TV GUIDE

RE­VIEW: IN­STINCT

Wangaratta Chronicle - North East Regional Extra - - Front Page - with KYLIE WIL­SON

SHOW: In­stinct CHAN­NEL: WIN TIME: Wed­nes­day, 8.30pm

I HAVE long been a fan of the work of ac­tor Alan Cum­ming.

The Scot­tish born ac­tor first piqued my in­ter­est as the un­pleas­ant but com­pelling char­ac­ter Sean in the 1990s ro­man­tic drama Cir­cle of Friends, and also made mem­o­rable ap­pear­ances in two of my favourite films from my younger days, Romy and Michele's High School Re­union and Josie and the Pussy­cats, among his mul­ti­tudes of other film, tele­vi­sion and theatre roles..

I am also a big fan of the vul­ner­a­bil­ity and anger of his char­ac­ter­i­sa­tion of The Em­cee, which he has played in sev­eral re­vivals of the clas­sic mu­si­cal Cabaret.

He will also be fa­mil­iar to many for his re­cur­ring char­ac­ter in The Good Wife, Eli Gold.

If you – like me – are a fan of Alan's, you should en­joy his lat­est role as for­mer CIA op­er­a­tive turned aca­demic Doc­tor Dy­lan Rein­hart in the new se­ries In­stinct.

He stars along­side Ser­bian-Aus­tralian ac­tress Bo­jana No­vakovic, who plays NYPD de­tec­tive Lizzie Need­ham – the two team­ing up when mur­ders mir­ror­ing acts in Rein­hart's best­selling books be­gin mak­ing head­lines.

Dr Rein­hart be­gins to feel the lure of catch­ing crim­i­nals once more, but his hus­band be­comes con­cerned that he will once again be sucked into a dan­ger­ous life­style and break prom­ises the cou­ple made to each other.

While it has many sim­i­lar­i­ties to a range of other mis­matched-part­ner po­lice pro­ce­du­rals, in­clud­ing the likes of Cas­tle, the tal­ent, and the prickly but cheeky chem­istry be­tween the two leads el­e­vates the ma­te­rial, and means it's well worth a watch.

VER­SA­TILE: Veteran ac­tor Alan Cum­ming makes a re­turn to the small screen in In­stinct.

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