90 minutes - 2007- current
The show throws Chief Inspector George Gently into a maelstrom of murders and mayhem, whilst lovingly recreating the swinging sixties as it finally hits the North-East, in perfect and nostalgic detail. With his sidekick, the ambitious and undisciplined Detective Sergeant John Bacchus, they make the perfect police partnership, full of warmth and humor.
This show has become one of my favorites. I seem to gravitate toward British detective shows. I also love that its set in the 60's. It reminds me of a little bit of Columbo, a little bit of Quincy and top off with a little bit of Doc Martin.
Currently season 1-5 are on Streaming Netflix. Season 5 leaves us with a major cliff hanger. This is the only problem with only having netflix to watch tv shows, because you get hooked on something, and then there is a chance that it may not be updated for a very long time! I have my fingers crossed that it won't be long before season 6 makes it way to Netflix.
Have you watched George Gently? If you haven't and love 60's crime shows, definitely check this show out, you will not be disappointed.