"Jeff Jackson" A Beautiful Place to Die (TV Episode 2020)

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A Beautiful Place to Die: Directed by Mark Jean. With Jesse Metcalfe, Sarah Lind, Eric Keenleyside, Chelsea Hobbs. A retired Boston PD detective and the acting medical examiner at Martha’s Vineyard work together to solve the murder of a mysterious young man.

“The movie seemed to get off to a decent start as far as procedures, which can be distracting when they are sloppy in these movies. The chief was calling for warrants and it looked like the writers would be on the ball. Turns out that the trend flopped soon after that. Jeff handles all kinds of evidence with no gloves. And other things. So OK, this series wonu0026#39;t be great on procedures either.u003cbr/u003eu003cbr/u003eAnother minor hole is that Jeff is supposed to have a bullet near his spine and u0026quot;his doctoru0026quot; orders him to go easy, yet he spends the rest of the movie running, jumping and fighting.u003cbr/u003eu003cbr/u003eThe mystery is pretty good albeit a bit heavy handed. There are plenty of suspects and some of them are pretty mean looking or acting suspiciously. We get a few red herrings. I didnu0026#39;t figure out whodunit.u003cbr/u003eu003cbr/u003eThe acting is OK. Sarah Lind wasnu0026#39;t sparkling, but as another reviewer said, she didnu0026#39;t have a lot of opportunity to shine. I also agree with that review that the chemistry between her and Metcaff wasnu0026#39;t great, but it was starting to brew. Like all these Hallmark Mu0026amp;Mu0026#39;s the leads develop some romance over several movies and I expect the same here. Sometimes there is virtually none in the first installment.u003cbr/u003eu003cbr/u003eOne of my complaints with these series is how unprofessional it is for u0026quot;amateursu0026quot; to have so much involvement and especially to take so many risks. At least in this series, both of the leads have some justification in their involvement and Jeff is trained as a cop so when he takes a risk it is probably calculated.u003cbr/u003eu003cbr/u003eI look forward to more Marthau0026#39;s Vineyard Mysteries, but I feel bad for this smaller community if murders start piling up.”

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