Robbie Coltrane plays Fitz, a criminal psychologist as brilliant as he is hard to take: gambler,smoker, drinker, lousy husband and father, he’s no prize. But he is also very good at what hedoes. These three stories feature an amnesiac serial killer, a misfit couple of murderers, and mobviolence. Coltrane is superb in the lead, but is backed up by equally strong performances by thelikes of Christopher Eccleston. With luck, the other episodes will follow shortly. If they do, br…ceyourselves for “To Be a Somebody.”
The sound is 2.0, but is still surprisingly good as far as the surround aspect is concerned.Most TV shows are so music-heavy that the FX barely make their presence felt, but that isn’tthe cas here. The environmental creation is pretty thorough, as seen, for instance, in the trainscenes in the first episode. The dialogue, which is a real highlight, is also very clear.
The picture is rather less impressive. The image is soft and grainy, and rather unappealing.The blacks are very iffy, in at least one case being more red than black. There is speckling, thecolours look a bit washed out, and there is some noticeable edge enhancement. Watchable,certainly, but disappointing too.
Nothing here except a bio for Coltrane on disc 1.
A very fancy and impressive case for a set that is almost completely extra-free. The pictureis a problem, but the series still demands viewing.
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