Midsomer Murders 13 Seasons 2004

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Season 8
(4) IMDb 7.7/10

1. Things That Go Bump in the Night TV-14

When undertaker Patrick Pennyman is found ritualistically murdered, suspicion turns toward a church leader.

Starring:
John Nettles, Jane Wymark
Runtime:
1 hour 34 minutes
Original air date:
October 10, 2004

Things That Go Bump in the Night

Season 8

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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Harold Wolf TOP 50 REVIEWER on December 14, 2011
Television's most murderous county is Midsomer, England, and the show has been solving multiple murders in episodes for over a decade. John Nettles, Midsomer's DCI Tom Barnaby, is the cop leading the investigation team. Expect some smiles (& LOL), a touch of romance, some awesome scenic footage of beautiful village life in England, of course crime mystery, some blood-but not too much, and a sensational support cast with always the sub-plots through relationships. If you are new to Midsomer Murders, they are based on books by Caroline Graham. And many leading British guest stars, as huge stars beg to be on an episode to kill or be killed.
I have never watched a less-than GREAT episode of Midsomer Murders.
See my detailed reviews on the DVD listings.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Z Hayes HALL OF FAMETOP 50 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on January 29, 2012
Midsomer Murders is a fine example of British cozy mysteries (inspired by the novels of Caroline Graham), without going over the top on the gore factor. Set in the bucolic English villages in Midsomer County, the murders that occur here(at an alarmingly high rate, one might add) are in stark contrast to the serene beauty of the English countryside. The murders can be grisly, but this is often offset by the scenic country setting, and the witty dialogue (Amazon Prime members are able to view Midsomer Murders' episodes via instant download for free).

DCI Tom Barnaby (John Nettles) leads a relatively contented life with his wife Joyce (Jane Wymark) and works for the Criminal Investigation Department. Assisted by his detective sergeant, the pair find themselves going all over the county investigating the strangest and at times grisliest murders in little hamlets with innocent sounding names. Tom is a meticulous investigator and an astute observer of human nature. His methodical investigative methods and keen eye contrast with his Detective Sergeants (over the course of the series, several actors portray Tom's DS), who are typically wet behind the ear, and prone to arriving at erroneous conclusions.

The episodes in Season 8 are:
Things That Go Bump in the Night
Dead in the Water
Orchis Fatalis
Bantling Boy
Second Sight
Hidden Depths
Sauce for the Goose
Midsomer Rhapsody

There is a Gothic feel to many of the crimes, which is enhanced by the unique music chosen to accompany a particular episode. At times, certain scenes seem overly exaggerated, but to me, they only add to the charm of the show. This is a great example of atmospheric crime dramas with a wonderful ensemble cast and riveting storylines. Midsomer Murders will appeal to fans of British cozy mysteries, where blood and gore take a backseat to wit and humor, and the focus is on investigations set amidst a bucolic, close-knit setting.
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By jessebil on January 6, 2013
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How many shows does one see where you can get at least 3 murders per episode. One time they said no one should live in Cabot Cove because the murder rate is so high. Well I for one will live in Cabot Cove at least there , there is only one murder per episode. I love this show, I just wonder how long it will be before there will be no one left in Midsomer to murder! LOL
Great show and his new partner is the bomb!
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1 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Janet N. Rhodes on November 9, 2011
I am a big fan of Midsomer Murders and am glad to have watched this one since I want to see them all. However, this one is overly sentimental with an excess of adoration for a dead songwriter/composer. Those who adored her are still wrecked over her untimely death. The direction and production of this episode make me want to avoid any other episodes they directed and produced.
If you are like me and a rabid fan, you should watch this episode but it's not the best one.
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