Mostly because the episodes mind you, all have proper movie length have a drilling undertone to them,that grows on you like the moss on those Welsh rocks you see all over the place. The set-up is, I would guess, the new neo-noir at least I would place them there. It kinda sombre, somewhat depressing, especially when you look at the bleak landscape and the crap weather. And it seems all the 'movies' take place in autumn or even winter. The Welsh title is "Y gwyll", the dusk. So, even the colours are kinda dim and gone.
That is a real plus.
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What really bugs me and at the same time kept me watching it are the hints given concerning the characters, both the protagonists, as well as the antagonists, but mostly the protagonists. Little will be told about their motives or the background, and much much TOO much will be left to the imagination. However, the characters that suppose to drive the show are, as is the land around them, somewhat bleak and dull, too. Tom Mathias strikes me as a fully-functional, yet utterly depressed. In terms of acting all characters look very real, it's almost like talking to you neighbour. The movies lack action and purely draw their power from the fact that all involved are somewhat 'broken'.
So, if it's some gloomy and depressing real-life crime-drama you want, watch this. And since it's winter in the northern hemisphere, they fit in quite nicely.
It's like listening to Norwegian Black Metal, whilst driving through the snowy and desolate peaks of northern Scandinavia. Then you know how this music came about or what kind of mood it is supposed transport. The movies work employing the same tactic, IMO. One big plus is the slow pace, paired up with nice suspense. Something most movies or shows seek to avoid by bright colours, action and flashy detectives. And the use of Welsh yields some credibility. I am hoping for a second season, and I hope for some more insight into the minds of the protagonists.
I'd also like to see some more character development towards bad or good, I do not care. S2 update So I finished the second series and I am rather taken with it.
The character development is still rather slow, but there is enough to work with in order to get a good read on the characters. Also, I am rather surprised that there is so much crime in such a small community.
By now the population of the region it is set in should have dropped significantly ; We're talking some 70k in the region surrounding Aberystwyth. The filming and directing has improved slightly, IMO. There are, however, some plot strands that feel a bit 'forced'. But it's not terribly bad or outlandish. Especially the tie-ins with older cases.
I would have expected something like that much earlier and on a greater scale considering the small community see above. All in all a good and worthy continuation of the series- still dark and depressing. And I've found myself enjoying the Welsh parts; a very interesting language. S3 update The good news is that the pace of the series has not been changed. Pretty much everything that made it great is still there.
The writers did a really good job of both coming up with new cases, as well as weaving those past cases and some new plot twists into the overall arc. I also liked the steady, yet moderate, progression of the character development. It might be just me, but I would say that overall acting has slightly improved - maybe because the supporting roles were fleshed out a bit, not sure though and it just might be a gut feeling. The landscape is still dreary, desolate and depressing - like most people who inhabit it.
I really like this about Hinterland!
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