Jack Taylor

Jack Taylor

Set 3

DVD - 2017
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Set Three includes three all new feature-length mysteries. Cross - When a man is found crucified, Jack's investigations reveal that the dead man's brother was responsible for the death of Norma Mitchell. Headstone - Jack is on a race against time to locate a former nemesis, Ronan Meyers, who has been kidnapped and held for ransom. Purgatory - Jack is hired by the head of a large software company to investigate the theft of valuable data.
Publisher: [Bethesda, MD] : Acorn Media, [2017]
Branch Call Number: 791.4572 JACK
Characteristics: 3 videodiscs (282 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.


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Feb 07, 2021

Consistent quality.

Dec 31, 2020

Jack is independently wealthy now and so he does not need to chase clients but picks them as favors, interesting cases or being righteous. Same smart dialogue but with more humour than prequels. The stories are all released in 2016: "Cross," "Headstone," and "Purgatory."

Set 1--- ★★★★½ Jack is a ruggedly handsome, amiable yet damaged Irish private investigator who was once a "Guard" Sargent before he punched a Minister's lights out during a traffic stop. How's that not an alluring and endearing premise? Thoroughly enjoyed this hard boiled gumshoe series with three stories:"The Guards 2010," "The Pikemen 2011" and close to home "The Magdalen Martyrs 2011."
Set 2 --- ★★★★ Less fresh as S1 but still features the hard boiled Jack and his side kicks constantly sticking their noses in danger just to be Jack, and be close to Jack. Lo and behold, often with injurious if not deadly consequences. "When it comes to leaving well alone, I'm an eejit. And worse, a stubborn one." The stories: "The Dramatist 2013," "Priest," and "Shot Down 2013."

Jun 24, 2019

Thought this continued on being a great show and was sad when I found out there was NO MORE!! Realize the actor playing Jack Taylor was a very busy guy every year since the last season of the show, and I realize how notorious GB is with their TV shows, meaning, they cancel excellent shows without any kind of notice, much to the chagrine of the show's fans and not giving ratings a consideration. Each "movie" was excellent, and nothing I've really ever seen on other Brit tv shows, and I got the biggest kick out of the last episode where there were four "Americans" on the show, one with a Southern accent. Extremely believable, so much so that I wondered if they hired American actors, but, I would listen very, very hard and you could hear some words said with an Irish inflection, but, it didn't bother me in the least, just was amazed at the actor's and actresses's ability to mimic American accent so well. At first I didn't like Darragh, and was put off by Cody going off to Boston, and I told my daughter that I would never date anyone who was doing what Darragh was doing in his bedroom when he's first introduced, but, as the first episode progressed, I found myself liking him more and more and wished the show would have continued to see more of him. A few unexpected things happened in this season, which one in particular was shocking, won't do a spoiler. Just sad there is no more to watch. I don't know where one reviewer said that the actor playing Jack Taylor appeared to just going through the motions, because, I didn't see any of that, and I read their review before I actually sat and watched Season 3. Highly recommend. The only thing I could skip on was the gratuitous usage of the "F word", which I find ridiculous to use every other word almost or when another, less overused word could have been used instead. Did use the subtitles, but, at times, didn't actually need them as the accents weren't too bad, but it was interesting to see how Gaelic ( think that's what the language is called) was spelled compared to the spoken word. Another excellent British show and highly, highly, recommend.

Feb 22, 2019

3 discs each with 1 story, 1 1/2 hrs long. Each story furthers the relationships among the main characters - Jack, a private eye, and Kate a police detective. The murder cases they are involved in are not related to big business and drugs but "ordinary" ones happening in the town of Galaway in Ireland. I turned on the subtitles and had no problems understanding what was said. I started watching this series with Set 3 so now need to go back to Set 1 and Set 2. Set 3 introduces a new character - Kate's cousin - Darragh - who uses his psychology skills to help solve the murders that Jack and Kate are working on. He is a young charming person with wit, a nice contrast to Jack's down to earth character.

Feb 10, 2019

Ten minutes was 9 too many....

Nov 12, 2017

Disappointing, quite dull, uninspired scripting. Iain Glenn appears to not really care. Just saw him in Delicious, now that was good, fun and great scenery.

Sep 14, 2017

Good stories. The acting feels a bit mannered at times.

Jun 29, 2017

Great stories set in Ireland with terrific actors.

Jun 28, 2017

Compelling series that got even better with Season two and three. Iain Glen is perfect as the gritty no-nonsense, "do-as-I-like" Jack Taylor. Glen never fails to excel in his various roles. Glad Taylor got himself sorted out after season one. Interesting plots. Look forward to seeing a season four.

May 14, 2017

Gritty and a bit long in the tooth, P.I. Jack Taylor again solves crimes in Galway in this third installment. I agree with BakerStreetIrregular, Darragh is a very welcome addition, especially considering Jack's staid attitudes and cynicism. He lends a bit of welcome comedic relief too. It has to be said that Iain Glenn gives his all to inhabit this character including serious bodily injury, which I certainly didn't see coming.

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