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LOCH NESS
June 19, 2017  | By David Bianculli

Acorn TV, 3:00 a.m. ET

 
SERIES PREMIERE: Acorn TV will roll this series out weekly, as the latest British import (in the U.K., it was shown as The Loch) offering streaming viewers a chance to catch another across-the-pond mystery with local scenery, characters, flavor, and intrigue. This time it’s Scotland’s Loch Ness, home of the famed, elusive Loch Ness Monster purported to live deep in its depths. The opening scene of Loch Ness shows us a different mystery at the loch floor: a dead body, floating vertically at the bottom of the lake, anchored there with its feet tied to a curling stone. And then we cut right to a curling club, where the show’s protagonist, local detective Annie Redford, is rolling a curling stone and yelling some of those incomprehensible syllables that curlers seem to shout at the Winter Olympics. Then there’s a fake Loch Ness monster “corpse,” followed by a real corpse found below the cliffs at the loch. And, as the capper, Annie is played by Laura Fraser, who played the evil Lydia on Breaking Bad – and who just showed up last week, as the same character, in its prequel, Better Call Saul. A Bad and Saul connection? The Loch Ness monster? Curling? Is it any wonder that Acorn’s new Loch Ness, from the start, has a loch on my imagination? For full reviews, see Ed Bark’s Uncle Barky’s Bytes and David Hinckley's All Along the Watchtower
 
 
 
 
 
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