We’re now finished watching season 3 of The Bridge. Season 1 was the best, but I still enjoyed all of the show … very much thanks to Sofia Helin’s outstanding acting, as Saga Norén. Her terrific acting, also made me think of Claire Danes as Carrie Mathison in Homeland. These types of roles must be extremely difficult, I would imagine. Homeland and The Bridge had another thing in common: in both cases, the male, lead character in the show disappeared, out of the picture. In Homeland’s case, it continued to be good (even got better at some points) in my books. Perhaps not so much in The Bridge. The plots got very ambitious as complicated — too many people to keep track of. It didn’t take anything away from Saga’s character though, and ended with some, pretty powerful scenes.
It takes place both in Malmö, Sweden and Copenhagen, Denmark. The latter is a city I’ve never visited (except Kastrup, their international airport), but I have spent a day and a half in the Malmö-region. The above picture is the only one I got to shoot, of the bridge, during my visit 2011.
It was a little fun to notice, though, that where Saga Norén, Länskrim Malmö, had her private residence, was in a part of Malmö that I actually did see. I’d told my niece, while I visited, that there were two things I just had to see, and take photographs of; The Turning Torso (a tall building that really sticks out in Malmö) and Ale’s Stenar.
Saga’s apartment isn’t too far from the Turning Torso. My niece and I spent a few hours, walking around in that particular area, and here are a few pictures from that walk.