DI Lewis and DS Hathaway investigate the murder of Dean Greely. As the investigation continues, they discover that Greely and three other men had formed a club during their Oxford student days, the Sons of the Twice Born. Today, the men have little contact with one another and initially deny that their club existed. When a second member of the foursome is murdered, it becomes apparent the they have a secret, one from 30 years ago and that someone is out for revenge. Written by
Lewis and Hathaway seriously compromise their investigation by failing to follow correct police procedure. They search a suspect's house without using gloves, thereby ruining any fingerprint evidence, and then fail to tape an interview with the suspect. This must be the case, since when showing the suspect piece of evidence (a paper pad), they are supposed to announce the fact for the benefit of the tape. See more »
From the start, 'Lewis' was utterly commendable. Whately's performance as the newly promoted inspector is as effortless as it is engaging. This opening episode (written by Inspector Morse episode writer Daniel Boyle) manages to balance the suspenseful intrigue with excellent character portrayals, the one not overshadowing the other. As Hathaway, Fox is marvelous. He's clever, knowledgeable, but he can learn a lot from Lewis's experience.
In an age where mindless trite talent (I use the word with a due sense of caution) shows are all the rage, and celebrity culture dominates British television, 'Lewis' is refreshing, high quality entertainment for those preferring not to be brainwashed by junk television.
A thoroughly deserved: 10/10
20 of 22 people found this review helpful.
Was this review helpful to you?