Scott and Bailey

Scott and Bailey

Season One

DVD - 2013
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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 791.4572 SCOTT SEASON1 2DISCS
Characteristics: 2 videodiscs (ca. 270 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in


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Jan 25, 2019

Agree. crimes plus personal very bad decisions. Lots on friendship of women, so guys might not enjoy.

Jan 21, 2019

Enjoyed the first, have requested the second. Entertaining and keeps my attention, although occasionally somewhat annoying as well

rb3221 Apr 10, 2016

Excellent series with good plots, with two flawed yet interesting lead detectives, intriguing interrogation scenes. Well worth watching and highly enjoyable.

harrybrowne Jul 22, 2015

Simply awful. Cliched and trite characters and dialogue. Lesley Sharp, who was so good in "Afterlife" is totally wasted here. As is the very talented Rupert Graves. Suranne Jones, however, is pathetic as Bailey, and dumb as well. And as cops, these two commit perjury, blackmail and more. How delightful.
Did not waste my time finishing the series. There are so many other better ones out there.

adasilva7 Jun 25, 2015

A smart detective series with compelling storylines and intriguing characters. I highly recommend this title!

Apr 26, 2015

An excellent police drama with strong female characters. The interrogation scenes in particular held my interest. They held none of the manipulative and borderline or unacceptable police behavior which seems to be the norm for such shows. All in all I think that it is an excellent series.

Feb 08, 2015

Prime Suspect move over.
Fantastic acting - didn't want it to end. I hope this series goes on for a long, long time.

Jan 28, 2015

Simply the best British detective going currently. Fine acting, interesting plots and does an excellent job integrating the 2 female leads' police work with their home lives. Check out this and Season 2!

gklucevsek Jan 07, 2015

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

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.

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