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Old September 10 2012, 08:36 PM   #16
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Re: Murdoch Mysteries...

I've just finished watching Season 2. Still good, but it felt a bit different with so much attention on the Murduch/Ogden relationship. Mind you I personally don't find Ogden attractive, but thats beside the point.

Looking forward to Season 3.
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Old November 5 2012, 04:55 AM   #17
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Re: Murdoch Mysteries...

I've just finished watching Season 4 and continuing to really enjoy this series.

Murdoch has gotten himself into a real pickle by letting that woman go (the one who killed her attacker from years earlier) at the end of the season. I'm eager to see Season 5.
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Old November 5 2012, 05:41 AM   #18
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Re: Murdoch Mysteries...

I've only actually seen one episode, but I really did enjoy it. It was available through Netflix instant watch. However, I've been too busy to pick up another show to watch, so I'll have to wait on this one, but I do think I'll like it, it's my kind of show.
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Old February 5 2013, 05:50 AM   #19
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Re: Murdoch Mysteries...

I've just finished watching the three made-for-TV movies adapting the first three Murdoch novels written by Maureen Jennings.

Overall they feel a bit more like the original books (granted I've only read the first one so far). They are a touch edgier than the subsequent television series. Peter Outerbridge as William Murdoch seems a bit stuffy at first yet slowly we get to know him and he seems a bit more like the book version of the character. I must say, though, that I didn't care at all for Colm Meaney's portrayal of Inspector Brackenreid---he comes across as a bit over-the-top and forced.

Overall it's a worthwhile viewing and it takes awhile to get into it particularly if you're more familiar with the television series. Yet after all is said and done I do prefer the series and the characters' portrayals. The series feels more energetic, more dynamic and interesting while the telefilms feel a bit more plodding. With that said I'd say I prefer the original novels better. The books are more detailed and more believably plotted and give you a better sense of setting.

Even so it has to be acknowledged that these three telefilms are what generated the interest to get the series off the ground and into production.
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Old February 5 2013, 06:02 AM   #20
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Re: Murdoch Mysteries...

Have to agree. The movies are quite nice, but it's hard to compete with the chemistry of the show's cast and how its writers have learned to make good use of that.
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Old February 5 2013, 06:10 AM   #21
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Yeah, after I discovered the TV series, I watched at least one of the movies and I found it hard to get into. The TV series has its charms.
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Old February 5 2013, 07:07 PM   #22
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The TV show - new episodes started last night in the UK - is a bit of steampunky fluff. I love it, would love to write one.
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Old February 5 2013, 09:29 PM   #23
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Re: Murdoch Mysteries...

Ahh yeah, season 6 has been pretty good so far! In particular the episode with Sherlock Holmes and Conan Doyle The following one that appeared last night (with the nude colony) was rather good too. In general, I'm finding the stories to be even more clever this season.
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