“ This is a consistently entertaining cop show that doesn't simply rely on gritty story arcs, shoot-outs, car chases, clunky macho dialogue and bright, shiny pathological labs with the corpse of the week laid out and being probed by a medical examiner.
“ The first few series were fresh and very entertaining.
“ I've only watched one from this series but intend to watch more because it moves swiftly, has interesting and rather eccentric characters, and the plot took some unpredictable turns before the solution came.
“ While not quite reaching the heights that 'Minder' did for Waterman, it's nevertheless highly entertaining - and he does get to sing the title theme...
“ Entertaining to say the least .
“ Worth watching over and over again .
“ This is a unique and entertaining crime drama with good humor and great actors.
“ The concept of creating a team of retired officers to solve cold cases is intriguing.
“ He became like a one person GRUMPY OLD MAN show, and it was as tiresome as it was tedious to endure.
“ Worth watching if you like your detective stories told in British style.
“For me the Series peaked around Series 4 or 5, back then it was must see TV, as the old cast started leaving they took a little something with them, it was never the same, but still worth watching.
“ Brian Lane is tormented and flawed with OCD and social disorders but is such a compelling neurotic memory savant.
“ Hugely Enjoyable Detective Series ***** out of ***** (a rare 5-star review) .
“ I hate to have to miss parts of this great show due to the unbearable smacking and slurping coming out of his mouth.
“And why do we again have to have the cliché of the boss who repeatedly threatens to (or actually does) take them off the case?
“It's Funny,Sad & Thrilling in Equal measure and just goes to show you don't need Whizzbang CSI type Investigations to Enjoy a very well Written and Acted Series.
“ They were bland, uninteresting, and brought little if anything to the table the way that Armstrong and Bolam had.
“ These are talented actors having a good time and creating something extremely entertaining.
“ It's not funny anymore, got boring and predictable.
“ The fact that the 4 lead actors deliver real engaging performances makes it exceptional television.
“ Many of the plots are completely over the top (the witch episode, for example) and in some seasons the scripts have got too sluggish and boring.
“ Sadly, the show became formulaic (i.
“ Eccentric characters and unpredictable plots make it a series worth watching...
“(I felt sorry for her then)All in all, an entertaining and often funny series.
“ Great show, very good plots and very entertaining .
“ I pity the so called young and hip series which feel the need to give identification figures to every focus group the entertainment industry cares about - "New Tricks" manages to make you care about the characters because they simply feel real and because it uses their genuine faults and quirks to propel exquisite and hilariously entertaining story lines.
“ Amanda Redman never disappoints in anything she's in, and she gives a thoroughly entertaining and sometimes serious portrayal of Sandra, and Dennis Waterman from The Sweeney and Minder delights with his vocals in the title song(which is quite catchy), and equally delights with his three-times-divorced, heavy-smoking character of Gerry Standing.
“Not just to pick on British actors, I could do without the gum smacking of Brad Pitt and Matt Damon and it's such a shame because they are great actors, but it's unbearable to watch.
“Brian Lane is the most fascinating and complex character, well drawn and excellently delivered by Alun Armstrong.
“ flaws), charm, and exceptional savant skills of the UCOS squad resulted in one of the most entertaining shows on TV.
“ Extremely entertaining .
“and is a hugely successful and Enjoyable Series...