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49 of 50 people found the following review helpful.
Well worth it.
Not one original idea here and yet this show is completely watchable. The performances are compelling as are the plots. I turned on the first show and then compulsively watched all that were available and this is from someone who has watched IT ALL. I like complex characters and plots and crimes that stem from believable personality flaws. Serial killers annoy me because the plots are so "I don't care over the top craziness" and yet this show makes me want to watch. It feels unique.
7 of 7 people found the following review helpful.
give us season 2 to resolve the missing housekeeper
hadn't heard a thing about this tv series and found it accidentally on amazon. loving alex kingston's acting, i purchased on the strength of her acting. loved the series, the writing, acting, character interplay. have to say i was very disappointed to hear there isn't a second season in store for us especially when they leave with such a wonderful cliff hanger.....what happened to detective stone's housekeeper? come on, we need to at least resolve that mystery before you close the doors on this show.
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By Meryl M.
I enjoyed the four episodes on this dvd and hope the next season arrives quickly; for one thing, this one ends with a real cliff-hanger, requiring a finishing story.
The two main characters are very good and the writing and directing are intelligent.
The woman, 'Ruth', has a 14 or 15- year old son who is very bright and who is entranced with serial killers -- as a subject. His personality, loner and fount of knowledge, mirrors that of the demoted policeman Sean, the Asperger'sish co-worker of Ruth, a long-time searcher of missing persons. I wish very much we could see more of her son who is a very attractive, smart boy. I expected him to join the team and to help Sean with his obsessive, detailed searches. But he only offered educated categories -- of killers and of missing persons -- which his mother proceeded to use and to pass on to Sean. There is another detective who assists in the hunts and is also good.
Sean has a beautiful, foreign housekeeper who helps teach him how to relate to people in more normal ways -- which he makes headway on during the episodes. She figures largely in Sean's life and has a young daughter; I wish we could see more of them in these episodes. But it is sure that we will in the next, if next is to come.