Seasons 1 & 2

DVD - 2015
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Eight puzzling murder cases keep good-natured Detective Inspector Jimmy Perez busy, and keep one guessing, in the breathtakingly beautiful Shetland Islands. Among the mysteries Perez is confronted with are a local recluse who looks like the obvious suspect in the murder of a teenage girl until another corpse and a secret hiding place reveal new clues; a journalist's fatal car accident seems suspicious after Perez discovers the driver was researching plans for a controversial new gas pipeline.
Publisher: [England?] : BBC Worldwide Ltd., [2015]
Characteristics: 3 videodiscs (ca. 454 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
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Mar 28, 2019

Series worth watching. At times it is difficult to hear what the actors or actress are saying because of their strong Scottish accents. Also, like the idea that all the actors and actresses are not perfect looking as it gives a more realistic feeling to the show. However, there are still some very good looking women in the show still. If you have ever watched Coronation Street you will understand what I am saying about not having perfectly good looking actors and actresses. A good police detective series to watch.

Nov 10, 2017

Hard to understand, but well done, excellent acting and the storyline is riveting. The location shots are so outstanding, would love to live there, but then I realize where its at. I have to now research the Shetland Islands and WWII. Will be looking forward to season 3-4.

Oct 05, 2016

Very good series. Scottish accent difficult for me to understand at the start of the series, but became easier the more I watched. I would recommend this series.

Sep 08, 2016

Another good series from the BBC (Scotland). Each 2-part segment of 1 hour each, solves the crime. There's enough development of the ongoing characters to keep you interested without "leaving you hanging" at the end.

Sep 06, 2016

Really enjoyed these series....stunning scenery and the slower paced approach to solving murders perfectly reflected island life in the north of Scotland. Well cast.

Jun 10, 2016

Fine writing, acting, and a beautiful and remote location are all part of a solid drama featuring interesting characters and sinister crimes on Scottish Shetland islands. Very binge-worthy!

Feb 15, 2016

I loved the Shetland location. Different and very beautiful even though there are no trees. The movie was good but a little slow. It consists almost entirely of Inspector Perez questioning people. It could really use some action sequences to break up all the talking.

Feb 14, 2016

Rated 10/10. Excellent series. Great stories.


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