Tin Star (Amazon 2017, Tim Roth, Christina Hendricks)

Tin Star is a tale of the corruption of innocence, of murder, of grief and of all consuming revenge. Set in the majestic Canadian Rockies, the Amazon series tells the story of Jim Worth (Roth), a former British detective now small town police chief, who brings his family to the tiny, tranquil town of Little Big Bear for a better life.

When a vast new oil refinery, fronted by corporate liaison Elizabeth Bradshaw (Hendricks), opens nearby and their new home is flooded with workers looking for drugs, gambling and prostitution, Jim has to work hard to protect his family and the town from organized crime. Then crime strikes back. And when Jim’s family suffers a shocking tragedy, old, dark and dangerous secrets surface.

We discover that Jim is not the man we think he is but is in fact ‘Jack’ – the professional name for his alcoholic alter-ego: a man more unpredictable, more charismatic and infinitely more menacing than Jim. Part drama, part thriller and part dark comedy, Tin Star is an exhilaratingly smart, breathlessly suspenseful thrill ride of a show as deceit, guilt, love, and all-consuming rage lead inexorably to a gut-wrenching finale.

production details
Country: GBA
Release Year: 2017

Alison Jackson as Executive Producer
Diederick Santer as Executive Producer
Jonathan Curling as Producer
Rowan Joffe as Creator/Executive Producer

Tim Roth as Jim Worth
Christina Hendricks as Elizabeth Bradshaw
Ian Puleston-Davies as Frank
Genevieve O’Reilly as Angela Worth
Abigail Lawrie as Anna Worth
Stephen Walters as Johnny
Oliver Coopersmith as Whitey Brown
Christopher Heyerdahl as Louis Gagnon
Tobi Bamtefa as Godswill
Sarah Podemski as Denise
Ryan Kennedy as Nick

1 – Fun and (S)laughter | Airdate: 2017-09-07
An alcoholic, small-town police chief has his hopes for a fresh start and a quiet life shattered by unspeakable tragedy.

2 – The Kid | Airdate: 2017-09-07
Wracked by guilt, Jim attempts to bury his grief by picking the murder case back up, instinctively believing it is connected to his own loss.

3 – Comfort of Strangers | Airdate: 2017-09-07
Waking up after a blackout, Jim discovers that Anna has disappeared. Meanwhile, Whitey tidies up a loose end.

4 – Jack | Airdate: 2017-09-07
The Worth family reunite to say goodbye to a loved one. Mrs Bradshaw faces a difficult decision after she learns a damaging story has leaked to the press.

5 – Bait | Airdate: 2017-09-07
With Jim banished from their home, Angela takes her family’s safety into her own hands. Whitey executes a ruthless plan to bring Jim into his sights.

6 – Cuckoo | Airdate: 2017-09-07
Whitey visits the Worth home to exact revenge, but finds himself on the back foot. Elizabeth confronts Gagnon about his interest in bringing down Jim.

7 – Exposure | Airdate: 2017-09-07
Whitey and Anna grow closer, as Angela calls on Jack to finish what she asked for. Elizabeth uncovers a dreadful event at a nearby reserve.

8 – This Be The Verse | Airdate: 2017-09-07
Jack looks to interrogate Frank, while Anna tries to escape Little Big Bear. Elizabeth finds a key witness, but Gagnon exploits her weakness.

9 – Fortunate Boy | Airdate: 2017-09-07
The truth is revealed. Somewhere in the English countryside, Jack Devlin works a case that will have tragic repercussions.

10 – My Love Is Vengeance | Airdate: 2017-09-07
Leaving a trail of broken promises behind him, Jack sets out to take his revenge, while Angela looks to bring Anna home.

Alastair James is the editor in chief for Memorable TV. He has been involved in media since his university days. Alastair is passionate about television, and some of his favourite shows include Line of Duty, Luther and Traitors. He is always on the lookout for hot new shows, and is always keen to share his knowledge with others.