I didn’t know they made good TV shows in Poland. I didn’t know they made any TV shows at all. .
This dystopian thriller is set in an alternative 2003. Poland is subject to totalitarian rule ever since a terror attack twenty years earlier which led to the installing of a dictatorial regime. A young idealistic law student pairs up with a grizzled and disgraced inspector to solve a murder and uncover a plot that will threaten the core of the police state.
The Polish government spent the decades between 1983 and 2003 cracking down on any rebellion that could lead to another terrorist incident. But not every secret stays hidden, as the show suggests the truth about the bombings is as sinister as it is buried.
The investigation into a twisted conspiracy is led by two unlikely allies: Inspector Anatol Janów, an aging police inspector who derailed his career after asking too many questions, and Kajetan Skowron, a student whose parents perished in the bombings and who has spent most of his life as a ward and symbol of the state.
As their sleuthing progresses, rebellions foment in every corner of the repressive regime from the highest ranks of the military to a shadowy group of freedom fighters known as “The Light Brigade.”
Well worth watching.