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Good escapist stuff
rosen-17 from Australia
7 September 2007
Perhaps I'm the only person who actually loves this series (we're only
just seeing it in Australia). It's shown in the Friday night crime
spot, and manages to block the world out for the 90 minutes it runs.
The plots are layered and complicated, if not occasionally improbable,
and you have to pay attention or you can get lost. The cast of Finbar
Lynch, Orla Brady, Stanley Townshend - and many more - are excellent,
the scripts tight and sometimes funny, often shocking. Best of all, the
filmmakers make a genuine attempt to create a gritty urban landscape of
Dublin, where the series is set.
Stories centre around corruption in high places, and the attempts made
by journalists Lynch and Brady to expose the bad guys. They're often
unsuccessful, which is one of the reasons I enjoy this show. The bad
guys frequently do win, and there's little the good guys can do about
One of the many reasons I'm enjoying 'Proof' is that the viewer is
treated with respect and with none of the patronising explanations of
the plot by characters which seems to be part and parcel of many
mainstream US mystery/drama/cop shows.
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