Well, this one had my name on it: Unforgotten.
Nicola Walker! Sanjeev Bhaskar! In all the detective duos in all of TV, has a pair ever looked as world-weary as these two? They are not playing. Their intense, deadpan chemistry is wonderful. The stories (one story in each of two three-episode series) are convoluted, and the plot moves forward in fast, sometimes mumbled dialogue, but the characters both large and small are brilliantly, truthfully written.
I feel like I need a Bingo card with the faces of all the wonderful British actors in ancillary roles on Unforgotten. I drive myself nuts trying to remember where I’ve seen each one before (and I’ve seen nearly all of them before). (“Oh! She was the beaten-down wife of that gangster in Tennison! And was he the farmer in that Vera with the body in the tank? Or am I mixing it up with the Scott & Bailey with the body in the farm tank?”) It’s distracting, in a fun way.
Right now Seasons 1 and 2 of Unforgotten are both streaming on PBS Passport and available for purchase on YouTube.
Here’s an NPR review.