John Mercer is serving a lengthy prison term for having killed his aunt and uncle. He is freed however by police and assigned to a special police squad that focuses on disorganizing organized crime. ...
John threatens Symmonds with a gun for setting him up but Lenny calms him down and gives him his new assignment. Cold-blooded killer Sean O'Driscoll has arrived from Dubai to mastermind a big robbery...
After a devastating accident involving a freighter and an oil rig, NAIA Investigator Ellie Molaro is approached by an enigmatic man named Carter, who claims the event was planned, and part of a massive country wide conspiracy.
Set primarily in Folkestone and Calais where detectives Karl Roebuck and Elise Wassermann are called to investigate the death of a French politician. When a shocking discovery is made at ... See full summary »
With the help of DS John Bacchus, Inspector George Gently spends his days bringing to justice members of the criminal underworld who are unfortunate enough to have the intrepid investigator assigned to their cases.
This show has a lot of promise ... good casting and a different threaded theme to continue with more episodes. There is a good amount of creativity and variables to make each story interesting.
The one, thing, though, that I don't like about the show is I cannot understand OVER half of what the actors are saying. Either the suspense-to-impact music drowns out an important sentence/statement or the accent fluidity is so thick and/or slurred/blurred I end up rewinding five or six times to attempt to understand what is being said (and most times have given up). If this speech were worked about more, there would be more of a viewing audience. I'll try and watch a few more episodes to perhaps get more familiar with their speech patterns, but after four episodes of viewing I'm ready to give up and wait until it comes out on DVD so I can turn on English subtitles ... I think that is what is being spoken, right? I enjoy many British shows, but turn away from them when I cannot understand the speech and fear this will be yet another one I'll have to do a pass.
Other than this, the show has all the right elements and can see that it will have a fast growing audience ... in the UK only perhaps.
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