Tommy Murphy is a tough talking cop. He is a bit of a womeniser and is particularly interested in Annie, his colleague, who is later is boss. An excellent undercover cop, Murphy, solves ... See full summary »
The series focused on various murders in the fictional suburban English town of Middleford. The crimes are solved by two female police detectives, Inspector Kate Ashurst and Sergeant Emma Scribbins, aka "Ash and Scribbs".
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UK DVD releases from Season 2 onwards are struck from edited international episode masters (allowing for commercials to be added for overseas broadcasts). The full uncut versions were originally broadcast on BBC One, without commercials. However, certain US DVD season releases (e.g. Season 3) contain the full uncut episodes. See more »
Very gripping detective series with a brilliant James Nesbitt
I wasn't sure whether I would love Murphy's Law, the fact is I do. It is gripping and very well structured, perhaps a little bleak at times, but hey Taggart is bleak as well, well sort of. One thing I like about Murphy's Law is how it is shot. The photography is very well done, and the scenery is atmospheric. The music also adds to the gritty and tense atmosphere that is evident in some episodes. And then all this is coupled with some brilliant writing that is gritty yet intelligent, taut direction and interesting and well structured story lines. But I can't write this review without mentioning James Nesbitt in the title role of Tommy Murphy, a great actor who gives a superb performance throughout, bitter and indifferent, yet we love him for those reasons. Some episodes are indeed stronger than others, but it is like that with almost every show ever in existence. 10/10 for a very gripping detective series, and well worth watching for Nesbitt especially. Bethany Cox
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