He's got no style or flash, but Swedish detective Martin Beck is superb at one thing: methodically catching criminals and putting them away. He's joined in these episodes by Steinar Hovland (Kristofer Hivju Game of Thrones), an accomplished investigator from Oslo, Norway, whose relaxed manner belies his killer drive in the interrogation room. Beck learns to work with his new colleague but also finds out that Steiner brings with him the baggage of a complicated home life. The two men have a lot in common, however. They both possess an astuteness about human nature, unerring instincts and the competence that comes from decades of solving crimes. Off the job, Martin may be a loner but he's not anti-social; he regularly sees his daughter, with whom he has a better relationship now than when he was neglecting her as a child. And at the end of a workday, there s always an interesting conversation and a nightcap with a neighbor who gives new meaning to the word quirky.