Single-handed

Single-handed

Set 2

DVD - 2012
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Transferred from Dublin to his hometown on Ireland's windswept coast, Sergeant Jack faces challenges he never expected: winning the villagers' respect, escaping the shadow of his father and predecessor, solving baffl ing crimes, and exposing dirty secrets.
Publisher: [United States] : Acorn Media, 2012
Characteristics: 3 videodiscs (304 min.): sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in
Additional Contributors: McDonnell, Owen 1974-
Acorn Media (Firm)

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miaone
Oct 02, 2017

The two sets have a total of only 6 episodes. I do wish they'd gone on with it, as it is one of the most unusual crime series I've ever seen. So well done. Most of the actors don't sound all that Irish, so I had to use subtitles in only the third episode, first series.

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ralwal
Jun 27, 2017

Slow and boring.

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firefly5
Oct 23, 2016

Didn't realize I had watched this once before. I watched this for a second time. Enjoyed this series very much. I would recommend this series.

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Onewhoissaved
Jan 05, 2016

I was somehow able to watch the first disc in its' entirety but it was dreary, dismal, dissociative. Where were the unique Irish accents? I would not want to spend any time in the area these episodes occur in.

JCLJanineM Mar 16, 2013

Final 3 of 6 episodes. Irish crime drama with a small-town feel. Somewhat noir with family drama as well as some mystery to the plot.

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ange2
Apr 30, 2012

"beyond the pale" was not created by a person named Pale.
The word pale derives ultimately from the Latin word palus, meaning stake, specifically a stake used to support a fence. From this came the figurative meaning of boundary and eventually the phrase beyond the pale, as something outside the boundary. Also derived from the "boundary" concept was the idea of a pale as an area within which local laws were valid. As well as the Pale in Ireland, the term was applied to various other English colonial settlements. In addition, the term Pale of Settlement was applied to the area in the west of Imperial Russia where Jews were permitted to reside.

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Fionaenzo
Apr 11, 2012

Must see. Tightly scripted, suspenseful program. Appreciate that you can't quite anticipate where the story is going or how characters will respond. A number of sinister regulars keep the tension tightening. Great acting. The mother is a bit sinister and omniscient - scary combo. Lead character understated but true - you want good to triumph over evil. The law in the west of Ireland is where the saying "beyond the pale" came from - English law created by a person named Pale which divided the country leaving the "wild west" or Ireland outside the law, beyond the Pale (law). This program highlights that small towns everywhere are still the wild west.

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