Friday, March 3, 2017

Suspects, Series 5



Featuring a unique improvised style that adds a new edge to the mystery and crime drama genre, Suspects, Series 5 makes its DVD debut on March 7, 2017 from Acorn, and RLJ Entertainment, Inc. (NASDAQ: RLJE) brand. Filmed from an eyewitness perspective with improvised dialogue, this one-of-a-kind procedural delivers an immersive, authentic look at police investigations. Hailed as “a fresh take on the usual cop show” (The Sun), Suspects relies on the cast to develop their own dialogue, creating a uniquely realistic tone. This DVD 2-Disc set features 6 episodes plus a bonus photo gallery ($39.99, AcornOnline.com). Suspects, Series 5 made its U.S. premiere in November 2016 on Acorn TV, the premier streaming service for world class television from Britain and beyond.

DS Jack Weston (Damien MolonyRipper Street) and DC Charlie Steele (Clare-Hope AshiteyChildren of Men) are shocked when their boss, DI Martha Bellamy, is shot dead in her home. DCI Daniel Drummond (James Murray,Defiance) joins Jack and Charlie to lead the investigation into Martha’s murder, also bringing in detectives Alisha Brooks (Lenora CrichlowBeing Human) and Gary Roscoe (Perry FitzpatrickDrifters). The new team soon realizes that Martha’s murder could be connected to a cold case she was investigating. Could one of those suspects have killed her?

“Britain’s unscripted relative of Law & Order” (The New York Times), this improvised, fly-on-the-wall procedural provides an intriguingly realistic look at police work combined with the thrill of a gripping murder mystery.

Street Date: March 7, 2017                                          SRP: $39.99
DVD 2-Disc Set: 6 episodes plus bonus – Approx. 282 min. – SDH Subtitles – UPC 054961248698
BONUS: Photo gallery

Contains violence, coarse language, and sexual situations.


My Thoughts

Suspects is an exciting crime drama set in modern day London. The series primarily centers around three detectives--Jack Weston, Martha Bellamy, and Charlie Steele. Each character has their own personality which sometimes leads to conflict, but for the most part, they are a team to be reckoned with.  There are six episodes in this  set including: 

1-  Jack gets a frantic call from Bellamy's teen daughter, Lucy. When he arrives he finds the DI dead.

2-  A dead woman is pulled from the water and Jack believes it's connected to Bellamy's death.

3- Alisha and Gary investigate the rape of a teen girl which leads to the discovery that Lucy is staying with Jack

4-  Jack is benched when Lucy is kidnapped, and a boy that claims to be her boyfriend comes forward with disturbing information.  

5 - A missing person from eight years ago is discovered buried in cement which is a case that  Bellamy was working on.

6- Alisha is attacked and the evidence on Drummond is stolen. Drummond takes desperate measures.

This was a fantastic DVD set. Each episode is packed with action, and getting all these shows in one box set makes it a great deal as well! If you'd like to grab a copy of this fantastic series for yourself, it is available now on Acorn Media and on Amazon. 


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