More summer viewing: Mystery Series

Although this blog is mainly about movies, I can think of a few British television series that have full-length episodes that I would consider films! They usually run around 90 minutes. So I suppose it might be a short film.

One of my favorites (and I have quite a few!) is the Midsomer Murders series. Midsomer Murders is the classic small-town police procedural and there is always a murder as the title suggests. I’ve been watching this series ever since the beginning but I prefer purchasing the DVDs so I don’t have to deal with the TV commercials or “adverts” as the British call them. That way I can view them in the comfort of my home and with subtitles. The British have their own speech dialect which can be confusing if you’re not used to it. And if you’re trying to find out who the murderer is, you need to follow closely.

Midsomer Murders has been on the air since 1997 and is based on Caroline Graham’s Chief Inspector Barnaby book series. The TV series was originally adapted by Anthony Horowitz and as of 18 January 2017, 114 episodes have been broadcast, comprising 19 series. I recently saw Series 19 (Part 1) and I’m looking forward  to Part 2.

If you love mysteries and especially those that involve a murder, this is an excellent one to get you started. Not only will you see murder from the British point of view but you get to see beautiful landscapes in the case of Midsomer Murders! What’s not to like? ~~LMMolina