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Is it humor in crime, or DIs doing comedy?,
This review is from: Vexed: Series 2 (DVD)
FUNNY! London's NEW crime cops turn homicide into humor. Sarcasm abounds even around corpses. You'll LOVE them. Witty, this buxom blonde and arrogant stud keep laughs rolling like stand-ups. Uniquely bi-genre TV crime. LOL. As George says, "SFETE", smiles from ear to ear.
Toby Stephens plays DI Jack Armstrong (Jane Eyre), flirt, food-babe-manic cop who commonly borders on `jerk' or `slug.' His new partner is `George', DI Georgina Dixon (Miranda Raison- MI-5), foxy, intelligent, blonde, usually a step ahead of Jack. 2 more back from Series 1 are forensic Naz (Ronny Jhutti) and Café-Bar owner Tony (Roger Griffiths).
for all hr-length episodes. Series One's excellence prompted this new series, but lead star Stephens has moved on to a new series scheduled for 2014.
Episode 1: Jack & George look at a salesman corpse found in a car trunk while he also hits on his new cop-partner. Oops. Then he's attracted to a sexy car saleswoman. She's suspect, like manager Dave (Christopher Fulford), receptionist, & a sales rival. Richard Numsden also guest stars.
...2: A library death sends the duo undercover in a post-genderism caper. Both find significant others. Scot Williams (Lillies) guest stars as Prof. Westlake.
...3: Demoted to Missing Persons thanks to Jack, the pair looks into missing attorney found dead leading the wayward duo to undercover work at a gym. Cop work & working out conflict. George's dad (Nick Dunning) appears in the first of 3 episodes.
...4: Cookery show contestant is found dead. Jack uses George's recipes to thrill his hot new gal. George goes undercover on TV to turn up the heat on a mur4der suspect. TV show host Chef Randell played by Brian McCardie.
...5: Headmaster stabbed by knitting needle. Can Jack knit together a case involving kids? Jack gets close with a hot knitting mom. George's parents' divorcing causes more diversion.
...6: Armed robbery at a jewelry but owner Poynter (Philip Davis- `Bleak House') wants no cops. Tony provides a lead. What's romantic? Bro's wedding? Diamonds? 615 e-date emails? Funny partner bickering to the end, but can it be the forever final of this great comedy-cop partnership?
I want more, even if it means new starring performers. Crime plots not as developed as some, but the humor makes this series delightful.
If you've not seen the first series, you'll want to. The female lead in Vexed, series one, is DI Kate Bishop (Lucy Punch). Just as murderously funny.