Originally Posted by TitusTroy
I have zero interest in the Danish version after enduring the US version for 3 seasons Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
since the US version's finale was never written as a series finale I'm sure they did not intend for it to be written as a road she can never come back from...it'll be pretty easy to just have Holder cover it up...plus it ties in with Linden being emotionally scarred...the Sewerd hanging and now Skinner killing will just add more scars...I'm not even sure if the Danish version was written as a series ender or if other factors contributed to the show ending
Originally Posted by sneals2000
That's your loss. They are pretty different animals. I didn't survive the first season of the US remake. It just didn't work for me in comparison to the Danish original production. Too much script, not enough subtlety. Whilst the beginning of the US season 1 is heavily influenced by the Danish version, they don't follow the same plot and AIUI series 2 and series 3 are very different. though I think some elements of the Danish characters and some character traits have been inherited.
I agree, it's really too bad US viewers are exposed to the US remakes of these shows before even seeing the originals as it seems to lower their expectations of quality, which of course is the furthest thing from reality. In the case of "The Killing" and even "The Bridge" which has just started over on FX, I feel as if US viewers are being short-changed by seeing inferior versions of these shows first which dampens their interest in wanting to see the originals.
In the case of "The Bridge", I think if one had seen the original first it would actually enhance their enjoyment of the US version as the characters personalities would be more easily understood(which would indicate less than ideal writing on the part of the US version but it is what it is). There is a lot of misunderstanding and confusion over the Sonya(Saga) character. Over in the thread for "The Bridge" I posted a link to an analysis of why US viewers are having trouble accepting Sonya's character, basically the reasoning being that US viewers are tired of quirky, offbeat detectives. Part of this is because the writers of the US version are really not getting the character right in my opinion. Saga in the original was actually odder and colder than Sonya in the US version but Saga was more interesting and the flow of the overall story was smoother, Sonya is too jolting and her character quirks are too wide in my opinion, and the worst part is she looks like she is acting the part, whereas with Saga the actress looked completely normal(within the confines of how her character was written) in the part, she didn't look like she was acting at all.
I don't know, I'll just say as I've always said before, if you can, please take the time to see the originals of these shows as to date they have all been much better than the US versions.