Undoubtedly our number 1 spot has to go to a true Nordic Noir icon, Kurt Wallander, who sadly said goodbye following the end of his recent season after 5 1/2 years of being on our television screens.
Kritster Henriksson’s astounding role as the enigmatic Swedish detective, created by Hennig Mankell, is one of the original incarnations of Nordic Noir and he will be sorely missed. As the final episode ‘The Sad Bird’ reached an emotional conclusion, Wallander’s solum and sad farewell guaranteed that there wasn’t a dry eye in the house. Goodbye Kurt. You were magnificent.