(This review may contain spoilers).
I’ve got to be honest and say this was probably one of my favourite crime shows. I originally remember it being on television when I was attending college and that I would make a special effort to watch it after I got in during the evening. I was disappointed that there were no official DVDs of this.
I’ve watched all thirteen episodes of this series several times now. I was always disappointed that the series was cancelled so quickly. I felt there were a lot of good, unique cases that were dealt with well.
I liked all three of the main characters in this series, but Hale was definitely always my favourite. Out of the three of them, I felt that Carter was more of an enigma. I didn’t learn nearly as much about her as I did about the other two.
All of the episodes managed to draw me into them really easily and although I’ve seen the whole series at least a couple of times, and therefore knew many of the twists, they were still entertaining to watch repeatedly.
I enjoyed watching the banter between the characters and there were quite a few scenes in this that really amused me. I also particularly liked the hints of a close friendship between Hale and Cavanaugh. I would have liked to see more of their history together and how Hale had made the decision to become a policeman.
There were some scenes in the episodes that were really creepy, such as in the episode While You Were Sleeping and Die Like An Egyptian. All of the murders in the episodes definitely fit the definition of deviant crime, in my opinion.
Apart from the three main characters, I noticed there weren’t too many actors who appeared in many of the episodes. It was easy to care about the main characters, since I felt like I got to know them well throughout the episodes that were made.
It was a disappointment that the series was ended so quickly, since there was a lot that had been left with the potential to be further explored. There were a lot of disturbing scenes in this, but I liked the characters and I felt that each episode was entertaining on their own. If you get a chance to watch it and enjoy crime shows with murders that are slightly out of the ordinary… I would recommend watching this.