Prime Suspect

Prime Suspect


DVD - 2017 | UK edition
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The prequel to Prime suspect set in North London in the 1970s. Jane Tennison is a young police recruit in a decidedly man's world.
Publisher: [Arlington, Virginia] : PBS Distribution, [2017]
Edition: UK edition
ISBN: 9781531701987
Branch Call Number: DVD FIC P
Characteristics: 2 videodiscs (approximately 6 hr.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in
video file,DVD video,region 1,rda


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Sep 13, 2019

Helen mirren's Tennison with a lobotomy.

Apr 28, 2019

We were put off watching this mainly because we didn’t like the intrusive music, found it distracting and annoying. I also tried to see some vague resemblance to Helen Mirron, but it just wasn’t there.

Mar 25, 2019

This was a good series. I liked the fact that for me, there were lots of new faces. Don't watch this if you want something uplifting and happy. It did have one thing that I am really tired of seeing and that is the supervisor/sub-ordinate romance. I undersand that those things probably do happen but this is a cop show. Do cop things. If we want a romance, we will find a romantic series. In the end, I would for sure watch another series with this cast but I assume it jumps ahead now to the Helen Mirren version. I also liked the fact that the story took the entire 6 episodes rather than having 6 stand-alone episodes.

Feb 10, 2019

Found this plot and characters somewhat entertaining however I have no way to gage realism. My infrequent visits on work and pleasure to the UK, didn't expose me to police, although I recognized some of the class arrogance. Racial problems may have similar origins.

Oct 02, 2018

This prequel is a must-see for fans of Helen Mirren/Prime Suspect series, detailing how the detective got her start as a lowly and dedicated probationer surmounting sexism and intense crime scenes in a 1970s London precinct. Well-produced and nuanced as she steadily pursues a girl's death somehow enmeshed with a local crime family (Alun Armstrong shines evilly as the patriarch). She also faces the dilemma of whether she will join the Blue Wall in covering for a fellow officer who beat up a suspect, plus her first romance, a mutual but forbidden attraction with her commanding officer. Great re-creation of 1970s police procedures, fashion, feel, music, and society.

Oct 01, 2018

Really enjoyed this series and the different twists added to it. We made a point of not comparing to the original series and were not disappointed. Martini stands very well in the shoes of WPC. We are looking forward to more in this serie.

Apr 21, 2018

I doubt that any actress can do a credible job of demonstrating and convincing us that this is how Helen Mirren started out as a young female British constable. The story itself is very, very gritty and has no uplifting moments. No one wins here. Crime is stopped by segments but the evil continues. One thing I can say for the British television criminals is that they seem to unrepentent and so unredeemable.

I enjoyed this series more for the back story on Tennison, less for its storytelling. It was well styled, scored and filmed. But ultimately not terrifically engaging. I love the Prime Suspect series, but hoped this prequel would really shine on its own.

Nov 21, 2017

Felt like they were trying to do a 70s version of Life on Mars with regard to setting. Life on Mars was great - this one had terrible storyline and acting. Great music selection but too loud so lyrics interfered.

Oct 03, 2017

Enjoyable series on the way back machine. Agree with another reviewer about the loudness of the music although I enjoyed the tunes since I lived through that era. Looking forward to the following set of DVDs.

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Oct 02, 2018

Other: Prostitution is portrayed as normal.

Oct 02, 2018

Violence: Violence abounds: murders, drug use, sexual harassment: medical examiner cuts apart a corpse on screen.


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