NOISE (2007) SBS ONE, 11.45PM, MA15+, DRAMA
Matt Saville’s haunting thriller is a murder mystery on the surface, but underneath is a complex character drama about a man trying to find himself. Fans of Brendan Cowell’s LoveMyWay character Tom will recognise similar traits in his portrayal of Graham McGahan, a bitter young cop coping with growing relationship difficulties, career problems and the effects of tinnitus (a condition producing a continual ringing in the ears). Assigned to a police trailer outside a suburban milk bar after a series of gruesome murders, McGahan begins to relate to the local community and people affected by the tragedies. Without realising, he finds himself immersed deeper in the case and even closer to the killer.