Lewis 8 Seasons 2008

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Season 2
(62) IMDb 8.2/10

1. And the Moonbeams Kiss the Sea AGES_12_AND_OVER

Lewis and Hathaway investigate the death of a maintenance engineer who's found shot in the head in the basement of the Bodleian Library. A search of the dead man's house reveals a stash of valuable volumes and a connection to gamblers' anonymous - and a forgery scam.

Starring:
Kevin Whately,Laurence Fox
Runtime:
1 hour, 31 minutes

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Product Details

Genres Drama, Crime
Director Dan Reed
Starring Kevin Whately, Laurence Fox
Supporting actors Rebecca Front, Clare Holman, Charlie Cox
Season year 2008
Network ITV
Purchase rights Stream instantly and download to 2 locations Details
Format Amazon Instant Video (streaming online video and digital download)

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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful By Mr. Mg Reynolds on 30 Sept. 2008
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A great series ! Lewis is a joy to watch as it is packed with superb actors while the editor has done his job to a high standard ! The writing is first rate - it is clear that Colin Dexter is exerting a very positive influence on the proceedings ! Robbie Lewis is a more sombre character now that his wife has died and that his best friend Morse has passed away . Laurence Fox has risen to the challenge and is an excellent choice to play Hathaway - had they wanted a sidekick that was totally different to Lewis then they have certainly picked both the right actor and the best possible character . The Fox clan have made yet another great contribution to detective fiction - just as Edward did in The Hollow and as James did in Death On The Nile . Fans of Laurence Fox should also watch The Sittaford Mystery just to see what a great character actor he is ! Continuity is ensured by virtue of having the same pathologist as in Morse and yes the formidable female Supt supplies a change from Strange ! It is a pity that James Grout is too ill for a cameo as seeing him tear her off a strip would be a nice comic touch amid the murders of high powered university types . I choose not to comment on specific episodes as I do not want to ruin the element of surprise for people seeing Lewis Season Two for the first time - but it is well worth the knock down price offered by Amazon. It is lovely to see Kevin Whately back as Lewis as he always played the part so well . As an Oxford resident one hopes that this great series continues as tourism can only be aided by it !
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50 of 53 people found the following review helpful By A. Moriarty VINE VOICE on 23 Mar. 2008
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I never watched Morse and so don't view this Drama with the same, nostalgic eyes as some of the other reviewers and I'm glad I don't, as I think all things should be judged on their own merits. I have now seen both series of 'Lewis', having watched the first on DVD before viewing these new episodes, which have been backed up on my SKY+ box.

I was absolutely engrossed in these new episodes, which were well written, well acted and developed the characters of Lewis, and Hathaway, at just the right pace. Whately's acting is very natural and honest, like his character, who wears his heart on his sleeve. Laurence Fox's character, DC Hathaway is more veiled but we learn a little bit more about him in this series. At times his acting in Episode 3 was so good, that I forgot I was watching a drama at all. The script was also so well contructed that we were left hanging right until the end on the subject of his sexuality.

I shall be buying this DVD collection as soon as it comes out and enjoying these episodes all over again. Yes, the scenery is great but good drama is about characters you care about, and I feel you can't fail to care about Lewis. Let's hope he gets some answers in series three, which can't come around too soon for me.
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50 of 53 people found the following review helpful By Amazon Customer on 12 Mar. 2008
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I have seen the first instalments of Lewis Series Two and have been fascinated by the characterization and plot-twists. All the production qualities of Morse are there: extremely high-quality writing, direction, photography and acting. The only thing missing is Mr Thaw, alas. But, given we cannot have the great man back, Mr Fox is proving to be a superb replacement. Lewis' own character has plausibly matured. Yes, he does have a certain bitterness of life which Morse had - but convincingly portrayed and arrived-at via a rather different path of loss. Lewis did, in the latest episode demonstrate a cursory knowledge of Wagner certainly - perhaps slightly over-done. However, given all the time he spent with Morse this did not seem (to me) too unreasonable - and was certainly not a major part of the drama.

I have the entire Morse DVD collection and watch most episodes quite frequently. Using analysis it is possible to pull them apart too - possible to pull almost anything apart. However, Morse had a certain magic forged in those production values and the chemistry of the two main actors. I am delighted to say that Lewis, to a very large degree, replicates that for me.
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22 of 23 people found the following review helpful By Mrs. Bronwen Myszczyszyn on 28 Mar. 2008
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I have always been a great fan of Morse, but Lewis has surpassed even that wonderful series , a must-see for all fans of detective mysteries.
Kevin Whately is fantastic as always ,but Laurence Fox made it for me. as the cool unflappable Hathaway, absolutely brilliant I hope that Lewis will continue to run as long as Morse did.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By gradester on 25 May 2010
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Like many die hard Morse fans I was cynical in the extreme when I discovered that ITV were going to make Lewis. Don't get me wrong - I have huge respect for Kevin Whately as an actor and believe that his character was crucial to the success of the Morse series, but I couldnt imagine him going it alone. I was wrong wrong wrong. I finally caught up with series 1 on demand TV and was quite simply blown away. Whoever wrote the scripts and put the characters together was nothing short of inspired. I went out straight away and bought series 1 and 2 on DVD and am waiting for series 3 to be delivered. Suffice it to say that when I watched the 3rd episode of series 2 I told my very disinterested cat that it was simply the best drama I have ever seen and that includes virtually all of the Morse episodes. Many congratulations to Kevin Whately and the brilliant new comer Laurence Fox for bringing Lewis to life - I am now joining the millions of other Lewis fans enjoying series 4 - let us hope that ITV have the foresight to invest in many more series - their viewing figures would be assured.
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