Criminal Justice

I don’t want to make a habit of reviewing television series, especially those not based on books, but Holy Toledo Batman, “Criminal Justice” is phenomenally intense!

Criminal Justice 1.jpgSeason 1 follows a young man who borrows his dad’s cab and spends the night with a beautiful stranger, to wake up apparently having committed a horrendous crime he doesn’t remember committing.

This season focused a great deal of time on prison life as well as the intricacies of the courtroom.

Pete Postlethwaite was brilliant as always, may he rest in peace.

Criminal Justice 2Season 2 follows a wife and mother who mortally stabs her husband, a respected and well-liked barrister, in an apparent unprovoked attack.This season spent a great deal of time delving into the lives of husband and wife before the fatal attack, contrasting and conflicting pieces of evidence intended to confuse and create doubt within the viewer. The courtroom aspect of this season was especially stunning and elicited from me an emotional response, which was lacking in Season 1.

Maxine Peake was heart-wrenching as the wife and it was interesting to see Matthew Macfadyen as something less than a Knight in Shining Armor.

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