Buchan explains that the killers are cannibals, eating their victims to assume their power and goodness. Following Josie's disappearance Miles and Chandler learn that she too was interviewed by Dunn ...
Babysitter Sasha Lowood is murdered by a man dressed as the mythical bogeyman at the same time that Calum Mantus, who killed his family in a manner similar to Sasha's slaying, escapes from a secure ...
Set in the 1960s, the show follows Endeavour Morse in his early years as a police constable. Working alongside his senior partner DI Fred Thursday, Morse engages in a number of investigations around Oxford.
Set in 2008 and against the hugely atmospheric background of Whitechapel, London, a modern police force are fighting an old adversary. A series of bloody, tragic and impossible crimes would suggest someone is carrying out copycat Jack the Ripper murders. The murders are investigated by our three unlikely heroes: Chandler, a fast-tracked, media savvy DI on his first big murder case; Miles, nearing retirement, a front-line, hard-bitten DS, and Buchan, the eccentrically brilliant Jack the Ripper tour guide.Written by
The first season was enjoyable, the second season less so and the third season even less, with the fourth just becoming annoying. What really undid the whole show for me was the realisation that main character, Ed Buchan, was played by main writer, Steve Pemberton. This was probably why the character, who I did enjoy at first, ended up feeling so redundant and played up, with irrelevant story lines and cliché 'nice guy who does no wrong' characteristics. The seasons fall into a strict course of action and utilise repetitive imagery and symbols, so if you read the story lines based off of precedence the killer reveals themselves almost immediately. Some positives? Mainly likable characters, good editing and cinematography; making it an aesthetically pleasing and deeply gritty watch. The perversion of the crimes and the empathy that is built up for DI Chandler, and his at times crippling desire to succeed, does make for it to be an entertaining series. Overall, the show was moderate. Even though I didn't like the later series, I am still upset that it got cancelled.
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