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"Complete ?" - Say it isn't so !,
This review is from: Lewis - Series 1-5 Complete [DVD] (DVD)
Kevin Whately, he who was the "bag man" for Morse, has developed the character of Robbie Lewis into not just a worthy successor to his old mentor, but a superior one.
The series thus far has seen Inspector Lewis grow into the role of mentor to Detective Sergeant Hathaway (Laurence Fox) - and the two into a formidable team.
The scripts are marvelously convoluted and meticulously constructed, with strong performances by all regular actors as well as the liberally-used familiar top-drawer actors (although one episode in the second season is glaringly out of sync, rather pedestrian all round).
The photography/cinematography is top-drawer, none of the wriggly hand-held camera work that so irritates the viewer. Music is muted, complimentary and mostly classical/operatic, and dialogue is crisp, intelligent and riveting. (This is, after all, Oxford, not Romford.)
This is the second "complete" series - the first having been series one through four. A sixth series has already been set for the broadcast schedule, so not doubt there will be more iterations. I, for one, hope the series continues for much longer, as long as it can maintain the standard of excellence.
If only they would put the discs into a more compact case! The entire Morse collection of 30-odd DVDs is only three inches thick on my shelf, this group of 20 discs takes up a nearly half s foot! Just a niggle . . .
You'll not regret buying the entire collection if you don't already have the early sets - it's that good.