Watch Vera 2011– 123movies, Full TV Series Online – The central character is Detective Chief Inspector Vera Stanhope. Who is obsessive about her work and driven by her own demons. If she’s lonely she doesn’t show it and faces the world with caustic wit, guile and courage. Her trusted and long suffering colleague is Sergeant Joe Ashworth. Together they approach every new case with unparalleled gusto and professionalism..
Plot: A sharp detective with a messy life, DCI Vera Stanhope patrols her “patch” of northeast England, pursuing the truth in cases of murder, kidnapping, and blackmail. Vera is obsessive about her work and faces the world with caustic wit, guile and courage.
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Brenda Blethyn Is Superb
Gutsy, gritty police drama series has an unusual format and a great star: Brenda Blethyn.
This is not a weekly series, nor is it a miniseries. It’s a yearly series of four 90-minute movies that loosely tie up together, especially in the character of Vera Stanhope, a driven and crotchety character who excels in her work but who has trouble connecting to the people around her or in dealing with her past life.
Brenda Blethyn is just perfect as the middle-aged copper and just as changeable as the North England weather. She’s just as likely to lash out at her colleagues as she is the suspects in the series of murders she must solve.
Chief among the supporting cast are David Leon as Vera’s sergeant Joe Ashworth, later replaced by Kenny Doughty as Aiden Healy. There’s also Jon Morrison as Kenny Lockhart and Riley Jones as Mark Edwards. In the first couple of seasons, Peter Ritter as the weirdly comic pathologist Billy Cartwright is a delight. But there are plenty of other quirky coppers and suspects lurking about the Yorkshire dale and towns. The location shooting is quite stunning as well.
The mysteries are based on characters created by Ann Cleeves and most of them are excellent. It’s never easy to guess the killer. You won’t see a parade of famous actors but that works in the show’s favor.
A great show for mystery fans and those who like great acting.
And how is it possible that this great show has never gotten a single BAFTA nomination?
Filling Morse’s Shoes…
Inspector Morse’s departure from our screens and lives left a gap that was not easy to fill, but Vera seems to have stepped right into his shoes. Brenda Blethyn is a talented actress who brings life to the well-written plots of this new TV crime drama. The setting, in and around Newcastle, is charming too, very different from gritty inner city dramas as well as from picture perfect villages that are typically the sites of crime shows. The relationship between Vera and her sergeant mirrors that of Morse and Lewis (the single work obsessed detective and his long-suffering family oriented colleague). While Morse as a fifty-something bachelor was presented as an oddly desirable, enigmatic, man with his occasional liaisons, Vera as a fifty-something single woman is depicted as lonely and frumpy. Morse’s love of booze was endearing; Vera’s is merely pathetic. This is, sadly, a realistic comment on the different ways in which single men and women are perceived the world over. Unlike Morse, which was pretty much a two-character series, this one involves the larger detection team as well. The resolution is not the result of inspired, instant, intuition, but careful detection. I watched the series in reverse order, and preferred series 2 to series 1; the second episode of the second series is superb.
Original Language en
Runtime 1 hr 30 min (90 min)
Genre Crime, Drama, Mystery
Actors Brenda Blethyn, Jon Morrison, Riley Jones
Country United Kingdom
Awards 2 wins & 8 nominations
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Sound Mix Stereo
Aspect Ratio 1.78 : 1, 16:9 HD
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