Jack Taylor

Jack Taylor

Set 1

DVD - 2013
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"Self-destructive, pigheaded, and overfond of the bottle, Jack Taylor ... is a forty-something ex-cop trying to earn a living as a private detective in his native Galway. Taylor has burned a lot of bridges, but he still has a knack for uncovering ugly truths. In his new trade, Taylor finds evil at every turn: the serial murders of young female factory workers, a vicious vigilante group executing summary justice, and a sadistic nun dubbed "Lucifer" by her former charges"--Container.
Publisher: [Silver Spring, Md.] : Distributed by Acorn Media Group, [2013]
ISBN: 9781598289633
Branch Call Number: TV JACK
Characteristics: 3 videodiscs (approximately 273 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
4 3/4 in.
Dolby Digital
video file,DVD video,region 1


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Oct 11, 2018

This is not your idealistic, admirable sleuth. Quite the contrary. But he is diligent, intuitive and relentless. Murder and mystery shrouded in darkness and an alcoholic haze. Iain Glen leads a good cast with good performances. The stories are not complex and you may get ahead of Jack as he solves them, but, all in all, its a good watch. I give this series an 8 (good) out of 10. [Criminal Mystery]

May 13, 2018

Rated 6/10. Better than average, but could have been much better. There was too much focus on the main character's habit of drinking alcohol, which got boringly predictable after a while.

Overall, the three episodes were okay. The last story, "The Magdalen Martyrs", was the best though, with a terrific plot, and nice twists.

Now, if they could have it so Jack Taylor doesn't get beat up every 5 minutes, that would be great. He seems to be too easy to sneak up on.

There is a Set 2 and Set 3 available in our library system. Hopefully, the character has evolved a bit in these series.

Aug 26, 2017

I found the first of three episodes to be depressing as all-get-out. There was not one uplifting moment. Plus it is raining outside today and I got a leak in the bedroom that will have to have someone fix it. But that won't happen until next week.

Nov 27, 2016

In fact three 90-minutes TV films featuring Iain Glen (The tough Dragon Queen's most trusted warrior Jorah Mormont in "Game of Thrones") 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 but I am a fan of Ken Bruen's novels and films based on his work. Anyway, back to the three films: "The Guards 2010," "The Pikemen 2011" and close to home "The Magdalen Martyrs 2011."

Jul 28, 2016

Good storyline, not as good acting, too much alcohol induced not delirium scenes reduce the detective job's credibility.
Good entertainment.

Jul 24, 2016

Mostly good, but by the end of the third disc, one is a little tired of his drinking. Has subtitles, but most of the dialogue is clear enough for people in the US to follow without having to read every line. Some violence, but not overwhelming; some foul language, but not lots, and somehow it just doesn't sound as bad with an accent. The stories are sound and there are some surprises each episode.

Jul 06, 2016

Gritty and suspenseful. Highly recommended.

May 09, 2016

We enjoyed Iain Glen in Downton Abbey so thought we'd give this a try. However, because of a dull script and lackluster directing we turned it off after 20 minutes. The story just never got off the ground. Similar to the San Diego Chargers, it's not worth spending valuable time on something that's simply not entertaining. Inspector George Gently, Wallander, Case Histories, and Shetland are better examples of British police/detective shows.

Apr 19, 2016

I like this series. I have the second series and will see how that is.

Oct 27, 2015

A gritty, interesting series, filmed and (mostly) set in County Galway, Ireland. Interesting to see a different side of Iain Glen (better known as Ser Jorah from Game of Thrones).

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