True crime shows rarely have a second series after the murder is resolved.And the first series ManhuntInvestigating the murder of French student Amelie Dragrange, starring Martin Clans as real-life DCI Colin Sutton, did conclude with the arrest of serial killer Levi Bellfield.
If it was fiction, the same team probably covered another murder in a subsequent series. In fact, DCI Sutton was dispatched to review Operation Minstead, a horrifying 17-year brutal rape investigation of older women in southeast London.
Therefore, in this follow-up, Clunes replays Sutton’s role, confirming that he is calm but not nonsense, and attempts to unravel the mystery of the man the press called “night stalker.”
In the first episode, it became clear that this was not the desired job. It is a severe case that has not been resolved for nearly 20 years and there are no signs of resolution. Nevertheless, Sutton rolled up his sleeves, pulled out the clipboard, and began pointing out many failures.
In general, I’m skeptical of the dramatic adaptation of true crime. Too often they are voyeur, sensational, stimulating, or insensitive. Otherwise, they get stuck in the boredom of their day-to-day police work, trying to be completely loyal to the real thing.
Manhunt Focusing on the issues of staff shortages and bureaucracy as a barrier to solving the central mystery, he devoted himself to the latter.
Some of the dialogue was awkward and the pace was moving fairly slowly, ManhuntThe second outing was a watch that was as solid and capable as a police job.
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