Spoiler-Free Review of “The Chestnut Man” on Netflix: Twisted and Engrossing Mystery

**This is a spoiler-free review so feel free to read on!**

“I was assigned to a rather special case…”

The Chestnut Man released on Netflix on September 29th 2021 with six episodes available to stream now. The Danish crime drama series stars Danica Curcic, Mikkel Boe Følsgaard, Iben Dorner and David Dencik. Each episode runs for approximately 52-55 minutes.

A figurine made out of chestnuts is found at a gruesome crime scene as two detectives quickly discover that it may be linked with a past case.

Here is the trailer:

The Chestnut Man is brought to us from the same original creator of The Killing, luring us in with another dark and gripping mystery. Does it do enough to earn a watch? Let’s find out…

The Pros:

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Channels the vibe of The Killing.

Much like The Killing, this mystery is dark and unsettling, but it also draws you in completely. I thought the mystery was a good one (really disturbing at times) and I was completely invested during my watch. The pacing also worked extremely well. There were only six episodes which worked in the show’s favor.

Sometimes these types of shows can get lost along the way, but I thought that each episode did plenty to keep us coming back for more.

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A new partnership to be excited about.

I really loved these two together on screen. I thought that the dynamic worked well and each character had enough individual layers to make you truly care about what happened to them. This show could have easily gotten lost in the mystery and it still took the time to explore these characters and their partnership.

The Cons:

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A lot of moving pieces at times.

I don’t think this is really a con, but you need to pay attention to this show or you might miss something. There are a lot of sub-plots going on but I didn’t think they were too overwhelming. However, some were slightly unnecessary.

So am I in or out?

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I’m in!

I’m so glad that I found this series because it really was such a compelling and dark mystery. I needed to be in the right mindset to watch it, but it was a powerful show with really fantastic story-telling and I hope it gets the attention it deserves.

If you enjoyed The Killing, you will feel right at home with this series.

I hope you enjoyed the review and feel free to post your own thoughts and theories on The Chestnut Man in the comments section below. Thanks so much for reading and happy viewing!


Amy Koto, TV Fanatic Girl


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Amy Koto, TV Fanatic Girl

I live in Long Island, NY. I am obsessed with TV, movies, reading and writing! My top TV shows are Lost, Breaking Bad, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Prison Break, Charmed, Veronica Mars, and Beverly Hills 90210. My dog, Honey, loves TV too!

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