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5.0 out of 5 stars Better than Morse, 20 May 2012
This review is from: Lewis - Series 6 [DVD] (DVD)
I never thought I would actually see Morse surpassed, but I think Lewis is more intelligent, better acted, and more subtle. Kevin Whately is a superb actor; his range of expression and mood are excellently portrayed in his mobile and interesting face, and, since Lewis' character is less morose and grumpy than his erstwile mentor's, there is greater variety too. He has not replaced Morse with a look-alike - he is Morse grown up, approachable, with the same integrity but much more comfortable in his own skin.

His relationship with his sidekick, Hathaway, is played well by both actors, and the contrast between them clear but not laboured. Lawrence Fox is maturing as an actor, and the interplay between his character and Lewis' is clever, gentle, and watchable. Their differences are marked, but their essential shared morality and goodness shines out. As Hathaway learns more about himself, policing and life, he is getting a sense of humour, and understanding that his rough and ready Geordie boss knows far more about far more than he could have thought.

I love these shows. I am writing this after seeing the first two episodes in Lewis Series 6, and if the rest of the series is as good as these first two, buy this set! You certainly won't be disappointed.

Lewis - Series 6 [DVD]
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Initial post: 13 Jun 2012 15:48:13 BDT
Last edited by the author on 13 Jun 2012 15:54:36 BDT
A. M. Kelly says:
NOTHING
No thing
is
better
than
Morse.

Saying
otherwise
is complete
and
utter
heresy!

In reply to an earlier post on 13 Jun 2012 19:41:44 BDT
onlyolney says:
Well, that's your opinion - but I honestly think Lewis is better written as well as better acted, but I do miss the theme tune!

In reply to an earlier post on 18 Jun 2012 15:10:12 BDT
Morse was a brilliant series but not every episode was an all time classic.

Lewis on the other hand is a masterful series with not a single poor performace or script.

Lets not forget it is the pen of Colin Dexter that has written both series and i think Colin has matured with age.

I agree Lewis is the finer production but only just

In reply to an earlier post on 18 Jun 2012 15:39:23 BDT
onlyolney says:
Of course, fact is now merging with fiction - Mr P. J. R. Lewis!!! It wouldn't be Robbie Lewis by any chance?! Thanks for agreeing with my view, and yes, Colin Dexter is maturing and we are enjoying the benefits - as we did in the Dalziel and Pasco books of Reginald Hill, I think. I wish they'd bring that series back and do the last few books. In the meantime, if Whateley and Fox are really preparing to leave, as rumour suggests, I and the rest of us will be bereft.
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