Perched on the edge of the Arctic Circle, Fortitude is one of the safest towns on earth. There has never been a violent crime here. Until now.
Okay, so, the first ½ hour of the first episode is SLOW.AS.FUCK.
I mean, holy shit slow.
SLOW. SLOW. SLOW.
But then, one night, home alone, sleepless, and raging with PMS – I forced myself to get past that dreadful ½ hour and almost out of NOWHERE the show completely explodes and takes off. And once it takes off, it hits the ground running, and doesn’t stop.
Fortitude is a British psychological thriller. Similar to shows such as: Top of the Lake, or The Killing. The scenery is absolutely incredible. Most was filmed on location in Iceland. And if anyone reading this knows me, you know I love all things snowy, icy, and freezing.
A mysterious discovery, by two kids, could potentially derail big plans for the glacier hotel – much needed boost to the local economy. And people are suddenly, brutally, murdered. An affair, shady law enforcement, and an infectious disease are destroying life on the island. Who lives? Who dies? Who’s doing the killing? What’s making the polar bears act so crazy? Why won’t the mainland help them? And what is with the pig in the hyperbaric chamber?
I’m not going to lie. This show is REALLY graphic. Like up close and personal graphic. There were scenes I watched covering my eyes with my hands – peeking through my fingers – hoping the camera would pan to another scene, and yet, I couldn’t look away.
Emmy Award Winning, Stanley Tucci, is one of my all-time favorite actors from movies such as: The Hunger Games, and, The Devil Wears Prada. So when he appears, in the second episode, as the main detective person, I was thrilled! I was not familiar with any of the other actors with the exception of, Nicholas Pinnock, who played the asshole-cheating-husband on the Netflix Series: Marcella. And I think I only recognized him, because he played the role of the asshole-cheating-husband in this series too!
The season is 12 episodes – each lasting one hour. And if you believe in karma, you’ll love the season finale.
I am not sure if it’s going to air in the United States, on any venue, but I am reading reports season two is set to premiere in January 2017.
“Now we have official confirmation that Fortitude season 2 is in the works and is expected to premiere sometime in January, 2017.” …. Continue reading HERE with spoilers.
I can’t wait!
* Highly recommend
- Not suitable for children.