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on 25 June 2011
I had read all of Kate Atkinson's superb "Jackson Brodie" series of books (all four - although only the first three are serialised here) and was extremely impressed with the series which was finely acted by the likes of Jason Isaacs and Amanda Abbington and beautifully filmed in Edinburgh. These are not traditional murder mysteries however and have a lot more depth and character exposition than the usual tv fare. Anyone who loves Atkinson's densely plotted fiction will perhaps argue that the plots have been somewhat simplified for the television adaptations but it was great to see the characters that I had loved from the books "come alive" on the screen. Isaacs portrays the world-weary detective Jackson Brodie perfectly and I would defy any woman not to fall a little bit in love with him! The supporting cast are all brilliant - of special note is Phil Davies in the first film, heartbreaking as the father of a murdered girl. The mix of quite appalling violence and murder with wry humour may not be to everyone's taste but the balance was perfect here - hope KA writes some more books so that we can have Series 2!
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