More international mysteries are available on DVD. One of the more original is Anno 1790, from Swedish television. This one is set in the eighteenth century, so don't expect DNA tests or car chases. There is also Vera, starring one of Britain's best actresses, Brenda Blethyn. Many people have seen the BBC adaptation of the Kurt Wallander series, but not the original Swedish version. Life on Mars is a crime series with a serious twist; a modern-day policeman regains consciousness after an accident to find it's 1973; his coworkers are thugs, his boss is corrupt, and his wardrobe is really tacky. BBC America's Copper is set even earlier, in the 1850s, and looks at the beginnings of the NYPD.
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