Inspector Lewis

Inspector Lewis

Series 2

DVD - 2009
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Oxford's Inspector Robert Lewis, protaegae of the legendary Inspector Morse, works with his brilliant, but brooding partner, Detective Sergeant James Hathaway. The two try to find a link between a murder in Oxford's Bodleian Library; a burglary gone wrong leads from underground amateur boxing to the now-defunct East German Secret Police; the suicide of Hathaway's old friend test his relationship with Lewis; a case of rape and murder causes Lewis to lock horns with the town's elite; a fantasy author finds himself linked to an investigation of murder; the murder of an unpopular student-actor gives many potential suspects and motives; called to investigate a brutal murder, Hathaway's attention may be drifting elsewhere
Publisher: [Boston, MA] : WGBH Boston ; [Alexandria, VA] : Distributed by PBS Distribution, [2009]
ISBN: 9781593759056
Branch Call Number: DVD Lewis s.2
Characteristics: 4 videodiscs (ca. 630 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in


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Jul 07, 2016

I enjoyed Morse very much. Each episode is such a satisfying hour plus to indulge in some tv watching. smart. endearing.

great writing and well executed.

Oxford is as much a protagonist as the humans. and I love that. and spending time there.

May 31, 2015

One of the finest among many fantastic British crime dramas which includes Sherlock, The Bletchley Circle, Vera and Ripper Street among others. The chemistry between Inspector Lewis and his sidekick James Hathaway really begins to gel in season two. I have already put a hold for season three and am eagerly awaiting its arrival. Five stars.

Sep 22, 2013

Kevin Whately made and proved himself as the underling to Morse (wonderfully portrayed by actor John Thaw). Now Sergeant Lewis is promoted to Inspector Lewis and he is everyman's rendition. Whenever I watch Whately I think this is how I myself might 'have done it'. You can spend all day counting the lines on the face of Lewis. Perhaps each line represents a case solved, a point made (and taken)? Hopefully he will continue to entertain world audiences.

Jul 05, 2012

1. - Life Born of Fire
- A serial killer is targeting a religious group. As Lewis investigates, he is surprised to find Hathaway's personal connections to the group. I really enjoyed the growing banter and comments between the two here.

2. -
The Great and the Good -
The prime suspect in the assault of a teenage girl has a seemingly watertight alibi from three pillars of the Oxford community.

Jul 05, 2012

1. -Allegory of Love. -
Literary whimsy becomes murderous reality with the death of a Czech barmaid and two puzzling clues at the crime scene: a bloodstained note and a broken antique mirror.

2. -
The Quality of Mercy -
A student Shakespeare is disrupted by a deadly drama when a cast member is killed. Hathaway really comes into his own here.
- This dvd has SDH

May 30, 2012

The start of Series 2 - - And the moonbeams kiss the sea . - A body is in the library, but not just any library. A man is dead in the basement of Oxford's Bodleian Library, the first murder there in 500 years. The maintenance worker had a curious interest in old books and a more contemporary proclivity for gambling. Lewis and Hathaway's investigation takes them into the secrets and contrasts of Oxford life — the closed world of gambling support groups and the rarified arena of arts and literature. But when the murders start to stack up like books in the Bodleian and the surreal link seems to be the poet Shelley, Lewis and Hathaway scramble to get an education and catch a killer. - - This DVD has SDH

BakerStreetIrregular Oct 06, 2011

I absolutely LOVE the relationship between Lewis and Hathaway!! Especially watching the way it progresses from the first season.

May 23, 2011

I enjoyed the Inspector Morse series and was glad to see Inspector Lewis continue on in his own series. His new young partner, Hathaway, quotes literature that is reminiscent of Inspector Morse. I enjoy how the two characters play off of each otther.

Nov 09, 2010

The acting is first rate, and the series is worth watching for that reason alone. Some of the plots in this series are rather far-fetched, but the characters have many layers. It is the rich characterization and first-class acting that makes Inspector Lewis a success, a worthy successor to Inspector Morse.

Oct 27, 2010

I think Lewis is such a great series. I thought once Dexter was gone, then Morse would never be the same but Lewis really has come of age without Morse at his side.


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