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Citizens living in Fortitude, an Arctic town hailed as the safest place on Earth, are rocked to the core by the murder of one of their own. A detective is quickly flown in from out-of-town to assist the local Chief of Police with the investigation of the town's first-ever violent crime and the two men must work together despite the deep mistrust each has for the other.
Publisher: [Great Britian] :, British Sky Broadcasting Limited,, [2015]
Edition: Widescreen
Description: 4 videodiscs (approximately 600 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in
Copyright Date: ©2014
ISBN: 9781627892605
Branch Call Number: DVD Fort


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Dec 09, 2018

What a waste of time. I watched the first two episodes, the third would not play & by the fifth, I knew it was a total loss. Unspecified threats, undeveloped characters, pasts that are never developed. The only aspect I half way liked was the scenery, the entrance of S. Tucci, which then went sideways. Dreadful hype.

Nov 19, 2018

After reading the reviews, I was very reluctant about seeing this series. So glad I used my own judgement. I absolutely LOVE it!! Such a unique and dark story line. Excellent cast with some very surprising twists. I really like how there are several stories going on at once. Truly enjoy and recommend. I am still wondering how someone found it slow????? Not in the least.

Sep 11, 2018

One needs fortitude to plow through this series. The beautiful scenery is the only redeeming feature of this plodding and boring sci-fi murder mystery. The premise is good, but the execution is lacking. Couldn't watch more past the second sluggish episode.

Jun 17, 2018

Rated 4/10. I found this series to be dull, dreary, dismal, and depressing.

The best part of it was Stanley Tucci. His performance stood out from all the rest.

As usual, when you make a series to a certain format (12 episodes), the episodes are dragged out unnecessarily. What makes it worse, the storyline for this season 1 did not end at the 12th show. No, it carries on to a 2nd, and a 3rd season, which I will not be watching. Give me a break! This could easily have been wrapped up in one season.

This format reminds me of The Fall, which just got boring and repetitive after the 1st season.

Feb 25, 2018

Great to binge watch in the winter. Richard Dormer and Sienna Guillory are amazing. There was no emotion he couldn’t tackle: heart broken, angry, lost, in love, confused, hurt, mean. Wonderful scenery. Story got kind of silly towards the end.

Dec 24, 2017

Extremely strange series. I had to watch the first episode twice to try to make sense of this. Just finished the second episode and it is so weird, I think I am wasting my time. This jumps all over the place and then they throw in a nude man walking out of the bathroom (I think it's the bathroom). It just does not add anything to this story. I have continued watching this series. I'm on the third disk now and there is so much that does not make any sense and so much use of the "F" word, often several times in the same sentence. EXAMPLE: I cannot think of any child the age of 9 or 10 who would climb through the bedroom window and walk barefoot and shirtless through the arctic snow. This is too peculiar to contemplate! The second bare feet hit the snow or the shirtless chest felt the cold air the individual would feel the pain! What is the child doing in the enclosed chamber? Did I miss something? Is that supposed to regrow healthy tissue on his frostbitten feet? The scene with the chubby sick girl, what was that all about? Without spoiling anything the scene I am referring to is after she has been sick for some time and then gets out of bed and has a confrontation with the lady (is the older lady her mother? Is the boyfriend her teacher or her father?) What a sick plot this is. Gruesome and bloody scenes. Yet I see many 4 star comments. Well, I watched Fortitude until the end. Even watched the Bonus clips, it is a science fiction type of story so of course it doesn't make sense. I have to admire the actors, makeup artist and the sets and all the work put into this, but I would not recommend this series. Just not my type of story.

Nov 10, 2017

Somewhere in a frozen fantasy the logic and resolution are sure to be just around the corner. Meanwhile strange things happen, and then more strange things happen, and yet again more more more. Truly this would be a David Lynch goes arctic genre. It is a long drawn out process which can be a dream who those who enjoy being on the edge of the chair for extended periods. Very difficult to suss out the winners and losers, the monsters versus the misfits, and then there are the other themes of people just being people, family life, and life in a wild place. A dash of horror, a dollop of science, some stellar cast and acting all stirred up together.

Oct 18, 2017

Fortitude's story and setting held my interest, but the series is too gruesome for me. The performances are very good. There is an entire town of characters and the plot is complex, so it can be challenging to keep track. The show is dark, bleak and horrific. I wouldn't recommend watching it in the middle of winter unless you need assurance that there are colder places. There is a second season, and I will probably watch it after enjoying some much lighter TV. Fortitude is for mature audiences only and contains violence, gore, profanity, sex and nudity.

Sep 16, 2017

Fortitude is a very suspenseful,original piece of work.The acting,writing and production values are all top notch.I found myself riveted.I was on the edge of my seat.It's very solemn and moving.I'm happy that I found this to enjoy.It's shocking and quite sad but amazingly good overall.

Aug 17, 2017

It's moody, it's dark. It's the perfect antidote for too much sunshine. The characters are all flawed, How fabulous in Stanley Tucci?! And who can beat the creepy mammoths? If you grew up loving BBC mysteries, and enjoy some Walking Dead, you will love this. And the scenery is amazing, by the way. Iceland just moved up a notch in the places I must see.

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May 06, 2015

- I've ordered the lutefisk.
* Good choice.
- Well, I thought I'm leaving in a couple days time. Might as well find out the truth about the lutefisk.
* Have you ever shot a man?...
The truth about the you should never eat the lutefisk.

May 06, 2015

Markus: Shall I tell you something very interesting about this place?
Eugene: Sure.
Markus: You cannot die here. Or be buried here. Those are the laws. Because anything that is buried never decays. There are bodies in the cemetery that still have plague in them.
Eugene: Plague? Mm-hmm. Wow.
Markus: This place is a forensic treasure house.
... So for a human being, it takes seven years before every atom, one by one, is replaced with a new one. So that means that after seven years, this person ... is no longer that.

May 06, 2015

In Fortitude, there's two fundamental rules. You have to have a roof over your head and you have to be able to provide for yourself, so it follows everyone's got a job, no one is poor, so there's no stealing and there's no crime. Everybody's always happy.
Eric took me up onto the glacier in a tent-- or more a bivouac, really. And the temperature fell to minus 30. So that night, we saw the most spectacular Aurora Borealis I'd ever seen. "The fireworks of the gods," as we called it. The heavens singing. You can actually hear them, you know, the Northern Lights, outside the city. And now we are building a hideaway in the ice. We are building a hotel hewn into the glacier itself, where lovers of the wilderness, lovers of the Northern Lights, or just lovers can witness the wildest things they'll ever see from the safest place on earth.

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