Sunday, February 28, 2016

The trees of Svalbard

I am up north these days and came upon a review of a TV series called Fortitude by some of the folks of Svalbard, an island beyond the artice circle that is used as a backprop to the series: 
“There has never been a violent crime here.” Maybe that’s because after shooting a guy in the head you’re told to go home and not worry about it by the cop who watched you pull the trigger.
Believe that’s a realistic portrayal of everyday life in Longyearbyen and you’ll be well-prepared for the rest of “Fortitude,” since throughout the 11 episodes (or 12, since the DVD version treats the double-length opener as two) the locals wander about killing and pummeling each other, stealing relics and expensive equipment, going on drunken shooting binges, and generally acting in ways that make viewers think everyone deserves to be locked at some point. And while some are – always the wrong ones, naturally – nobody’s ever charged, let alone convicted of anything.
But we really don’t care much about that, because the far more twisted thing is – WTF is up with all those trees?
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