January 2012 - Jonathan Creek Review.
recently purchased a Jonathan Creek DVD from
Ebay called The Grinning Man. Ebay allows
some items to be reviewed so this is what I
wrote about it:
Creek - The Grinning Man is different to the
previous Jonathan Creek episodes in that he
is assisted by paranormal investigator Joey
Ross, played by Sheridan Smith. Rather than
acting as his assitant it is more of an equal
partnership they have with her solving part
of the mystery herself.
an old creepy mansion, owned by a magician,
that contains a mysterious attic room where
it is said that poeple vanish if they spend
the night in there. Joey's close friend
chooses to sleep in the room just to see if
the mystery is true then, like all the others,
she vanishes. Joey then seeks Jonathan's help
and they solve the mystery together.
episode also contains a subplot including a
very gruesome scene that in some ways spoils
the main plot as it's more violent than the
main story of people vanishing in the attic.
loved about it was that Sheridan Smith is
clearly a better actress than the women who
have acted in Jonathan Creek in the past and
even Alan Davis himself seems to have
It has a
darker in storyline to the previous episodes
and less homour but in my opinion it makes it
more enjoyable. It was also good to see that
they didn't hide any of the nudity that was
necessary for the plot toward the end.
also contains extras including a makingof
which was very interesting as well as deleted
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