This weekend, stream some ‘Nordic noir’ on Netflix, starting with Deadwind
There are so many streaming options available these days, and so many conflicting recommendations, that it’s hard to see through all the crap you could be watching. Each Friday, The Verge’s Cut the Crap column simplifies the choice by sorting through the overwhelming multitude of movies and TV shows on subscription services and recommending a single perfect thing to watch this weekend.
What to watch
The first episode of Deadwind (aka Karppi), a Finnish detective series that debuted earlier this year and did so well in its homeland that it’s already been renewed for a second season. Pihla Viitala stars as Sofia Karppi, a recently widowed Helsinki homicide detective who returns to work after a way-too-brief family leave. On the day of her…