Parents' Guide to

Cold Courage

By David Chapman, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 17+

Dark Finnish political thriller has graphic violence, sex.

TV AMC Drama 2020
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Most of this Finnish series is spent laying the foundation, moving the plot along at a glacial pace. Cold Courage is consumed with drawn-out detail like a deep dive into the lives of the main characters, Lia and Mari, the odd couple who seem worlds apart in personality but find common ground in their tragic pasts. The series doesn't really start to build momentum until the eighth episode of the first season. The world of Cold Courage is grim and girtty, made up of cloudy skies, dimly lit smoke-filled rooms, and whatever dark drab corner there might be to skulk around.

The series feels predictable and stale. It takes too long to get to the point, and in the rush to make all the pieces fall into place at the end of the first season, there are very few substantial or satisfying resolutions. Viewers are likely to be left scratching their heads.

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