Above Suspicion, Set 1
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"The best UK police drama in years" —The Times (U.K.) "Bravura acting" —The Financial Times (U.K.) "Gripping Lynda La Plante crime thriller" —Daily Record (U.K.)
"A cracking plot and a terrific lead character" —The Telegraph (U.K.)
On her first day on the job, rookie detective Anna Travis (Kelly Reilly, Sherlock Holmes) wears the wrong shoes, throws up at a crime scene, and faints at a postmortem. Does she have what it takes to succeed in what is still mostly a man's world?
Based on the bestselling novels by Lynda La Plante, this hit British police drama is a "younger, sassier successor to Prime Suspect" (The Telegraph, U.K.). Acclaimed actor Ciarán Hinds (There Will Be Blood, The Debt) is Anna's brusque boss, DCI James Langton, whose interest in his new charge quickly turns personal.
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In short, Ms. La Plante's novels focus on the cases of (rookie) Detective Anna Travis (played by the adorable Kelly Reilly). Along for the ride are several significant supporting characters, including DCI James Langton (Ciaran Hinds), DI Mike Lewis (Shaun Dingwall), and a handful of recurring police players. Together, they explore cases involving serial killers and prostitutes, as well as a maniac who may be preying on beautiful young women .
Particularly winning is Ms. Reilly, who subdues the usual big-city-sexiness so common with female leads of the U.S.-based crime shows beneath a layer of small-town charm: her hair is unkempt most of the time, and, indeed, her coworkers of the first installment remark how she wears practically the same outfit to work every day. Her first day on the job, she traipses through a muddy crime scene in fashionable high heels, only to end up throwing up and fainting upon viewing her first corpse. Still, she's a comely lead, and she brings a kind of naïve, wholesome charm to stories otherwise weighted with dark and bloody matters: psychosis, murder, and incest.
Balancing out Reilly's naiveté is Mr. Hinds as her superior, DCI James Langton.Read more ›
ABOVE SUSPICION (book title & series in 2 parts) 114 min WITH SUBTITLES
Pt 1: An 8 year female victim murder series, each alike & brutal, then one exception. Travis goes undercover to end the carnage. DCI Langton (Ciaran Hinds-Amazing Grace) heads a team with Travis a young, rookie, shapely cop with taut blouse and loads to learn-like stemming gag reflex. John Savident is one guest star in this series.
Pt 2: It's a ballet night as Anna is undercover with suspect Daniels (Jason Durr).Read more ›
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loved the movie, will definitely get the rest of the seriesPublished 2 months ago by Kristin Munasinghe
Really liked this one. The female lead is quite good and has gone on to bigger and better things though I havedn't had a chance to see an y movies she has done as yet.Published 8 months ago by djdave