Lewis 2.04 The Great and the Good (2008, TV) – 5/10

Lewis 2.04 Great and the Good, The (2008)

Lewis gets in some gurning practice when he does his back in. Case of the week involves the murder of a rapist who gave the impression that he knew something about the death of Lewis’ wife.

5/10

ITV appears to have been deliberately killing its successful drama series’ with dismal second seasons (Doc Martin, Kingdom) and Lewis has, sadly, turned out to be another one. However, this final episode does feature an interesting story and this makes up for the fact that it doesn’t feature an interesting character, specifically the title character. Barrington Pheloung’s continually classy underscore highlights the ordinariness of the enterprise which has now completely lost the atmosphere that Lewis had partly inherited from Inspector Morse.

This Lewis episode contains mild swear words, adult dialogue and extreme violence.

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