Vera

Vera

DVD - 2011
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Follows a solitary, obsessed, cantankerous investigaor-- who happens to be pure genius at her job.
Publisher: Silver Spring, MD : Distributed by Acorn Media, c2011
Edition: Widescreen presentation
ISBN: 9781598285765
1598285769
Branch Call Number: DVD Drama VERA
Characteristics: 4 videodiscs (355 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in
Alternative Title: Vera (Television program)

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"Brenda Blethyn is a marvelous actor; and this series has been wonderful." - Kevin

Brenda Blethyn is brilliant playing Detective Chief Inspector Vera Stanhope, in this series based on the detective novels of British author Ann Cleeves. Vera is solitary, obsessed, and cantankerous and just happens to be pure genius at her job.


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Nooksack20
Jul 13, 2017

Highly recommended. She is truly a diamond in the rough.

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talktimereader
May 06, 2017

Much in the tradition of a grumpy Morse, this is delightful English Detective fiction with super scenery.

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franna
May 04, 2017

good murder mystery series, but i tend to like the ones where the detective is a little more light-hearted - like Columbo, Murder She Wrote, or Father Brown. Vera is a good show - just a little dark for me. She's pretty rough around the edges, too, which of course makes her more interesting to some viewers.

charming protagonist with complex psychological tensions. Needed the subtitles for some of that English country dialogue

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rb3221
Dec 11, 2016

The committed Vera and her side kick Joe. Good shows worth your time.

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LauraSteinert
May 06, 2016

I love Vera. She is not young, nor pretty, nor skinny, nor stylish. What she is, is a older woman with a long successful career, a damaged childhood, and a young (eye candy) apprentice to train--both in police work and in not ruining his life as she has hers. She is cranky, mulish, and standoffish; however, she is a great detective and mentor. The series is a little bit of work to follow (I need subtitles) but the characters are strong, the scenic background fascinating, and ,for me, the change from US and Swedish crime to British crime is nice.

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twzrhd
Apr 06, 2016

It takes a bit to get a a handle on the language, pet, but it is worth it. Great who-dunnit drama.

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chickie2
Feb 17, 2016

couldn't get past the first couple of episodes. Rather slow.

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gloryb
Jan 01, 2016

i've seen the stories on this DVD on TV; Crow Trap, Hidden Depths, Telling Tales, Little Lazarus.

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tenet
Nov 19, 2015

Rated 10/10.

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