The Divide tells the story of 7 individuals striving for a better life in modern day US and UK - where the top 0.1% owns as much wealth as the bottom 90%. By plotting these tales together, we uncover how virtually every aspect of our lives is controlled by one factor: the size of the gap between rich and poor.The film is inspired by "The Spirit Level" by Richard Wilkinson and Kate Pickett.
Marcella Backland left the Metropolitan Police for the sake of her family, only to have her husband leave her. She returns to her job on the murder squad, investigating a case that seems disturbingly familiar to her.
Set in drought-plagued Northern California in 1976, The Divide chronicles the story of Sam Kincaid (King), an aging rancher with a failing memory, his estranged and independent-minded ... See full summary »
I just finished watching the entire series on Amazon. It was a well- above average crime drama. The acting was very good with one exception. The actor who portrayed the prosecutor, Damon Gupton, was not up to par in my opinion. He had good lines, but didn't always deliver them convincingly. However, the rest of the cast made up for this deficiency and he seemed to become more proficient as the series progressed. There were plenty of twists and lots of suspense, to keep me interested. It was violent, but not over-the-top.
The plot centered around an organization that was like the real-life Innocence Project, taking on cases of questionable convictions. It explored the push and pull that goes on between these kind of advocates for the wrongfully(?) convicted and the criminal justice system.
My biggest complaint about the series was the fact that there were too many loose ends left in the finale. It was terribly disappointing to find out that there will not be a second season because I have plenty of questions about the ultimate fate of several characters.
Several users here accused the series of being too politicized.... pretty ironic, considering their reviews were chock full of their own political commentary.
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