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Ships in the Night: A Martha's Vineyard Mystery (2021)

When an art gallery robbery leads to the death of the contemptible gallery manager, former Boston detective Jeff Jackson teams up with local doctor - and old flame - Dr. Zee Madeiras, to catch the killer.

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Mark Jean

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Gillian Horvath
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Jesse Metcalfe ... Jeff Jackson
Sarah Lind ... Dr. Zee Madieras
Eric Keenleyside ... Chief Madieras
Chelsea Hobbs ... Jackie Shawl
Sunita Prasad ... Britt Prajna
Bradley Stryker ... Barista Bob
Camille Mitchell ... Lila Winchester
Ben Wilkinson ... Adam Shearin (as Benjamin Wilkinson)
Kehli O'Byrne ... Bernie Orwell
Austin Anozie ... Officer Davis
Jason McKinnon ... Don Samuels
John Murphy John Murphy ... Derek Orwell
Fred Keating ... Dr. Eli Leichtner
Alison Araya ... Suzanne Dillon
Garfield Wilson ... Carl Kilburn
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When an art gallery robbery leads to the death of the contemptible gallery manager, former Boston detective Jeff Jackson teams up with local doctor - and old flame - Dr. Zee Madeiras, to catch the killer.

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Phony on All Levels
28 January 2021 | by drednmSee all my reviews

Decent story is ruined by 1. Terrible screenplay dialog, 2. Lousy acting, and 3. Fake locations pretending to be Martha's Vineyard.

Filmed in the Vancouver area and featuring mostly Canadian actors, this series of films totally fails to capture the Vineyard vibe or the local color and accents. The leading lady (Sarah Lind) is especially annoying since she's supposed to be a hospital doctor but all she does is traipse about with Jack (Jesse Metcalfe) the ex-Boston cop.

They live on an island but they don't seem to know anybody and never heard of them. Art galley? Rich people with ocean-front homes? Nope. Never heard of them. Lind's daddy is the local police chief (Eric Keenleyside), but he's also totally unaware of local residents and companies.

Also annoying is that they seem to be on an island off the coast of Boston. There's never a mention of Cape Cod even though the major ferry services come out of Falmouth, Hyannis, Woods Hole, etc. ... not Boston.

While there are fly-over shots of Boston and the Vineyard (the same one in each movie). there is no local film shooting.

Metcalfe is not bad, but Lind is terrible. Keenleyside and the other regulars are amateurish and serve little purpose. There's a coffee guy , a reporter, and a woman who either owns or manages an inn. They are just background.

The women swan about in high-fashion clothing and high heels, and all the clothing looks like it's freshly new, giving the whole series that soap opera look.

The lack of depth is hilarious. My favorite scene has Metcalfe and Lind discovering the dead gallery owner lying in a bucket's worth of blood around her smashed-in head. Lind the doctor kneels down and feels for a pulse. "She's dead!" she says, staring up at him. DUH.

The realism extends to the constant mentioning of lobsters and clams and sometimes crabs, since of course that's all island people eat. DUH.


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