Review: Detectorists – Complete Collection
DVD: Detectorists – Complete Collection
Full disclosure: even though Tina has always been an avid fan of the Detectorists and waxed lyrical about it to me for ages now, I’d never sat down and watched any episodes until review discs for the complete collection arrived here at 60MW Towers. So I took it upon myself to see what made it so appealing to her (and its many millions of fans worldwide).
Created by Mackenzie Crook (who also stars in it alongside Toby Jones playing the characters Andy and Lance), it tells the story of 2 men obsessed with metal detecting and finding that elusive hidden treasure.
What immediately stuck me is how I easily I became engaged with the characters and their stories, the whole series becoming a comfort blanket as I sat on the couch and watched their lives play out before me. It’s an absolutely delightful show full of laughs, yet also poignant and reflective, giving the characters time to expand within their own particular timeline, before bringing Andy and Lance together again (usually in some picturesque outdoor setting) to hunt that treasure.
Crook and Jones play their roles to perfection, with Rachael Stirling also superb as Andy’s longtime girlfriend Becky. Each character, though completely new to me, had emotional layers and characteristics that immediately made them feel familiar.
As well as creating the series and starring in it, Mackenzie Crook also directs, creating and showing a world in a way that has the viewer transfixed and left feeling all the better for it when the end credits roll.
The special features and Christmas Special all flesh out everything perfectly and leave you wanting even more.
A hugely enjoyable series and what better way to own them than everything together here in this box set.
Review by Dave from discs kindly supplied by Acorn Media International via Aim Publicity.