Maria Wern

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  • 2010
  • 1 Season
  • 6.7  (1,765)

The Swedish crime drama Maria Wern premiered in 2008 and stars Susan Taslimi as the titular character. Set on the idyllic island of Gotland, Maria Wern is a detective inspector for the local police force. The series is based on the books by Swedish author Anna Jansson and follows the investigations of the police force, as well as the personal lives of their officers.

The show initially introduces us to Maria Wern and her family. Recently widowed, Maria is adjusting to life as a single mother to two children, while also dealing with the loss of her husband. She is dedicated to her job, but it impacts her relationships with her family, and she struggles to balance the two. Her colleagues on the police force vary in their backgrounds and personal lives, but they work together to solve crimes that are reported on the island.

The series has a number of stand-alone episodes that each feature a particular crime that Maria and her team need to solve. The drama can range from murder investigations to missing person cases, but always has a personal element to the storyline. There are often links to the past or to the local community, and the detectives work to uncover not just the perpetrator, but also the motive behind the crime.

One of the strengths of the show is the immersive setting. Gotland is a popular holiday destination for Swedes, and the locations used in the show capture the beauty of the island. The cinematography is stunning, and the showrunners have clearly put effort into making the locations feel authentic. The use of the local language and traditions, such as the midsummer celebrations or the traditional Swedish roofed hayrack, further adds to the authenticity of the show. Viewers get a sense of the close-knit community of Gotland, where everyone knows each other's business, and where secrets can be difficult to keep.

The cast is also a strength of the series. Susan Taslimi delivers a standout performance as Maria Wern. She balances the tough exterior of a police inspector with the vulnerability of a recent widow and mother. Her relationship with her children is at the forefront of the show, and Taslimi handles this emotional side of the character well. The supporting cast members also give strong performances, with the dynamic between the different characters adding depth to the show.

Maria Wern is a well-written crime drama that is both gripping and emotional. The writers explore the personal lives of the characters, as well as the crimes they are investigating, and the result is a show that feels grounded in reality. From the stunning locations to the strong performances of the cast, Maria Wern is a must-watch for fans of Swedish crime dramas.

Maria Wern is a series that is currently running and has 1 seasons (9 episodes). The series first aired on November 1, 2010.

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Not Until the Giver Is Dead
9. Not Until the Giver Is Dead
December 11, 2013
Just as Medieval Week is about to begin in Visby, a 70-year-old woman is killed in a suspected arson.
Sleepwalker
8. Sleepwalker
December 11, 2013
After intervening in a fistfight and getting herself beat up, Maria heads the investigation into a murder that occurred very close to where she was assaulted.
Not Even the Past
7. Not Even the Past
November 1, 2010
Swedish with English subtitles. A ten-year-old boy disappears from a dinner, while another vanishes from a refugee camp. What starts as the search for a missing child ends up being an investigation of hidden agendas, personal betrayals and links to international crime. Maria and her colleagues discover that beneath the island paradise of Gotland lie secrets more dangerous than they ever imagined.
Boy Missing
6. Boy Missing
November 1, 2010
Swedish with English subtitles. The charred body of a suffocated medium lies in the gutted remains of her office after a fire. When two other murders take place in the same manner, Maria Wern is forced to lead an investigation in which the motive and the connection between victims remains unclear. At the same time, her colleague Arvidsson's loyalty is forcibly put to the test.
Black Butterfly
5. Black Butterfly
November 1, 2010
Swedish with English Subtitles. Two women, seemingly unconnected, die in apparent suicides. With no evidence for murder, Maria Wern and her colleagues at the Gotland police department find themselves looking for a stalker or considering psychosis in the victims. When more dead bodies show up, Maria's colleagues are forced further into the center of events than they ever thought they would be.
May Death Sleep
4. May Death Sleep
November 1, 2010
Two women, seemingly unconnected, die in apparent suicides. With no evidence for murder, Maria Wern and her colleagues at the Gotland police department find themselves looking for a stalker or considering psychosis in the victims. When more dead bodies show up, Maria's colleagues Ek and Erika are forced further into the center of events than they ever thought they would be.
Dreams from Snow
3. Dreams from Snow
November 1, 2010
Swedish with English subtitles. It's Christmastime when Gotland is struck by unspeakable tragedy - a high-school girl is found dead in the middle of a country road wearing a white Lucia gown. What appears to be suicide becomes more sinister when Maria and her colleagues find e-mails indicating that the high school is a hotbed of conflict, rivalry and extortion.
All the Tranquil Dead
2. All the Tranquil Dead
November 1, 2010
All the Tranquil Dead Swedish with English subtitles. A lawyer driving through the Gotland countryside disappears without a trace. A mink farmer receives a death threat and a sadistic trap is set up on his premises. Maria becomes personally involved in the investigation and finds herself in more danger than she thought possible.
The Speechless God
1. The Speechless God
November 1, 2010
Swedish with English subtitles.The usually joyous Midsummer celebrations on the island of Gotland are shattered by two gruesome murders. The killings imitate crimes committed decades ago by a long-deceased killer. As Maria Wern and her colleagues race to solve the copycat murders, they find themselves drawn into a maze of ancient Norse beliefs.
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Maria Wern is available for streaming on the MHz Worldview website, both individual episodes and full seasons. You can also watch Maria Wern on demand at Amazon Prime and Amazon.
  • Premiere Date
    November 1, 2010
  • IMDB Rating
    6.7  (1,765)