Sunday, October 23, 2016


Award-winning actress Marta Dusseldorp (A Place to Call Home, Jack Irish) returns in Acorn TV’s enthralling Australian legal drama Janet King, Series 2; making its DVD debut on October 25, 2016 from Acorn, an RLJ Entertainment, Inc. (NASDAQ: RLJE) brand. In Series 2, still reeling from her own personal tragedy, Janet and her team leave the courtroom to lead a Royal Commission into gun crimes. Full of twists and turns, Janet King is an “astutely realized mystery” (The Australian). This DVD 3-disc set features 8 episodes plus bonus behind-the-scenes featurettes and a photo gallery ($49.99, Janet King, Series 2 made its U.S. premiere in August 2016 on Acorn TV, the premier streaming service for world class television from Britain and beyond. A third series of Janet King has already been commissioned. 

In Series 2, Janet remains devastated by the unsolved murder of her partner, Ash, two years earlier. Her professional life is no less challenging, as the attorney general tasks Janet with heading a royal commission into serious firearm crime. Recruiting some of her old team from the Department of Public Prosecutions, Janet begins piecing together how illegal guns enter the country. When the commission discovers evidence related to Ash’s murder, Janet comes closer to finding the killer who tore her family apart. But uncovering the truth makes Janet and the high-profile commission a target for criminals and politicians alike. Street Date: October 25, 2016 SRP: $49.99 DVD 3-Disc Set: 8 episodes plus bonus – Approx. 463 min. – SDH subtitles – UPC 054961250196 BONUS: Behind-the-scenes featurettes (35 min.) and a photo gallery 

My Thoughts

This series centers around Janet King. She is a senior crown prosecutor in Australia who is selected to head a commission to prevent illegal firearms from being distributed. We follow her through a variety of high profile cases. Though she is often threatened both privately and professional, she always holds her ground. The series includes eight fantastic episodes. 

The Invisible Wound- Janet heads up  a gun crime commission after shootings threaten her town, and a vet commits suicide. 

Here and Now-  A drive-by shooting leads to some clues for the commission, and Janet worries that Ash may be involved. 

In Plain Sight - The commission goes undercover after another death, hoping to uncover evidence and maybe unearth a mole.

The Smoking Gun - Members are the military are questioned when it appears two deaths are linked.

Apprehended Violence - The media is on the commission's case, and a gun shipment has gone unclaimed.

 The Thaw - The undercover operation is blown out of the water, and some members of the Commission are under fire.

 The Heart of It - The commission discovers a connection, but it may be too late to do any good.

 The Long Goodbye - The commission gets what they were looking for, but not without a few surprises.
I really loved this series. It centers around a strong female character and is packed with action and intrigue. I can't wait to see what Janet gets involved with next season . If you'd like to grab a copy of this awesome DVD for yourself, you can find it online at Acorn Media or on Amazon.