Henning Mankell is a great Swedish crime novelist. His books can be found in the Blue Ridge Regional Library system. Netflix has two different versions of his novels available. The Swedish version with English subtitles is Henning Mankells' Wallander. The English language series, Wallander, was produced in the UK and shown on PBS's Masterpiece Mystery starring no less than Kenneth Branagh. The UK series has Wallander as a tortured, miserable man albeit a master detective. The Swedish series, each episode of short movie length, presents a taciturn man with less obvious angst. I watched the PBS series on its original schedule, but its concluding episodes were shown a year or so ago. I am watching the Swedish series now. It moves at a somewhat slower pace than most US series, but I prefer it to the UK version. I have great admiration for Kenneth Branagh, but the Swedish version is more appealing in human terms and, I think, presents a more authentic version of the novels.
I have one minor complaint. I think the music is awful. Tense moments in the story are disrupted with a screeching cello that I find off-putting, but that's just me. For the most part I think its great.
I really have to thank you guys for talking about Longmire because I would never have subscribed to Netflix otherwise. BTW, does anyone know when or if there is going to be another season of Longmire?