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Last of the "real" ones...
on 27 December 2017
Series 2 of this show is more of the same, with things developing as PC Fidel Best studies to take his sergeant's exams and personal relationships seem to be developing. As with Series 1 there is a plethora of well-known guest stars. At the end it finally seems that Richard Poole and Camille Bordey are starting, however tentatively, to come to terms with the fact that there is more than a professional relationship between them - there are what "Friends" fans might call "Ross and Rachel" moments appearing. Again, well worth watching over and over and works on several levels.
The pity of it is that for Series 3 onwards, and in reality because of the wishes of the actor, Ben Miller's character was written out and a new DI from the UK appeared in the form of the appalling Kris Marshall, someone who looks like an overgrown sixth-former and has nothing of a detective about him at all as he bumbles and stumbles about incompetently. I gave up after that. Now they have even, in true BBC style, shoehorned an Irish actor in to play the DI. I wish Ben Miller had stayed; I think there were great possibilities there. I cannot get interested in the later shows.