8.2
330 votes
Shetland

Shetland

BBC One 2013

Created from the novels by award winning crime writer Ann Cleeves, Shetland follows DI Jimmy Perez and his team as they investigate crime within the close knit island community. In this isolated and sometimes inhospitable environment, the team have to rely on a uniquely resourceful style of policing.

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The 10 Worst Episodes of Shetland

Shetland - S1E1

#1 - Episode 1

7.46

Season 1 - Episode 1

Elderly Shetlander Mima Wilson is found murdered on the archaeological site in the grounds of her croft. Detective Inspector Jimmy Perez and his team investigate. Can Perez unravel the family feuds and secrets that emerge and restore the security of his beloved Shetland Islands?

The episode was rated #1 Worst episode of Shetland from 476 votes.

Shetland - S2E1

#2 - Raven Black - Part 1

7.55

Season 2 - Episode 1

Old wounds are painfully reopened for the shocked residents of Ravenswick, as Detective Inspector Jimmy Perez and his team look to a past crime to solve the present day murder of a young teenage girl.

The episode was rated #2 Worst episode of Shetland from 361 votes.

Shetland - S1E2

#3 - Episode 2

7.62

Season 1 - Episode 2

With two murders and no strong leads, can Detective Inspector Perez and his team apprehend the suspect before crowds descend on the Shetland Islands for Up Helly Aa, the biggest fire festival in Europe?

The episode was rated #3 Worst episode of Shetland from 402 votes.

Shetland - S2E5

#4 - Blue Lightning - Part 1

7.67

Season 2 - Episode 5

Perez returns to his childhood home after the murder of a scientist on the beautiful island of Fair Isle. Tensions run high as a storm on the mainland forces Perez to work in isolation - and compels all of the suspects to remain together under one roof.

The episode was rated #4 Worst episode of Shetland from 312 votes.

Shetland - S4E2

#5 - Episode 2

7.72

Season 4 - Episode 2

The hunt is on for Malone's attacker, Tosh investigates Forst Energy in the search for Sally's killer, and DNA in the Kilmuir case yields a surprising result.

The episode was rated #5 Worst episode of Shetland from 304 votes.

Shetland - S3E2

#6 - Episode 2

7.72

Season 3 - Episode 2

DI Jimmy Perez is convinced that Michael Maguire is somehow implicated in the death of Robbie Morton. But with the investigation seemingly under threat before it's even started, he faces an uphill battle to uncover the truth behind Maguire's silence.

The episode was rated #6 Worst episode of Shetland from 344 votes.

Shetland - S3E4

#7 - Episode 4

7.73

Season 3 - Episode 4

Perez and his team are determined to track down the person who helped Michael Thompson's killer on Shetland. But the closer the team get to the truth in both Shetland and Glasgow, the more dangerous it becomes for all of them.

The episode was rated #7 Worst episode of Shetland from 312 votes.

Shetland - S5E4

#8 - Episode 4

7.73

Season 5 - Episode 4

Convinced that Zezi is being held on Shetland, Perez and the team ramp up the pressure on their remaining leads. Personally, Perez finds himself in turmoil after his kiss with Alice.

The episode was rated #8 Worst episode of Shetland from 249 votes.

Shetland - S2E2

#9 - Raven Black - Part 2

7.73

Season 2 - Episode 2

Detective Inspector Jimmy Perez believes he and his team are finally closing in on the killer as they discover what 17-year-old Catherine Ross was hiding from everyone in the hours before her death.

The episode was rated #9 Worst episode of Shetland from 354 votes.

Shetland - S5E5

#10 - Episode 5

7.75

Season 5 - Episode 5

The discovery of Nikki's body intensifies the search for Zezi. Perez feels that time is running out. A desperate Olivia tries to get information from Jamie Hayes.

The episode was rated #10 Worst episode of Shetland from 240 votes.

Shetland - S2E6
#11 - Blue Lightning - Part 2
7.76
Season 2 - Episode 6

Time is running out for Detective Inspector Perez as prime suspect Peter Latimer lies critically ill in hospital. Was the fire a drunken accident, or was Peter Latimer the second victim of a murderer still free on Fair Isle?

The episode was rated #1 Worst episode of Shetland from 274 votes.

Shetland - S4E3
#12 - Episode 3
7.77
Season 4 - Episode 3

Jimmy questions Donna about the shocking DNA results, Alison arrives in Norway in search of Andreas Hagan, and an unexpected twist leads Perez and Tosh into the murky world of the Norwegian far right.

The episode was rated #2 Worst episode of Shetland from 287 votes.

Shetland - S3E3
#13 - Episode 3
7.78
Season 3 - Episode 3

The murder investigation takes Perez and Tosh to Glasgow as they try to uncover the reasons behind Maguire's brutal death and his connection to Robbie Morton. But old ghosts return to haunt Perez as his enemies try to prevent him from getting to the truth.

The episode was rated #3 Worst episode of Shetland from 334 votes.

Shetland - S2E3
#14 - Dead Water - Part 1
7.78
Season 2 - Episode 3

When an old acquaintance of Detective Inspector Jimmy Perez dies in a suspicious car accident on the island, he wonders whether his journalist friend had uncovered a story that cost him his life.

The episode was rated #4 Worst episode of Shetland from 318 votes.

Shetland - S5E2
#15 - Episode 2
7.79
Season 5 - Episode 2

Carla and Prentice Hayes are found murdered in a violent knife attack. Jamie Hayes is missing, initially leading the team to speculate that he could be responsible. But Jimmy is convinced that Jamie could not have mutilated his mother in this way. Aware of her altercation with Prentice the previous evening, Perez pays a visit to Olivia Lennox. She's in her room, shaken, with blood on her clothes. Could she be responsible or an innocent bystander?

The episode was rated #5 Worst episode of Shetland from 266 votes.

Shetland - S2E4
#16 - Dead Water - Part 2
7.81
Season 2 - Episode 4

After a second body is found brutally murdered on Shetland, Detective Inspector Jimmy Perez wonders if the two killings are connected to corporate greed and corruption on the island or to just one woman - Evie Watt.

The episode was rated #6 Worst episode of Shetland from 319 votes.

Shetland - S5E1
#17 - Episode 1
7.81
Season 5 - Episode 1

When body parts belonging to a young Nigerian man are discovered on the island, Perez and the team investigate. They use CCTV to trace the victim's last movements, and after scrutinising his emails and social media accounts, the case takes a sinister turn.

The episode was rated #7 Worst episode of Shetland from 277 votes.

Shetland - S4E1
#18 - Episode 1
7.81
Season 4 - Episode 1

When Shetlander Thomas Malone has his murder conviction overturned after 23 years, which he's spent behind bars, Perez has to reopen an investigation into the 1994 death of local teenager Lizzie Kilmuir. Later, Perez gets a text from Cassie saying she is unexpectedly flying back to Shetland, so he and Duncan meet her at the airport.

The episode was rated #8 Worst episode of Shetland from 313 votes.

Shetland - S5E3
#19 - Episode 3
7.84
Season 5 - Episode 3

Calum is rushed to the hospital after attempting suicide while in custody, which brings Sandy under internal investigation for providing him with a pen. Jimmy travels to Glasgow to investigate human trafficking, but has he brought his family into danger? Meaning, Zezi sees a way to escape from her captor.

The episode was rated #9 Worst episode of Shetland from 256 votes.

#20 - Episode 4
7.85
Season 4 - Episode 4

Perez and Tosh are warned to stay away from Mathias Soderland by the Norwegian Secret Service, who tell them they're meddling in an operation they don't understand. With Soderland their prime suspect for Sally McColl's murder, Perez and Tosh won't be bullied. However, their investigation is suddenly derailed by a shocking discovery.

The episode was rated #10 Worst episode of Shetland from 277 votes.

Last updated: feb 21, 2021

Comments

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Great show as always. Bummed i have to wait a year for new episodes

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Yeah!! Love this show! Glad to see it back!!

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Is the show coming back?

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I just finished the third season. The whole season revolves around one murder mystery. It was fantastic! I've upgraded my rating from an 8 (great) to a 9 (superb) out of 10. Much see drama, in my books. Now I'm going to revisit season 1 & 2. I think I missed most of it because of my pain meds. It's worth a second look.

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While in recovery from surgery, I've started watching Shetland, a crime drama on the island communities of the Shetland Islands. Slow paced, as one might expect from unusual activities being investigated among people who know everyone, but good story lines, excellent, believable character development. I give the series an 8 (great) out of 10, but I'm going to have to rewatch some of it as I was knocked out by pain meds between a part one and a part two of one of the episodes sets.

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Really enjoyed the series. Great acting and great stories. Real heart breaker at the end of season 3.

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is shetland real? can i move? ^^

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Brilliant series - hoping for more episodes.

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