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This is one of the best series I've ever seen on TV.  And yet, I don't like any of the three leads.

Lennie James (Season 1), Keeley Hawes  ( Season 2) and Thandie Newton (Season 3) were the real

stars of the show, giving brilliant performances. 

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I do like the three leads, but I agree with you that the three actors you've mentioned have been wonderful.  I'm in the middle of watching S4 right now (Thandie Newton's series).  At this point, I think Keeley Hawes has been the best of the three, but that's no slight on the other two.

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1 hour ago, tkc said:

I do like the three leads, but I agree with you that the three actors you've mentioned have been wonderful.  I'm in the middle of watching S4 right now (Thandie Newton's series).  At this point, I think Keeley Hawes has been the best of the three, but that's no slight on the other two.

I only started watching in S4, and was half hoping that the suspect would get away with it, solely because of the (IMO) smugness of the lead characters!  Might have felt differently if I'd watched the previous seasons first - only picked up on this one because I like Lee Ingleby. 

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On 9/10/2017 at 9:46 AM, tkc said:

I think Keeley Hawes has been the best of the three, but that's no slight on the other two.

Thanks for the reminder I'm going to rewatch her season. I agree with you it is by far the best. While the other two are really good, Keeley's is the stand out. 

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So happy to see this forum! I have asked about it before.  Totally agree, I am always watching more for the leads than for the team..and of course for "The Caddy."  I personally think Lennie James' season was the best and my favorite. 

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We finished watching season 4 today.  I love this series.  

They really do cast great villains.  The writing and the acting is great. 

Thandie Newton was intriguing.  I don't want to say too much and give away the outcome to anyone that hasn't watched it yet.  But I kept changing my mind who balaclava man was.  I was suspecting everyone of wrong-doing.

I certainly hope they have a season 5.

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From what I've read, there is a commitment to a series 5 and a series 6, but production won't begin until 2018.  The prediction is that we won't see new episodes possibly until early 2019.  In the meantime, showrunner Jed Mercurio is working with Keeley Hawes on a different show.

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Before I read  posts I just want to say YES! YES! YES! FINALLY!!! What were you guys waiting for to bring this show on here???? I was waiting and waiting and checking over and over... Fantastic show and series. 

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Just finished Series 4.  What a gripping series this is.  Now I can't wait for Series 5.

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This show is addictive from the very first episode. Comcast has free Acorn channel this week, and I am now up to the end of the second series. WOW....I can't figure out if Miss Hawes is guilty or innocent.  Whoa.  She is as evil as sin though, that's for sure.  This is so much better than any of our American shows. Totally gripping, and brother, they don't care who they kill off in this series!

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Okay, now I have finished through season 4. wow oh wow oh wow....Oi, when does season 5 come to America? Help me you wonderful British people.  Thank you.  Damn they really have some evil women detectives, they seem to mean well, but to me they are still bent! 

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Hey friends, can someone tell me if the actor who plays Steve is part Asian? He's a little doll.  I know he is Scottish, but I think he sort of has an Asian look, it's in the eyebrows. I just found this series and watched all four seasons in a few days, totally hooked! 

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I absolutely loved Thandie Newton in the past season. 

3 hours ago, atlantaloves said:

Oi, when does season 5 come to America? 

It hasn't even aired yet in the UK.  It just wrapped filming. 

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4 hours ago, atlantaloves said:

Whew! Thanks, I can breathe easy now...Will Thandie return, well, parts of her?

I don't know the answer to that. There is usually some kind of thematic thorough line with the seasons but it's not always linear. 

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