Top positive review
Robson Green is a solid, charismatic, down to earth leading man - completely enjoyable to watch!
on January 23, 2017
I enjoyed this series so much. Robson Green is a delight. He seems to actually be living the role as he plays it. I love his reactions - so natural-seeming and never predictable. To be this effortlessly natural is quite difficult, yet he pulls it off easily. There are many extremes to the series and the role, but he never pushes his reaction - they all seem organic no matter how outsized the situation is.
I was first introduced to him in "Grantchester", and liked his acting very much. When I saw "Touching Evil" and noticed he was in it, I decided to try it. Have watched all the episodes and wish there were more. Robson Green is the featured (lead) actors in "Touching Evil", whereas in "Grantchester" his role was supporting (although it's still a large role). Either way he makes interesting choices and is a pleasure to watch.
Nicola Walker is good, as is Shaun Dingwall, but the series rests on Green's shoulders, and his ease with the demands of the role seems like no sweat. He has the chops and charisma that made me want to watch him every second - his fierce blue eyes don't hurt, either!
I gave it 4 stars because some of the episodes felt a bit long. However, being American, we don't episodes of over an hour, so perhaps I am just not used to 1:30-long episodes. But I do prefer them to :30-1:00 episodes (as in the U.S.) w/ chopped up stories and awkward hanging plot lines. Each episode in "Touching Evil" is a complete entity and if you only want to watch them as stand-alone mini-movies, they work well that way, too.