|Richard Harrington as Tom Mathias|
Well, I am impressed. Wales has finally produced a good, film noir-ish tv detective series.
Filmed in two versions, the totally Welsh Hinterland was aired last year on s4c ( the Welsh equivalent of channel 4) and it proved to be such a critical and popular success that the mainly English version of the same episodes started to air this evening.
With its brooding scenery ( centred around the Mid Wales town of Aberystwyth) , the occasional subtitles over a sing song language and it's sombre look at police work by a troubled leading character ( Tom Mathias- a cop with a dark past) , I am not surprised that s4c has already sold the series to Scandinavian TV.
It's Wallender with sheep!