Behind ‘Blue Eyes’

(Pictured above: Louise Peterhoff, star of  ‘Blue Skies’)

“As claustrophic as Homeland…as tightly wound as The Wire,” wrote The Guardian’s Aisha Gani of Blue Eyes, premiering tomorrow, July 11, on subscription streaming service MHz Choice.

Centering around the rise of a far-right political party during a national election campaign, the 10-episode Swedish series (subtitled in English) features two female leads, a complex murder mystery, terror attacks, and political power plays a la House of Cards:

Blue Eyes was a huge hit when it premiered in Sweden in 2014. According to The Guardian, each episode garnered a million viewers – in a country with a population under 10 million.

“With the refugee crisis and the rise in nationalist extremism, this new Swedish series feels like a nightmarish documentary,” Gani declared when Blue Eyes premiered in the UK last year — a  couple of months before the Brexit vote.

Judge for yourself by streaming the first two episodes tomorrow on MHz Choice. Two additional episodes will then premiere each Tuesday through August 8.

MHz Choice offers web, smartphone, iPhone/iPad, Apple TV, RokuChromecast, Amazon Prime and FireTV users more than 2,000 hours of subtitled mysteries, dramas and comedies from around the world.

The service costs $7.99 monthly after a 30-day free trial; you can currently get 50% off the first month by using the code “SUMMER” at checkout. To subscribe, or for more info, visit


About Les Luchter

Les Luchter is a former managing editor of Multichannel News, editor-in-chief of Cable Marketing, and news editor of Broadcast Week.

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