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DVD Review - Murphy's Law: The Complete Collection

27 August 2011 6:26 AM, PDT | | See recent news »

Murphy's Law is coming to DVD in two ways on August 30. There's the Series 4 & 5 set, which you can read my review of here. For completionists, there's also the complete series set, a nine-disc collection that features all five seasons of the British hit undercover cop drama.

James Nesbitt stars in the series as Tommy Murphy, an Irish cop who lost his daughter in a hostage situation before the series began. He's moody, naturally, but doesn't give so much weight to the part. He adds lighthearted moments, giving a layer of depth to a character who could have been easily two-dimensional.

Nesbitt (who will appear as Bofur in the upcoming film The Hobbit), carries the series throughout all five seasons. It makes sense; after all, the role was created for him by novelist Colin Bateman. But as he progresses through the series, Nesbitt's portrayal changes. Murphy becomes wearier, sadder, and it »

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