Inspector George Gently (2007–2017)

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


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With the help of DS John Bacchus, Inspector George Gently spends his days bringing to justice members of the criminal underworld who are unfortunate enough to have the intrepid investigator assigned to their cases.


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  • Martin Shaw and Lisa McGrillis in Inspector George Gently (2007)
  • Martin Shaw and David Sullivan in Inspector George Gently (2007)
  • Charlie Pearson in Inspector George Gently (2007)
  • Inspector George Gently: The Burning Man (2008)
  • Charlie Pearson in Inspector George Gently (2007)
  • Inspector George Gently: Bomber's Moon (2008)

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Creator:

Peter Flannery

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22 June 2015 | fung0
10
| Beyond cops and robbers
There are two massive reasons to like and admire this series.

1. The characters. The solid, thoughtful Inspector Gently is perfectly matched against his hot-headed subordinate Bacchus. I love both these personalities, and the way their peculiar, very 1960s outlooks interlock. Bacchus in particular is a really great creation, because he's likable in spite of his obvious faults.

2. The fact that it's ABOUT something. These are not just mindless whodunit puzzles. Each episode of the show has a strong point to make. In fact, multiple points. About how attitudes have evolved, during and since the 1960s. About human nature. About the law, and policing. This is a show that works as a police procedural, but also works extremely well as drama.

Apart from those two strengths, the show has atmosphere, a unique style, great dialog, and seething emotional confrontations. It's thoughtful, yet never slow. In fact, it's good on every conceivable level, including many that are rarely present in mere TV entertainment.

In short, this is one of the best cop shows ever to come out of the UK. Or anywhere else, for that matter.

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