The Inspector Lynley Mysteries (2001–2008)

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British crime investigation series based around aristocratic, Oxford-educated Detective Inspector Thomas Lynley and his working-class assistant Sergeant Barbara Havers.

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 Thomas Lynley / ... (23 episodes, 2001-2007)
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 Barbara Havers / ... (23 episodes, 2001-2007)
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 Helen Clyde / ... (10 episodes, 2002-2004)
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British crime investigation series based around aristocratic, Oxford-educated Detective Inspector Thomas Lynley and his working-class assistant Sergeant Barbara Havers.

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Yawn
23 April 2008 | by (Germany) – See all my reviews

This is about the worst cop series on British TV I have ever seen although not as abysmal as the books. Here we find stereotype after stereotype although the BBC at least managed to keep out the worst misconceptions about British police work. The characters are two dimensional but still the script tries to give them a depth which they simply do not have. The stories are very contrived and not particularly realistic, the pace is very slow and nothing really breaks that pace. It's exquisite boredom and the series gives itself an exaggerated air of seriousness. To me, the Lynley series, both the novels and the TV shows, are the most overrated items in crime fiction.


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