The Detectives (2018– )
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Burning Season 

A firefighter loses his life after an arson sets ablaze a building. With little to no clues, the Detectives must find the one responsible before they strike again.

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Petro Duszara (Executive Story Editor), Al Kratina (Story Editor) | 4 more credits »
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Episode credited cast:
Gino Riccardo Arcaro Gino Riccardo Arcaro ... Guard
Daryl Banks Daryl Banks ... Captain Neil Brown
Eric Clark Eric Clark ... Toronto Police
Peter Michael Dillon ... Mike Ross
Jonathan Dubsky ... David Love
Bineyam Girma Bineyam Girma ... Officer
Hamza Haq ... Al Lalani Jr.
Roc LaFortune ... Stewart Poirier
Kent McQuaid Kent McQuaid ... Tommy Youth
Amy Price-Francis ... Detective Debbie Harris
John Robinson John Robinson ... Father Ed
Jonathan Maxwell Silver ... Mark Kennedy (as Jonathan Silver)
Mark Slacke Mark Slacke ... James White
Melissa Toussaint ... Responding Officer
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A firefighter loses his life after an arson sets ablaze a building. With little to no clues, the Detectives must find the one responsible before they strike again.

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Crime | Drama

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Release Date:

7 March 2018 (Canada) See more »

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WAM See more »
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16:9 HD
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True crimes narrated by the actual investigators and re-enacted by bona fide actors
23 March 2018 | by Ed-ShullivanSee all my reviews

This episodic approach to detailing real Canadian murders/crimes combines documented actual crimes that are brought to life by the real investigators who solved these murders that took place across the Canadian boundaries. Sometimes using actual newsreel footage of the actual crime scenes and then brought to life by the actors/actresses who re-enact the investigators steps in solving the crimes, in some cases that took years and/or decades to solve.

The twist to this documentary series is that one of the lead detectives who actually worked and/or assisted in solving the crime and ensuring the criminal(s) were eventually imprisoned their stories are narrated by the real detectives and the actors/actresses re-enact the investigations in a summary fashion capturing the highlights which break each case open over the one hour episode.

Obviously the court cases would have taken months or even years to eventually conclude and reach a conviction for murder(s) so the producers and directors were under great pressure to encapsulate the actual crime(s), the victims and the perpetrators stories into a comprehensive and factual story line which they accomplished with exceptional results. Some of these actual crimes I recall when they happened and how horrific some of these murderers were. Once again, the producers/writers/directors provided a well balanced storyline without abusing the viciousness of some of these crimes by glorifying the perpetrators, and sticking to the factual evidence.

It is an excellent series blending the real investigators describing the period of time the crimes took place, their victims and how they solved the murders, and then we get to view some of the actual newsreel footage as the actors walk us through the highlights of the crime solving techniques used to solve the crimes. In closing each episode the writers provide a summary of what punishment the convicted murderers actually received and where they are serving their prison term(s).

I give this episode "Burning Season" a strong 9 out of 10 for an excellent documentary series that blends newsreel footage, the actual investigators narrating their investigations and then quality actors engaging in the re-enactment of the investigation and summarizing the resulting criminal conviction(s).


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