A feisty Vancouver homicide detective tracks down the most cunning of killers by trying to figure out the often unexpected motive to the crime.


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Series cast summary:
...  Detective Angie Flynn / ... 52 episodes, 2013-2016
...  Detective Oscar Vega / ... 52 episodes, 2013-2016
...  Detective Brian Lucas / ... 52 episodes, 2013-2016
...  Dr. Betty Rogers 52 episodes, 2013-2016
...  Sergeant Mark Cross 27 episodes, 2014-2016


A Vancouver based murder has just occurred and been discovered. At the beginning of each episode, not only is the victim(s) identified to the viewer, but also the killer(s). The disparate group of Vancouver Homicide detectives, with help from the Coroner's office, have to wade through the evidence which will lead them through the more often than not less than straightforward path to discovering the killer(s) and his/her/their motive. That motive often is not fully understood by the detectives until they catch the killer(s). One of those detectives, quick witted and acerbic tongued Angie Flynn, often has the competing priority of raising her son, Manny, as a single mother. Written by Huggo

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Behind every MURDER is a motive. See more »



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23 May 2013 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Мотив  »

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16:9 HD
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Motive premiered immediately following Super Bowl XLVII, on February 3, 2013 on Canada's CTV network. It's 1.23 million viewers, made it the #1 Canadian series premiere, of the 2012/13 season. See more »


Followed by The Dark Corner (2013) See more »

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Not perfect, but one of a kind...
27 March 2013 | by See all my reviews

Given that each episode starts off with identifying both the killer as well as the victim, this is a one of a kind series. The premise doesn't look that strong nor does it seem like it would be worth watching when you already know the identities of both victim & killer. But like the name suggests; Motive is entirely about the motive that leads the killer to kill the victim.

Call me crazy, but I love this show so far and don't see myself not watching it. If you, like me, love watching drama that explore the psyche of people and what drives them to do what they do, then you'll love this one. Most of the time when you're introduced to the killer, you can't place him/her as a killer and it's interesting to watch what leads them there.

The one thing that's left to be desired right now from this series is that you don't have much to connect with the leads of the show. I'm probably gonna stick around and see where this one goes.

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