Salamander - not Danish but.....

(60 Posts)
guineapiglet Sat 08-Feb-14 22:52:02

Not bad either...

Good, convincing plot, hunky chief inspector and good setting. Enjoyed the Flemish which isn't unlike Danish...

There was a huge scandal in Belguim some years ago involving lots of government figures, judges etc in a huge paedophile ring am wondering if that's where this is going. Good stuff,but no Saga. <Sniff>

smugmumofboys Sat 08-Feb-14 23:09:47

I quite enjoyed it. Agree, sad that there was no Saga or Martin but I was completely absorbed.

HRHQueenMe Sat 08-Feb-14 23:12:48

Watched, and looking forwards to saturday!

Cooroo Sun 09-Feb-14 08:45:50

Definitely filled the bridge-shaped gap in my Saturday evening. I was thinking paedophiles too so that may be too obvious.

Will avoid 'next time on...' in future as it gave too much away.

fussychica Sun 09-Feb-14 12:30:19

Quite impressed. I was disappointed with all the loose ends in the finale of The Bridge - just hope this one ties up nicely whatever the outcome is. Cooroo we always flick off very quickly at the end of every programme - just wish they wouldn't do it - also wish they wouldn't show you the whole programme coming up at the beginning - thank heavens not with this type of programme.

LizLemongrass Mon 10-Feb-14 00:03:42

Not bad. Will probably seem better when we care more. Hard to care that much about anything episode two.
Seemed sexist after the bridge. Female characters like miss moneypenny.

LizLemongrass Mon 10-Feb-14 00:04:16

Sexist too strong maybe. But we'll see......

CurrerBell Mon 10-Feb-14 10:03:24

I enjoyed it. The writer of Salamander has said it's intended to be the opposite of The Bridge, more of a thriller made for a mass audience. So I'm trying not to compare it too much!

It's nice to have an insight into another European city (that's not in Scandiland). Flemish is an interesting language too - have never heard it before.

DonkeysDontRideBicycles Mon 10-Feb-14 20:52:16

Better than Arne Dahl which started slowly and felt a bit feeble after other foreign offerings but improved. Shall watch next Saturday's instalments.

mousmous Mon 10-Feb-14 21:57:16

just watched the first episode.
not too bad.

Mitchy1nge Tue 11-Feb-14 01:03:54

it sounds just like Dutch confused (except for some French bits)

if we have to have something so sex role regressive it could at least be Montalbano sad

ScarlettMantleplume Tue 11-Feb-14 01:12:41

<whispers> Flemish is Dutch, more or less. A soft 'g', a slightly different sentence structure, and a few French words thrown in. But don't tell anyone I told you. Wars have been fought over it.

Mitchy1nge Tue 11-Feb-14 01:14:10

agree with this review (except hmm about the Flemish language)

Mitchy1nge Tue 11-Feb-14 01:15:23

grin thanks ScarlettMantleplume

Mitchy1nge Tue 11-Feb-14 01:17:34

there were definitely whole chats in Actual French though, not just the odd word?

ScarlettMantleplume Tue 11-Feb-14 01:41:52

Yes, there were French bits too. Although were the French bits French, or Walloon? grin I only caught the end.

Mitchy1nge Tue 11-Feb-14 01:49:25

Wow do they have their own language? Magritte was Walloon I think

am going to watch the next tedious instalment just for the educational value of this thread

Mitchy1nge Tue 11-Feb-14 01:54:46

thought it was just a sort of political thing not an actual regional identity type thing

why am I even thinking about Walloons at 2am

ScarlettMantleplume Tue 11-Feb-14 02:02:39

It's 3am where I am. And I've got to be up at 7:30. <sigh>

ScarlettMantleplume Tue 11-Feb-14 02:04:10

You lived in the Netherlands for a bit though, didn't you? Or am I confusing you with another poster?

guineapiglet Tue 11-Feb-14 09:20:16

I've a lot of family in Holland and having visited over the years, Flemish sounds to me like a more gutteral form of Dutch, with a few French words thrown in to make it sound a bit softer. I guess as it is set in Brussels, we are going to get this Bi Lingual combination of Flemish/French, so a bit like the Bridge in that we are getting two languages and one set of subtitles. I guess after all the strong female leads we have been used to with Sarah Lund, Saga etc, it is a bit depressing to revert back to a male lead, but who knows, maybe it will get better. - Personally I found him very easy on the eye, but he is my 'type' anyway ! <shallow> - bit rugged and dishelleved - but it will have to be a very strong story to keep me interested. smile

Mitchy1nge Tue 11-Feb-14 09:32:05

Yes I did. Two of my siblings (and my husband) actually settled there for some reason, they all got addicted to hagelslag sandwiches.

ScarlettMantleplume Tue 11-Feb-14 12:46:39

I'm addicted to cumin cheese. And seem to have set up an international racket running ontbijtkoek and stroopwaffels. grin

Mitchy1nge Tue 11-Feb-14 12:53:03

I don't miss Dutch food or Holland itself much at all but I do miss seeing so many plants in the windows of houses like living curtains.

eddiemairswife Tue 11-Feb-14 18:16:00

The Radio Times says 'Flemish,French+subtitles'.

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