The Chestnut Man Review

The Chestnut Man Review

Briefly:

A young woman was found brutally murdered on a playground, one of whose arms could never be found. A small man made of chestnuts is hanging above her, and while it may seem like a coincidence at first, the detectives soon realize that things are much worse than they imagined. From the very first moments of the case, a race against time begins.

The Chestnut Man  The Chestnut Man(2021) on IMDb

TV-MA
50 minutes x 6
Crime, Drama, Mystery
2021-

Technicality - 9/10

Story - 8/10

Characters - 8/10

The Chestnut Man

Description: A young woman was found brutally murdered on a playground, one of whose arms could never be found. A small man made of chestnuts is hanging above her, and while it may seem like a coincidence at first, the detectives soon realize that things are much worse than they imagined. From the very first moments of the case, a race against time begins.

I'll admit, in parts the series doesn't really know what it's doing, the killer does a lot of time-consuming work but no one notices, and even though everything is explained at the end, it still remains such a strange fragment. The police officers also seem to have forgotten what to do, and don't even get me started on how you really shouldn't wait for backup and just go it alone. I can't say that the story has big "holes", but in some places it is a little overdone so that the characters get into that situation.

I will say that I really enjoyed the sharing of information, each episode revealed new information or answered a question I had before. In this way, the story feels like it's always moving forward, like you can't stop, which is quite thematic for a series like this. And at the very end, all the facts seem to fall into place, and the killer is not just someone who screamed "I kill because I'm a bad guy". I think you know at least one series with a bad twist, and here I think you won't have to scratch your head and ask "what about this or that?".

After I started watching this series, I realized why I like Scandinavian detectives so much. They are dark, brutal, and very often well acted. So I think you have already understood that there will be a rather brutal series here, but not only in the amount of blood. Here, none of the characters are "good", so family violence, child abuse, or... well, you can imagine all the other not super fun things that we sometimes do to each other. And this gives the story realism, we are all bad in one way or another.

Overall - 8/10
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