The new Polish crime-drama "Detective Forst" is gaining popularity and fans are calling for a second season.
The series is based on the "Forst" book series by Remigiusz Mróz and follows Detective Wiktor Forst as he investigates a serial killer known as the Beast of Giewont.
Detective Forst is an unconventional detective with a maverick approach to solving crimes, often getting him into trouble with his superiors.
The new Polish crime-drama Detective Forst has fans clamouring for a second season. Netflix often releases interesting crime capers; this latest release is no exception. The gritty and violent six-part series follows the likes of detective Wiktor Forst as he struggles to solve a series of grizzly murders. If you enjoyed Fool Me Once, this might be your next binge.
Detective Forst is based on the Forst series of books by author Remigiusz Mróz. Season 1 focuses on Detective Wiktor Forst’s investigation of a serial killer calledthe Beast of Giewont. Forst is aided by journalist Olga Szrebskaasda, who helps him uncover who the killer is. In so doing, they uncover a vendetta lasting decades.
Forst is an unconventional detective whose maverick approach to solving crime cases often gets him into trouble with his superiors. Forst’s unusual methods lead him into trouble with the latest killings by the Beast of Giewont, who leaves his victims displayed with elaborate poses and always with a gold coin in their mouth. The series follows Forst’s exploits in the stunning and brutally cold Tatra mountains, where viewers are mesmerized by the beauty of the surroundings while intrigued and reviled by the bloody and gruesome murders.
The Zakopane Police Department soon gets fed up with Forst, a loose cannon who soon finds himself ousted from the Beast of Giewont case. Forst, played by Borys Szyc, who is best known for his role as Lech Kaczmarek in the 2018 acclaimed drama Cold War, is joined by disgraced journalist Olga Szrebskaasda, played by Zuzanna Saporznikow. Olga is as determined as Forst to solve the murders plaguing the small town, and together, they team up outside the law to investigate.
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Forst has a checkered history and has been demoted to a rural backwater after running afoul with the Crackow police department. Here in Zakopane, his colleagues treat him with mistrust and suspicion, whispering behind his back about why he was relieved of his duties in the city and sent to Zakopane. Forst is haunted by personal demons, which manifest in his womanizing ways and debilitating migraines.
Borys Szyc entirely sells the role, inhibiting his character with sardonic wit and a maverick rebellious streak that makes him endearing. One fan explained: “The antagonist (actor Borys Szyc) is the superstar of this series: a classic, brooding male detective type that we see in many crime dramas, but this title character really works much better than we expected. An absolute must-watch!”
Personally, we were instantly captivated by the show from the very beginning, as Detective Forst‘s introduction in a startling opening scene establishes the tone for the entire film. It’s hard not to want to see more.
Polish Highlands & Brutal Murders
The show’s stunning vistas of the Polish Mountains and surrounding terrain are as captivating as the show’s whodunit premise. Beautiful cinematography and Forst’s moody, troubled character make this Netflix crime drama a pleasure to watch.
Circumspect viewers should take note that the series features gruesome murder scenes and graphic sex scenes, which might not be everyone’s cup of tea. Some reviewers also found the series a tad cliched, especially Forst’s portrayal as a world-weary detective with a dark past.
The Shocking Ending Everyone Is Talking About
For those who prefer to maintain the suspense and intrigue before viewing the show, it’s advisable to bypass this brief segment of the article.
See, despite uncovering the identity of the serial killer and the connection to Detective Forst’s past, the season finale left audiences with significant unanswered questions. These include the uncertain destinies of key characters, the intricate scheme orchestrated by the Beast of Giewont, and the reasons behind their relentless pursuit of Forst.
Will there be a season 2 of Detective Forst on Netflix?
Online fans are calling for a second season of the show after the last episode ended on a dramatic cliffhanger. As one fan put it: “@Netflix, we need a series 2 of Detective Forst -it must happen. Episode 6’s ending…this is the craziest cliffhanger of any season.” Thankfully, given that the show is based on a collection of six books, the likelihood of another season seems promising, considering the abundance of source material available. On the other hand, Netflix has a history of discontinuing series prior to their second season, regardless of their initial popularity or acclaim.
If gruesome killings and a womanizing, maverick detective sound interesting, or you’re a fan of Scandi-Noir-type mysteries, then Netflix’s Detective Forst might be the show you’re looking for. Stream it today!
Have you seen Detective Forst? What are your thoughts about the Netflix crime drama show?
A Polish crime drama television series based on the Forst series by Remigiusz Mróz.
Cast: Borys Szyc Andrzej Bienias Zuzanna Saporznikow Kamilla Baar Aleksandra Grabowska Szymon Wróblewski
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