New Tricks - Season Four (2007/Acorn Media DVD Set)
C Sound: C Extras: D Episodes: C+
old, semi-retired detectives are called back into service to solve police cold
cases in this latest season of New
Tricks. Led by a younger, feisty,
female superintendent Sandra Pullman, Gerry, Brian and Jack look clues to the
past, armed with their knowledge, charm and long time experience they find the
clues to solve cases which younger policeman couldn't solve or have given
up on. These old dogs still got a trick
or two up their sleeves in Season Four.
They don't kick down doors or shoot guns, but when it comes to solving crime
these three old fogeys show if there is one thing that still isn't too old,
using their noggins and old fashion policework and paperwork. Gerry Standing is like an old Howard Hughes or
charming the old man, Brian Lane
is the brain of the group or Mr. Know-it-all and Jack Halford is glue that
keeps them together and them from each other's necks. Their heyday might be long gone but their
skills are still sharp where it counts.
The BBC has done it again, another detective series to solve strange crimes and
murder mysteries, though not as well as they usually do. Like all murder mysteries they present all the
possible suspects in the beginning and then you deduce who has enough reason to
kill or murder. The series was like
watching a mix of The Three Stooges (plus one girl) with CSI; it was refreshing to see an old
cast of detectives than a group of younger ones.
Casualty - The boys are in the
hospital after a car accident, but was it really an accident? While
recuperating they learn there was a separate murder at the hospital.
God's Waiting Room - Sandra uncovers
a murder while looking for a nursing home for her mother, the last place any
where any of the guys want to be.
Ducking and Diving - An armored car
is found 40 feet underwater in a lake, what happened to it's cargo and it
driver is brought back up.
Nine Lives - When a vast inheritance
is left behind to cats and the last cat dies, relatives and relationship come
claiming the inheritance, but the woman who owned them was said to be eaten… by cats.
Power House - A number of mysterious
bank notes were recently uncovered from a power plant, it seemed to be a cover
up for some government operation.
Buried Treasure - A 600 year old
corpse is found in the ground, but string of mysterious calls leads the Team to
believe there are a few much younger corpses buried in the grounds somewhere
Father's Pride - Some old film is
found in a red district renovation, evidence to an old case of a body found in
the alley nearby. Gerry's daughter
decides to help out with the case.
Big Topped - A case of spontaneous
human combustion is brought back up when the man's daughter shows up years
later. Was it really a case of
spontaneous combustion or murder?
and sound are on par with our coverage of the Season Three set at this link:
are no extras.
- Ricky Chiang