Wire in the Blood

Wire in the Blood

The Complete First Season

Streaming Video - 2002
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Brilliant, passionate and eccentric, clinical psychologist Dr. Tony Hill (Robson Green) has an extraordinary understanding of the criminal mind. It enables him to empathize with both victim and murderer-and even to visualize the crimes.
Publisher: [United States] : Entertainment One : Made available through hoopla, 2002
Characteristics: 1 online resource (3 video files (ca. 286 min.)) : sd., col

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Loge99
Mar 30, 2015

Very graphic violence. And unfortunately not subtitled. The spoken English is very rapid and not always understandable.

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BritCrimeDramaFan
May 25, 2014

At times difficult to watch, but like Dexter, excellently written, acted, and paced. Robson Green is fantastic as a psychologist hired by the police to ferret out serial killers, though socially he's probably on the autism spectrum himself. Though sometimes "over-directed", this series keeps you on the edge of your seat.

EuSei Feb 20, 2014

This was a very disturbing series. We had to force ourselves to watch the first episode, but that was as far as we were able to go. What kind of sicko creates a story like this—and what kind of actor enjoys playing the sicko himself? The torture that begins with only mentions, escalates to very graphic scenes, highly disturbing and sickening. I saw Robson Green in “Ain’t Misbehain’” and enjoyed his performance; he diminished himself by playing the wacky psychologist in this series! There are scenes in which he talks to himself: he jumps from seat to seat of two chairs, asking and answering his own questions. And his behavior in the last scene was disgusting, really.

wisteriagirl Oct 22, 2013

The writing and acting in this production is wonderful. Robson Green plays Dr. Hill beautifully.

insane_smurf Apr 08, 2013

genius. watch it. 'nuff said

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Fionaenzo
Dec 07, 2011

Excellent. Twists and turns.

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Palomino
Aug 21, 2011

I recommend this! It's elegant, intelligent, and addictive. Do you like Mad Men? Tony Hill is the same kind of dark, fascinating, old-fashioned man as Don Draper (except broken on the outside -- socially incompetent). The chemistry between the characters is incredible. As I said in another review, the squeamish might want to skip episode 1, which is the most horrifying of the bunch. I suggest using "fast-forward" and "mute" buttons in the scary parts.

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3catnite
Sep 20, 2009

Excellent adaptation of a Val McDermid novel, but her material is so exceptional that it would be difficult for the outstanding British TV engine to mess it up. Robson Green and Hermione Norris are perfect as the dark Clinical Psychologist, Dr. Tony Hill, and the driven DCI, Carol Jordan, who hires him to help solve a grizzly crime. Far beyond the usual British "Whodunit" and not for the weak of heart. Graphic.

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WilliamWood
Jun 11, 2007

Yikes...this is not like the PBS Mystery of old. Very graphic and disturbing...good, but "adults only" for sure.

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