Jonathan Creek: The Specials
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I have seen all of these episodes on youtube (most gone now). They are all excellent JC storys.
Of all of the "companions/side kicks" I think I like Joey the best.
Well, at least the first two are. This set contains four episodes in all: The Black Canary (1998), Satan's Chimney (2001), The Grinning Man (2009) and The Judas Tree (2010), and it's safe to say that they decline in quality as the series goes on.
In a nutshell, "Jonathan Creek" revolves around baffling mysteries solved by the introverted stage designer of an egotistical magician. The eponymous Jonathan is teamed up with a number of female side-kicks who drag him (often kicking and screaming) into a range of dangerous and bewildering crimes that seem to defy all logic and reason. Only his amazing ability to look beyond the impossible and figure out the extraordinary measures some will go to in order to pull off a crime brings the truth to light.
It's a great series, full of British thespians, hilarious dark humour, and mystery plots that don't "cheat" in any way. The audience is shown all the same clues that Jonathan and his companions get, allowing you the chance to figure it all out as it goes along (if you can). And with a distinct lack of interest in forensics and DNA profiling, the solutions are all down to pure, old-fashioned lateral thinking.
Taking full advantage of the extra running time, The Black Canary is a fantastically atmospheric mystery about a former stage illusionist who has just committed suicide. Or has she?Read more ›
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I love the entire series. Mysteries solved by a genius magician's magician with a dash of humor. Can't go wrong.Published 3 months ago by Jay B. Kummer
good shows. wish the regular series was available in a format that plays in the USPublished 7 months ago by sa
Amusing series, enjoyable when you just want to sit down and relax.Published 14 months ago by Karin Pettersson
These specials are just as good as the various series. You should watch the series before the specials to understand the characters better, but not required to enjoy the dry... Read morePublished 17 months ago by Lars
As a huge fan of Jonathan Creek, I was delighted to find The Specials at Amazon. For anyone not familiar with the series, it is a serious mystery with nice acting and a sense of... Read morePublished 22 months ago by irlandali1