Borderliner: Season 1 (2017)


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Air date: Nov 2, 2017

The righteous police investigator Nikolai discovers a possible killing in his hometown, and it turns out that his little brother Lars is involved. He must decide to cover for his brother or let his children lose their only provider.

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Air date: Nov 2, 2017

Nikolai commits his first offense to deceive the investigation, but Anniken finds a loose thread and keeps the case open; Nikolai discovers that his father Hans Olav is also involved, and that Lars has not told the whole truth.

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Air date: Nov 9, 2017

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Air date: Nov 16, 2017

Nikolai prepares Anniken to find the truth, and plans to confess everything and blame himself for the murder that Lars committed. But Bengt turns the game on his head.

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Air date: Nov 23, 2017

Nikolai will confess a fake explanation that keeps Lars out of business, though he fears more lives can be lost unless he gets Bengt out of play. But Bengt does not give up without a fight.

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Air date: Nov 30, 2017

Nikolai has to take care of the children, but the covenant with Lars gets the archbishop Lindberg set free.

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Air date: Dec 7, 2017

Nikolai tries to hedge Lindberg, but lets his desperate pursuit go beyond an innocent Joseph.

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Air date: Dec 14, 2017

Everything rages around Nikolai and the truth about the father, Hans Olav, becomes known; Lindberg gets Bengt's video and presses Nikolai to stay away.

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Cast & Crew

Bjørn Skagestad
Hans Olav
Todd Bishop Monrad Vistven
Erik
Håkon Briseid
John-Erling H. Fredriksen
Håvar Karlsen
Megan Gallagher
Bjørn Ekeberg
Melike Leblebicioglu
Jakob Ingimundarson
Bård Fjulsrud
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Critic Reviews for Borderliner Season 1

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The characters provide the comedy with their odd quirks, general ineptitude and pitiful personal lives.

Jan 25, 2019 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Borderliner: Season 1

  • Nov 16, 2020
    Borderliner episodes were my entire viewing entertainment for approximately four consecutive nights. I really looked forward to the next episode. I avoided knowing how many episodes were in the season. So I would be surprised when it ended. There were a couple times when I thought I was watching the last episode and I was wrong. I love that. There are no characters to care about in the series. Also, the actress who played the female detective should get more major roles .The acting generally is very good in this series, as is the writing. Personally, I am glad that I didn't develop a vested interest in any of the characters, (though the child actors were good and adorable).I like that the plot was presented almost like a police case document. These were the people involved, and this is what happened. Lastly, I liked this series so much because while there were family dynamics involved. There were none of the prop subplots and characters that current series writers seem to think are necessary inclusions in their series. I refer in particular to the teenage, recalcitrant, "troubled", wayward, and often annoying daughter of one of the detectives in a series. That character is almost universal in series currently. I find it to be not only lazy writing, but almost misogynisticin its treatment of young women, as I am the father of two women. Rarely is there a male character of that type included in those types of plots.
  • Jul 01, 2019
    I've finished the first four episodes of this series. So far, it's exceeding my expectations. I've tried foreign/captioned dramas like this before, and I've found that keeping track of the names & people is more difficult when you don't speak the language. However, despite a plot containing more than a dozen characters, I'm able to keep track of them all. The show has the feel of other Scandanavian dramas I've seen: emotionally-muted, cerebral and brooding. Unlike some of those other dramas, this one has remained tense and efficient - rather than drifting with sub-plots, or lots of scenes which make you wonder why the producer wanted to include them. The characters are all believable, but perhaps due to this show coming from a culture different from mine, they're all slightly quirky in interesting ways. As I said, I've only seen half of the first season, so even if this starts going south, I'm hooked at this point.
  • Feb 20, 2019
    Great acting, but a very confusing plot that climaxes with no real ending. Very disappointing!
  • Nov 18, 2018
    Starts promising but loses the plot along the way. The initial crime/mystery is not even solved by the end of the series and at that stage you dont even care. Its like the scriptwriters ran out of ideas. Nicely done and acted, just a pity about the plot. Maybe they'll do better in season 2, it it gets made.

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