I have Netflix to thank for learning that the "Touch of Frost" series is one of the best, if not the best, British crime series out there. In fact, I would rate it as one of the best crime series period.
A great deal of that is due to the brilliant acting of David Jason. His portrayal of Detective Inspector Jack Frost is extraordinarily well done. Unlike a lot of other detectives in other series, Frost comes across as "real," that if I ever was the victim of a crime in England, I would not be surprised if someone like him would investigate the crime (or at least I'd hope that someone like him was handling my case). Frost is such a great character...gruff, sarcastic, shrewd but very compassionate and human. I have the complete series in my DVD collection, and it's entertainment that I will be watching again and again in the years to come.
Of this particular season, the stand-out is "A Stranger in the House." A serial rapist has been attacking women in their homes. Frost has been unable to catch him. Superintendent Mullet is breathing down his neck to catch this shadowy figure. It's an enormously compelling story, and I think it brings home to anyone how devastating being raped is to a woman. Some of the best scenes in the episode are the ones where Frost interacts with the victims, treating them with kindness and empathy.
So I would highly, highly recommend this DVD set and the series as a whole. You won't be disappointed; it's just great drama.