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They Changed It -- For the Worse
on December 2, 2013
The latest series of Midsomer, available on Acorn, strikes out in a new direction. No spoilers, but the plots are darker, and the lurking humor that has characterized the series up to now is almost gone. The acting is still superb, the settings marvelous, and the casting excellent, but without the humor it's just another mystery. Well done, but not magical the way Midsomer's been for so long. Someone probably wanted to put their own stamp on the series, and in so doing it's less than it was. I hope enough people react to it so that the writers and directors get the message. Three stars but no more, for a previously five star series.