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“Suspects”: Series One & Two is a decent enough time-waster and for any fans of crime-mysteries, there is some, albeit dark, entertainment value. The acting is half-decent and the writing is sufficient enough.

 

 

“Suspects”
— Series One & Two —

(2014)


REVIEW NAVIGATION

The Movie
| Special Features | Video Quality | Audio Quality | Overall

Genre(s): Drama, Crime
Acorn | NR – 416 min. – $49.99 | June 14, 2016

Date Published: 06/13/2016 | Author: The Movieman


MOVIE INFO:
Directed by:
Various
Writer(s): Darren Fairhurst, Steve Hughes, Paul Marquess (created by)
Cast: Fay Ripley, Damien Molony, Clare-Hope Ashitey
DISC INFO:
Features:
None
Digital Copy: No
Formats Included: DVD
Number of Discs: 3
Audio: English (Dolby Digital 2.0)
Video: Anamorphic Widescreen 1.78
Subtitles: None
Region(s): 1


PLOT SYNOPSIS

In contemporary London, three detectives work together to solve a variety of brutal and chilling crimes. DI Martha Bellamy (FAY RIPLEY) leads her team with a calm, fierce determination; DS Jack Weston (DAMIEN MOLONY) relies on his emotions and instinct; and spirited young DC Charlie Steele (CLARE-HOPE ASHITEY) brings her sharp intellect to the group.

Quick Hit Review: “Suspects” isn’t a polished series but for crime junkies like me, it’s a solid show featuring compelling storylines, decently (more on that below) developed characters and fine performances especially with lead actress Fay Ripley. Each season is also short which helps those who like to binge watch though it is a double edge sword as the shortened seasons (series one has 5 episodes, series two only 4) means less time to delve too much into the characters. Still, any fans of British mystery will find the first two series satisfying, just don’t expect anything amazing.

 

SPECIAL FEATURES – 0/5

The 3-disc set is housed in an extra-wide DVD case (not sure why a slimmer standard one couldn’t have been used) and comes with a semi-glossy slip cover. No features were included.

 

VIDEO – 3.75/5 | AUDIO — 3.5/5

“Suspects”: Series One & Two is presented in their originally televised 1.78 widescreen aspect ratio and been given an adequate but not extraordinary Dolby Digital 2.0 soundtrack.

 

OVERALL – 3.5/5

Overall, “Suspects”: Series One & Two is a decent enough time-waster and for any fans of crime-mysteries, there is some, albeit dark, entertainment value. The acting is half-decent and the writing is sufficient enough. The DVD released through RLJ Entertainment is fine but there are no features and it was needlessly packaged in an extra wide DVD case.
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