The Cold Case squad is a crack team of three detectives, a forensic expert and a psychological profiler. Their brief, to reopen the files on unsolved murders. In this season, a psychotic killer is the key to an investigati... more »on when a victim who survived is harassed by a copycat assailant; a deathbed confession appears to link the hanging of an East End gangster and the assassination of the jury who found him guilty; the team come up against a wall of Whitehall secrecy when a petty burglar is acquitted of murdering a prominent Home Officer advisor; and DCI Boyd makes terrible mistakes while under pressure to discover the truth behind the disappearance of an 18-year-old girl.« less
"Season two of the British version of Cold Case with less music and more realistic detective work. The forensic specialists actually have to wear unattractive suits when investigating their cases. No cleavage shots and high heels here.
The character development is minimal, yet the characters are so rich and engaging because of the way they interact. Boyd is a unique detective, gruff and confident yet somehow likeable and not coming off as arrogant.
The only negative is the lack of extras. A documentary of the production and the actors would be very welcome. You only get the episodes and nothing else, but what enthralling episodes they are."
This is about the cases and characters not computer animated
J. Andrews | Salt Lake City | 11/21/2007
(4 out of 5 stars)
"Resolving cold cases through improved forensic techniques and psychological examination (in a gentler form than Cracker) makes this a series worth watching and relishing. No hype, no spinning guns, no blood splattering about, but honest footwork conducted by a dedicated team looking for answers. The cast is good enough that French and Saunders made a funny parody of it and was merciless on "Boyd" the Inspector of the team. Excellent cast even in some uneven scripts that are forgivable due to the total sensibility of the series."
Really good as the first.
Sharon K. Bush | St. Louis Mo | 11/02/2007
(5 out of 5 stars)
"This makes the Closure and CSI kids stuff. The stories are a little heavy and gruesome but it is the best of its kind. I will there were more of them. This is the last one.
They also try to bring to justice the "Cold Cases. Very British."
Great UK murder drama
D. Palmer | Adelaide, South Australia | 12/06/2007
(5 out of 5 stars)
"excellent UK murder drama, often in 2 parts. Clever plots with a couple of story lines overlapping. Modern times drama, Great acting. Glad to have bought it for myself, but already have lent it!! They really enjoyed the drama too. I bought 3 series at once. to save postage to Austalia.. Highly recommend for a good night IN"
"Not at all a major fan of crime series and certainly not of the past years "virtual rape" by hit series such as CSI (and its multiple off springs) I very reluctantly opened up for series 6 of the show recently. In Denmark each double episode is shown together with no commercial interruption so it actually takes a similar form of a movie (80 minutes in all).
The episodes I have seen so far have been more than decent with very creative plots and story lines and an amazing ability to avoid perfect Hollywood endings, troubled main characters and interesting use of technology (forensics).
For a reluctant crime series watcher like myself 4 Stars basically explode my scale ... If you are even remotely into this kind of thing 5 stars will for sure not be enough."