Stone persuades Ruth to join him in investigating the disappearance of solicitor Steve Eli, tracing his last journey to a spot where two other men were slain. From this Stone deduces that taxi driver...
Stone and Inspector Prior discover Ruth, who has been knocked out by 'Leanne' who is a man and Stone deduces that he lures teen-agers to their deaths and make them appear to be suicides. Stone notes ...
Sydney homicide detective Eve Winter (Rebecca Gibney) solves tough, high profile cases with cool intelligence, fighting bureaucracts, criminals and plenty of advances - unwanted and wanted - to catch her prey.
When her husband, Lee, is murdered, Sarah Manning comes to realize that she knows nothing about his past. Sarah begins to question who Lee actually was and what he did in his work for a ... See full summary »
A young couple move into an apartment only to find the body of a young woman that had been missing for 2 years but never registered as missing which leads to a deeper investigation into what actually happened.
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".
Chasing Shadows is a 4 part drama which follows the crimes investigated by troubled Detective Sergeant Sean Stone as he struggles to collaborate with colleagues DCI Karl Prior and Ruth Hattersley when investigating the disappearances of Taylor Davis and Stephen Eli.
At one point DS Stone asks Ruth if she's started wearing lipstick. One role Alex Kingston is known for is River Song on Doctor Who (2005) who is an archaeologist/murderer/thief whose modeous operandi is wearing hallucinogenic lipstick and kissing her target. See more »
I recorded Chasing Shadows without knowing anything about it other than it was a 4 part police/crime drama/ Now that I have watched it, I am really disappointed that they only made 4 episodes. In fact, it is actually two, 2 part stories although there are, as always, some sub plots running underneath throughout the whole thing.
It all centres around a Detective who specialises in multiple murder cases. To say he is socially inept, is an understatement. It is never stated but he comes across as what I would imagine is borderline autistic. Nothing like as bad as Dustin Hoffman in Rain Man but getting that way. However, this condition gives him the free reign he needs to be completely focused on solving the crimes and seeing patterns that others miss.
The series starts with him being moved from more conventional policing to a missing person's department where he meets Ruth his (very) long suffering partner. Before long, they are on their first case and she discovers just how eccentric he is but he gets results.
For the first episode, it kept reminding me of 'House' but I know a lot of reviews have used 'Sherlock' as a comparison. It isn't really either but it has a bit of both. There is definitely a slightly humorous undercurrent although the crimes are still treated with the seriousness they deserve.
What it definitely is, is something a bit different to the usual crime drama. Personally, I found it much more enjoyable that Broadchruch.
I really hope they make another series.
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