The Tunnel: A Crime Scene Without Borders

The Tunnel: A Crime Scene Without Borders

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Lately, there hasn’t been that much on TV in the evening until I heard about The Tunnel: A Crime Scene With Borders. Marty and I love relaxing at night with a good movie, but lately, we’ve had a hard time finding anything new to watch. I was about ready to give up when I learned about The Tunnel: A Crime Scene Without Borders.  I was sent a DVD for this review.

The Tunnel: A Crime Scene Without Borders

The Tunnel: A Crime Scene Without Borders

The Tunnel: A Crime Schene Without Borders from the makers of the Broadchurch series is set against the backdrop of Europe in crisis. When a prominent French politician is found dead in the middle of the Channel Tunnel, straddling the border between the UK and France, detectives Karl Roebuck, played by Stephen Dillane (Game of Thrones) and Elise Wassermann, played by Clémence Poésy (Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Parts I and II) are sent to investigate on behalf of their respective countries.

The case takes a surreal turn when a shocking discovery is made at the crime scene, forcing the French and British police into an uneasy partnership. As the serial killer uses ever more elaborate and ingenious methods to highlight the moral bankruptcy of modern society, Karl and Elise are drawn deeper into his increasingly personal agenda.

My thoughts:

The Tunnel is a British/French crime scene drama series that was originally broadcast in the UK in 2013.  The story is about two detectives who are trying to solve a series of murders done by a serial killer. I believe that there are a total of two seasons. The second is called The Tunnel: Sabotage. This is the complete first season which includes 3 discs with 7 1/2 hours of programming. This DVD also includes 20 minutes of behind-the-scenes footage as well as cast interviews.

I really love the British mysteries that PBS airs but wasn’t at all familiar with The Tunnel. The fact that the murders are occurring both in the UK and France (and on the border), gives this a unique touch that other British mysteries don’t have. The two detectives work well with each other and it’s easy to get drawn into each show. At the end of the show, there is just enough of a cliffhanger to get you interested in watching the next one to see what happens. If you enjoy British mysteries, you’ll definitely enjoy The Tunnel.

 

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2 thoughts on “The Tunnel: A Crime Scene Without Borders

  1. I mentioned how this is my fave TV show right now and two nights ago when the Sunday episode was repeated, I actually watched the same episode again! It was that good. This time I read all the French subtitles translated, which I had missed last time. I never watch the same episode twice in one week, so the DVD is definitely worth it. I’ve not seen Game of Thrones or Harry Potter, so the actors are all new to me and enjoying them. Added this to my wish list!

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