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Frederica wrote:rudyfan wrote:I've been through all the Midsummer Murders series and all the Morse and several others. Morse, however, is a favorite.
I watched about 13-14 of the Midsomer Murders, but I began to be disturbed at the inordinantly high body count in that one English county. Like Murder She Wrote--wherever Jessica Fletcher went, bodies turned up. If you see Jessica Fletcher coming your way, flee for your life.
Linda and I are big fans of MIDSOMER MURDERS , and British TV detectives in general, but I have always thought the last Midsomer should end with John Nettles and his wife waking up one morning and discovering that they are the last people left in Midsomer County, and then his wife tries to murder him. Sorta like Inspector Morse, where Oxford had a high death count when, in fact, there had only been something like a small handful of real murders there in decades
And of course with Hercule Poirot, who always shows up somewhere and then there's a murder. It's obvious that he is a psychopathic serial killer who commits these crimes and uses his cover as a detective to frame some seeming innocent person with a frequently contrived theory that the police happen to believe,but of course, a British psycho-detective has a good chance of getting away with it because the suspect will usually do the British thing and kill themselves before going to trial.
Ah, if only those rich upper class twit families really did off each other off like flies, things might improve around there.
RICHARD M ROBERTS