Wallander: Series 2 (2010)


Series 2

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Critic Ratings: 7


Audience Score

User Ratings: 35
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Air date: Oct 3, 2010
Air date: Oct 10, 2010
Air date: Oct 17, 2010

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Weary Swedish cop Kurt Wallander (Kenneth Branagh) catches few breaks in Season 2 of the gripping mystery series adapted from Swedish crime author Henning Mankell's "Inspector Wallander" books. He investigates a double homicide at an isolated house; looks into the circumstances surrounding a friend's father's death; and hunts a possible serial killer who's targeting older men. At the same time, he battles through a major depression and faces up to the barren landscape that's become his life. As his faltering father (David Warner) tells him, "you don't look at the world, you just drive straight through it."

Critic Reviews for Wallander Series 2

All Critics (7) | Top Critics (3)

The Killing was exciting, complex, richly textured and occasionally surreal. Wallander, for all that it looks beautiful, is a nearer relative of Inspector Morse.

Apr 9, 2019 | Full Review…

Although the mysteries to be solved in this series are satisfyingly complex, the greatest pleasure in watching them comes from the breathtaking beauty of the Swedish countryside and the aching solitude of Branagh's Wallander.

Sep 11, 2013 | Full Review…

If you want someone who can disintegrate on screen, Kenneth Branagh has at least had the training.

Sep 10, 2013 | Full Review…

Bottom line: this is a great show that should be watched by everyone.

Apr 9, 2019 | Full Review…
Top Critic

Branagh really is terrific in the role, but the problem is that it's really hard to believe that someone so inertia-bound one moment can turn on a krona and become supercop the next.

Sep 10, 2013 | Rating: 2.5/4 | Full Review…

A depressed, humorless policeman isn't exactly an original conceit, and Wallander itself, besides its coldly beautiful settings, isn't a particularly original show either.

Sep 10, 2013 | Rating: 2.5/4 | Full Review…

Thanks to Kenneth Branagh, it all holds together.

Jan 3, 2010 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Wallander: Series 2

  • May 17, 2016
    A weary middle-aged man drives an unassuming Volvo about an average Swedish county. His greying temples match the often grey sky. He is paid to solve social puzzles which have legalities - and the police detective takes his role as a civil servant seriously.

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