Scandinavian Crime Shows vs. Their Remakes

Saunas, pastries, flat-packed furniture. There are certain things that the folk over in Scandinavia produce better than anywhere else in the world. And if the last few years of literary and televisual output is anything to go by, we can add crime fiction to that list. Steig Larsson and Jo Nesbo lead the way in print, of course. But on the telly? Programmes like Wallander, The Bridge and The Killing are already stone cold box set classics, proving so popular that they’ve spawned a whole host of remakes.