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Kenneth Branagh plays Swedish detective Kurt Wallander in three new crime dramas based on the best-selling books by Henning Mankell. Sidetracked, Firewall, and One Step Behind follow Inspector Kurt Wallander - a disillusioned everyman - as he struggles against a rising tide of violence in the seemingly sleepy backwaters in and around Ystad, Sweden. Baffling crimes and apparently motiveless murders lead to surprising and shocking discoveries.
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PBSMasterpiece Mystery: Wallander: Sidetracked, Firewall, One Step Behind DVD
 
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Excellent series

I thoroughly enjoyed Wallander and it's due to Kenneth Branaugh's performance. He is excellent as the crumbled, shaby detective suffering from emotional losses, but diligent in his pursuit of criminals and cracking his...Read complete review

I thoroughly enjoyed Wallander and it's due to Kenneth Branaugh's performance. He is excellent as the crumbled, shaby detective suffering from emotional losses, but diligent in his pursuit of criminals and cracking his case. It's an excellent supporting cast as well and it's a pleasure and joy to see Branaugh in a mystery series like this one. I also like that he has taken a step away from the Shakespeare stuff, which don't get me wrong, he is excellent in that too. I understand that it is his "bread and butter" and where his interest lie, but nice to see the man is versatile. I loved Wallander so much, I plan to buy the DVD and add to my mystery collection. I am also rooting for Kenneth Branaugh winning an emmy for his performance in the series. Good job PBS.

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Chopped Up, Crammed Together, Plots

To me these were very disappointing stories. The story has been chopped up and crammed together to tell in 90 minutes what should take three hours. By the end of the 90 minutes I...Read complete review

To me these were very disappointing stories. The story has been chopped up and crammed together to tell in 90 minutes what should take three hours. By the end of the 90 minutes I am still left with many unanswered questions. Too little information is given as the story progresses - or jumops along over hurdles never explained. Very unsatisfying. All I was left with was many memories of Kenneth Branagh looking like a drawn, depressed, disheartened, disorderly drunk suffering a terrible hangover. No way to tell a nmystery -- I wonder if the author has seen them and if so, what he thought of them.

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5.0

Masterpeice Mystery Wallander

By Bob

from Bowie,MD

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Comments about PBS Masterpiece Mystery: Wallander: Sidetracked, Firewall, One Step Behind DVD:

BBC at its best. True to the novel. Highly recommended

(1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Interestingly different

By troublesome cats

from Victoria, British Columbia

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Comments about PBS Masterpiece Mystery: Wallander: Sidetracked, Firewall, One Step Behind DVD:

Not your usual detective. Not your usual setting. Wallander, portrayed by the acting skills of Kenneth Branagh,is human and believable, and the storyline well developed. Well worth watching.

(2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

I LOVE THIS SHOW I WANT MORE!!!!!!!!!

By J

from CANADA

Comments about PBS Masterpiece Mystery: Wallander: Sidetracked, Firewall, One Step Behind DVD:

LOVE IT

(4 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

 
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Fantastic

By Barbara

from NYC

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Comments about PBS Masterpiece Mystery: Wallander: Sidetracked, Firewall, One Step Behind DVD:

Branagh is brilliant as Wallander. No missteps in this series.

(2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
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Bleak

By Bestemor

from San Jose, CA

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Comments about PBS Masterpiece Mystery: Wallander: Sidetracked, Firewall, One Step Behind DVD:

Excellent acting, but extremely bleak commentary on life in small towns in Sweden.

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