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Durham County season 1 for $11.98 
5th-Feb-2010 05:50 pm
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"Durham County is very, very creepy and unsettling, and entirely addictive" --New York Times

Deep Discount continues their stellar DVD deals with Durham County, season 1 for $11.98. Although unlike the Forever Knight deal, this one is only for today.

At that price, it makes a great blind buy for anyone who hasn't seen the series.

"It’s pretty tough moving into a new town, raising a family and working on a police case involving a serial killer…especially when the prime suspect lives right across the street from you. You know what they say about buying a new house: location, location, location. It turns out that Det. Mike Sweeney was never cut out to be a realtor. And if he’s not careful, his family might be cut out of his life forever.

“Durham County” is a gripping crime drama that is so tightly written and well performed that you can’t just watch one episode at a time. It is anything but a straight-forward police drama. The plot twists and turns are as sharp as the edge of a knife."

If you like shows like Damages, The Wire or Homicide: Life on the Streets, I think you'll Durham County.

Oh, and one thing I found amusing about the show was that a character was named Natalie LaCroix. I seem to recall a Forever Knight fanfic that had a gotcha ending of Natalie and LaCroix married.
Comments 
6th-Feb-2010 04:48 am (UTC)
I loved that show! Even though it was extremely unsettling & depressing. I haven't gotten around to watching season 2 yet. LOL @ Natalie LaCroix.
8th-Feb-2010 12:17 am (UTC)
It's not for the faint-hearted, that's for sure but oh so visually pretty.

I haven't gotten around to watching season 2 yet.

I started watching the first few episodes of season 2 but then I missed a some. I might have to wait until it re-airs or download.

It's tempting to jump in mid season now but the serialized format isn't kind.

7th-Feb-2010 08:21 pm (UTC)
Have you met endcredits? She was just squeeing about some Durham County-related fannish creations and lamenting that more people don't watch that program. (It doesn't sound like my style, personally, ~g~ but there are plenty of other viewers for it.)
8th-Feb-2010 12:28 am (UTC)
Have you met endcredits? She was just squeeing about some Durham County-related fannish creations and lamenting that more people don't watch that program.

I sure have! I keep seeing her posts but I'm hesitant to comment because I was only three episodes into season 2 and then I missed a few.

Normally I don't mind spoilers but since the seasons are only six episodes long, but I think I can hold off until ION re-airs season 2.

(It doesn't sound like my style, personally, ~g~ but there are plenty of other viewers for it.)

It's not everyone's cup of tea, that's for sure. I was attracted to it's 'let's look at the seamy underbelly' of things and the cop show aspect of it. Plus, Hugh Dillon of Flashpoint on CBS and Canada's CTV is not a conventional leading man. And the show is visually striking. That's another plus for me.

Edited at 2010-02-08 12:28 am (UTC)
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