||If the initial episodes truly represent this new series of detective mysteries from BBC America, Waking The Dead will appeal to wide audiences, enthrall afficionados of the genre, and earn astronomically high ratings. The startling title says it all for irony and wit, qualities not usually associated with television drama...Of course, the entire team commands far more interest than the events they deal with; 'twas ever thus in the star system on which a series depends. But these are minor cavils over details that may have changed already in subsequent episodes. The only technical obstacle to an overall excellent rating for this program lay, quite differently, in the uneven quality of the sound. Every voice seemed to project at a unique level, so that words were occasionally incomprehensible. For a form that depends on plot, this was a big handicap.