Americans often have trouble understanding accents and idioms in British film and TV shows, but with “Silk,” a three-part, six-hour series on “Masterpiece Mystery!,” they’ll be challenged to understand the bewigged British legal system as well.
It is worth the effort, though, and even if you don’t entirely get the difference between a barrister and a solicitor and that lawyers in the same firm may be called on to either prosecute or defend a client. Although the series, created by Peter Moffat (“Criminal Justice”), sometimes teeters on the edge of melodrama, the characters and performances maintain our interest.
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