Claire confronts Bill over his argument with Adam on the wedding video and is told that her brother was unfaithful, which she disbelieves. She is however intrigued to find that Adam made five phone ...
The murder of a female GP in a rural playground in front of numerous witnesses draws a group of detectives into an ever-darkening mystery that takes them across Europe, aided by mysterious notes sent by the "Ghost Detective".
Sixteen-year-old Jennifer disappears one night from her village in the Ardennes. Captain Gaspard Deker leads the investigation with local cop Virginie Musso, who knew the girl well. They are helped by Eve, a lonely and mysterious woman.
To protect his family, police detective Nikolai covers up a murder case. But when his co-investigator Anniken suspects foul play, he is trapped in a dangerous game on duty, blurring the line between right and wrong.
Ellen Dorrit Petersen,
Marcella Backland left the Metropolitan Police for the sake of her family, only to have her husband leave her. She returns to her job on the murder squad, investigating a case that seems disturbingly familiar to her.
A reunion of childhood friends at a remote chalet in the French Alps soon turns into a desperate struggle for survival as they get cut off from rest of the world and a shocking dark secret from the past surfaces.
The body of 19 year old Driss Assani, a footballer with Heiderfeld football club is pulled out of the river Semois, a stones throw from Heiderfeld, a small town of a few thousand ... See full summary »
A horrific double murder rocks the lives of two families living side-by-side in isolated rural Scotland. But instead of focusing on the investigation, One Of Us explores the fallout for the grieving relatives, and the dark consequences that threaten to shatter their lives.
A solid, well-paced little thriller, this by-the-numbers murder mystery manages to bring one or two surprises, along with a plethora of genre clichés and tropes.
By far the biggest problem with this four-part miniseries is that it seems to be trying a little too hard. The writing is melodramatic and heavy-handed, with every conceivable plot device thrown into the mix. The acting is uneven, with an overwrought turn by Juliet Stevenson and a phoned-in performance from John Lynch with his perennially bewildered face. Julie Graham plays herself as usual, and Adrian Edmondson overacts - nothing new there then!
But despite some subpar work from the veterans, the younger members of the cast are all excellent and give much more realistic and nuanced performances.
Unfortunately there are too many subplots and too many characters to make such a short series seem anything other than overdone. Ultimately it buckles under the weight of its many, many ingredients, and the final scenes degenerate into theatrics, with the one-that-done-it delivering a long soliloquy explaining the entire plot in possibly the most unrealistic expositional scene I've ever seen.
The music in the final episode also skirted dangerously close to plagiarising James Horner's music from both Apollo 13 and Sneakers!
Over all, though, despite my various criticisms, I enjoyed the series throughout, and it was so filled with plot (lots of it unnecessary) that I didn't entirely predict what was coming. It was also pretty nicely shot, in a no-nonsense workmanlike way, with very few visual clichés adding to those spewing from the page. I'd certainly watch it again - but then, I enjoyed Deathtrap. Just saying.
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