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George Gently: Series 4 [Blu-ray]
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In 1960s Britain, an upstanding detective takes on a dangerous world
"Great performances and superb characterizations" —San Francisco Chronicle
"Great, bordering on brilliant" —Esquire.com
Martin Shaw (Death in Holy Orders) is back as Inspector George Gently, a by-the-book cop from London now working in the North East of England. This corner of the country is just starting to experience the social changes sweeping the rest of 1960s Britain, but the former Scotland Yard detective finds that crime occurs here the same as anywhere else. In his meticulous manner, Gently examines the passions and planning that lead to murder, his methods more often than not offset by those of his cocky young sidekick, Sergeant John Bacchus (Lee Ingleby, Place of Execution).
In these two feature-length mysteries, Gently and Bacchus investigate the suspicious death of an ex-informant facing a seemingly hopeless future, as well as the murder of a young woman poised on the brink of an exciting new chapter in her life. "Splendid" —Los Angeles Times.
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Set in Northern England during the 1960s, the "George Gently" series certainly gives the viewing audience an idea of what it took to be a "good" detective prior to having technical tools. Inspector George Gently (superbly acted, with his mellow voice, by Martin Shaw) and his partner John Bacchus (greatly acted, with loads of "spice and vinegar", by Lee Ingleby) solve two very intriguing cases in Season four (4) by using their marvelous intelligence while dealing with some nasty, emotional, and confusing situations, plus just having to do plain hard work (i.e., one episode has Bacchus having to walk in pig "pooh" in his "stocking feet"--not much fun). More importantly, Season four (4) shows "the personal toll" that being a "good" enforcer of the law can take (i.e., at one point George must make a choice between being a "good" and loyal friend and enforcing the law.)
All in all, I really enjoyed this Season four (4) of the BBC series "George Gently". I now have some idea what it took to enforce the law not too long ago.
Why cannot we produce something this good in America?
Only two episodes, so, curious why not the usual three or four.
Everything was up to the standard set in the first season, so keep at it and you won't be disappointed at all.