The Capture: Season 1

The Capture: Season 1

The Capture: Season 1

Holliday Grainger (CB Strike) leads this British crime series as Detective Rachel Carey. In this season, she takes on the case of a soldier freed from a murder conviction who must fight for his freedom once again when damning CCTV footage suddenly appears.

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CrimeDrama
EPISODE 1.1
2 April 2021

What Happens in Helmand

When British soldier Shaun Emery is accused of a crime he strenuously denies, newly promoted DI Rachel Carey is assigned to investigate.

EPISODE 1.2
2 April 2021

Toy Soldier

After key evidence is mysteriously redacted from her investigation, Carey is forced to find other ways of pursuing Shaun, who is searching for answers of his own.

EPISODE 1.3
2 April 2021

Truffle Hog

The stakes intensify for Shaun when he comes face to face with inscrutable CIA agent Frank Napier, whilst Carey’s investigation appears to hit rock bottom.

EPISODE 1.4
2 April 2021

Blind Spots

Carey develops a theory as answers begin to reveal themselves, and Shaun finds himself trusting an enigmatic stranger who promises to lead him to the truth.

EPISODE 1.5
2 April 2021

A Pilgrim of Justice

Surrounded by the architects of his downfall, the truth behind what happened to Shaun is revealed to him in precise detail. Meanwhile, Carey seeks for answers of her own and uncovers the complex conspiracy that... MORE is Correction.

EPISODE 1.6
2 April 2021

Correction

Carey teams up with Shaun Emery to try and expose Correction, but Napier is one step ahead. Shaun’s future, and that of the nation’s system of justice, lie with one person. Carey has a decision... MORE to make.

The Capture: Season 1 / Reviews

The Guardian

The Guardian

A twisty if lacklustre drama about deceit, delusion and video fakery.

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Financial Times

Financial Times

A rather tired idea, thankfully downplayed against the far more exciting backdrop of digital jiggery-pokery and layers of subterfuge, with surveillance teams themselves being surveilled.

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Sydney Morning Herald

Sydney Morning Herald

It's gripping up to a point, but really it's just you staring at a screen while watching another person staring at a screen.

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The Age

The Age

What starts out looking like a punchy female-driven crime drama in which a cocky young detective stands to learn about being a woman in the "job" from her new superior, has shifted into a righteous crusade against conspiracy at the highest level.

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Variety

Variety

Strong performances and an unabashed willingness to state its points plainly...

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Slant Magazine

Slant Magazine

The series sucks the juice out of its pop-cultural reference points, failing to mine our current nightmares on its own terms.

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A.V. Club

A.V. Club

Just gripping enough to binge in one sitting.

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BBC

BBC

It doesn't necessarily try to copy Bodyguard, but I think has definitely got that Bodyguard-type-vibe. So if you're a fan of that, you'll be a fan of this.

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Vanity Fair

Vanity Fair

The Capture at least adds a bit of newness in the way it considers a specific kind of technology.

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CNN

CNN

A bit convoluted, but for aficionados of British crime drama, reasonably entertaining.

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Decider

Decider

The conspiracy aspects of The Capture are intriguing enough to keep us watching.

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Time Magazine

Time Magazine

This is the rare thriller that is not just smart and gripping, but also deeply engaged with our bizarre, often terrifying present.

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Paste

Paste

This thoughtful but still thrilling series is a worthwhile watch that may leave you a little shaken, wanting to make sure your computer cameras are covered ... just in case.

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Boston Globe

Boston Globe

Frightening, a little brainy, and damning of those who refuse to recognize deepfakery for the crisis it has become.

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