Vexed

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Two detectives, Jack and Georgina, share chemistry but have complicated personal lives.
Starring
Lucy PunchToby StephensRory Kinnear
Subtitles
English [CC]
Audio languages
English
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  1. 1. Episode 1
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    August 15, 2010
    59min
    7+
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    English [CC]
    Audio languages
    English
    Kate Bishop, a police detective with a shaky marriage, moves from Bristol to London and finds herself partnered with the distinctly eccentric - and rather less dedicated - Jack Armstrong.
  2. 2. Episode 2
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    August 22, 2010
    58min
    7+
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    English
    Kate and Jack investigate attempts on the life of a banker - and Jack makes an unfortunate discovery about himself.
  3. 3. Episode 3
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    August 29, 2010
    58min
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    Jack awaits the worst as he prepares for his operation while Kate and her husband debate returning to Bristol. Oh, and there's been a kidnapping...

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Directors
Matt LipseyIan FitzgibbonKieron J. Walsh
Supporting actors
Miranda Raison
Producers
Eve Gutierrez
Season year
2010
Network
FilmRise
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3.6 out of 5 stars

228 global ratings

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  3. 17% of reviews have 3 stars
  4. 12% of reviews have 2 stars
  5. 12% of reviews have 1 stars
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Joe M. DonahoeReviewed in the United States on March 13, 2019
3.0 out of 5 stars
Season One OK --- Season Two GREAT
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Seaon One of Vexed was good. All the ingredients are there for a great detective comedy, but Seaon One still comes off as a half-baked cake. Toby Stephens is great in the role. His co-star Lucy Punch doesn't seem to really fit the character or the role as a detective. Season One only has three episodes. My strong suggestion, start with Season Two first. Season Two has six episodes, all great, and Season Two fires on all cylinders. Season Two had a new female co-star Miranda Raison who steals scene after scene, which is an accomplishment when acting opposite of Toby Stephens., Toby Stephens doing comedy? Who knew. Season One was OK though. But if you are new to the show, definately start with Season Two first. It is a shame they only made two seasons.
5 people found this helpful
TeriReviewed in the United States on June 23, 2021
5.0 out of 5 stars
VEXED: SERIES 1
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Toby Stephens (Jack Armstrong) and Lucy Punch (Kate Bishop) are police detectives. Jack is single and overly sexed. He is self-centered, shallow and only interested in having fun (and sex) than solving crimes. Kate is married and undersexed. She is neurotic and determined to succeed at her job. Kate is Jack's first female partner as detective investigators of the police force. She talks without filter, and makes mistakes in the process, to the frustration of her partner Jack and her husband Dan Bishop (Rory Kinnear). Jack and Kate disagree all the time on almost everything about the murder cases they are investigating. She was unhappy in her current situation, so she decided to go back home to Bristol with her husband. This is the end of her series. Jack continued to Series 2.
Al E. G8rReviewed in the United States on August 18, 2020
4.0 out of 5 stars
Lots of fun
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Not your typical police drama. It's barely serious at all. Well-written with great moments of sarcasm and understatement. The two leads mesh perfectly with one another, what some might call chemistry. Watch this if your in the mood for something light, You won't be disappointed. I bought series 2 which is also fun.
2 people found this helpful
DigitalPommieReviewed in the United States on August 20, 2020
4.0 out of 5 stars
Good show
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Good show, didn't care at first for the male lead but by end of series one really liked the chemistry and the dynamics. Spoiler alert, season two NEW female lead and forensics guy, BUT not new story lines they just continued the series as if they were the same person. Plus the male lead overplayed it in second one. Regret buying series two.
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ABCReviewed in the United States on August 18, 2017
2.0 out of 5 stars
Just not funny.
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A clueless, sexist male isn't enough of a joke on which to base a whole series; the female character isn't enough of a foil.I gave this a go, but it's just too out of touch with the times.
9 people found this helpful
NatalieReviewed in the United States on October 23, 2015
5.0 out of 5 stars
Funny, Funnily Inappropriate, A True Gem
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Irreverent and funny. This series takes the very serious topic of murder and being a police detective - or as they say in Britain, Detective Inspector - and turns it on its ear. The entire series is only 3 episodes, but each one is an intricate puzzle of funniness. Although you have a slight mystery angle to the show, it is essentially a comedy. Episode one has the detectives trying to solve the murders of "lonely" women who all have the same shopping rewards card. This, however, does not stop them from deciding to rent the latest victim's apartment while standing over her dead body. Yes, it is at times inappropriate, but it is still very funny. A true jem if you value British humor in all its squeamish glory.
5 people found this helpful
TreehuggerReviewed in the United States on April 21, 2013
5.0 out of 5 stars
Entertaining and Pleasant Passtime
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My husband and I are not big lovers of comedy, and even though the crime story is sometimes silly, we laughed out loud several times through each episode. We enjoyed the crime story even though it was never meant to be deadly serious, but enjoyed the jokes more. The actors don't act like they are trying to be funny. That ruins it when actors try to be cute. Their performances are genuine which is what makes it funny. The man is a mysoginistic hedonist, and while the woman is more responsible, she has her own problems. They have good chemistry and together they make a humorous team. There are only 3 episodes, which is disappointing, but if you're ever feeling low, which I was (after the Boston Marathon and the explosion in West, Texas), it was a blessed relief.
11 people found this helpful
rhhardinReviewed in the United States on March 22, 2020
5.0 out of 5 stars
Entertaining
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The guy gets off great zingers in the battle of the sexes.

ADDED: Season 2 gets a little tedious, with a new girl partner. Curiously, it contains a joke about the second volume never being as good as the first, perhaps a writers' in-joke.
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