Friday, February 10, 2017

DVD Review: Deep Water


When a young gay man is brutally murdered near Bondi Beach, Detectives Tori Lustigman (Yael Stone, Orange Is the New Black) and Nick Manning (Noah Taylor, Game of Thrones, Peaky Blinders) are assigned to investigate. After more bodies are found, Tori links the deaths to a series of murders of gay men in the 1980s and ’90s. Overlooked by police at the time, the crimes were reported as unexplained deaths, suicides, and disappearances, but Tori suspects they are all connected, despite her commanding officer’s (William McInnes, East West 101) calls for caution. Striving to bring closure to the victims’ families and haunted by the long-ago loss of her own brother, Tori’s fascination with the case soon turns to fixation.

Inspired by true events, this chilling miniseries is an “addictive…electrifying watch, with a cracking pace and several stirring performances” (DailyReview.com.au). Seamlessly blending a “sophisticated murder mystery” (TheNewDaily.com.au) with disturbing incidents from Australia’s recent past, Deep Water is a powerfully resonant and poignant crime drama. The terrific cast also includes Danielle Cormack (Wentworth), Jeremy Lindsay Taylor (The Diplomat), Craig McLachlan (The Doctor Blake Mysteries), and Dan Spielman (The Code).



My Thoughts

Deep Water is a mini-series set in Australia. The series is broken down into four fantastic episodes.  In the series, Detectives Tori Lustigman and Nick Manning are assigned to the murder of a gay man. Soon, his death is linked to a group of other murders from the 80s and 90s, and it's clear they are related. Those older crimes were considered suicides or disappearances, but now they know there may be a serial killer with hate on their mind who is  killing off gay men in the area.  Tori lost her brother under similar circumstances, and soon the case becomes an obsession for her. Can she find the killer before they strike again?

This was a great show, and sadly very realistic. I was just watching something on ID the other day about gay couples being murdered or attacked in Texas in the 90s, and the local government blamed the victims.  This series is also inspired by true events, and it gives us a good look at how hate  and prejudice can make people do some terrible things. If you'd like to grab a copy of this great mini-series for yourself, you can grab a copy on Amazon or Acorn Media.




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