25 good Netflix movies and shows you missed this summer

LUCIFER (L to R) LAUREN GERMAN as CHLOE DECKER and TOM ELLIS as LUCIFER MORNINGSTAR in episode 503 of LUCIFER Cr. JOHN P. FLEENOR/NETFLIX © 2020
LUCIFER (L to R) LAUREN GERMAN as CHLOE DECKER and TOM ELLIS as LUCIFER MORNINGSTAR in episode 503 of LUCIFER Cr. JOHN P. FLEENOR/NETFLIX © 2020 /
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Young Wallander
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Netflix movies and shows: Young Wallander

Young Wallander is supposed to be a prequel to the original Wallander series based on the books by Henning Mankell, but this takes place in modern-day so…it’s more of a reboot than a true prequel. Either way, we see Wallander right out of graduating from the police academy and investigating his first case.

To say this first case is complicated and huge would be understating it. Like the training wheels aren’t just off the bike, but one of the wheels is gone too. The first episode literally has a kid tied to a fence with a grenade in his mouth. Imagine that’s your first day on the job! Not to mention that it happens outside Wallander’s apartment building. Why he didn’t just quit that first day, no one knows.

This event causes a ton of anti-immigration anger and protests in Sweden. Because of his actions at the scene, Wallander is immediately made detective over his best friend (ouch).

While looking for the person responsible for the grenade attack he ends up at a church that’s being used as a refuge for immigrants who need help or are just trying to get away from the hate.

While there, he meets Mona who is working at the church and for a program funded by a wealthy philanthropist, Gustav Munck.

This meeting occurs after he was stabbed in a tunnel and was sent to the hospital and of course, because this is a cop show, he left the hospital early because healing completely is not “manly” behavior. So…when she sees he’s bleeding, she patches him up and they form a bond that eventually turns into a relationship.

As the series goes on, the stakes get higher. People Wallander cares about are threatened, harmed, and even killed. It ends with Kurt and the other detectives trying to find out when another bomb will go off.

If you missed this when it came out earlier this year, you might want to give it a shot now. If you’re a Wallander fan, it’s definitely worth checking out if only to see if it stacks up with what you like about the original.