Parents' Guide to

George Gently

By Matt Springer, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 16+

British police procedural with mild violence, sexuality.

TV BBC America Drama 2007
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There's something almost comforting about the familiar rhythms of a police TV series. A viewer can become lulled into a pleasing trance by watching expected story beats play out time and again.

Then there are shows that take the detective series and play out those beats with such skill that it's a pleasure to watch. George Gently takes some very familiar detective tropes, sets them in a quiet corner of 1960's Britain, and elevates the effort with strong writing and terrific acting, especially from the man who brings Gently himself to life, Martin Shaw. Wearing a classic Columbo overcoat like a second skin, Shaw brings just the right mix of humor, attitude, and sadness to Gently.

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