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      Season 1 – Case Histories on Masterpiece

      2011 Crime Drama Mystery & Thriller List
      63% 8 Reviews Tomatometer 87% Fewer than 50 Ratings Audience Score An unusual take on the detective genre featuring Jackson Brodie. Read More Read Less Watch on Peacock Stream Now

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      Case Histories on Masterpiece — Season 1

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      Episodes

      Episode 1 Aired Jun 5, 2011 Private investigator, Jackson Brodie, takes on a case of a girl who disappeared 30 years ago. Details Episode 2 Aired Jun 6, 2011 Jackson Brodie, takes on a case of a mysterious seductress who is trying to find her niece. Details Episode 3 Aired Jun 12, 2011 One Good Turn Jackson helps a crime novelist who is caught up in a road rage incident. Details Episode 4 Aired Jun 13, 2011 One Good Turn Jackson exposes some dark secrets of a novelist's holiday in Russia. Details Episode 5 Aired Jun 19, 2011 When Will There Be Good News? Jackson is involved in a train accident which brings another lost girl into his life. Details Episode 6 Aired Jun 20, 2011 When Will There Be Good News? Will Jackson be able to find Joanna Hunter before it is too late? Details

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      Emily St. James AV Club It's not a perfect example of the genre, since lots of stuff leans toward cliche, but if you're in a mood for a crackling detective story, this will hit the spot until Sherlock gets back in the spring. Rated: B Oct 16, 2011 Full Review Sam Wollaston Guardian Fun, fast and just a bit baffling, detective drama Case Histories is just right for Sunday night viewing. Oct 16, 2011 Full Review Mike Hale New York Times The problem with a crime drama that's all grace notes and rueful jokes is that if you aren't completely absorbed by the characters, you start to notice how generic the construction is. Oct 16, 2011 Full Review Lesley M. Smith PopMatters Case Histories leaves the audience with a faint echo of a delightful original, oozing with talent, budget, and location shooting, and almost bereft of compelling content. Oct 16, 2011 Full Review Matt Roush TV Guide It's a nice change and a great start to a delightful franchise. Oct 16, 2011 Full Review Read all reviews

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      Sean K The series is quite good except for the nonstop cigarette porn. Tobacco addicts undoubtedly may like watching the lovingly detailed "lighting up" footage of the main character ten times an episode. Some of us, however, find it disgusting and distracting. Both of my parents died, far too early, from smoking-related cancer, and I don't find the smoking porn romantic, glamorous, rebellious, or anything but pathetic. Rated 4 out of 5 stars 12/07/23 Full Review kathy j Main character and story were worthy of more seasons. Rated 5 out of 5 stars 11/19/23 Full Review Stephen M This was a great drama from start to finish. It had compelling stories, was well filmed and felt like a classy production with excellent actors. It was gritty at times and also had good humour. Unfortunately, it was axed by BBC in their somewhat recurring theme of if it's quality; ditch it, if it's a series like Death in Paradise, with the same tired formula week after week...lets make 12 seasons...and counting! Rated 5 out of 5 stars 10/12/23 Full Review Nancy M Great writing and performances. It's a shame there are only two seasons. Set in Edinburgh, beautiful sets and scenery. Really good photography. High quality production. THis has been out for awhile (2011) — how did we miss this great show?! Rated 5 out of 5 stars 08/02/23 Full Review Anna S Season one is entertaining, with good stories and a likable and hunky hero whose good heart just can't let things go that need fixing. Season two, however, inexplicably makes our hero somewhat meaner and his behavior is more erratic, especially in his relationships with women, including his own daughter. In the final episode of Season 2, Jackson's final scene with DCI Louise Monroe has to make him the biggest cad ever, and the ridiculous birth scene seemed rushed and trite -- seen a million time before.. The music is awful...much too loud, with sappy lyrics distracting and forcing interpretations on emotional scenes. Hard to believe that Jackson Brodie would unwind by listening to mopey "women's" music. Rated 4 out of 5 stars 07/17/23 Full Review Audience Member Great acting, great writing! Rated 5 out of 5 stars 01/09/23 Full Review Read all reviews Post a review

      Season Info

      Director
      Marc Jobst, Dan Zelf, Bill Anderson
      Network
      BBC
      Genre
      Crime, Drama, Mystery & Thriller
      Original Language
      English (United Kingdom)
      Release Date
      Jun 5, 2011
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