Any television drama that gives Jason Isaacs a lead role instantly warrants some kind of attention. And with Case Histories, there's more than just the leading man to warrant the attention. While on the surface, it might look like just another detective series, there are a couple of choices that make it just a little bit more intriguing.
The main focus of Case Histories is less on the procedural of solving a case, and more on the characters. Stories are split into two … mehrepisodes apiece, and are based on the popular series of novels by Kate Atkinson.
Theres a lot to enjoy here, in a welcome and mature piece of television drama, but Case Histories isnt a perfect beast. There are concessions made for the small screen that arent going to please fans of the books, and a high degree of belief suspension is required to get the most from it. Yet the presence of the perfectly-cast Isaacs is ample compensation for all of this. His performance is magnetic, powering the show forward even through its quieter moments. weniger