Stone persuades Ruth to join him in investigating the disappearance of solicitor Steve Eli, tracing his last journey to a spot where two other men were slain. From this Stone deduces that taxi driver...
Stone and Inspector Prior discover Ruth, who has been knocked out by 'Leanne' who is a man and Stone deduces that he lures teen-agers to their deaths and make them appear to be suicides. Stone notes ...
Sydney homicide detective Eve Winter (Rebecca Gibney) solves tough, high profile cases with cool intelligence, fighting bureaucracts, criminals and plenty of advances - unwanted and wanted - to catch her prey.
A young couple move into an apartment only to find the body of a young woman that had been missing for 2 years but never registered as missing which leads to a deeper investigation into what actually happened.
Chasing Shadows is a 4 part drama which follows the crimes investigated by troubled Detective Sergeant Sean Stone as he struggles to collaborate with colleagues DCI Karl Prior and Ruth Hattersley when investigating the disappearances of Taylor Davis and Stephen Eli.
At one point DS Stone asks Ruth if she's started wearing lipstick. One role Alex Kingston is known for is River Song on Doctor Who (2005) who is an archaeologist/murderer/thief whose modeous operandi is wearing hallucinogenic lipstick and kissing her target. See more »
Chasing Shadows is takes an interesting but now familiar crime drama premise. Take a odd ball detective with the EQ of a house plant and a high IQ and team them up with a normal person.
Predictable but enjoyable fun ensues. The clever odd ball sees things other people do not, solving the crime in short order whilst failing to see the social mayhem he causes in the process.
Perhaps the closest series I can think to Chasing Shadows is Monk. The US detective with obsessive compulsive disorder or perhaps, to a lesser degree, Bones.
Chasing Shadows is well acted, utilizes engaging story lines but I do feel overplays the borderline autistic behaviour of its lead detective at times. Lead detective Sean runs around uprooting social norms to a degree that makes you come to wonder how he managed to get into the police force in the first place.
That said, Chasing Shadows is still a polished British crime drama that has me addicted, at least for the time being. A well deserved seven out of ten from me.
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