Thursday, September 29, 2022

Thursday Movie Picks #429 Mystery/ TMP Television Edition - Cold Cases

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This week's Thursday Movie Picks is Mystery/Television Edition - Cold Cases


Inspired by the 2000s TV series called Cold Case, this is another theme that I mistakenly believed was going to be easy. Anyway, I still managed to find three picks and am going with all British series.
Unforgotten (2015 - )
This is a pretty good crime mystery drama. It’s a one case per season series and usually a season opens with a body being found which tend to be a missing person from a cold case several years or decades old. I like the series but I do kinda find one thing annoying that is the lead female detective. She is sometimes overly emotional, like sniffling and nearly tearing up emotional even when briefing her subordinates. I get that the cases are heartbreaking, but if you are a commanding officer and need to cry…go into supply closet or something, do it in private…the people you lead do not need to see you all weepy.

Bancroft (2017 - 2020)
A young detective investigating a cold case finds that a senior detective may be connected to it. This is a decent crime thriller with a cunning manipulative villain. The last episode of season 1 was pretty diabolical.
The Pembrokeshire Murders (2021)
Based on a real police cold case investigation of unsolved 1980s murder cases. This is another decent crime drama and a sobering reminder how long it can take to catch a perpetrator. The murder cases were two decades old and it took about another half decade to reinvestigate and build a case against the perpetrator.

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  1. We match with Unforgotten which, I think, is brilliant. I can see why she annoys you but it didn't annoy me although she seemed so conflicted. Have you see Season 4? I can't wait for season 5 which is supposed to go on next year. I don't know the other 2 but they sound quite good especially the last one. If they were only on Netflix than I can't see them

    1. I think I saw all three on our local BBC, so I assume you’d be able to watch it on your BBC America.

  2. I don’t watch true crime docs, which I assumed a few might have been made about this case, so I never knew about it before seeing the drama.

  3. I haven't watched any of your picks, but especially the last one sounds very interesting


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