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Second Sight, Vol. 1 & 2
Second Sight Vol 1 2
Director: Edward Bennett; Charles Beeson
Genres: Drama, Television, Mystery & Suspense
UR     2004     9hr 0min

This taut psychological thriller from Paula Milne (The Politician's Wife) introduces Ross Tanner (Clive Owen, Closer; Bent), a hotshot police detective who lives for the thrill of the chase?while desperate to conceal a ter...  more »


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Director: Edward Bennett; Charles Beeson
Genres: Drama, Television, Mystery & Suspense
Sub-Genres: Drama, Drama, Mystery & Suspense
Studio: WGBH Boston
Format: DVD - Color - Closed-captioned
DVD Release Date: 11/23/2004
Original Release Date: 09/30/1999
Theatrical Release Date: 09/30/1999
Release Year: 2004
Run Time: 9hr 0min
Screens: Color
Number of Discs: 4
SwapaDVD Credits: 4
Total Copies: 0
Members Wishing: 5
Edition: Box set
MPAA Rating: Unrated
Languages: English, German

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Movie Reviews

Excellent: Nice Twist on Standard Crime Drama
G P Padillo | Portland, ME United States | 01/28/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)

"This is a remarkable series, richly dramatic and with one of those "twists" that lends an added element to each of the stories. Clive Owen's is powerful character as Ross Tanner, a hard drinking, hard boiled detective with a knack for solving some of the most difficult crimes. Unfortunately, he's cursed with a rare disorder causing him to go permanently blind. We watch Tanner's painful struggle as he attempts to keep this news to himself, relying ever higher on his other senses compensating for his loss of vision. He keeps everyone at bay, including his ex-wife and partners. Eventually, of course, those closest to him are onto the situation but everyone plays along as best they can - at least for as long as they can.

Owen's is one of those "must see" performances and he makes Tanner a character both irascible and likeable - not an easy accomplishment.

The mysteries of the crimes are fairly standard British "Mystery" which means they are always a notch or two above American crime dramas. In addition to the mystery aspect, we get to know and like (or loathe) a number of fascinating characters that make up the cast.

Second Sight is a worthy series that didn't get enough attention Stateside, but makes for some highly watchable television.
A Wonderful Surprise
K. Gilligan | Haddon Heights, NJ | 01/18/2007
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Clive Owen caught my eye in Inside Man (Widescreen Edition). Ever since then I've been a fan. After checking out his movies on amazon I came across "Second Sight". It sounded pretty interesting- Clive Owen plays a police detective who is losing his sight. He has to deal with temporary blindness and hallucinations- not to mention solving the case.

I've never purchased a British television show before so I was a bit apprehensive. I was afraid I wasn't going to be able to understand some of the accents, or even the terms. Overall though, I was able to understand it very well. I can only remember one time where I rewound two or three times before giving up on that one phrase because I had no idea what they said.

Clive was fabulous. He plays the tough detective (Ross Tanner) so well, but was also able to show that he was a loving father to his son. His difficulty in accepting that he had a problem was hard to watch. Claire Skinner costars as his partner (Catherine Tully). It was interesting to watch her mind work, whether it was figuring out the crime, or noticing her partner had a problem.

I thoroughly recommend this series to anyone who loves mysteries or detective stories. Or if you're a Clive Owen fan like me. Buy "Second Sight Vol. 1 & 2". There's only four episodes total, but they are each two parts due to the length. I was sorry to see them end!"
Detective on a Journey
Jenny A. Baryaacov | New Jersey | 01/07/2007
(5 out of 5 stars)

"If you are looking for a completely logical, no-loose-ends mystery, this will not work. But if you are looking for a psychological mystery this is engrossing and rings true. Anyone who has ever been to a doctor's office and gotten news that will change your life for the worse, and then has to learn to accept it will appreciate the development of this character over the course of the series. While each episode stands alone, it is the series as a whole that really makes these mysteries different from most. Tanner's blindness is not a "gimmick" it is a real catalyst for change in his thinking. Clive Owen is really outstanding, and I love Claire Skinner as DI Tully. She is a very delicate looking person, whose character is really very tough, smart, somewhat standoffish, yet also deeply compassionate. I might add that the initial visit to the doctor who drops the bad news on Tanner was absolutely typical of the experience of being with a doctor who is a coward when it comes to dealing with his patients."
Jennifer C. Dempich | St. Paul, MN, USA | 01/09/2007
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Have only watched the first two episodes so far, but am greatly enjoying the show. It is alot of fun and I enjoy seeing some recognizable British actors with smaller parts. The mysteries are in depth and not easily solved. We make bets about half way through the show to see who is right (or closest) in solving the mystery."