The only bearable TV series these days are the ones with subtitles, like Der Pass

Plus: Olivia Colman is a woeful disappointment as Her Maj

Julia Jentsch and Nicholas Ofczarek in Sky Atlantic's Der Pass
Julia Jentsch and Nicholas Ofczarek in Sky Atlantic’s Der Pass

True to the Andrew Roberts rule that the only bearable series on TV these days are ones with subtitles, I’ve started watching Der Pass (Sky Atlantic). Not unlike The Bridge and The Tunnel, it starts with a dead body exactly straddling a border, thus requiring the intervention of detectives from two national jurisdictions. This time, it’s a shambolic male Austrian and a perky blonde German.

It’s fascinating to see what quirks foreign authors choose to give their detective characters.

Read the rest in the Spectator.

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