I have to say that I loved the Denzel Washington & Angelina Jolie movie, The Bone Collector that was based on the book by Jeffrey Deaver so when I heard that they'd made a television series I just had to watch it!
|Hunt for the Bone Collector Publicity Photo from NBC.com|
Lincoln Rhyme was Denzel's character in the movie and in the television series he is played by Russell Hornsby. We see in the first episode how he became a quadriplegic and we also meet Amelia, the NYPD officer who is to become his eyes and ears. Like the character in the movie played by Angelina Jolie, Amelia (played by Arielle Kebbel) stops a train to save the evidence.
The storyline isn't exactly the same as the movie which means that both the fans of The Bone Collector and people who have never seen it before can enjoy this series.
As well as hunting for the serial killer known as The Bone Collector, the team headed by Lincoln also delves into other cases such as the kidnapping of a politician's daughter and another serial killer who has perfected the perfect murder ..... until he came into Lincoln's orbit that is.
If you love the thrill of vicariously trying to catch a serial killer while solving other crimes and being on the edge of your seat as members of 'your team' are put in danger then you will love this series.
There's only one problem with this series, they decided to cancel it after one season so my tip is to stop watching it about five minutes before the end of the final episode. Otherwise, you'll be like me and forever be asking a question that was left as a cliffhanger.
Not only do I 100% recommend watching this series if you haven't seen the movie yet - check it out! My husband and I are thinking of re-watching it since we've finished this series (which we did over two days - it's definitely binge-worthy!).
We watched the series on one of the free to air channels here in Australia, but I was thrilled to find that it's also available to watch on Amazon Prime. I really do enjoy having Amazon Prime, we get to watch great shows and I also get to read some great books and that's just two of the perks!
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