Wire in the Blood (2002–2009)

TV Series   |  TV-MA   |    |  Crime, Drama, Mystery


Episode Guide
Wire in the Blood (2002) Poster

A psychologist gets inside of the minds of both killers and victims to aid the police in solving gruesome serial killings in Northern England.

TIP
Add this title to your Watchlist
Save movies and shows to keep track of what you want to watch.

8.4/10
6,411

Videos


Photos

  • Wire in the Blood (2002)
  • Wire in the Blood (2002)
  • Wire in the Blood (2002)
  • Wire in the Blood (2002)
  • Wire in the Blood (2002)
  • Wire in the Blood (2002)

See all photos

More of What You Love

Find what you're looking for even quicker with the IMDb app on your smartphone or tablet.

Get the IMDb app

Cast & Crew

Top Series Cast



Reviews & Commentary

Add a Review


User Reviews


16 February 2012 | clotblaster
9
| Vivid, believable shows with a charismatic psychologist solving intriguing crimes
Wire in the Blood, is first of all a showcase for the excellent acting skills of the charismatic Robson Green. For a mystery/suspense,thriller this show easily surpasses virtually all shows in the genre. The shows all involve murder and this is the focus of the plots. The plots, moreover, are taut and well-written. The setting and actors are British. For non-British viewers the British actors provide something faintly exotic and alluring, which works fine to subtly draw the viewer into the action of this suspense show. It is our not insignificant loss that more shows weren't filmed

The acting overall is fine; Green's outstanding acting seemingly makes all of his fellow actors elevate their performances. The stories are quite compelling, but the real interest is in the way Green solves the murders, using his training as a psychologist who teaches at a university and in at least one episode is seen acting as a therapist. His credentials are present just to make him initially credible. He has the intelligence, training, and experience to solve complex crimes.

For a t.v. show, there an unusually high level of tension and suspense, often only seen in movies. All in all, this show rewards close viewing, while the violent/gruesome scenes are few, they are minimally sanitized, and are contextually justified. In fact the reality of violence and destructive sexuality reflect quite accurately what homicide detectives see in the real world on a regular basis. This is a show about evil--so don't expect extenuating circumstances, except for brief views in some of the shows of the past of the criminals, usually childhood, that help explain why they commit their heinous crimes.

Critic Reviews


More Like This

  • Touching Evil

    Touching Evil

  • Waking the Dead

    Waking the Dead

  • Above Suspicion

    Above Suspicion

  • Cracker

    Cracker

  • Chasing Shadows

    Chasing Shadows

  • Whitechapel

    Whitechapel

  • Rebus

    Rebus

  • DCI Banks

    DCI Banks

  • A Touch of Frost

    A Touch of Frost

  • Grantchester

    Grantchester

  • Inspector Morse

    Inspector Morse

  • Prime Suspect

    Prime Suspect

Storyline

Plot Summary


Genres

Crime | Drama | Mystery | Thriller

The 'Someone Great' Stars Plead Guilty to Movie Clichés

"The IMDb Show" sits down with the stars of Someone Great to find out if they are guilty or not guilty of some of our favorite breakup movie tropes.

Watch now

Featured on IMDb

Check out our guide to superheroes, horror movies, and more.

Around The Web

 | 

Powered by ZergNet

More To Explore

Search on Amazon.com