Monday at the Movies

So it’s likely that everyone else already knows about Midsomer Murders. Having no tv, and depending upon Netflix and Amazon Prime, I’m often behind the curve on tv shows. But now that it’s cold outside and dark early, I’ve moved inside and have been looking for something to watch while I knit. And I’ve discovered Midsomer Murders — an intelligently plotted and well acted British mystery series set in a group of fictional British villages, all with lovely gardens and cottages. I especially like that the head detective is so compassionate; often, even while he’s charging someone with a crime, he’s trying to help them. There are quite a few episodes with Pagan themes, Greenman and Straw Woman (with one of the best closing lines in all of tv), among them.

Let me know what you think.

5 responses to “Monday at the Movies

  1. We love Midsommer, we even joke about the f99king river that is central to so many of the mysteries. We look forward to our Saturday nights with Midsomer and George Gently. The latter is set in the cruel North during the 60’s. I have friends who live in the area now, and the historical angle take on the decade is nostaligic and entertaining. Our 25 y/o is watching George too. He is a huge Beatles fan and enjoys the immersion in their culture.

    Living in the metro NY area we get 4 different PBS channels. One is having a Gently marathon on Thanksgiving afternoon.

    We will be cutting the cable cord come February, so it is great to read about shows on Netflix and Amazon Prime.

    Midsomer has great music too!

  2. I love Midsomer Murders series, and for all the reasons you mentioned. It is a visual joy to explore the background villages while listening to the mystery unfold. I watch on MN Public TV.

  3. One of my favourites too.

  4. We are fans here too — and another wonderful series is “Rosemary & Thyme” (murder mysteries set in gorgeous gardens and houses) and the older series of “Tommy & Tuppence” (set in the 20s in-and-around London) — and thanks to you — “Miss Fisher” (just saw the Christmas special this week)

  5. Wow; it’s nice to know I’m in such good company! Adding the suggestions to my list!

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