Murdoch Mysteries 7 Seasons 2009

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Season 2
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When a stunt goes wrong at Buffalo Bill's Wild West Extravaganza, it's up to Murdoch to decide whether it was murder or a tragic accident. In a camp full of sharpshooters, everyone is a suspect--even the famous Annie Oakley.

Starring:
Yannick Bisson, Helene Joy
Runtime:
48 minutes
Original air date:
January 1, 2009

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Season 2

Product Details

Genres Drama, Mystery
Director Paul Fox
Starring Yannick Bisson, Helene Joy
Supporting actors Thomas Craig, Jonny Harris, Nicholas Campbell, Sarah Strange, Maurice Dean Wint, Ben Lewis, Bill Yak, Michael Copeman, Lachlan Murdoch, Arwen Humphreys, Clinton Walker, Simon Northwood, John Paul Ruttan
Season year 2009
Network Acorn Media
Producers Cal Coons, Scott Garvie, Shelley Gillen, Laura Harbin, Noel Hedges, Shauna Jamison, Christina Jennings, Shane Kinnear, Jan Peter Meyboom, Alexandra Zarowny
Purchase rights Stream instantly and download to 2 locations Details
Format Amazon Instant Video (streaming online video and digital download)

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22 of 22 people found the following review helpful By Harold Wolf TOP 50 REVIEWER on April 1, 2010
Format: DVD
More 1890s Toronto cop investigation than romance, since Det. Murdoch is so romantically bashful. Comedy, mystery, adventure and romance unite perfectly in a Victorian setting. This is Victorian murder investigations with contemporary evidence gathering techniques. Murdoch (Yannick Bisson) is a century ahead of his forensic sleuthing counterparts. Dr. Ogden (Helene Joy) is the gorgeous pathologist in the forensics search--the morgue maiden. Victorian 'sparks' happen between Murdoch and Dr.O, but at he cautious, delicate, discretionary Victorian rate. Romantic chemistry cleverly woven into murder investigations. Insp. Brackenreid (Thomas Craig) ex-army & boss, plus Crabtree (Jonny Harris) ambitious right-hand man, are back in every episode. 4 TV stars who make this a 5-star Series. Also plenty of guest stars.

All episodes are police investigations with interesting new technology or science helping find clues. Marvelously inventive in plot and beautiful to view it the realistic Victorian era. Perfection in sets, costumes, and props. It's no wonder it is award grabbing and still continues currently with new adventures on TV. This series is the 2009 season, at DVD release less than a year past original airing.

It is dreadful, dastardly, murder situations, with some violence and blood (especially in Dr.O's morgue clue-gathering scenes), and multiple plot episodes. Highly recommended for the mystery, crime, and even Victorian romance fans.

Bonus includes SDH SUBTITLES, behind the scenes, character bios, 4 cast filmographies, 7 Murdoch (Maureen Jennings) novels (1997-2007), and a PDF on props.

You will want to check the listing for Murdoch Mysteries Series 1 also.
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14 of 14 people found the following review helpful By Rabid1st on May 31, 2010
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The best explanation I've heard for this show is CSI: Steampunk. It is a mystery series with an earnest detective and his cohorts set in Victorian era Toronto. Certainly William Murdoch is as convoluted and troubled a character as Gil Grissom ever was and we follow him as he uses his particular genius to solve crimes with what is cutting edge science in his time. Some of the history and science is fuzzy around the edges, but not so that it would put an average viewer off the show. I am particularly sensitive to "magic bullet" solutions and I admire the show for keeping a check on the "ahead of his time" genius of Murdoch for the most part. As a forensic science series it is unique, in that it doesn't present us with any new ideas. Instead, it offers historic perspectives on the discovery or use of modern methods. I have found myself cringing as, for example, Dr. Ogden uses a perfectly acceptable method in her time that we now know as pure poison. Or grinning as Murdoch dismisses as outlandish some concept we modern folk accept as commonplace.

This is also a show that does Unresolved Sexual Tension (UST) right! At least, so far, it doesn't overwork the idea of UST to the point where the viewer is encouraged to go watch something else. Detective Murdoch has a romantic interest in the police pathologist, Dr. Julia Ogden, however, they face the many very real restrictions of their time. And William Murdoch's religion (he is Catholic) features prominently in the show, as it colors his views on romance. These real obstacles are fascinating to explore and make for a very refreshing change from the manufactured obstacles that are used to create UST in so many television series today. Here there is relationship dysfunction, but it is believable.
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12 of 13 people found the following review helpful By GEORGE RANNIE on May 13, 2010
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This Canadian television series is a most enjoyable program to watch. I enjoyed Season One so much that I eagerly purchased Season two and I have not been disappointed. The episodes are most interesting, well directed and acted very well by all. I really like this series and look forward to its season three (3).

Murdock is an award winning (according to the notes on the cover) "who done-it" series set in Victorian Toronto when the emerging science of "detective sleuthing" was in its infancy--little or no use of finger printing (finger marks as it was called) little or no use of ballistics, ultra-violet light to detect traces of blood, etc. But the lack of the use of "sleuthing techniques" does not stop the series hero and its lead William Murdock wonderfully played by Yannick Bisson who plays the detective that solves some dastardly murders with his charm, good looks and very "forward thinking" use of some of the emerging investigative science much to the objections of his boss played greatly by Thomas Craig. There is also a "love interest". Murdock who is very shy is besotted by the pathologist acted by Helen Joy. She adds just the right amount of humor (the character calls it "morgue humor"). While helping Murdock solve the nasty deeds through her own sleuthing in the morgue.

If you want to see some good T.V. while guessing "who done-it", buy this season two of this series because it will keep you highly entertained.

By the way, Season Two runs about 598 minutes on 4 DVDs. The picture and sound quality are great!
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