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Wire in the Blood: Season 3
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The second, third, and fourth episodes are all as different from each other as the first season's were. Yes, there are a core group of actors but I don't feel as if I'm watching a "Crossing Jordan" sitcom. These all feel as if they are separate movies with full attention paid to script writing, location shoots, camera focus and background scenes, and sounds and soundtrack music. They don't drag out the latest high-tech gadget to solve a crime which is so common in the US (though I'm sure the crew are working their butts off behind the scenes to give me this wonderful series); Dr. Hill's analysis is the primary tool, and I'm kept glued to the screen watching and enjoying the pursuit and the twists each case takes. This is very high quality cinema that I hope will be come cult status. If you enjoy this you'd also enjoy Christopher Nolan's Memento starring Guy Pearse and Carrie-Anne Moss. Both involve your brain and your emotions in ways I'd thought the screen had long forgotten.
Both Hermione Norris and Robson Green were unknown to this American prior to watching this series, but they are both fabulous in their respective roles as DCI Carol Jordan and profiler extraordinaire Dr. Tony Hill. Dr. Hill can best be described as 'quirky', sometimes unsettlingly so, in his methods, and his ability to intuit the minds of twisted serial killers leaves him several bubbles off plumb in normal human interactions. However, DCI Jordan is similarly laser-focused on her career, and over the episodes she and Dr. Hill have forged a real and tender bond that makes each the other's best and most reliable friend. Though Carol and Tony often come tantalizingly close to becoming far more than friends and professional colleagues (and for these two rather damaged, very lonely people, we want them to stop dancing and just get it on already!), so far the series, prudently perhaps, keeps any romantic feelings bubbling under the surface but as yet unacted upon.
There are unmistakable echoes of 'Prime Suspect's Jane Tennyson in Carol Jordan that go beyond blonde hair; Helen Mirren brought us a cautionary portrait of a workaholic police inspector whose career and natural inclination shut meaningful personal relationships out of her life until it's too late. DCI Jordan is in danger of treading down that same path if she's not careful. Perhaps (and I hope so) this series will finally wrap up with Tony and Carol as a couple, and save Carol from Jane Tennyson's fate. In the meantime the dance is fun to watch.
"Fun" might perhaps be the wrong word for a series that is unabashedly grisly. Really.Read more ›
The second season is even better than the first with four compelling cases to keep viewers glued to the screen. The episodes here are:
Still She Cries - Tony tries his desperate best to get Maggie, serial killer of children (and with whom he has worked for the past five years) to reveal where she hid the bodies of her victims. Meanwhile, there's a serial killer targeting young women, and Carol gets stalked by the killer.
The Darkness of Light - When the police discover an old burial ground dating 500 years holds not only the older corpses but also evidence of more recent victims, Tony comes in to help solve the case. The pattern of the crimes is very similar to the 500-year-old crimes, which leads Tony to suspect a ritualistic element to the killings.
Right to Silence - Carol is now a DCI, and works on a case involving the murder linked to a gang boss.Read more ›
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Interesting and entertaining. Good interaction and story plots. Just needs "Closed Captioning.Published 12 days ago by videoguy43
The edginess of the character along with a dry sense of humor makes this a delight to watch & figure all the ins and outs to each storyline.Published 3 months ago by Catherine Wentz
If you like bizarre serial killer mysteries, I think you should give this series a try.Published 5 months ago by NotMyRealName
Just good acting. The story line can be gruesome but it all holds together -- not overdone. Robson Green is now a favorite of mine. Read morePublished 5 months ago by Paula J. Vasquez
This is so very good. Robson Green is amazing. Wish there were many more seasonsPublished 5 months ago by GMH
I really Robson Green and the woman who plays the DCI. These are a little dark but good!Published 7 months ago by DianeP
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I ordered 2 seasons from Amazon. Season one was from Amazon's main site and is 4x3. I purchased Season three through one of the Marketplace merchants and it is 16x9. Haven't gotten Season two yet so can't say . . .
Oct 22, 2010 by Laurie E. Macdonald | See all 2 posts
I have seasons 1 & 2 and they have subtitles.
Jul 11, 2006 by Jeanne A. Lookabill | See all 2 posts
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