The first season of this crime drama is actually Season 24 of the hugely-popular, long-running series Le juge est une femme, which finished its 29-year run earlier this year. The show centers on criminal prosecutor Alice Nevers (Marine Delterme, Coco Chanel), who leads murder investigations in Paris with police captain Fred Marquand (Jean-Michel Tinivelli, Murder in Tahiti), who happens to be her partner in both professional and personal matters. The crimes often shed light on larger societal issues, such as mental health treatment, Catholic church dogma, and workplace harassment.
A recent episode of the Imaginary Worlds podcast clued me on to Beforeigners, a Norwegian sci-fi/fantasy show I had previously heard nothing of. It sounded intriguing, so I basically binged the first two seasons. And wow. Love it.
I really enjoyed season one and anxiously waited for season two which I found a little disappointing. There seemed to be a lot more humor and fun exploration of an absurd premise in the first season. I think season two made the mistake of taking the whole thing too seriously. And I really hate that every piece of fiction involving Victorian time travelers inevitably has to shoehorn Jack the Ripper into the story.
Pages for logged out editors learn more "Goobacks" is the seventh episode of the eighth season of the animated television series South Park, and the 118th overall episode of the series. In production order it is the season's sixth episode. It originally aired on Comedy Central in the United States on April 28, 2004. In the episode, people from a poverty-stricken future year of 3045 travel back in time to find work, via a recently discovered time portal. When the boys try to earn some e...
Five years later, the blue flashes have become a common occurrence, with some 13,000 "temporal refugees" (known as the titular "beforeigners") arriving in Norway each year. All hail from three periods: the prehistoric Stone Age, the Viking era, and the 19th century. None can remember anything about their passage through time, and as they struggle to assimilate in this confusing new world, modern residents are divided between those who encourage "temporal diversity" and those who exhibit strong anti-refugee sentiments.
At the center are Lars and Alfhildr, a drug addict on the verge of hitting bottom, and a former Viking shieldmaiden with some poorly controlled rage issues. Their partnership starts out a bit rocky, given his distrust of beforeigners and her bluntly matter-of-fact nature. For instance, he is nonplussed when the menstruating Alfhildr stops to collect some moss off a rock and stuffs it down her jeans in lieu of sanitary pads (which she can't afford due to student loan debts). But when he gifts her a package of pads, she is delighted ("It's like having a soft kitty in your underwear!") and they slowly become friends. The statuesque Kosonen is Finnish and had to learn both Norwegian and Old Norse to play Alfhildr, but it's hard to imagine any other actress in the role.
We are also told that time travel is a one-way street, from the past to the future, although once again, in the final episodes there are hints that this might not be the case. And given the heavy emphasis on the legendary conflict between Thorir Hund and Olaf the Stout, plus the finale's final twist, it's a fair bet that the battle of Stiklestad is a significant factor that will play a major role in S2. That's assuming Beforeigners gets approved for a second season, of course, but a show this good certainly deserves renewal.
The cast also includes Mikkel Bratt Silset, Madeleine Malling Breen, Odd-Magnus Williamson, Veslemøy Mørkrid, and Morten Svartveit, who portray Nabo, Madeleine, Jeppe, Othilia, and David, respectively. Except for a few, most of the cast members are likely to reprise their respective characters in season 2. Ann Akin, Paul Kaye, Billy Postlethwaite, Jade Anouka, and Philip Rosch will also join the cast in the upcoming season.
Season 1 ends on a cliffhanger as viewers find out that Alfhildr Enginsdottir is originally from the present. She has no recollections of the events, but it turns out that she has gone back in time after falling into the time hole. She lives in the Viking era for a while before coming back to the present time. Moreover, the investigation that she has been conducting with Lars leads to some unexpected and dark ends. With so much confusion and chaos, the series puts the nail in its first season. 781b155fdc