Galileo Double X - movie review
This is a special standalone bridging episode in the well received Galileo TV series, which happens between Series 1 and Series 2.
Shibasaki Kou is the main protagonist here, with the eccentric Professor merely having a cameo. She is at a crossroads in her detective career, feeling the weight of coping in a male dominated career, she is dragged into a murder case that takes her to Nagano, and in the course of investigating this case, opens up a big can of worms on a 10 year old case, that has suspicion of mis-handling by the police.
You get familiar music, sans the wild writing of the Professor, and there is genuine detective work here, not unlike the more famous film, Suspect X, from which this made for TV movie is derived from.
Shibasaki Kou sticks to her detective chops, and grows up from merely a pretty face, and I still find it a pity that she is replaced in Series 2. Fans of this TV series will enjoy this 1:45 hour TV movie.
Recommended, especially for fans of Galileo. Do note that there are only Chinese subtitles, no English ones. There is little use of surrounds, but the plot and tension will keep you at the edge of your seat.
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