Tuesday, April 22, 2008

Foyle's War

If you haven't had the chance to catch this BBC miniseries, you're missing out on some extraordinary performances. Starring Michael Kitchen as Detective Chief Superintendent Christopher Foyle, this miniseries follows the solitary detective as he solves mysteries on the British homefront during World War II.

Foyle's War is a well-done series, written by Anthony Horowitz, with spot-on details in costumes and settings and a wonderful supporting cast. There's Foyle's driver, Samantha "Sam" Stewart who isn't afraid to jump in and help the inspector even though she's not a policewoman, wounded soldier turned sergeant Paul Milner, and Foyle's son, Andrew, who gets into his own share of scrapes as a pilot in the RAF.

Tom Keogh of Amazon.com sums it up brilliantly: Kitchen's magnificently measured performance and Horowitz's masterful grasp of the moral and dramatic issues of his battle-scarred milieu make Foyle's War a must.