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Second Sight (1999)

A hard-working detective tries to disguise the fact that he's going blind, while working on a challenging murder case.

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DCI Ross Tanner
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DI Catherine Tully
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Adam Bendrix / Jack Kenworthy
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Judith Bendrix
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DC Holt
Stephen Critchlow ...
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Rebecca Egan ...
Marilyn Tanner
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Sam Tanner (as Benjamin Smith)
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Tracy Villiers
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Dr. Peters
Jonell Elliott ...
Lisa
David Fahm ...
DS Mayfield
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Liam Morrison / Gardener
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Dr. Goddard, Ophtalmic Surgeon
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DCI Ross Tanner and his deputy Catherine Tully are investigating the brutal murder of a 19-year-old boy. Among the suspects are a gardener who may have been supplying the boy with drugs, a live-in nanny who may have been having an affair with the boy, an overprotective mother whose new two-year old daughter may have put on strain on the mother-son relationship, a step-father whose work interfered with any intimacy with the boy, and an identical twin of the lastly named 'suspect.' Tanner's skills are tested to the maximum because he is experiencing loss of vision and is hiding the fact until the case is resolved. Written by Ron Kerrigan <mvg@whidbey.com>

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18 August 2015 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Clive Owen stars as a police detective losing his sight in "Second Sight," a 1999 TV series.

Like Benedict Cumberbatch, Clive Owen first found popularity as a television actor. In Second Sight, he plays DCI Ross Tanner, a man who discovers he has a rare eye disease which may go into remission, stay the way it is, or ultimately he will go blind. The disease also gives him the ability to pick up when something is wrong in an interrogation, and he suffers from hallucinations.

He's terrified of his superiors and people working under him to find out the truth, so he enlists the help of his second in command, DI Catherine Tully (Claire Skinner).

Along the way Tanner learns to use his other senses to help his detecting, realizing that not every clue is visual.

Excellent series with wonderful acting by the very hunky Owen. I'd crawl to see him in anything. The subplot is about Tanner's relationship with his ex-wife and son.

Loved the story lines and wish this series lasted longer.

I have to take issue with one of the remarks here. Someone was angry that subtitles were suggested and thought it was awful.

I've been to England several times, I've seen so many mysteries and detective stories and movies from England it's not funny. But now I'm partially deaf. Also, the British idea of sound is to do it very naturally - it's really not filtered the way U.S. sound is. So some of those dialects can be hard to understand.

I used earphones with this, which I suggest for this very excellent series because it has no subtitles.

I loved Inspector Lynley, but the subtitles didn't show up on the disks and I missed probably 40%. Now that it's on streaming on Netflix, I plan to go back and see it. Sorry but this is reality. People love this stuff and it's too hard to hear and/or understand without some help.

Try having some understanding of an aging population and your fellow man.


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