Friday, June 14, 2013

Wire in the Blood

If you need a good show to get lost in, Wire in the Blood is worth a try.  It's not flawless by any means: cases get solved at that incredible tv rate, there are a few shaky-cam episodes for no good reason, and there is a huge main character change after the third season that never really gets explained.  But Robson Green is a great actor, and he makes his character Tony Hill a quirky and brilliant man through all six seasons.  He's a clinical psychologist who helps police catch serial killers before they kill again, which sounds like a million other shows, but isn't.  He thinks out loud and gets into a detached state of brilliant deduction to figure out what the killer and victim were thinking, all the while being an adorably eccentric nerdy human, making it interesting to watch.