'Above Suspicion - Set 2'
(Ciaran Hinds, Kelly Reilly, et al / DVD / NR / 2012 / Acorn Media)
Overview: Freshly promoted DI Anna Travis (Kelly Reilly, Sherlock Holmes) reunites with DCS James Langton (Ciarán Hinds, Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy) to investigate the murder of a former police officer. The dead man was Langton’s friend, and the detectives soon learn the case is much bigger than they first believed.
DVD Verdict: In truth, I am a HUGE fan of all these kind of British procedural police dramas! Love them, which is why I can say, hand on heart, that this latest instalment (well, over here in the US, as there is another newer one that got aired in the UK last year) is a great 45 mins trilogy of episodes to undertake on a cold night in.
With DI Anna Travis (the soooooooo beautiful, lips perfectly pouty Kelly Reilly) now promoted through the ranks called into help an old colleague in the form of the hard-nosed DCS James Langton (the brilliant in all his roles undertaken, Ciarán Hinds) to investigate the murder of a former police officer (and friend of Langton's), back together again and looking for a mysterious killer the game is once again afoot.
The series kicks off in Mexico where a mystery man on the run is having a face life to the fullest extremes - subsequently killing off all involved with it thereafter, as expected! We then move one year into the future, and to London and Langton and Travis are assigned to the case of finding him - as he is now back in the UK and killing off people who have wronged him!
Things get heated in the midst of the conflict, some main characters are clearly underused, and the actual identity of the killer isn't even brought to the fore until midway through the third and final episode! The lab scenes are SO bright white you'll squint at them, and the fact that seemingly everyone hits on Travis throughout the show gets a bit much too.
Anyway, come the final twists and turns of the detection process and a well-staged car crash is terrific to behold, some sad death scenes befall us, and as much as the ending is what it is, for my money it was also a bit of a flat tire, sorry. This is a Widescreen Presentation 1.85:1 enhanced for 16x9 TVs and comes with the Special Feature of:
Conversations with Cast, Crew, and Lynda La Plante
Photo Gallery, and More!