In deference to Dragon, I am a woman, but not the type to turn a head atevery good looking actor in the business. We have so few decent dramaseries in the US, that I've taken to watching BBC America regularly. It'sthe only place where I can watch intelligent dramas, mysteries andcomedies. It's that bad in the US right now. I always watch the premiereepisode to see if the show is worth watching. Some are and some aren't.
My first encounter with "Wire in the Blood" was "The Mermaid's Singing". I only got to see half of it, but BBCA usually plays any set of seriestwice before taking it off, so I knew I'd see it again.
"The Mermaid's Singing" was incredible. Intense, frustrating andexciting. The same with "Shadows Rising" and "Justice Painted Blind". With TMS, my heart was pumping as Tony Hill's door bell rang. Hill is onthe phone trying to get a message to DI Jordan when the attacker takeshim. Strung up in Strapaedo(torture) Hill puts his mind to work to gainhis captors trust, even though the viewer can feel the panic he is tryinghard not to succumb too.
There is a wonderful chemistry between all the players. This series is anassemble cast series, although the two main players, Dr. Tony Hill(RobsonGreen) and DI Carol Jordan(Hermione Norris) have a special relationship. She has made it obvious that she fancies him and is vocal about it. He isat a loss of how to deal with it, but if you read the book, his behavioris more understandable. At times, you can wonder if their romance willever get off the ground, but if the series follows the trend of thenovels, it will.
The dvds are good and the special features are average. Short interviewsand biographies. The real jems are the films themselves.
I do own these 3 films and I do recommend them to anyone, especiallyAmericans, who wish intelligent dramas and murder mysteries.