Intense suspense throughout. Ex-cop turned PI who investigates with wild action, deadly results, and passion on multiple fronts. Excellent writing of plot mixing in threads. Based on bestseller Ken Bruen novels. This guy investigates his own way, and usually gets a round of beating in each episode. He's tough, has to be, the crimes are ugly, and the solutions are amazingly woven together making it near impossible not to be surprised at the end. A solid support cast for Iain Glen (Downton Abbey) who shines as Jack Taylor.
Regulars include Sup. Clancy (Frank O'Sullivan); Cody the new partner (Killian Scott); Garda Kate Noonan (Nora-Jane Noone), her partner DS Kavanagh (Nick Lee) & more. Also has guest stars. All you want in a good new tough Irish crime drama. And it's filmed in Galway, beautiful Connemara region.
SDH SUBTITLES for all 3 90-min episodes.
1 The Guards
4 young female suicides; but Jack's hired by a missing 18-yr-old girl's mom after being forced to resign from the Garda (Irish Cops). He's surviving as a Pvt.Eye and gets help from old pal Sutton (Ralph Brown). What's the mom's (Tara Breathnach) real motive? She seems suspicious. Father Malachy (Paraic Breathnach) also is a regular.
2 The Pikemen
Pikemen: vigilantes on the Galway streets, face-off with Taylor during a PvtEye investigation. Has Taylor crossed that fine line of law? A young follower, Cody, and old flame Ann (Tara Breathnach, seen in the 1st episode) complicate the almost sober ex-cop. The urban myth Pikemen frame Jack.
3 The Magdalen Martyrs
Taylor's hired to find Magdalen Laundries former nasty nun, "Lucifer", known for brutality to girls. Jack's warned off, the hard way, by Cassell (Liam Carney- `Angela's Ashes'), Irish drug baron. Facts get personal and Taylor again manages to get the cops and killers after his own hide. A twisted ending, to be sure.
There is a box warning about violence and language, but I can't wait for Set 2. Even better than "Murphy's Law", which was another good Irish cop series.