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Case Histories

(DVD - 2011)
Average Rating: 4 stars out of 5.
Case Histories
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Detective Jackson Brodie takes on the case of a girl who disappeared 30 years ago, helps a crime novelist who becomes involved in a road rage incident, investigates the mystery of a novelist's holiday in Russia, and looks for another missing girl after being released from jail.
Publisher: Silver Spring, MD : Acorn Media, 2011
ISBN: 9781598287899
Branch Call Number: DVD TV C
Characteristics: 2 videodiscs (ca. 347 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.

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Oct 22, 2014
  • harrybrowne rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

Jason Isaacs (so brilliant in "The State Within") is almost as good in this twisty series with subplots. Superb acting, eccentric characters (Sylvia Syms for one), intelligent dialogue laced with macabre humor, often emotionally gripping. Not-so-pretty stories with some graphic, gruesome images. A good soundtrack.

Negatives: the Scottish accents are very thick and there is some PC silliness. Hard to believe Isaacs' character would ever be attracted to the shrill, frankly unattractive DI Monroe. But these flaws are not enough to deter anyone from enjoying this drama.

Aug 04, 2014
  • jazeebelle rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

i'm sooo hooked! Like a lot of series, the first few episodes are a bit flat, but by the end of the first episode on disc 2 i was addicted. I love these characters. The stories are ok, but you stick with it for the characterization. The lead played painfully wonderfully by Jason Isaacs is so enduring you can't help but want to find out what happens in his screwy (not screwball!) life next. Highly recommended for anyone liking UK mystery series.

Jun 06, 2014
  • aqiva rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

Aside from the closed-captions - which are tolerable but not the best designed - and the fact that they've made the main character into a junkie (cig addict), he and the characters in each of the stories are very engaging. Very well done. And Edinburgh area accents are easy (unlike those from Glasgow and Aberdeen, which can sound like Finnish to Americans)

Apr 27, 2014
  • ownedbydoxies rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

I have loved all Kate Atkinson's novels, and this movie, featuring her detective Jackson Brody, is excellent. I like how the story lines intersect. The acting throughout is top-notch.

good show but way tooooo many repeat flashbacks. When the protagonist is looking at something in the water in episode 3, we really don't need another flashback to know what's going on in his mind. We've seen the scene many times and don't need it spelled out again!

Apr 09, 2014
  • theat rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

great series with multi-threaded stories and wonderful acting

Apr 08, 2014
  • Reynold_Nugter rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

Excellent stories. Good acting from Jason Isaacs.

Dec 21, 2013
  • uncommonreader rated this: 3 stars out of 5.

These two discs contain three of Kate Atkinson's detective novels. The stories are rather pedestrian, but Edinburgh looks beautiful.

Oct 18, 2013
  • e278 rated this: 3.5 stars out of 5.

“Case Histories”: tarnished detective on a mission = his redemption, through myopic work distractions; Like so many of us, he's good at what he does, not always good at who he is. I hope the author writes more on this.

Sep 19, 2013
  • rslade rated this: 2.5 stars out of 5.

A couple of stories from the "Case Histories" collection, strung out to mini-series size. Some damage to the plots, and the characters feel a bit off.

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Jul 31, 2013
  • EuSei rated this: 3 stars out of 5.

Sexual Content: A very disturbing scene where a child provides sexual pleasure for her own father. Sickening and unnecessary.

Jul 31, 2013
  • EuSei rated this: 3 stars out of 5.

Violence: Some very violent scenes, with lots of blood.

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Jul 30, 2013
  • EuSei rated this: 3 stars out of 5.

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