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An Inferior Sequel
Stevenzzz from United States
26 May 2010
Most of the lead characters from the original return for this one. Like
before, this three part mini-series takes place in Edinburgh. This time
out, there's a lawyer arrested for the murder of his wife. Is he the
actual one responsible, or is the town's uncaught serial killer the one
to blame? This series is a different animal from the first one. One of
the charms of the original was the chemistry between Stella Gonet and
Ewan Stewart. With Gonet gone, Stewart has no one to bounce off lines
with. A sometimes exotic looking Rachel Weisz plays his girlfriend, but
their pairing is more for service of the plot. Their age disparity
ensures that no sparks ensue.
The script lacks the wit of the first series. With a different writer
this time out(John Cooper), the mechanics are typical TV gyrations.
What's more, the motivation given for the setting off of the killer is
nothing more than a contrivance. So it's up to Stewart, Isla Blair and
the rest of the cast to sustain attention. Thankfully, they do.
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