James Delingpole James Delingpole

A welcome antidote to UK crime drama: Netflix’s Kohrra reviewed

This old-school cop series, which has been a number one hit in India, deserves a much bigger audience

Sometimes you wonder if our heroes push things a bit far in their zeal to see justice done: Barun Sobti as Garundi and Suvinder Vicky as Balbir Singh. Credit: Netflix

It has been quite some time since I’ve been able to bear watching UK crime drama. All right, I do cheat occasionally with series like the one featuring the delightfully grumpy, chain-smoking Cormoran Strike, but on the whole I can’t stand the mix of predictability and implausibility: all the goodies will be female and/or ethnic; the murderer will always be white, middle class and male; no one ever gets arrested for misgendering someone on Twitter because in the parallel universe of cop TV the police still actually think it’s their job to solve crimes.

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