Whitechapel (2009) - Crime, Mystery, Thriller

Hohum Score

16

Watchable

A fast-tracked inspector, a hardened detective sergeant, and an expert in historical homicides investigate modern crimes with connections to the past in the Whitechapel district of London.

IMDB: 7.9
Director:
Stars: Rupert Penry-Jones, Phil Davis
Length: 180 Minutes
PG Rating: N/A
Reviews: 5 out of 37 found boring (13.51%)

One-line Reviews (28)

There's far more cliché and plot holes in television dramas.

It's a very unshowy but intense and believable performance and one of his best to date.

Great entertaining series .

A case per 2 episodes seemed good to me, the events became catchier, but the final case (4/3) did not round up the Series in a reasonable manner, just added confusion about the possible Season 5 that has never come into existence.

The first season was enjoyable, the second season less so and the third season even less, with the fourth just becoming annoying.

Gripping Crime Drama Despite Some Flaws .

Cliched, trite, tired writing and tiring to view.....

But when thinking about it I realise there's virtually no story, no police work, no plot development.

The seasons fall into a strict course of action and utilise repetitive imagery and symbols, so if you read the story lines based off of precedence the killer reveals themselves almost immediately.

Overall, a gripping and quite excellent series.

Gripping and quite excellent .

I found the characters to be enjoyable, if somewhat predictable.

The police station and staff seem to resemble in many ways the same station from Life on Mars, just thrown in a team of disjointed detectives when a new D.

The writing is thoughtful and well written and the story lines are always compelling and well paced with some genuinely shocking scenes to boot.

Enjoyable at first, then implausible .

Whitechapel may have any number of flaws, not the least of which are hackneyed character development, seeming like a cross between Prime Suspect, Morse and cult-classic Edge of Darkness, but it packs a very intriguing punch all the same.

Phil Daniels snearing contempt is tempered as his sympathy for Rupert's confusion and sense of helplessness and a growing respect for him.

Really enjoyable series with solid character development, enough twists and turns to keep you interested and the historical angle makes for an interesting twist.

But this is an enjoyable drama because its parts are greater than its whole.

Brilliant series - Once in to it,gripping.

Good length and intriguing for me.

Despite too much flashy interruptions this was proving to be an enjoyable series although the characters were all a bit on dimensional.

The atmosphere is resolutely creepy and gripping, and this is helped by some top notch production values and haunting music.

Penry-Jones gives his best performance consisting of subtle but intense emotion and realism.

This was probably why the character, who I did enjoy at first, ended up feeling so redundant and played up, with irrelevant story lines and cliché 'nice guy who does no wrong' characteristics.

The perversion of the crimes and the empathy that is built up for DI Chandler, and his at times crippling desire to succeed, does make for it to be an entertaining series.

How could it possibly fail to be enjoyable?

Fine and entertaining.