Have you already noticed the days are getting slightly shorter? I have and it means one thing – autumn is coming our way soon. Those bright, light evenings will be disappearing, but that’s not necessarily a bad thing as I love nothing more than snuggling up on the sofa and getting stuck into a new TV show. Which is why I am really excited about The Pinkertons: a new US period drama that is set to hit our screens on 30th of August exclusively on UKTV Drama.
Recently I was contacted to see if I would like to watch the first episode and share my thoughts on it. All I was told was that The Pinkertons is a crime drama set in the 1860s, similar to Ripper Street. Well, with that I was sold; I loved Ripper Street and I used to look forward to it all week so I was really excited about The Pinkertons.
Now, I don’t want to give too much away but I really enjoyed it. The show is essentially about three detectives with a fresh approach to murder mystery and a strong female lead role (it’s interesting to see how men reacted to her back then). Although it is a crime drama, the show’s tone is light and humorous throughout, which I loved about it as I am such a softy – these overly grim and gritty dramas end up giving me nightmares! There’s just something about being thrown back through time and getting a feel for life in the 1860s that will keep you hooked, and the whodunnits are intriguing.
As I mentioned, Drama published a really interesting article about the show recently, comparing The Pinkertons to Ripper Street. They are both set in the 19th century and inspired by real life cases and their detectives. I love to know these people actually used to be around solving these kinds of cases all those years ago as fancy forensics and things came in to play. You can read the full article here.
Don’t forget you can catch episode one on Sunday 30th August on UKTV Drama at 8pm.
This post is written in collaboration with UKTV Drama.