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Murder in Suburbia – Series Two


Picture: C+     Sound: C+     Extras: C-     Episodes: B-



Murder in Suburbia – Series 2 is now on DVD for all fans to enjoy.  Both of the quick mouthed police detectives Kate and Emma (Caroline Catz and Lisa Faulkner) are back in their full glory to break the latest cases.  The show is unique and spunky, using the female leads to give the series a good flow.  The six telefilms are just complicated enough to hold the audience.  With stab wounds, dead brides, balcony dives, and a dog incident that is just not right Murder in Suburbia has it all.  Now to this reviewer the series still holds some of the tired old British Television stuffiness that holds the series from being great.  The fast paced action/dramas of American television may have desensitized audiences, but judging from racy series like Slings and Arrows and A State Within, we know the Brits are up to the challenge as well.  With griping storylines, Murder in Suburbia has great potential to improve, so keep up the good work ladies!


The set in total contains 6 griping episodes.  The episodes included once again have no titles but be assured, each is unique in its own way.


The technical aspects of this DVD set are adequate but not stellar.  The picture is presented in an anamorphically enhanced 1.78 X 1 Widescreen that seems to have been originally shot in HD.  The picture quality can be a bit soft at times, but the colors are in adequate balance.  The sound is presented in a simple Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo, which is nice but not stunning.  The extras are quite drab only offering audiences a boring ‘Cast Filmographies’ section.


The show seems to have a reasonable following, with its ability to capture the attention of many with the wise cracking antics of two cheeky detectives.



-   Michael P Dougherty II


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