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Trilogy of Murder
zeppo-2 from United Kingdom
31 August 2010
Trilogy of Murder is the title on the cheap DVD I picked up, which
comprises three episodes from the series. They are episodes # 9, 11 and
I think # 12 but difficult as the episode titles are in Russian on this
website but in English on the DVD!
As the episodes ran about 50 minutes and this is about a 90 minute DVD,
you will know that they have been heavily truncated, lots of flash
forwards to the next scene and some voice-over narration to fill in the
missing gaps. I can guess this might have been an interesting series to
watch with the novel idea that the Russian ex-cop, Andrei Somov, helps
the Los Angeles police in cases where the victims/criminals are fellow
Russians. But the low budget pulls it back into the realm of docu-drama
stuff like the 'FBI Files' and similar ilk.
The stories are decent enough but not really anything that hasn't been
seen before in cop/detective shows and there's not a lot of original
ideas apart from the Russian angle already mentioned.
I suspect that audiences with short attention spans would not have been
too pleased with all the subtitles for the Russian spoken by the
characters. And that probably accounts for why the show only ran twelve
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