Having read the comments under my previous review of Good Cop it seems that the unanimous decision is that this programme is one of the best dramas of the year with praise for the writing, direction, atmospheric cinematography and Warren Brown’s lead performance. I’d tend to agree with all of you as I’ve found Stephen Buchard’s drama engaging from the get-go as we watch John-Paul Rocksavage become a killer after witnessing the fatal beating that his partner took in episode one. I personally think that four episodes is far too short for a series like this but judging by the ending, which I won’t reveal here, the story has certainly been left wide enough open for a second run.
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Judging by the comments left under my reviews of the first two episodes of the Good Cop people are generally enjoying this moody cop drama however the ratings don’t seem to be reflecting this as overnight data suggested that more people were watching The Bletchley Circle than this show. After two fairly violent weeks in which we’ve seen Warren Brown’s John Paul Rocksavage take the lives of two of the men who fatally injured his partner this third episode settled down somewhat despite the insinuation that he may strike again though things are getting more dangerous. Having killed Callum Rose last week Sav is now trying to cover his tracks while at the same time try to search for Rose’s murderer who DCI Costello describes as someone who shouldn’t be allowed to get away with murder. At the same time we see the latest member of Finch’s gang, Jonjo Heinz, bought in for questioning with Sav once again circling around him and raising the suspicions of Costello, who never seems like he quite trusts Sav, as he constantly enquires to how far the investigation has got. Meanwhile Sav and Amanda track down an eyewitness to the murder who said he spotted a man leaving Rose’s flat at the time of the murder, which obviously was Sav, marking out his trainers for being distinctive which in turn leads our anti-hero to throw his trainers away thinking that he’s in the clear.
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