Scott and Bailey

Season One

(DVD - 2013)
Average Rating: 4 stars out of 5.
Scott and Bailey
Scott & Bailey is a thrilling investigative drama series exploring the personal and professional lives of two female detectives. Despite their differences, impulsive, funny and single Rachel and reflective, married mother-of-two Janet, have a great partnership. Thrown together in the toughest of murder cases, they have become the best of friends, ready to support each other both in and away from the incident room. Each episode sees Rachel and Janet face a serious crime that is both challenging and emotionally difficult, whilst coping with their complex personal lives. Scott and Bailey is an honest and powerful crime drama series. As seen on ABC1.
Publisher: Burbank, CA : BBC Worldwide Ltd. : Warner Home Video Inc. [distributor], c2013
Branch Call Number: DVD Drama SCOTT1
Characteristics: 2 videodiscs (ca. 270 min.) :,sd., col. ;,4 3/4 in


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Gripping murder mysteries face Detective Constable Rachel Bailey and her partner Detective Constable Janet Scott in this series from award-winning writer Sally Wainwright

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Jan 07, 2015
  • gklucevsek rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

One of the best police shows ever. Three very strong, female characters, and co-written by the wonderful Sally Wainwright, who also was a writer on "Last Tango in Halifax" and "Happy Valley," two more fantastic series. The interplay between the two leads, and between they and their boss, is wonderful. The characters are beautifully drawn, we really care about them, we laugh with them and at them at times, we cry with them and for them. And the police procedural detail, the interviews and staff meetings, are meticulous and riveting. One of the great ones!

Dec 04, 2014
  • LauraSteinert rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

I really enjoyed this series. The three main characters are strong women trying to balance a demanding job with complicated personal lives. Although it is staged as a police procedural, it is equally a Bildungsroman dedicated to the complexities of working women's lives, temptations, power, and fidelity. Both Scott and Bailey change greatly over the course of the first season.
I found it especially enjoyable because the actors avoid the usual BBC problem of mush-mouth mumbling. The dialog was clear and surprisingly devoid of slang.

I'm not one for hair-parlor-type women stories or soap operas. Despite mediocrity and twistedness of criminals they confront personally and professionally, despite regions of failure in the personal lives of all 3 lady protagonists, their passion for and punctiliousness in their work create a miraculous yet logical feat: like cats that tumble from branch or window, they always land on their feet.

Oct 03, 2014
  • Reynold_Nugter rated this: 1 stars out of 5.

The stories didn't appeal to me. I thought the plots were not great, and the acting so-so. Too bad, I was hoping this would have been better.

Sep 27, 2014
  • InvernessS rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

Nice to see this on SPL shelf since PBS doesn't have it ON DEMAND & who knows when it ever repeats. A series I enjoy, nice interaction between the female leads not so much as superstars, but believable women doing their jobs. I keep wondering how the dark haired one can be so messed up & do her job - wow, what a judgmental take on someone. She's very good at her job & a nice balance to the partner.

This is NOT just a "chick flick", unless you mean that there are a number of fine performances by women. It's a terrific police detective series that can be enjoyed by any gender.

Jul 30, 2014
  • brontelit87 rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

This is a great show. The stories are not the best. These episodes aren't classic whodunits, but I really enjoyed the show anyway. The three main actresses, Suranne Jones, Lesley Sharpe, and Amelia Bullmore are fantastic!! Indeed, the whole cast (regulars & guests) is fabulous. Theses are very fast-paced episodes. The scripts are well written. The only issue I have with this series is the constant use of the "b" word. Anyway, the characterization of the three main characters is pretty good; it's realistic. The exception here is the character, Rachel Bailey, whose obliviousness in her personal life seems a little off. In any case, though, great acting and interesting enough stories. There's two very exciting, yet disturbing, climaxes at the end of the season. Highly recommended.

Jul 24, 2014
  • xaipe rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

One of the better buddy detective series. Interesting episodes and good actors. Not a "chick flick" (whatever that means).

Jun 23, 2014
  • Lavenderseas rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Talented Brit tough girls solve mystery's and deal with life's ups and downs at the same time. Their team work is admirable and their friendship real. This is a great chick flick.


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Jun 23, 2014
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