Saturday, August 4, 2018

No Offence Series 1

Acorn TV features the DVD debut of the outrageous police procedural NO OFFENCE, Series 1 on August 7, 2018. The outrageous female-driven police procedural follows an unorthodox team of cops in Manchester. From legendary writer Paul Abbott(ShamelessState of Play) comes an “exhilarating, ballsy, and…filthily funny” (The Independent) police comedy-drama with fierce female characters and a shrewd, irreverent take on crime. The critically-acclaimed dramedy stars Joanna Scanlan (Requiem, The Thick of It, Notes on a Scandal) and Irish Film & TV Academy Lead Drama Actress nominee Elaine Cassidy (Acceptable Risk, The Paradise, The Others). The DVD 3-Disc Set features 8 episodes, plus bonus featurettes ($49.99, No Offence, Series 1made its U.S. premiere in April 2018 on Acorn TV. Called a “glorious streaming service… an essential must-have” (The Hollywood Reporter), Acorn TV is North America’s most popular streaming service focused on British and international television from RLJ Entertainment, Inc. (NASDAQ: RLJE).

Charismatic DI Vivienne Deering (Scanlan) leads an ace but unorthodox squad that tackles Manchester’s most gruesome and off-the-wall crimes, including drug dealers, neo-Nazis, and black-market organ sellers. When strong-willed DC Dinah Kowalska (Cassidy) connects a body at the morgue to a group of murdered girls with Down’s syndrome, Viv and her team begin the hunt for a serial killer. What they uncover could leave even the most seasoned officers reeling.

Loaded with dark humor and shocking plot twists, this award-winning series also stars Alexandra Roach (Iron Lady, Anna Karenina), Will Mellor (Broadchurch), Paul Ritter (Vera), and Colin Salmon (Arrow).

Street Date: August 7, 2018                                                             SRP: $49.99
DVD 3-Disc Set: 8 episodes – Approx. 381 min., plus bonus – SDH Subtitles – UPC 054961267194
Bonus: Meet the cast & crew (11 min.) and deleted scenes (11 min.)
Contains violence, strong language, sexual situations, nudity, drug use, and disturbing images

My Thoughts

No Offence is a new crime series that centers around Vivienne Deering  and a squad of female cops tackling some of the most gruesome crimes in Manchester including Dinah. From drug dealers to serial killers, this team uncovers horrors that even the most seasoned cops would have trouble handling. This first season includes eight exciting episodes.

1- Dinah connects a murdered Down Syndrome girl to a series of other murders.

2-  Dinah brings home a survivor. Viv traces a batch of bad drugs to a wealthy couple.

3 - The squad arrest a neo-nazi for arson at this wedding, but his alibi makes them believe it wasn't a hate crime after all.

4- Dinah tries to save a man after he walks into traffic. The team is still hunting the serial killer.

5 - A stabbing victim has a secret identity. The serial killer is connected to an online dating site.

6 - Viv goes after Kathy's attacker. Dinah is having doubts about the serial killer case.

7 - The killer may have a spy in the inside, and a surgeon gets killed on a jog.

8 - Viv struggles when she learns who the rapist is, and one of her people is charged with manslaughter for failing to save a mother and child.

This was a great series. I think it's one of my favorites from Acorn so far. I love the full cast of strong female characters leading the cases, and every mystery leaves you on the edge of your seat. You can grab this DVD set on Acorn Media for only $49.99. You can also find it on Amazon.