Vexed: Series 1 [DVD] 
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Series One of BBC Two s darkly comic detective series starring Toby Stephens (Die Another Day, Jane Eyre) and Lucy Punch (Bad Teacher) Jack (Toby Stephens) is lazy, inefficient and disorganised, but carries it off with great charm. Police work isn t a vocation, it s a job. If he could think of something else to do, he might do it. Then again, he might not. Kate (Lucy Punch) has transferred to the city to gain a promotion and to escape the feeling that she s stuck in a rut. She s determined to prove that she can do anything that Jack can, and better. CONTAINS SUBTITLES
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Toby Stephens and Lucy Punch are the quintessential 'dream team', working together to solve crimes with the most unbelievable luck and masses of friction. There are side stories to keep the view entertained, such as Kate's failing marriage, in which she spars with her chauvenistic and dismissive husband (brilliantly played by Rory Kinnear) to ridiculous - and humourous - end.
'Vexed' has everything a great show should have; wit, humour, darkness and a tremendous plot delivered at a cracking pace. I'm so sorry that Lucy Punch won't be in the latest production (now picked up by another company), I believe it's Miranda Raison. She may be excellent as the female sidekick, but that remains to be seen. I personally don't think Lucy Punch can be bettered. The casting for series one was truly genius, the roles totally believable and the results seemingly effortless.
I'm so thrilled that this fantastic show has been picked up again; there's nothing like it on tv now nor has there been since. No wonder I watch so many dvds...
Hooray!!! I've placed my order for the compete series one right now. I hope series two doesn't disappoint - and is screened very soon. I'll be waiting...
This is a great start to what is hopefully going to be long running series.
Lazy, incompetent, charming Jack makes the perfect comic hero, whilst his partner is properly prim whilst at the same time doing all the work and nagging our hero mercilessly for the slightest of lapses. An excellent straight woman.
The characters are fun. The stories are clever and twisty. This is definately a series to keep an eye out for. Loved it.
It suffers from a fairly cheap production and sub-standard direction which detracts from the show - it could have looked slicker and the pace a bit zappier. The other issue I had was with Stephens' character. It feels like Overman lazily copied the the Gene Hunt character from Life on Mars and it doesn't really work here. Some of the sexist remarks were just cringeworthy and I particularly found the fat jokes a little 1970's and not very intelligent.
Lucy Punch is a great actress and I'm sad she's leaving the show, but I can also see that her talent was a little wasted in this stereotyped female role that frankly I am a bit tired of seeing. I think all male TV writers need to do a course on how to write a decent female character.
Yes Vexed has it's place, it has it's funny moments and I think it could be a fantastic show. But it's not a five star show.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
This was a great series and so glad I've now got this on DVD. Toby Stephens and Lucy Punch complement each other perfectly and the stories are enjoyable and humorous.Published 14 months ago by A Reader
This could be a very good tv show with better story writing. I did like the concept. Light and suspenseful.Published on 18 Oct. 2013 by nichole
I loved this when it was on TV and it was just as funny second time round.
It is a shame Lucy Punch didn't return for series 2
Very funny. Politicly incorrect male who opens his mouth without first engaging his brain, in a crime solving miss matched partnership with a ditzy ambitious blonde female with... Read morePublished on 22 July 2013 by susieb
Quite amusing in places. Relaxing video to watch. You dont have to work anything out, just site back and relaxPublished on 10 July 2013 by P. A. Brooman
really enjoying this series, the second series is nowhere near as good cos it doesnt have lucy punch in it. This one, definitely a keeper.Published on 14 May 2013 by meh
Love Toby Stephens and Vexed suits him down to the ground a great show with alot of laughs. Adefinite must have.Published on 14 April 2013 by L. Redmond