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Spring Tide 

Springfloden (original title)
A student at the Police Academy is tasked to study a cold case: the murder of a pregnant woman on a Swedish beach 25 years ago.
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2018   2016  
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Series cast summary:
Julia Ragnarsson ...  Olivia Rönning 20 episodes, 2016-2018
Kjell Bergqvist ...  Tom Stilton 20 episodes, 2016-2018
Cecilia Nilsson ...  Mette Olsäter 17 episodes, 2016-2018
Dar Salim ...  Abbas El Fassi / ... 14 episodes, 2016-2018
Michaela Thorsén ...  Lisa / ... 14 episodes, 2016-2018
Arvin Kananian ...  Bosse 14 episodes, 2016-2018
Michael Segerström ...  Mårten Olsäter 13 episodes, 2016-2018
Kjell Wilhelmsen Kjell Wilhelmsen ...  Forss / ... 13 episodes, 2016-2018
Johan Widerberg ...  Minken 12 episodes, 2016-2018
Görel Crona ...  Jackie Berglund 11 episodes, 2016-2018
Saga Samuelsson Saga Samuelsson ...  Sandra Sahlman 10 episodes, 2018
Nemanja Stojanovic Nemanja Stojanovic ...  Alex Popovic 10 episodes, 2018
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Springfloden alternates between the time lines of 1987 and 2011. The latter follows Police Academy Cadet Olivia Rönning and her work for a class assignment: She is tasked with unraveling the mystery of a cold case from 1987, one in which three people sadistically murdered a young woman on a Koster Islands beach - a killing that a young boy inadvertently witnessed. At that time, national homicide investigator Tom Stilton was unable to solve the case, since he couldn't ascertain the victim's identity, locate the murderers, or establish a motive for the killing. And so it was shelved. Fifteen years later, he took a new approach to the case, but a bruising divorce left Stilton in a fragile mental state that deteriorated even further. As Rönning digs through case files, she sorts out as much as she can, but there are still many questions left unanswered. What would really help her is getting input from the now-former detective, the homeless Stilton. Written by ahmetkozan

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Season 1 alternates between the time lines of 1987 and 2011. See more »

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No Rest for Me
Written by Jonathan Johansson (as Johansson) / Johan Eckeborn (as Eckeborn)
(c) Universal Music Publishing Scand. AB
Performed by Jonathan Johansson
(p) 2015 S:t C
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Surprisingly meaty and compact production with a bright-line performance
20 January 2017 | by BeneCumbSee all my reviews

Along with Denmark, Sweden is a leading representative of fine crime series and Nordic Noir, and after Millennium or The Bridge sagas one might wonder is there any room for more of the same or close quality and thrill, when you can do without constant shootings and chases, without fancy policemen... And yet, the Swedes continue surprising.

As many others, the events in Springfloden started working from the very beginning. True, the pace is calmer than in most US and many UK series, but this is one of their special characteristics. There are different cases to be solved, from past and present, and their sophistication and intertwining let fill the 10 episodes nicely, without undue tardiness or inclusion of "filling" characters or scenes. The solution of the major crime might seem trivial, but is realistic, and an unexpected twist in the very end rounds the series up in a fine manner.

But the gem of this series is undoubtedly Kjell Bergqvist as Tom Stilton (for this, above all, my total 9 points). I have seen some of his performances before, they were decent, but not so special to start to follow films or series based on his acting. But here in Springfloden, he is really something, his performance worth of Emmy of even Golden Globe, if the language of the series was different... But he obtained Kristallen for his role, a big honour in Sweden.

Thus, a highly recommended series, even for audiences outside Scandinavia.

PS Series 2 is a bit weaker, including Berqqvist less on screen, but still at least 8 points worth.


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