AKA Cagney and Lacey: UK
This was always going to be a prime-time cop show and not quality original drama, so we've no business posting about it, but dammit we like Lesley Sharp and all she's had to do so far in 'The Shadow Line' is look unhealthily thin and baffled. (Mrs Bede may have been diagnosed with Alzheimer's, but she's probably also confused by the overblown plot.)
Last night's opener was pretty much as expected: case which coincidentally mirrored Cagney's, sorry, Bailey's muddled private life which she thus has insight enough to solve. Hurrah! Clunky, but harmless. The main TWNH, though, is that we are expected to believe that our competent cop has been seeing someone for two years without realising he was married with kids and lived, when not in his bachelor pad, in a posh family home. Villains had better hope that Scott is on leave or off sick, so they can get away with it.