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I've only recently watched all five series of Murphy's Law - series 1 started off well but soon became mediocre. Series 2 was better but still not brilliant. All that was to change with series 3 when it all became much darker, grittier and with far superior story lines and scripts. Don't get me wrong, series 1 and 2 are still worth watching, but they are very inferior to series 3, 4 and 5.
James Nesbitt is utterly superb in the role of Murphy - he's totally believable and never lets the viewer down.
Fantastic. If I was only marking series 3 to 5 then I'd give this a 10/10, but it's only fair to judge all five series so far, in which case I reluctantly knock off one mark, so it's 9/10 overall.
Very highly recommended.
And if you want to see James Nesbitt in another excellent series, do give 'Jekyll' a go. It too is fantastic.
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