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C.B. Strike: The Cuckoo's Calling (2017)




Critic Consensus: The TV adaptation of C.B. Strike delivers an entertaining detective series that faithfully and effectively adheres to genre tropes.


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Drama series based on the novel by Robert Galbraith. Cormoran Strike, an injured war veteran turned PI, and secretary Robin Ellacott seek the truth surrounding a mysterious death.


Tom Burke
as Cormoran Strike
Holliday Grainger
as Robin Ellacott
Martin Shaw
as Tony Landry
David Avery
as Nico Kolovas-Jones
Leo Bill
as John Bristow
Tara Fitzgerald
as Tansy Bestigui

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All Critics (17) | Top Critics (5)

How sweet it is to see a straight-ahead crime solving series starring a detective with no built-in superpowers, physical or otherwise.

June 4, 2018 | Rating: A- | Full Review…
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It makes for some steady, dependable viewing, but it always feels like there's more for these two to explore.

June 4, 2018 | Rating: B- | Full Review…

As late summer fare goes -- maybe that should read "fayre" in the circumstances -- The Cuckoo's Calling is perfectly enjoyable.

August 31, 2017 | Full Review…

As with the book, I'm not sure I would have been so drawn to it if it hadn't been for Rowling's name. But such is the wonder of branding. Now that I'm here I can see myself sticking around for the long term.

August 28, 2017 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

It has style and good actors. These days on television much depends on the eye of the beholder, this is ever so true with the plot of this series.

August 28, 2018 | Full Review…

Stream it. C.B. Strike goes down easy, but it's got enough twists and turns that you can't just watch it while folding laundry. And that seems to be a good sweet spot for a detective show.

June 4, 2018 | Full Review…

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