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|Touching Evil 1 Boxed Set |
The Lost Boys/To Death and Back/What Amathus Wants
Actor: Robson Green; Nicola Walker; Michael Feast; Shaun Dingwall; Adam Kotz; Ian McDiarmid; Kenneth MacDonald (II); Mary Cunningham; Claudie Blakley; Saskia Downes; Antony Byrne; Sean Gilder; Marcia Tucker; Jasper Jacob; Louise Heaney; David Henry; Valerie Lush
Director: Julian Jarrold; Marc Munden
Genres: Drama, Television, Mystery & Suspense
Robson Green (Reckless) stars as the smart, sexy, brash, and slightly mysterious Detective Inspector Dave Creegan in these three gripping and gritty mysteries that follow the exploits of the Organized and Serial Crime Unit... more »
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The best thing on TV in years.
Curtis G | OC, CA, USA | 02/10/1999
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Flipping through the channels late one night, I happened across a particularly dark, yet compelling show that I discovered was a 4-episode British television program (aired on PBS' Mystery) called Touching Evil. The show, and the lead character, Inspector Dave Creegan (played by Robson Green), sucked me in immediately. With his piering blue eyes and slightly bemused manner, Creegan is at once haunting and haunted. We follow Creegan and the OSC, a fictional serial crimes unit, as they investigate various bizarre crimes. Touching Evil is only structurally similar to your standard crime drama, going so much deeper in regards to characters and their quirks. Throughout the course of the series, we watch one investigator's life fall apart just as Creegan's is coming back together. Touching Evil is dark, moody, and irresistible; it's like nothing else on television. And it's the best thing I've seen on TV in years."
Intense, Brooding, Chilling Mysteries
G P Padillo | Portland, ME United States | 08/05/2004
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Without doubt the Touching Evil series is, along with Prime Suspect, Wire in the Blood (also with Robson), one of the finest mysteries ever developed for television. Once again British television leaves its Stateside counterpart in the dust when it comes to creating a well-reasoned, educated yet infinitely watchable "who-done-it?"
Robson Green's Creegan has a intensity that is deeply affecting and eminently watchable. Just shy of being over-the-edge, Creegan is instantly likeable yet worrisome; like an old friend whom one is justifiably concerned about. Yet he's not so "out there" that we find it difficult to identify with him. Quite the opposite.
Nicola Walker is his perfect partner, D.I. Taylor. Like the best entertainment, Touching Evil isn't a one man show and while the major burden may fall to Robson, he is surrounded with a rich and varied supporting ensemble with a genuinely stand out performance from Shuan Dingwell as D.C. Rivers.
I'm glad to see Season 1 finally making it to DVD! Dare I wish for "Touching Evil IV?"
Stephanie A. Mack | Kansas City, Missouri | 06/15/1999
(5 out of 5 stars)
"This is one of the best mystery series I have seen. It's moody and dark and has an excellent storyline. I was hooked from the beginning. I loved Robson Green in Reckless and this shows he can certainly carry off a drama as well. The thing I really liked about this series is that you really felt like you knew a bit about the characters and their quirks. Also, you got the impression of something dark and sinister going on w/o actually seeing blood and gore. American television could certainly use a few lessons!"
Dark and creepy
Stephanie A. Mack | 01/04/2000
(4 out of 5 stars)
"Touching evil is dark and creepy genre at its creepiest. Robson Green is a cop who was shot in the head, died clinically and came back to this side. Maybe not so successfully either. Now he's assigned to an elite squad set up to work on tough cases that local police can't crack. Tough cases and lots of burnout take its toll on the team and personal lives. The first case (my favorite by the way) spins off threads that weave throughout the whole video. Nicola Walker does the tough cop beautifully, Robson Green is weak, strong, tough and confused all at the same while trying to put his life back together and Ian McDiarmid is incredibly cold and creepy as the suspect in the first case (told you it was my favorite) which I think is the strongest story too. I love dark, creepy psycho drama and this is right up there. Boy I used the word creepy enough,didn't I? Four cold hands up your back for this one."