191 votes


YLE 2018

Just months after a tragic loss, detective Sofia Karppi investigates the murder of a woman with ties to a Helsinki construction company.

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The 10 Best Episodes of Deadwind

Deadwind - S2E8

#1 - Black Water


Season 2 - Episode 8

As Karppi and Nurmi put the final pieces together, they learn β€” perhaps too late β€” that the target of their pursuit won't go quietly.

The episode was rated from 55 votes.

Deadwind - S2E7

#2 - Mayday


Season 2 - Episode 7

Karppi suspects there may be a deeper layer to the case, but not everyone agrees. Meanwhile, Henna makes a startling confession.

The episode was rated from 56 votes.

Deadwind - S1E12

#3 - The Beginning


Season 1 - Episode 12

Following a shocking confrontation atop a building, Karppi and Nurmi realize that Anna Bergdahl's murderer may be someone they've not yet considered.

The episode was rated from 108 votes.

Deadwind - S2E3

#4 - Lady Justice


Season 2 - Episode 3

Karppi has a contentious conversation about her son. The mayor finds herself in danger, both politically and personally.

The episode was rated from 63 votes.

Deadwind - S2E2

#5 - The Meelika


Season 2 - Episode 2

As Karppi grieves a painful loss, she and Nurmi search for the meaning behind a cryptic clue written in blood.

The episode was rated from 59 votes.

Deadwind - S1E11
#6 - Bruises
Season 1 - Episode 11

Searching for evidence underwater, Nurmi gets unexpected company. Karppi figures out what the white capsules in the diving video are and lays a trap.

The episode was rated from 109 votes.
Deadwind - S1E10
#7 - Alone
Season 1 - Episode 10

Usko seeks revenge, shifting the police's focus onto him. After a night of drowning their sorrows, Karppi and Nurmi look at the case's big picture.

The episode was rated from 110 votes.
Deadwind - S2E4
#8 - Trade-off
Season 2 - Episode 4

The police go on a frantic hunt for Iida while Henna struggles with a dangerous situation. A profile of the kidnapper comes into focus.

The episode was rated from 62 votes.
Deadwind - S2E6
#9 - Missing
Season 2 - Episode 6

Henna makes a desperate call, Nurmi has a painful reunion with an ex-flame and Karppi comes face-to-face with an unwelcome visitor.

The episode was rated from 62 votes.
Deadwind - S2E5
#10 - Paldiski
Season 2 - Episode 5

Karppi and Nurmi dig for answers in hopes the mayor is still alive. Henna's quest to wipe away a debt takes an alarming turn.

The episode was rated from 60 votes.

Last updated: oct 18, 2021



Recommended by Netflix after watching the last season of The Fall. There's no comparison on any level. But I do like Finland and the Finnish language and the general setup of this type of series. Deadwind "received strong reviews" it says on Wikipedia and has 7.1/10 on imdb. Anyway, each country has its own way of story telling. That can make one story very different. But to be honest, if I wouldn't like Finland, snowy land, or this kind of series, I wouldn't have _finished_ Deadwind. The plot is surprisingly unfocused at times, trying to give the main characters some space to establish their background. Sadly, it adds nothing to the story, nor to the characters. It just slows the plot down. The acting is simply terrible for the most part, except for our two main characters. They are fine, Viitala does a good job and is a likeable actress. Tilkanen isn't too bad either but it's hard to decide whether his character is just there to enable the plot progression or not. Considering the end I lean towards the former. But the rest are mostly people they could have gotten off the street five minutes before they started shooting. Korpela and the actor for Usko specifically are awful. Dialogue is nonsensically childish or surreal. Things are said that would never be said in a real conversation but they are here to provide plot relevant information for the investigation. Way too much on the nose. Rarely there are CGI effects but when there are you can see the budget is used elsewhere. Some of the plot is nonsensical as well, leading literally nowhere (i.e. at the end, where the actual murderer kidnaps _them_, for instance). If this is considered relatively "good", what is considered bad in Finland? Genuine question. It's not the worst show, though. But not really worth your time.

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