Jump to content
Forums forums
PRIMETIMER
Lisin

Midsomer Murders

Recommended Posts

If you have access to Pluto TV (Amazon Fire Stick/TV, web, Roku, etc.), they have Seasons 1-13 for free (with a few ads). One issue I have with Britbox is that they don't have the earliest seasons of many series due to licensing, and trying to get them is difficult. I've seen most Midsomer Murders episodes over the years but I am finally sitting down to watch them in order! 🙂

  • Useful 1

Share this post


Link to post

On 9/9/2019 at 5:20 PM, VCRTracking said:

Emily Mortimer and Colin Firth's brother is in the first one.

I've watched that one several times and did not know that was Colin Firth's brother. He was great, very creepy. Why isn't he in more stuff ? 

Does anyone know if season 21 (yes, I've watched them ALL, thanks to Acorn and Britbox) will only have 4 episodes ?

On 12/6/2019 at 9:15 PM, kassygreene said:

According to IMDB and to epguides.com, Season 21 is only 4 episodes.

Whoops okay, should have seen this first. I wonder why ? Oh well.  😞

 

Does anyone remember "Garden Of Death" with Victoria Hamilton ? I've never actually watched anything else she's been in (not even The Crown), but she was awesome in that episode. And ND plays a different character, the gardener. I think it's one of my favorite episodes, but it is very dark. Two different characters commit matricide. Disturbing, but the performances are worth it.

Edited by IWantCandy71
  • Like 2

Share this post


Link to post

So as an American I'm not familiar with John Nettles early work and found out he was already a TV star from a popular 80s detective show which ran on BBC for 9 seasons called Bergerac, about a recovering alcoholic police detective on the island of Jersey in the English Channel near France. He drives a 1947 Triumph roadster(pictured here):

51-HBNdNFML.jpg

This is the most intriguing part of the show's Wikipedia page:

Quote

Bergerac had an ongoing flirtatious relationship with glamorous jewel thief Philippa Vale (Liza Goddard) who went by the nickname of the Ice Maiden.

 

Edited by VCRTracking
  • Like 2

Share this post


Link to post

WHY doesn't Acorn have THAT series? I'd like to see it. I saw Nettles in an even earlier incarnation in one of those "Tales of the Unexpected" - Oh, jeez, he was impossibly young!!  The hormones of mine that I thought were gone were apparently just dormant.  😉

  • Laugh 5

Share this post


Link to post

"Oh it's you!" 

"What are you doing here?"

Evidently these villages are so tight-knit nobody says a person's name when they suddenly show up unexpected in their house!

  • Like 1
  • Laugh 2

Share this post


Link to post
On 12/24/2019 at 5:38 PM, VCRTracking said:

So as an American I'm not familiar with John Nettles early work and found out he was already a TV star from a popular 80s detective show which ran on BBC for 9 seasons called Bergerac, about a recovering alcoholic police detective on the island of Jersey in the English Channel near France. He drives a 1947 Triumph roadster(pictured here):

51-HBNdNFML.jpg

This is the most intriguing part of the show's Wikipedia page:

 

Speaking as a Brit, yeah, Bergerac was very much what John Nettles was known for, before Midsomer Murders. It used to be on during the daytime when I was little, but I would see odd episodes here and there if I was home from school for any reason, my mum always watched it. For many people even now, if you mention John Nettles, it will be Bergerac they think of first, rather than Midsomer.

(I remember it as a very 80s cop show, couldn't say how well it has or hasn't aged. The Jersey setting was its biggest selling point - part of the UK and yet not really of the UK, with its own systems of law and government)

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post

On 9/9/2019 at 6:20 PM, VCRTracking said:

Troy's pretty homophobic(which I get the show doesn't agree with his attitude) but it gets a little much.

On that topic, I just started watching season 1, and it seems like nearly every episode has a (sometimes secret, sometimes not, sometimes only "I wonder if") gay relationship pretty close to the center of the story. It struck me as odd. Perhaps this was how you were "edgy" 20 or so years ago. And I agree with someone else that Troy is just "unwoke" as we would say these days.

  • Like 3

Share this post


Link to post
On 12/6/2019 at 4:08 PM, statsgirl said:

For anyone who lives in Ontario, or who has access to TVO

I hope this turns up on streaming somewhere!

Share this post


Link to post

Suddenly realized where I had scene the actor who played "David Whitely" who appeared in the first episode and then burned to death in his trailer season 2's "Death's Shadow".

tve17668-19970323-754.jpg

Has anyone here seen the Zucker Abrams Zucker comedy Top Secret! from 1984 with Val Kilmer?

top-secret-lg.jpg

 

 

  • Like 1
  • Surprise 1

Share this post


Link to post
39 minutes ago, VCRTracking said:

Suddenly realized where I had scene the actor who played "David Whitely" who appeared in the first episode and then burned to death in his trailer season 2's "Death's Shadow".

tve17668-19970323-754.jpg

Has anyone here seen the Zucker Abrams Zucker comedy Top Secret! from 1984 with Val Kilmer?

top-secret-lg.jpg

 

 

I love that movie! Have it on DVD.

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post

I'm watching an episode in season 4-- the one with the naked body in the crop circles. I felt kind of sorry for the actor who played the body. We had many lingering shots of his fat, rather hairy, bum. Not too good for getting dates I would think!

Edited by dleighg
  • Laugh 1

Share this post


Link to post

On 1/15/2020 at 12:27 PM, dleighg said:

I'm watching an episode in season 4-- the one with the naked body in the crop circles. I felt kind of sorry for the actor who played the body. We had many lingering shots of his fat, rather hairy, bum. Not too good for getting dates I would think!

Haven't gotten to that yet but I have just watched the first episode that season "Garden of Death". I've been jumping around different seasons so I've seen the most recent one with John Barnaby's replacement, his cousin Tom and was surprised to see the actor younger and fitter in this episode as a Casanova gardener! Its also weird seeing him hit on Joyce!

ETA: Thoughts on "Destroying Angel".

-I think eating that poisoned mushroom would definitely be the worst way to die. Agonizing pain for days until death.

-Like Sgt Troy I'm both annoyed but attracted to the  puppeteer girl:

MV5BYzIyNDFhMTUtYjdmYy00MTE5LWJjMGYtNGRk

Edited by VCRTracking
  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post

There's a Midsomer Murders channel on YouTube which has the first nine seasons so far. The seem to be in the process of uploading episodes from season 9 every few days right now so there may be more seasons added over time.

Edited by Jaded
  • Like 1
  • Useful 3

Share this post


Link to post

Acorn is showing series 21 now.  The episode Point of Balance was interesting. Do they hire actors that can dance or dancers that can act? There were some good dancers in that one. The murder was weird and the murderer unexpected. They also had some back  story with Barnabys dad. Apparently he was a dancer and left the family to tour a lot. 

The Miniature Murders was ok. I liked the houses more than I did the crime.

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Quote

The Miniature Murders was ok. I liked the houses more than I did the crime.

I know you're talking about the doll houses but I feel the same way about the real houses on the show. I'm a sucker for English country homes.

  • Like 2

Share this post


Link to post
9 minutes ago, peacheslatour said:

I know you're talking about the doll houses but I feel the same way about the real houses on the show. I'm a sucker for English country homes.

Oh me too! I love the little gardens and the thatched roofs.

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
1 hour ago, BookWitch said:

Oh me too! I love the little gardens and the thatched roofs.

I love the contrast between the tranquil, verdant setting and the stark brutality of all the murders. I mean Midsomer makes Cabot Cove look crime free.

  • Laugh 3

Share this post


Link to post

My husband (who is still working from home during pandemic 2020, while I am retired and watching a lot of Acorn TV) has noted all the murders in Midsomer. I told him about some lines from one of the last episodes I watched (when Sgt. Scott was new): 

"Det. Barnaby has a new partner/assistant come to the region from London, and the new guy says at the end “Is the body count always so high around here, sir?” and Det. Barnaby says “It *has* been remarked upon” "

  • Like 1
  • Laugh 1

Share this post


Link to post
3 hours ago, peacheslatour said:

I love the contrast between the tranquil, verdant setting and the stark brutality of all the murders. I mean Midsomer makes Cabot Cove look crime free.

Yeah, people out in the country do get creative with their murder weapons.

  • Laugh 1

Share this post


Link to post
20 minutes ago, BookWitch said:

Yeah, people out in the country do get creative with their murder weapons.

“Good heavens!” I cried. “Who would associate crime with these dear old homesteads?”

“They always fill me with a certain horror. It is my belief, Watson, founded upon my experience, that the lowest and vilest alleys in London do not present a more dreadful record of sin than does the smiling and beautiful countryside.”

 

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post

I really miss this show. It is exactly what I need right now. I wish there were more new episodes.

  • Like 3

Share this post


Link to post
6 hours ago, peacheslatour said:

I know you're talking about the doll houses but I feel the same way about the real houses on the show. I'm a sucker for English country homes.

 

6 hours ago, BookWitch said:

Oh me too! I love the little gardens and the thatched roofs.

I've seen the eps so many times, that as the characters are talking, I check out the furniture, dishes, tea sets, knickknacks - I LOVE the Carmen Miranda fruit bowl in "The Animal Within" - and of course, the appliances.  But the gardens and walkways by the rivers, and the proximity to a pub would be nice:)

  • Like 3

Share this post


Link to post

I keep waiting for the tall people to duck or bang their heads on the doorways and low ceilings.  The house here in Arizona are big on cathedral ceilings so they're usually 8 to 16 feet up from the  floor.  I like  how the closet doors can be at an angle to match the stairs or ceiling that they're in.

  • Like 2

Share this post


Link to post

There was an episode on tonight, The Flying Club, that I had never seen.  I thought I had watched all of them until now.  My local PBS station indicated that Doc Martin and Death in Paradise would be shown, and that the Death in Paradise would be a new episode.  When I tuned in for Death in Paradise, there was a Midsomer Murders episode about halfway through.  I have no idea what is going on with the local PBS station, but the programming did not match the guide or the Uverse guide on the screen.  Now I'll have to find the first part and watch it so I can figure out what was going on.      

  • Sad 1

Share this post


Link to post

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Restore formatting

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

×
×
  • Create New...

Customize font-size