"New Blood" Case 1, Part 1 (TV Episode 2016) Poster

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(2016)

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5/10
Implausible
jennachaplinca28 June 2018
Warning: Spoilers
First, this review isn't a synopsis, those belong in the synopsis section.

I quite liked this but I've got better things to do than follow a season when the first episode doesn't hang together at all. All of the accidental deaths are supposed to be murders but they're done in such a way that there's no certainty at all that the victim will die. When did you last see an empty escalator at Canary Wharf at 6: 30 p.m. ???
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4/10
New Blood 1
Prismark1014 September 2016
From Anthony Horwitz comes this high octane thriller focusing on young people full of HI-NRG beats and fast edits.

The opening episode starts in Mumbai as some British backpackers were once paid to take part in an experimental drugs trial that has gone wrong and they are now being bumped off.

Meanwhile the Serious Fraud Office (SFO) has Stefan Kowolski (Mark Strepan) who is of Polish origin on the inside of a Pharmaceutical company investigating the award of suspicious NHS contracts.

Stefan is cocky, competitive and foolhardy and comes into contact with trainee detective Rash Sayaad (Ben Tavassoli) who is working for the Met and investigating a loony loner who might be knocking off the returned backpackers. Both are at loggerheads with similar sized egos and competitiveness but their cases are linked.

The initial episode did feel ropy despite the fast cuts and plenty of shots of the gleaming buildings in Canary Wharf and elsewhere. It did show promise and some humour between the two leads.
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