Monday, August 22, 2016

DVD Review: Clean Break, Season 1

“Gorgeously cinematic crime drama.” — The New York Times

“Incredibly compelling Irish thriller.” — Boston Herald

The thrilling, atmospheric four-part crime drama explores just how far desperation and greed will drive the residents of one small Irish town. Adam Fergus (Being Erica) stars as a car dealer whose life is falling apart around him. Before he loses everything, he devises a reckless kidnapping plan to fix his money problems while also getting revenge on the people making his life miserable. Written by award-winning writer Billy Roche (The Eclipse), Clean Break co-stars Aidan McArdle (Mr. Selfridge, Ella Enchanted), Damien Molony (Being Human, Suspects), Sean McGinley (Republic of Doyle), and Ned Dennehy (Dominion Creek) (DVD 2-disc set, $39.99). Premiered and available on Acorn TV.

My Thoughts

This exciting new drama series centers around Frank Mallon. He's a car dealer whose wife walked out on him and whose business is floundering. He comes up with a plan that will get out of financial debt, but it leads to more trouble than he expected. This first season includes four episodes.

1- His wife walks out, his daughter is a teen gone wild, and his business is in jeopardy. He comes up with an illegal plan, but when a child is kidnapped, it interferes with his big idea.

2- The kidnappers might get away with it, and everyone is town is turning against each other.

3- Several people are out to get Danny, and may have found his hideout. Thing gets pretty scary in this one.

4-  Things start to get pretty dangerous and lives are on the line. Can Danny make it out and still get away with his plan?

This is a fast-paced show with great actors, set in Ireland. There is plenty of action, and the acting is excellent.  It's a great action to the Acorn family.  I really hope it gets picked up for a second season. If you'd like to order a copy of this fantastic new series for yourself, it is available online at Acorn Media and on Amazon.