As I am not really a fan of many recent crime dramas for a variety of reasons, I did see a very quick episode of Unforgotten the last year and thought that it was slightly different than many series nowadays.
For one thing, there was a human element to it; a degree of empathy and relation to modern day UK life. This may be down to the cast’s performances, or scripts.
The series concerns two cops, a DCI Cassie Stuart (Nicola Walker) and DI Sunny Khan (Sanjeev Bhaskar), who follow up cold cases. For this episode, number 1 of the new season, they were investigating a headless body that was found, and naturally, just what happens concerning its identification, etc.
Yes, once again, and one of my pet peeves, is the over use of blue / brown colour correction! Why do they do this! It adds NOTHING to the story, and if anything, detracts from the drama. OTOH, the empathy and relation to modern Britain, I liked the joke about Crystal Palace supporters (!), is much better than, for example Marcella, The Bay and Vera.
Recommended – 4/5