By Any Means follows a clandestine unit living on the edge and playing the criminal elite at their own game, existing in the grey area between the letter of the law and true justice.




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Series cast summary:
Warren Brown ...  Jack Quinn 6 episodes, 2013
Shelley Conn ...  Jessica Jones 6 episodes, 2013
Elliot Knight ...  Charlie / ... 6 episodes, 2013
Gina McKee ...  Helen Barlow 6 episodes, 2013
Andrew Lee Potts ...  Thomas Tomkins / ... 6 episodes, 2013
Doug Allen ...  Banks / ... 2 episodes, 2013
John Henshaw John Henshaw ...  Stan Bond 2 episodes, 2013


By Any Means follows a clandestine unit living on the edge and playing the criminal elite at their own game, existing in the grey area between the letter of the law and true justice.

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Justice will be served.


Crime | Drama

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2013 (UK) See more »

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Любыми средствами See more »

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Referenced in The Wright Stuff: Episode dated 4 October 2013 (2013) See more »

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predictable, linear, uninspired? still very much enjoyable!
11 October 2013 | by onkelcuchullainSee all my reviews

hello fellow TV show addicts,

please excuse a little explanation at the beginning. this is the first time i feel obligated to write here on IMDb. For quite a while i am overall a little disturbed by the sometimes extreme ratings for shows here on IMDb. As if there were only tens and zeros out there. In my opinion one needs to learn to differentiate a bit in his life. To moan about an overall decline in values, the wasting of taxpayers money and other exaggerated, demagogic ranting just because of a TV-show? Really? Over here in many of central Europe's other countries public service broadcasting is still your granny's TV. Limited to two Channels, broadcasting News, some decent reports and besides that mostly breakfast television, dusty whodunit repetitions and other things with a slightly relicish feel.

All that in mind back to topic:

This TV-show may not be another Luther, Sherlock nor any other high end, ingeniously plotted, exquisitely acted, overall gorgeous, critically acclaimed, kick-ass TV-marvel. but, does it need to be? does it want to?

i stumbled upon this new format by accident whilst looking for new things to watch. I liked the leading actor quite a lot on Luther, so i gave it a try. Thankfully before reading any reviews. A decent meal can leave you quite satisfied after a long day, doesn't it? And like that this show works for me. Yes, you can see right through the webbing of this show. The lead, the geek, the eye candy. Does a twist even deserve to be called a twist if you expected it right on time? rather not. The almost comical black and white views on good and bad.

But still, i liked it. I liked to be right. I liked getting nothing unexpected. I liked the boastful appearance of the characters. I liked the snappy comments and the predictable one-liners.

So if you're looking for something to clear your head, ease your mind or have a smile now and then. I encourage you to try it.

Not every nice evening has to feature a six-course dinner.

greetings from the deep south of Bavaria

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