Nordic Eyes

Swedish Dicks and Other Nordic Gumshoes I know, I know! I used to call this list "Scandanavian Eyes," but I've since been told again and again that Finland isn't REALLY part of Scandinavia (Thanks, Johanna! Thanks, Petri!), and that the proper term for that gaggle of north-bound nations that believe in health care, child care … Continue reading Nordic Eyes

Varg Veum

Created by Gunnar Staalesens "The red of the sunset between the scattered clouds lay like an open wound over the mountains on Sotra, with Mount Lyderhorn to the north-west like a tusk. -- from Der hvor roser aldri dør Down those mean fiords... Norwegian writer Gunnar Staalesen has written twenty or so books, numerous short … Continue reading Varg Veum

Lisbeth Salander & Mikael Blomkvist

Created by Stieg Larsson "People always have secrets. It's just a matter of finding out what they are." -- The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo Journalist MIKAEL BLOMKVIST and computer hacker LISBETH SALANDER are the mismatched detective duo who appear in a series of internationally acclaimed, posthumously published thrillers by Swedish author Stieg Larsson. The … Continue reading Lisbeth Salander & Mikael Blomkvist

Ingmar Andersson & Axel Kruse (Swedish Dicks)

Created by Peter Stormare, Glenn Lund, Peter Settman and Andrew Lowery "We're dicks. Swedish dicks." -- Axel explains it all. What could be better than one Swedish dick? Two, obviously. Or at least that's the premise of Swedish Dicks, a low-key American-Swedish comedy web/TV series. Swedish ex-pat INGMAR ANDERSSON (played by co-creator Peter Stormare) is … Continue reading Ingmar Andersson & Axel Kruse (Swedish Dicks)