IN NORWEGIAN WITH ENGLISH SUBTITLES
In this series based on the popular crime novels by prolific Norwegian author Unni Lindell, middle-aged detective Cato Isaksen (Reidar Sørensen) performs superbly at work while his personal life, on a good day, resembles barely-managed chaos. Careening between significant others and keeping up with three young sons by two different mothers, Cato tries his best to do right by all the players. Its a tug between family obligations and his all-consuming job as a homicide detective for the city of Oslo, although a few of his challenges at work are self-created. His abrasive manner and single-minded determination put him in conflict with superiors who seem more interested in meeting budgets than in solving crimes. Catos crack team of cops are all used to his quirks: his wisecracking lieutenant Roger Høibakk, the brilliant and intuitive Randi Johansen, and the solid and dependable veteran Asle Tengs. Investigations take him the length and breadth of Oslo: from the magnificent fjords and spectacular mountains surrounding the city, to the darkest backstreets of the Norwegian capital. To get relief from the job, Cato finds solace in time alone with his faithful cat, Marmalade, and grows to cherish the time spent with his children - even if he does keep canceling family vacations on account of work! The Night Sister
- An elderly woman is shot and killed in a peaceful Oslo neighborhood. Cato learns the victim's granddaughter has been missing for months and that she and her boyfriend may have been involved in pagan rituals. The Orchestra Pit
- A high-strung violinist makes her debut as concertmaster at the Oslo Opera House, and is brutally killed just hours later. Suspicion initially falls on her ex-husband, but revelations about her personal life redirect the investigation. The Honey Trap
- A Lithuanian girl is run down and killed in an industrial area east of Oslo, just days after the disappearance of a neighborhood boy. The driver of a local ice cream truck may provide a link between the two crimes, but he's not talking.