|Tommy, Bjorn, Jan-Axel. Rebellion rarely ages well...|
|Christer should stay smart, but Einar definitely looks better casual!|
Einar... oh, Einar. The professorial look is not your friend. He seems to have got progressively more clothed as the episodes have gone on, moving from shirtless to vested to casual to scholarly and, much as I love me some nerd, glasses and ties are not a good look for him. (His hair's got darker too.) That said, he and Puck seem much more playful in the fourth episode, so perhaps she digs the dadwear. I don't, I'm hoping he reverts to sportwear for episode five. Christer, by contrast, is pretty much the same as always, dark and formal (and smouldering).
It seems to be the rule in Crimes of Passion that wherever there is a murder, there has to be a glamourpuss. I confess, I haven't always found them convincing. Lil, in 'Death of a Loved One' (episode one), seemed a bit too brassy, as though the viewer HAD to find her sexy. In 'No More Murders', Lou performs a similar function; when Puck questions what someone beautiful like Lou would see in her older husband, I was quite startled that Lou could be thought beautiful, but I guess it's all in the eye of the beholder. Certainly Lou puts in a good effort, from the Postman-Always-Rings-Twice white crop top and shorts to her slinky poolside robe and fancy cocktail party getup.
Helene in 'Roses, Kisses and Death' is glamorous and wealthy, which means cocktail gowns a-go-go, usually in stiff, opulent fabrics in rich colours. Whereas Lou seems to live for pleasing people, and dressing to look perky and fun is part of that, Helene is trying to find happiness, and the over-the-top glamour of her daytime outfits points to her slightly different desperation.
|A selection of Helene's opulent dresses. And Otto, being stuffy.|
|The Petren sisters and Aunt Fanny. Beware the pearls!|
|Puck. I think the outfit at the bottom-rightis the same as in the first episode.|
It's interesting that Einar has changed so much from the shirtless, sporty man of the first episode to the he-frump of the fourth, while Puck is little different. She generally favours her practical, cheerily-coloured capri pants and matching tops. Even when she wears something a little more conventional, such as the beautiful print skirt at the start of 'No More Murders', it's paired with a sensible shirt. While Puck often seems whimsical, you could never accuse her of being frivolous.