Roba is the first Finnish tv series I have viewed. I am a fan of Scandinavian police procedurals, and this is one of the best. This series follows an entire team or precinct, as we think of in the US. This team has memorable characters that work well together, understanding their goals and practice. The storyline takes place in Helsinki.
The characters, the police team, is what keeps this series moving along, and it also brings us the best in acting. Thecstory lines are always pertinent, and there is always a larger storyline that persists throughout each series. There are three series, and the first gives us an introduction to the characters. We get to know them. We see what they are misusing or what they do not say. I have to say the po,iceman who always has a coffee cup even out on patrol is irritating, but it does dstinguish him. The amount of caffeine 5hat man consumes is overwhelming.
This is the cast:
Kari Hietalahti – Seargent Arto Mäkelä
Aarni Kivinen – Chief Inspector Heikki "Hessu" Rantaniva (series 1–2)
Aku Hirviniemi – Police Officer Jani Sjöberg
Leena Pöysti – Police Officer Maikki Kurkela
Riku Nieminen – Police Officer Pekka Myllymies
Mari Perankoski – Detective Elina Sinisalo
Ilari Johansson – Detective Markus Uusitalo
Rauno Ahonen – Service Duty Officer, Seargent Niilo Kobra
Tiina Lymi – Chief Inspector Taru Valtonen Series 2-3
Excellent tv series.
Recommended. prisrob 12-01-18