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Our reviews of George Gently: Series 1 (Blu-ray) (published February 2nd, 2012), George Gently: Series 2 (published July 21st, 2010), George Gently: Series 3 (Blu-ray) (published June 1st, 2011), George Gently: Series 4 (published May 31st, 2012), and George Gently: Series 5 (published May 18th, 2013) are also available.
In 1960s Britain, an upstanding detective takes on a dangerous world.
Chief Inspector George Gently (Martin Shaw) and Sergeant John Bacchus (Lee Ingleby) return following an explosive finale to Series 5. Both detectives were seriously injured following a violent encounter with of one of Gently's nemeses. Six months later, the two get back to solving crimes in 1969 Britain, which continues to go through cultural upheaval. Regardless of changing social norms, murders still need solving and Gently's the best in the business. Four more feature-length mysteries to sink your teach into.
• "Gently Between the Lines"
• "Blue for Bluebird"
• "Gently with Honour"
• "Gently Going Under"
I'm a fan. George Gently remains one of my favorite mystery series still on the air—though, to be completely honest, I've found more value in the relationship between the two main characters versus the mysteries themselves.
The narratives are still intriguing and the payoffs tend to deliver some off-putting revelations, but the over-reliance on sparkplug '60s issues (the labor movement, Cold War jitters, and, of course, abortion and gay issues, which are mainstays for at least one episode per series) has grown a tad stale. Still, it's a minor complaint and something that doesn't come close to outclassing the stellar work of Shaw and Ingleby who continue their effortless chemistry. Series 7 promises even greater character work.
Acorn serves up a nice set in George Gently: Series 6 (Blu-ray), headlined by a reliably strong 1.78:1/1080p transfer and a DTS-HD 2.0 Master Audio track. Extras include a behind-the-scenes segment, a featurette about the season, a photo gallery, cast text interviews, and some fun facts about 1969.
Not Gently. Er, I mean Not guilty.
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