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'Vera' is back on the case!!!!
on 26 May 2012
I absolutely loved the first series of this detective drama and I was thrilled when it was announced there would be a second series and it didn't disappoint either!!!! There have been many great detective dramas on TV (Lewis, Midsomer Murders, Marple etc...) which I also thoroughly enjoy but this drama has something the others don't have.... Brenda Blethyn!!
I really enjoy these types of detective dramas as there's no high speed chases or blood and gore, instead they are all character led which makes (in my opinion) for a more interesting story!! The way 'Vera' has been shot also adds to the appeal as the locations and scenery are always stunning and that also adds to the overall story. It's also clear to see that Brenda gets along very well with her 'Sergeant' David Leon and their on-screen chemistry appears very natural and unforced. I also bought this DVD collection as ITV have not yet shown one of the four episodes on TV (it was due to it being set in an Amry Barracks and Afghanistan and on the day it was due to be screened 2 soldiers had sadly been killed whilst in action, so ITV did the right thing and postponed the episode). They are now promising to show it 'late summer' but I'm afraid I just couldn't wait that long so I've ordered the DVD instead!!
I just hope that the bosses at ITV see sense and commission the drama for a third series next year as it totally deserves it!!!!