Sunday, September 13, 2020

VAN DER VALK starts tonight on PBS Masterpiece Mystery!

Van der Valk starts tonight on Masterpiece Mystery! Check your local PBS station for time. And, if you're a PBS Passport member, you'll be able to watch all the episodes now. If not, you'll be able to watch a new episode every week.

Amsterdam—city of bikes, boats, and bodies. At least, that’s the way steely-eyed cop Piet van der Valk sees his murder-infested beat. Marc Warren (Beecham House, The Good Wife) stars as the title character in Van der Valk an all-new, three-part series based on Nicolas Freeling’s legendary crime thrillers.

Co-starring are Maimie McCoy (Wallander) as Van der Valk’s right-hand woman, Lucienne Hassell; Luke Allen-Gale (Dominion) as the scruffy sergeant, Brad de Vries; and Elliot Barnes-Worrell (Jericho) as the squad’s brainy new guy, Job Cloovers.

The recurring cast also includes Emma Fielding (Les Misérables) as Van der Valk’s incorruptible but indulgent boss, Julia Dahlman; and Darrell D’Silva (Game of Thrones) as the team’s hard-living, virtuoso pathologist, Hendrik Davie. Together they face a trio of challenging cases that give a new slant to Amsterdam’s renowned sophistication, for it appears that the city’s stylishness and toleration go hand in hand with murder.


Anonymous said...

I watched the first episode on PBS last night; it was excellent. The acting and Amsterdam scenery enhanced an interesting mystery. I can totally recommend it!

Anonymous said...

I watched the program last night; it was just an excellent mystery. Marc Warren and the entire cast provided good acting with the lovely Amsterdam scenery in the background! I can certainly recommend it.

Christophe said...

I liked the Amsterdam scenery very much. And the direction, photography and overall production were quite good. The story was good, even if it did not have a great deal to do with Freeling's book "Love in Amsterdam".

I was disappointed with the casting: I would have preferred to hear more Dutch accents in a drama where the locale is so important.
A minor griple: having a barmaid live in a century-old patrician house on one of the main Amsterdam canals (grachten) is utterly and ridiculously unrealistic.

Overall, definitely recommended!