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Lovable laughable Detective vehicle
on 27 August 2013
Here's another TV detective with damaged reputation, heart of gold worn on the sleeve shamelessly, flawed to the core. Still, much better writing and direction, photography and acting than in some of those awful american private eye potboilers.
Set in Edinburgh, unpronounceable by American critics, the dialogue can be a bit thick of accent, so keep the rewind button at hand. Some nice shots of the city and countryside, too. At least we see something other than the grime of Central London or the overly-sanitized throwback atmosphere of Midsomer! (Upon which I dote despite the retirement of John Nettles).
The plots are a bit rushed, and there are too many loose ends when each case if wrapped up, but definitely worth the low price, and far superior to the likes of "Monk" or "Murder, She Wrote" or that cigar-smoking detective in a dirty mac in San Francisco with the odd Italian name..