Originally Posted by grittree
I don't detect any strong favorites as to who the murderer is. Which is probably exactly what the writers intended. Was that also true for the Danish show?
No. In the Danish version Nanne's (Rosie in the US version) killer was identified, and some (but not all) of the pieces of the storyline pieced together. I was quite pleased because I'd decided that the person in question was suspicious early on, and I loved the way the police were correctly pursuing leads (many of which made me think my initial choice was wrong) that led down blind alleys etc. It all made sense.
What I loved about the Danish one was that stuff that you may or may not have noticed early on (really tiny details) all fitted together as well, and some peripheral storylines were never really concluded, they were just tangential. They were also not afraid to do things you'd think they couldn't do with their characters. (Don't want to spoil this for anyone tempted to watch the original)
Apparently the Danish version was also shot sequentially, and the cast were given scripts incrementally, so they couldn't "know" what was going to happen in future episodes either in or outside character. I don't know if the actor playing the murderer knew whether they were the murderer or not - I'm assuming they did.
From the sound of it - the US version is not matching the quality of the original. I'll give it a go - but it doesn't sound as "must see" as the Danish version. (Although it was shot as 20 x 1 hour episodes, the BBC showed two episodes back-to-back so we only had 10 weeks to wait to find out "who did it".)
Does the US version end with a short montage at the end of each episode, to the same music? I thought it was a really stylish way of signalling the end of the episode without always having to have a cliched cliff hanger.