The Last Detective - Series 3
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DVD SPECIAL FEATURES INCLUDE Leslie Thomas bio and booklist, and cast filmographies.
- Leslie Thomas bio and booklist
- Cast filmographies
Top Customer Reviews
THE LAST DETECTIVE is the perfect mystery series for the modern Anglo-friendly viewer. It sets the exact light, self-deprecating, mildly serious tone the subject matter deserves. From the score and title to the acting of the leads, character roles and guest stars, we are given a gift of a visit to Dangerous Davies's world: bracing, bittersweet, rich in detail and fully alive with modern drama.
I suppose there are other actors (Britain is certainly rich with them) who could have filled out the title role, but what Peter Davison has done with it is a landmark realisation on the order of Columbo or THE SWEENEY'S Regan. Every wrinkle of the middling Everyman with his slyly revealed backbone of steel is brought to life in Davison's performance. You genuinely care about this man and his relationship with his sneering colleagues, his daft buddies, his admiring subordinates and his Fellini-elf of a not quite ex wife. You'd like to have a pint at the pub with him, and you'd love him to look into your missing Bentley while he was at it.
I strongly urge US and world viewers who enjoyed, for example, the superb LIFE ON MARS (UK) and, going back, Inspector Morse and Prime Suspect, to start at series 1 and get to know Dangerous, his whisky- and magnesia-swilling Gov, and his whole crew. You will not be sorry.
Detective Dangerous is superb as the lead and his sidekick Mod is incredible.
Another ensemble show, I especially enjoy Dangerous' superior and the other two cops in the office.
Finally, the detective's wife (who looks very familiar from other British TV) does well as his wife and should probably get more lines.
I'm on season 4 and sad that I'm on my final episode. I hope there is more to come...I don't know when this series was made.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Been hooked ever since I saw the first Campion episode. Love his character and his interaction with side-kick Mod.Published 8 days ago by Glacier Girl
The direction for the detective seems to be heading in a more American way, NOT GOOD.. will wait to see how bad it gets.Published 22 days ago by Margaretta N.
When I started watching I didn't know anything about this series. I'm a fan of British mysteries and this is a good one.Published 22 days ago by NDO
Very well done show with a little light comedy included but make no mistake, it is a mystery.Published 1 month ago by Robert J. Meade