Season One

DVD - 2017
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An emotionally damaged ex-police detective goes back on the job after her seemingly happy marriage falls apart to investigate a serial killer.
Publisher: [Silver Spring, Maryland] : RLJ Entertainment, [2017]
Branch Call Number: TV MAR 1
Characteristics: video file,DVD video,rda
digital,optical,surround,Dolby digital 5.1,rda
2 videodiscs (approximately 378 min.) : sound, colour ; 4 3/4 in
Alternative Title: Marcella. season 1


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Aug 25, 2018

I'm not sure how to rate Marcella as I found myself hoping the titular character would get bumped off along with the others! As noted below, lots of twists and turns though sadly almost pushed to the point of absurdity! Not sure what's going on with the mystery/crime/drama factory as it is churns out unlikable leads these days, particularly female (add "Janet King" to this) as well as lead characters who are trying to raise a family when it is obvious that their work comes first and the kids are a distant moon-cast shadow! Looking forward, I see the number of viewers for season two of Marcella has dropped off quite substantially so perhaps the end is near. As a side bar I can't help wondering sometimes how any of these modern day crime dramas with their various police force members, would do without seemingly ubiquitous CCTV and phones that can do just about anything? How did Morse or Sherlock Holmes ever solve crimes without these props?

May 27, 2018

Written by Hans Rosenfelt (The Bridge). If you liked The Bridge, specifically Season 2, then you might like this. Lots of potential bad guys and psychopaths to choose from; and just like The Bridge, all is revealed in the last 90 seconds...

Apr 15, 2018

I tried to watch it, but after three episodes I gave up. Jumping around between characters and leaving huge gaps in the story doesn't create suspense for me, just frustration. The background music is from the same people who scored the first two season of Luther, and it really got on my nerves. If you like the Luther series, give this a try. I like Luther, but this didn't work for me.

Mar 17, 2018

Excellent series. Can hardly wait till Season 2 DVD release.

SnoIsleLib_MarieB Mar 06, 2018

In this gritty British mystery series, a female detective is experiencing blackouts at inopportune moments. Danger: Binge-watching ahead.

Feb 02, 2018

A Thriller-action-detective-mystery series! So many confusing twists and turns that you will no longer know who is a bad or a good guy! Worse, by the end of the series, you will start believing that there are no good friends nor police officers, and most people are violent criminals!
While it is refreshing to be more realiastic about the personalities and characters of people and not be so ready to categorize, this series really pushes the boundaries enough to give one a headache! The episodes are overly complex, and there are way too many characters to keep track of! Will surely keep you on your toes! Lots of violence and confusing scenarious! So, almost everyone who was killing decided to use the same method? Bizarre! Even with a copycat, it defies reality!

While this a novel and a quality detective thriller, I just did not care for it after a while! Possibly, it was due to all the violence!

I liked some characters, and I may miss them; yet, it is unlikely I will continue watching the next series!

Jan 12, 2018

Oh ya. I agree with the other reviews - what a twisted plot & worth a jolt to the very end. So glad i came across this first series. I suppose if you're a detective yourself you might see through the details, but I did not see it coming & I'm very picky.

lotuslori_8 Dec 20, 2017

A terrific series with lots of surprising connections amongst the characters.

Dec 06, 2017

Not your average British detective thriller. There are plenty of twists and red herrings here in the story about a serial killer who has evaded capture. Lots of possible suspects, even detective Marcella Backland herself possibly, since she seems to have ongoing bouts of memory loss and violent outbursts. She is clearly troubled having lost a child and also recently separated from her lawyer husband, who may be implicated in at least one of the murders. You'll need patience, but it will pay off if you stick with this one.

Nov 30, 2017

I liked this show. There are a lot of twists, and Marcella has periods of memory loss that cause her to doubt herself. Her husband is a jerk who left her after the loss of a child, getting a new rich, younger girlfriend. Marcella has some issues to work out, but her cop instinct is still working. I hope to see more of Marcella.


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Feb 02, 2018

Sexual Content: Sex scenes! Mostly the back of male nudity shown!

Feb 02, 2018

Frightening or Intense Scenes: Killing scenes are very intense and disturbing!

Feb 02, 2018

Violence: Lots of violent scenes! Can be quite disturbing! Assaults and torture scenes!

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Feb 02, 2018

ilovewhippets thinks this title is suitable for 18 years and over


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