Ragdoll

Season 1
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DS Rose and his colleagues, newly promoted DI Baxter and young American ingenue, DC Edmunds are called to a grim discovery in a block of flats. Rose sets out on a secret investigation to find the killer before it's too late.
Starring
Lucy HaleAli CookHenry Lloyd-Hughes
Genres
DramaSuspense
Subtitles
English [CC]
Audio languages
English
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  1. 1. Episode 1
    November 10 2021
    44min
    TV-MA
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
    Audio languages
    English
    A gruesome discovery sets DI Baxter, DS Rose and DC Edmunds on the trail of the Ragdoll killer who also lists six more people due to die. It's a race against time to find the victims and track down a killer before he strikes again.
  2. 2. Episode 2
    November 17 2021
    45min
    TV-MA
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
    Audio languages
    English
    With the Ragdoll killer proving unstoppable, the team hunts down the second victim on the list. When hazy memories from the past surface, Rose starts his own investigation into the case and his dubious interview tactics cause concern for Edmunds.
  3. 3. Episode 3
    November 24 2021
    45min
    TV-MA
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
    Audio languages
    English
    Rose's erratic behaviour raises questions for Edmunds. With the killer one step ahead, Baxter's plans to protect a victim go awry with devastating consequences and frustratingly they are forced to watch the Ragdoll killer's horrific plans play out.
  4. 4. Episode 4
    December 1 2021
    46min
    TV-MA
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
    Audio languages
    English
    To protect the next person on the kill list, Rose and Baxter attempt to outwit the Ragdoll Killer. Edmund's past catches up with her as she investigates Rose's unusual behaviour. The team finally get their first tangible lead on the Ragdoll killer.
  5. 5. Episode 5
    December 8 2021
    47min
    TV-MA
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
    Audio languages
    English
    Rose and the Ragdoll killer engage in a sadistic game of cat and mouse. Baxter goes back to basics to try and track down the killer while Edmunds' piqued suspicions put her on the right track but also land her in grave danger.
  6. 6. Episode 6
    December 15 2021
    46min
    TV-MA
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
    Audio languages
    English
    Rose is forced to confront his choices as Baxter tries to help him choose a path of redemption. Baxter and Edmunds are faced with a difficult decision as Rose's name becomes that last one left on the kill list. Edmund's dark past is revealed.

More details

Directors
Niall MacCormickToby MacDonald
Producers
Lizzie RusbridgerFreddy SybornPat LeesLee MorrisSam SymonsSally Woodward GentlePhilippa Collie CousinsKristin Jones
Season year
2021
Purchase rights
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Format
Prime Video (streaming online video)
Devices
Available to watch on supported devices

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3.7 out of 5 stars

34 global ratings

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K8O'SpadeReviewed in the United States on December 27, 2021
2.0 out of 5 stars
Why is Lucy Hale even there?
If Lucy Hale’s character could have been edited out of the whole show, I would have saved the series for me. Her American millennial DC isn’t a character so much as a walking, taking-too-much stereotype. Her over-therapized, vegan, cute as a button lesbian shtick was absurd. The serial killer plot itself was actually pretty good, just different enough to hold the attention of a investigative drama enthusiast without being too out there. Hale’s character distracts from the rest of the team’s solid portrayals. The main character of Rose and his best-friend-mentee-turned-boss was enough to get on board with the story. DI Baxter’s chemistry with DS Rose made for believable partners who would do anything for each other except communicate well. I would have preferred the rest of the team were fleshed out as characters instead of the liberal-elite, over-educated, hipster nonsense. Hale was at her best when she waded through that crap and presented a brilliant investigative mind. But, those moments were few and far between. I would have liked to see if she could hold her own as a smart, baby-faced detective set against the macabre murders, but she wasn’t given the chance and it ruined the show for me.
8 people found this helpful
pleineluneReviewed in the United States on November 13, 2021
3.0 out of 5 stars
Had Potential - Unfortunately didn't live up to it for me
I can only go from first episode as that was all that was out when I found this on Amazon.

Started out interesting storyline, but not a fan of the writing. It just kind of meanders.

Again, really had higher hopes. Some great actors I have seen in other films or series, but the writing/directing didn't do them or the story justice.

And really did not like the background score/music, if one could call it that. Found it distracting and annoying.

Pity. I enjoy a great police drama/mystery. This just wasn't one for me. Your mileage may vary.
4 people found this helpful
oma1Reviewed in the United States on December 11, 2021
4.0 out of 5 stars
Interesting show
Plot was intriguing, and acting was pretty good. Could have done without Lucy Hale's character. She was very unneccessary and annoying. Starts slow then pulls you in.
6 people found this helpful
Patterson Family CEOReviewed in the United States on February 13, 2022
1.0 out of 5 stars
What. The. Hell???
I love UK/English television, especially mysteries/investigative shows...HOWEVER, Luther, Vera, Foyle's War, Old Tricks, Happy Valley, Shetland, Bay or even Father Brown this show doesn't come close. Ragdoll was a (spoiler alert) disjointed then stitched together fail. The American character: annoying and unnecessary. There is really no character connection. The viewer is never given the opportunity to "know" these characters, except for the extremely pompous jerk "Edmonds" which added nothing. Maybe if "Edmonds" had been cut out there would have been more room to develop a good character/story foundation. The basic premise is intriguing, then the viewer is just dropped into the middle of the story with only bits of insight. I kept watching expecting the links to connect...alas, it did not.
3 people found this helpful
Avg JoeReviewed in the United States on March 4, 2022
1.0 out of 5 stars
Solid actors. Abysmal script. Painful to watch solid actors mouthing an adolescent's dialog.
Really bad writing. You can't make someone look like a genius by making everyone around them stupid.
Its bad writing. Really bad. You keep hoping the talented actors will pull this dreck out of the dumpster.
They protect a target by putting him in a room with two walls of windows and other staggeringly stupid things.
Making Lucy Hale an unlikable, thin skinned nuisance with no business being there save to complain wasn't tour de force writing either... hitting all the woke tropes like a shopping list. I had to rerun several sections to confirm that I hadn't misheard the nonsense dialog.

If that's actual police procedure, one wonders why the UK isn't a haven of criminals blessed with average or above IQ running rings around the "barely squeaked through high school" cops.
And... just for the record...Tedious isn't Edgy. They're two different words for a reason.

Wanted to add one star for the talented actors who try to make this work.
... couldn't do it.

BBC needs to ditch the untalented, lazy political bloggers and hire writers.

This is what happens when you have guaranteed income from a TV license... the quality of your writing pool and producers is garbage.

An excellent argument for killing state run media.
One person found this helpful
Kenya WrightReviewed in the United States on December 14, 2021
5.0 out of 5 stars
Amazing so far!!
I'm on episode five and loving every second. I wish it was more episodes and I'm hoping for more seasons. This is an intelligent and hard to solve murder mystery.
I'm a super fan of serial killer police procedurals!
This show is now in my top five.
I'm hoping more will come!
3 people found this helpful
HoneygirlReviewed in the United States on January 4, 2022
5.0 out of 5 stars
Good series well worth the full season watch
Starts off as all new series, character building, plot layout. It does both beautifully.
Really liked Rose and inspector relationship and acting. Hale's character was played well but who could like her, that comes together in the last 2 episodes with a cliff hanger. I look forward to more seasons of this series.
** seriously, how can anyone give a decent review after one or less than one episode.
One person found this helpful
FrankReviewed in the United States on January 3, 2022
2.0 out of 5 stars
Failed to be good.
I started out really liking this series, but it wore me down. We did finish it, in spite of the impractical, illogical, stupid things written into the characters parts and the plot itself. By the end, I was just glad it was over and sorry I had wasted time on it. The actors are really good, but the parts they were given were just humiliatingly stupid.
2 people found this helpful
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