I think this is a new genre that they're all sort of working their way through it and haven't got all the kinks worked out yet but it's a genre that works for me.
Slow pace in the most part of the movie.
Great example of an old-fashioned, pure-at-heart escapist event movie that doesn't pretend to be anything that it's not and has boat loads of fun being its own ludicrous self.
A terrific literary drama and character piece that shows how the process of creating art can be seen differently by those doing it and those looking at it from the outside.
I am really disappointed in season 5. Enough so that I am not watching anymore. They got rid of the two best sidekick actors - David Leon and Claire Calbreath. Vera was always only slightly above average. The shows quality writing can't overcome the poor acting and characters in season 5. The first 4 seasons I recommend though.
Let's start out with the bad first and end with the good. As they say, the last thing said is the first thing remembered. That grating voice and pushy attitude is way over-the-top. I almost get nosebleeds listening to that nag whine. I truly prefer shows from the UK. They are normally so much better than that puerile ginned-up Hollyweirdo tripe forced down the US populace. What our elites over here lack in originality we make up in stupid scripts and moronic political pandering - something I can do without. This show has superb writing- the plots are in depth yet easy to follow. The scenery...ah the scenery...without CGI...OMG...drop dead gorgeous. Nice, Vera nice. I really think the directors do the absolute best with the cards they are dealt. My only problem is with the main character. Hand me a chalkboard and a thousand fingernails running across the surface...it would be an improvement. Watch this show for content alone...and you have a winner...otherwise...take an aspirin first.
Just think of all the extremely well written, well made crime series from the UK and add this one to the list! Brenda Blethyln brings to life the whip smart, eccentric, disheveled inspector Vera. A bit like a female Columbo. Filmed in the desolate, spooky, dreary NE part of England that itself makes for the perfect backdrop for murder mysteries. A well rounded team of supporting actors bring it home. I only wish I'd found it earlier, but stumbling upon it in its sixth season makes for some wonderful evenings of binge watching! Not too many strong female DI leads are out there. Brenda Blethyln carries her part seemingly effortlessly. She's absolutely in the same class as Joan Hickson. One series not to be missed.
I'll make this review short, English not being my native language.This is a very very good crime TV series of the following reasons: * always an intriguing and interesting plot, that keep the suspense up all along.* The characters are credible, and you get to know their personal challenges too.* Blenda Blethyn really gives life too the main character, With conviction. She really is an outstanding actress, and gives life to Vera in a way that we really feel for her, and her lonely personal life.* The only negative I can think of is the departure of her co-star David Leon. They really were a good match, and I miss his presence in the latest series.