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Police drama does not get better than this,
This review is from: Prime Suspect 1-5 [DVD] (DVD)
There are those that see Helen Mirren as their mother and there are others that seriously fancy her... hopefully those that do both are in a small group on their own...
This is truly Police Drama at its best. No Hollywood explosions, or tanned/musclebound/siliconed actors, simply gritty drama that feels as real as it can get. The plots are gripping and not plagued by too many Dickensian twists or coincidences. The actors are a combination of the famous and the not so famous, some indeed went on to bigger things at a later date. Sometimes Jane does not get her man and sometimes the obvious suspect (hence title) turns out to be the killer, however the path to get there, even at some of the 3.5 hour films keeps you riveted to the end.
Limited extra's, a commentary from Mirren would have been a great addition but then it would only serve to remind you that this is fiction afterall..probably better to keep the illusion of reality alive.
You want proof? Watch the very first one. The eventual culprit can outcreep Hannibal Lecter any day...
Highly, highly recommended. And when you have seen them all, get the Cracker DVD boxed set too :)