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Trapped on Amazon Prime Streaming
While looking for something interesting to watch yesterday, I came across Trapped on Amazon Prime. It is an Icelandic series, featuring a bunch of actors I didn't recognize. No matter, I was hooked from the get go and watched all 10 episodes before I went to bed last night. Before you read further, be warned that the show's primary language is Icelandic so if listening to a foreign language while reading English subtitles is not your thing, feel free to move on.
The show is the finest example of Nordic noir I have seen since the original Swedish version of The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo. The story is as chilly as the locale but it's compelling nonetheless. The protagonist, Andri Ólafsson, played by Ólafur Darri Ólafsson, is the chief of a three person small town police department. He is a huge burly guy, about 6'5" by 300 pounds, who looks like a fugitive from the NFL. He is a sensitive guy, though and has an interesting but sad backstory.
The story opens with the torso of an unidentified man being found just as a big storm is set to cutoff the town. It turns out there are two criminal threads at play and the show finally unravels them. Anyway, I loved every minute of it. 10 Stars out of 10. Will be interested to learn what any of you who decided to take it on thought.
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