Review of the 1st season of series «Murder of the first degree»

Investigation of murder of the addict forgotten by society brings to the unexpected suspect, to it conduct threads at once several other crimes. On a hook of detectives of the English and Malligan there is a young successful owner of the IT company, billionaire Eric Blant. A problem only that the police of San Francisco has on Blanta only circumstantial evidences, and the young man, possessing huge money, presumes to use to itself services of the best lawyer. While in a hall of court sessions there takes place fight of lawyers, the English and Malligan diligently is looked for by new proofs of guilt of the young rake, however their opponent, apparently, thought over everything to trifles.

Shot from series «Murder of the first degree»Review of the 1st season of series «Murder of the first degree»

Show early rum of series acted the veteran of shop Stephen Bokko, the screenwriter of such series, as "Colombo", «the Law of Los Angeles» and «Police of New York»

Upon termination of viewing the series «Murder of the first degree» seem a little crumpled, very rough and not especially friendly to the characters. And this impression is reasonable, valid, ten episodes badly develop in a standard set процедуралов from which the air grid bursts, but in it and special charm of "Murder" – it turned out where numerous criminal shows where investigation keeps within 42 minutes of screen time taken away by a format are closer to severe reality of work of detectives, than.

Shot from series «Murder of the first degree»Review of the 1st season of series «Murder of the first degree»

The pilot episode of series was put by the multimachine operator of the American television Thomas Shlamma. Except work on «Murder of the first degree» in 2014 he managed to be noted by direction of several series in "Americans" and "Manhattan"

For a start it is necessary to be ready to that the series have horizontal structure, that is detectives will investigate one case, let and acquiring new and new victims, throughout all season. This occupation difficult, from the abundance of heroes can go around the head, however, to watch investigation really interestingly, "Murder" has the recognizable attractive atmosphere tightening accurately built structure. Though there are nuances – in the middle of a season the series do a sharp list towards especially legal drama which action practically does not fall outside the limits a court session, and in the ending of the eighth episode make fantastic кульбит when suddenly suddenly the criminal does recognition, having felt own impunity.

Shot from series «Murder of the first degree»Review of the 1st season of series «Murder of the first degree»

«Murder of the first degree», however, not so much about cruelty of murders, their motives and details of commission of crimes. The series are rather devoted to that occurs round similar resonant affairs where known, rich and influential people are involved. "Murder" about that, is how difficult to collect proofs in conditions when on each step permission and the warrant when even the slightest miss can cost to a detective of discharge and internal investigation is required. "Murder" that, even having collected enough of proofs, the police cannot guarantee condemnation of the suspect, after all business is entered by the pettifoggers lawyers ready прошерстить at all of a proof, and an order of their registration to point to discrepancy, violation or a mistake and to force court to doubt. "Murder" that sometimes the police will be out of work even with a package, apparently, incontestable proofs, and the criminal goes on freedom, and to make with it practically anything it is impossible.

Shot from series «Murder of the first degree»Review of the 1st season of series «Murder of the first degree»

Heroes devote to discussion of all these flourishes of a fulfillment (or not fulfillments) justice a lot of time, and quite good drama, emotionally rich episodes from this turn out. Especially it concerns character James Kromuell who often happens to the clients and colleagues is too frank in estimates of characters and circumstances. The series in general were lucky with supporting actors, numerous frequenters of slums look live also, from where scoop proofs detectives, and inhabitants of tops of modern elite where Blant with the next colleagues enters, even the police station is far from prichesanno-glamour shape which is often given in other series and films.

Shot from series «Murder of the first degree»Review of the 1st season of series «Murder of the first degree»

On this background, alas, two protagonists, inspectors performed by Teya Diggza and Cathleen Robertson poorly look. Authors as if did not decide that they should tell about them as their life changes. And after all the reserve was, and the reserve impressive – the English just lost the wife, and Malligan endured divorce, but authors forget about it already to the third episode. Then heroes try to bring together with new passions, try to unite, but on everything wave a hand directly stop short. It is a pity, after all to criminal series the interesting protagonist is sometimes more important than the confused business. But for all hundred percent fulfills the Tom Felton able and compassionately to represent the victim, and with a cold glance to strike striking blows in word and deed. Such combination successfully supports an intrigue of a question of guilt of his character till the moment of recognition of the criminal in crimes. Felton – it is unconditional, a find of series and its serious weapon.

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