Case Histories

Case Histories

Series 1

DVD - 2011
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Detective Jackson Brodie takes on the case of a girl who disappeared 30 years ago, helps a crime novelist who becomes involved in a road rage incident, investigates the mystery of a novelist's holiday in Russia, and looks for another missing girl after being released from jail.
Publisher: Silver Spring, MD : Acorn Media, 2011
ISBN: 9781598287899
Branch Call Number: DVD TV SERIES CAS
Characteristics: 2 videodiscs (ca. 347 min.) :,sd., col. ;,4 3/4 in

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mrkus
Sep 16, 2017

Slooooow

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firefly5
Apr 11, 2016

I thought I would enjoy this series, unfortunately I was wrong. Watched some of the first disk, FF through the rest and did not watch the second disk or any of series 2. Just boring!

nelson21 Feb 24, 2015

Jason Isaacs is a very good actor - unfortunately the writing and plot of this series badly lets him down. Suggesting that there is 'intelligent dialogue' in this series is akin to saying that USA Today reports serious journalism. When the adult actors started to refer to 'Mommy & Daddy' I reached for the 'off switch' - quickly followed by the sick bag. I wasted an hour of my life with this nonsense.

harrybrowne Oct 22, 2014

Jason Isaacs (so brilliant in "The State Within") is almost as good in this twisty series with subplots. Superb acting, eccentric characters (Sylvia Syms for one), intelligent dialogue laced with macabre humor, often emotionally gripping. Not-so-pretty stories with some graphic, gruesome images. A good soundtrack.

Negatives: the Scottish accents are very thick and there is some PC silliness. Hard to believe Isaacs' character would ever be attracted to the shrill, frankly unattractive DI Monroe. But these flaws are not enough to deter anyone from enjoying this drama.

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jazeebelle
Aug 04, 2014

i'm sooo hooked! Like a lot of series, the first few episodes are a bit flat, but by the end of the first episode on disc 2 i was addicted. I love these characters. The stories are ok, but you stick with it for the characterization. The lead played painfully wonderfully by Jason Isaacs is so enduring you can't help but want to find out what happens in his screwy (not screwball!) life next. Highly recommended for anyone liking UK mystery series.

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aqiva
Jun 06, 2014

Aside from the closed-captions - which are tolerable but not the best designed - and the fact that they've made the main character into a junkie (cig addict), he and the characters in each of the stories are very engaging. Very well done. And Edinburgh area accents are easy (unlike those from Glasgow and Aberdeen, which can sound like Finnish to Americans)

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ownedbydoxies
Apr 27, 2014

I have loved all Kate Atkinson's novels, and this movie, featuring her detective Jackson Brody, is excellent. I like how the story lines intersect. The acting throughout is top-notch.

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tedperry
Apr 09, 2014

good show but way tooooo many repeat flashbacks. When the protagonist is looking at something in the water in episode 3, we really don't need another flashback to know what's going on in his mind. We've seen the scene many times and don't need it spelled out again!

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theat
Apr 09, 2014

great series with multi-threaded stories and wonderful acting

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tenet
Apr 08, 2014

Rated 8/10.

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EuSei Jul 31, 2013

Sexual Content: A very disturbing scene where a child provides sexual pleasure for her own father. Sickening and unnecessary.

EuSei Jul 31, 2013

Violence: Some very violent scenes, with lots of blood.

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EuSei Jul 30, 2013

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