Subject: I have found a DVD that I think you would enjoy
|Wire in the Blood The Complete Third Season|
Actors: Robson Green, Hermione Norris
Directors: Declan O'Dwyer, Andy Goddard, Alex Pillai, Roger Gartland
Genres: Indie & Art House, Drama, Television, Mystery & Suspense
Brilliant, passionate and eccentric, clinical psychologist Dr. Tony Hill (Robson Green) has an extraordinary understanding of the criminal mind. It enables him to empathize with both victim and murderer ? and even to visua... more »
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Wow! Your brain will thank you
Scott E. Packard | Alhambra, CA United States | 07/29/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)
"The second season is even more exciting and action-packed than the first season, especially the first DVD in this set, Still She Cries, where you get to see Dr. Hill's patient Maggie try to reconcile the haunted images of her victims by finding where she buried the bodies, Dr. Hill help DI Carol Jordan and the Bradfield police find their latest serial killer (very good bursts of analysis by Dr. Hill, very gripping. It feels as if Robson Green is now comfortable with playing Dr. Hill and is starting to live the part). There's the mind f*ck of one of Dr. Hill's post-graduates, and personally I think she should have really lost her lunch when DI Jordan told her who she'd been with.
The second, third, and fourth episodes are all as different from each other as the first season's were. Yes, there are a core group of actors but I don't feel as if I'm watching a "Crossing Jordan" sitcom. These all feel as if they are separate movies with full attention paid to script writing, location shoots, camera focus and background scenes, and sounds and soundtrack music. They don't drag out the latest high-tech gadget to solve a crime which is so common in the US (though I'm sure the crew are working their butts off behind the scenes to give me this wonderful series); Dr. Hill's analysis is the primary tool, and I'm kept glued to the screen watching and enjoying the pursuit and the twists each case takes. This is very high quality cinema that I hope will be come cult status. If you enjoy this you'd also enjoy Christopher Nolan's Memento starring Guy Pearse and Carrie-Anne Moss. Both involve your brain and your emotions in ways I'd thought the screen had long forgotten."
Calling all Robson Green fans
AynRandLives | Cape Coral, FL USA | 03/13/2006
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I became a Robson Green fan when I saw the first season of Wire in the Blood. Since then, I have read the books, and watched Green in his other crime series, Touching Evil. If you like to watch films about police solving serial killer crimes, you will enjoy this. The crimes are shocking, the denouement is interesting, and at the heart of the story is the developing relationship between Dr. Tony Hill (Green) and the police woman with whom he works these crimes."
Hikari | Lima, OH USA | 09/10/2008
(4 out of 5 stars)
"I just finished watching Season 3, and am officially addicted. While I am waiting for my Season 4 disc to arrive, I will try to control my jones by writing this review.
Both Hermione Norris and Robson Green were unknown to this American prior to watching this series, but they are both fabulous in their respective roles as DCI Carol Jordan and profiler extraordinaire Dr. Tony Hill. Dr. Hill can best be described as 'quirky', sometimes unsettlingly so, in his methods, and his ability to intuit the minds of twisted serial killers leaves him several bubbles off plumb in normal human interactions. However, DCI Jordan is similarly laser-focused on her career, and over the episodes she and Dr. Hill have forged a real and tender bond that makes each the other's best and most reliable friend. Though Carol and Tony often come tantalizingly close to becoming far more than friends and professional colleagues (and for these two rather damaged, very lonely people, we want them to stop dancing and just get it on already!), so far the series, prudently perhaps, keeps any romantic feelings bubbling under the surface but as yet unacted upon.
There are unmistakable echoes of 'Prime Suspect's Jane Tennyson in Carol Jordan that go beyond blonde hair; Helen Mirren brought us a cautionary portrait of a workaholic police inspector whose career and natural inclination shut meaningful personal relationships out of her life until it's too late. DCI Jordan is in danger of treading down that same path if she's not careful. Perhaps (and I hope so) this series will finally wrap up with Tony and Carol as a couple, and save Carol from Jane Tennyson's fate. In the meantime the dance is fun to watch.
"Fun" might perhaps be the wrong word for a series that is unabashedly grisly. Really. "Wire in the Blood" (and I sincerely hope I never find out what that means) is hands down the most graphic show I have seen. Indeed there are scenes here that would have not been out of place in David Fincher's "Se7en". American crime shows are fairly sanitized for this kind of thing, and we Yanks are a bit unprepared for the sheer amount of gore and even nudity of corpses which this show presents us. Be advised that the crime scenes in this series require a strong stomach, and make anything on "Law & Order" look like a children's cartoon. This show doesn't just push the envelope; it tears it completely. I find a grudging admiration in the risks this show takes--and here I thought that British TV was supposed to be so boring!
Robson Green is my new crush, and writer Val McDermid, who created the character says that Mr. Green is the 'definitive' Tony Hill as he existed in her imagination. I know he certainly fires up my imagination, and has grown on me as this series has progressed. If you're a fan of crime dramas, gird your stomach and watch this--you won't be sorry."
Dialyn Powers | Gulf Shores Alabama United States | 08/11/2008
(4 out of 5 stars)
"The writers for this show must be psychopaths. I can't imagine coming up with these compelling twisted stories, but thank goodness for british TV, because they obviously have brilliant, though possibly, deranged, talents to do this for a living. Oh, great actors to bring it life, as well."