What can I say, our favorite detective is back and in rare form. We have watched every episode of Vera since first discovering this on BritBox several years ago - some of them 2 or 3 times - and Brenda Blethyn just keeps nailing it. The stories are as complex as ever. Always difficult to figure out "whodunnit" and always a pleasure to see Vera bring the criminal to justice. All of the supporting cast is there, along with Vera's acerbic comments/humor and she doesn't let up on poor Aiden (not so much Kenny this episode). The raincoat, house dresses and signature scarf have not changed, nor has the Land Rover. A feeling of comfort surrounding one of my all time favorite TV characters (shades of Columbo). We are so grateful that there is a new season with more episodes in the offing.
If you haven't discovered Vera yet, I strongly suggest that you go back to S1, E1 and start from the beginning. That, however, is not necessary as you can jump in any time, but there are very few insights into who she actually is, and how she became what she is, and those small clues dot the episodes over time. Rewarding to have the insight, but not necessary. Each episode stands on its own and is a pleasure to watch. Do yourself a favor and become a Vera fan.
One of the most enjoyable series Britbox has ever produced.