You might get that idea in the media. This month I finished The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, which in Swedish was called Men who Hate Women Menn Som Hater Kvinner. It was about some murders of women…well I won’t spoil the plot other than to say sex and murder had a pretty big role.
Last night I watched the first episode of Wallander on Masterpiece Mystery. Wallander cop stories have been a staple of reading in Europe for the last decade, and a Swedish tv version has been around for nearly as long. The BBC took a shot at making some films and the result was pretty good, though it also dealt with the same weird sex / violent murder that seems to be particularly Swedish this month.
Wallander was pretty good. I suspect I’ll watch the next few episodes and maybe read a book or two (heck, without cable I don’t have much of a choice besides PBS). I don’t think I’ll be visiting Ikea anytime soon. Too much weird Swede stuff this month.