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I found this series very intriguing with four (4) really good and suspenseful mysteries plus it is acted fabulously. By the way, I adore the character of Vera--she really comes across as a highly efficient detective that "ain't" too cuddly or too comfortable with young kids.
I used the subtitles because I found the North England English a little hard to understand.
It seems they make better TV shows in the UK :o)
Brenda Blethyn (Atonement, Pride & Prejudice) as Vera, leads the team. DS Joe (David Leon) is the young family man and assistant. Single DC Holly (Wunmi Mosaku) looks for acceptance of her ample crime fighting help, while forensics is covered by Cartwright (Paul Ritter). DC Kenny (Jon Morrison) first appears, gets canned, and then rehired in episode 2. This nucleus cast questions guest stars playing criminals and victims.
1 HIDDEN DEPTHS: Murdered teen Luke's widowed mother Julie (Gina McKee-"Forsyte Saga", "Atonement") tells DCI Vera about Luke's friend Tommy drowning earlier. Connection? Teacher Lily Marsh is killed. Finding her is a bird-outing group, Peter ((Murray Head-"Sunday Bloody Sunday") & Felicity Calvert (Juliet Aubrey-"MiddleMarch"); Gary (Neil Armstrong) Julie's friend; Clive (Paul Higgins-"Hope Strings" view that show) the woman's-man. A new missing teen puts the case into compelling high gear.
2 TELLING TALES: Jeannie Long (Sarah Preston) escapes from prison, fights with dad, & steps in front of a bus.Read more ›
The Brits reward actors who are robust, plump, assertive, deeply human, and divinely wrinkled, while too often American TV is dominated by polished, dull, and immobile faces. "Vera" is a tremendous visual and imaginative treat. The dialect is easy to understand, the rich nouns as hefty and delicious as meat-pies and ale; subtitles are utterly unnecessary. In the first mystery, "Hidden Depths," we're introduced to Vera, who is coping with the recent death of her father. This loss haunts all the subsequent mysteries. As she says, a culprit is "caught in the act of being alone." Slugging down whisky under a sullen sky, she declares such loneliness is "not for the faint-hearted." Dust to water, Vera sheds her father's ashes in the sea.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Very complex characters with challenging story lines. The more I watch, the better I like it.Published 2 months ago by Koz
Excellent transaction. Just what I wanted. Intriguing mysteries.Published 3 months ago by M. Rutherford
Great series. Would have been better if the DVD supplied had been for the right zone. I played it via my computer.Published 4 months ago by Paul Mackett
Loved Brenda blethyn in pride and prejudice. Now she just out did herself in the new show. It took a minute to get used to the accent but I just loved this show.Published 5 months ago by apples