- 1 Season
River is the quintessential homicide detective story. The show features a gentleman named John River, who is a brilliant police inspector who has a humongous amount of genius. Naturally, he has had a long career and is well-respected in his field. His genius is both and blessing and a curse, because along with his genius there is also the weakness of having a fragile, depression-prone mind. He has many burdens to bear and has had many traumatising events happen to him. As a result, sometimes he takes his murders much too personally. He is a man that is haunted by the many murder cases he has grappled with. He must lay them to rest, or go insane and die trying. In the first episode we see that the British Detective Inspector John River is haunted by visions of his colleague, who has been murdered. Detective Sergeant Jackie "Stevie" Stevenson was one of the best detectives in the business, and River feels he is on a mission to find her killer. The show has a lion's share of suspense, and it capitalizes very nicely on the man-vs-himself genre. John River must perform his job and bring various villains to justice, all the while confronting his own demons along the way.