Former undercover cop John Bloom joins Martha Lawson's team,who specialize in identity theft. He meets Justin Curtis, a former war hero who has attempted suicide after being accused of running over ...
Ironically Keeley Hawes (DSI Martha Lawson) herself was once scammed when her credit card was cloned and used on a spending spree in Spain. On another occasion a joint account with her husband was relieved of £7,000 and all of it spent at Tesco stores in the UK. See more »
There's a great idea for a TV series here -- a police squad that specializes in identity theft. But based on the two episodes I watched, it's been mishandled. Both centered on psychos who swiped identities and committed murder for reasons that were at best murky (and at worst ludicrous.) And in both episodes, extended chase scenes filled the gaps in threadbare scenarios. The cast isn't bad. And perhaps subsequent stories will suggest...surprise!!!...that not all identity thieves are homicidal wackos. They might even deal with the frightening and fascinating way in which lives can be stolen -- along with cash, credit ratings and reputations. But from what I've seen so far, I'm not hopeful.
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