Sweetwater // BOB Film Sweden AB
Missing Commissar Mai Silver is a four-part Swedish series about. The woman returns to her hometown to meet her daughter. Shortly after her arrival, the young woman’s mutilated body was found. A few days later, a religious girl named Emelie, a member of the church led by the charismatic Pastor Stein, disappeared. An investigation is launched and some shameful secrets are revealed.
The first episode Missing This is very tiring, because the developers realized that they would use operational snippets and time jumps. Instead of presenting the events in chronological and orderly order, they present unnecessary plot chaos. This is a misconception at the beginning of the story when we meet the characters. It is severe and prevents persecution. Fortunately, the frustrating jumps designed to color the show are rarely used. Director Colin Nutley realized that this was useless, so he turned it down in subsequent episodes to draw the audience’s attention to the research.
There are actually two things on the show. One is the mysterious death of Matte, and the other is the disappearance of Emel, a young girl most likely related to each other and to a local cult. The investigation is unlikely to be interesting. Maja and his assistants question witnesses and suspects. They are governed by conversational thinking rather than evidence and traces. The investigation does not cover a wide range, which may be due to the short format of the series. The creators had to fit in 4 episodes, each lasting 44 minutes. However, there were some plot surprises in the story, which saved the investigation. Admittedly, the ending is not very satisfactory.
MissingAs it is suitable for the Scandinavian series, it has a characteristic gloomy and cool atmosphere, but does not distract from the average research. It has a turning point and a few side plots, but in any case it is all about worship. The creators do not hide it, because they show Emelin, who is bound and suffering from time to time, surrounded by crosses. With their help, they reveal the dark atmosphere of kidnapping, but this is completely unnecessary. In addition, we do not examine the nature of religious worship, belief, or brainwashing – this topic is used as an instrument to provide a basis for crime. The authors do not pay attention to moral issues, as if they want to leave their assessment to the audience.
Although the investigation is not effective, Helena Bergström, who plays the protagonist, deserves praise. It’s so natural that you don’t feel like he’s playing. This makes the series simpler and more realistic. He does not force his character, but Maja is an expressive person with his character. He can also be very emotional about things, be impatient, and even explode with nervousness. Nevertheless, he is not a disgusting hero. As an investigator, she is respected and has a second face – a mother (Molly Nutley, a beautiful Molly Nutley in her personal life) who did not feel this role in the past, but now decided to restore her relationship with her daughter and is the director of the series. Here is an interesting parenting theme enriched by the girl’s stepmother. Contrary to appearances, Becky’s two mothers are not hostile to each other, so we follow a different type of relationship that is refreshing on the subject, despite spending a little too much time here.
Other actors also adapted well. The policemen who helped Maja look pale compared to Bergström, but at least they play a significant role in the investigation. Police spokeswoman Camilla surprises him. Anna Bjelkerud did a great job in this role, because the conflict with Maja is very lively. Johan Widerberg, on the other hand, is a convincing Pastor Stein. He fits the character of a disturbing and haunted manipulator who uses his loyal parishioners. Julia Dufvenius in the role of Emma is also noteworthy, because she plays a very strange and lost man very well, which results in a search. With those little dialogues on the show, you have to appreciate the efforts of the actors not to sound so ridiculous.
Missing It’s a beautiful crime drama series, but it evokes a little too little emotion. On the one hand, these four episodes pass very quickly because there is no debt here. On the other hand, due to time constraints, individual ropes do not sound right. The subject of religious worship and kidnapping is a bit outdated, so the story is not original. Thanks to Helena Bergström, this series is malicious, and the investigation is sometimes even interesting, as well as side plots. If it was the second (better) season, I would like to watch it for this actress. Missing is a mid-range series that you can watch to change, but won’t stay in your memory for long.
I’m a fan of TV series and movies. The genre doesn’t matter to me as long as the story is captivating, emotional, and the characters (or better villains) are interesting. I also have a weakness against catastrophic cinema. I am no stranger to the world of comics, anime or fantasy. I’m a big fan of loud noises, so you can often meet me at concerts.