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If I could give it 6 stars, I would!
on October 15, 2016
I saw this pilot episode a couple of years ago, and remember enjoying it immensely. It was my introduction to the long-running "Inspector Morse" series. The "Endeavour" series is incredibly well done, with Shaun Evans grabbing every scene he is in... unless Roger Allam is there with him, in which case the scene becomes a visual symphony!
I re-watched the pilot the other night, and I guess I now own it. I am delighted! I'd forgotten how deeply moving the story and performances were. Morse's keen intellect and observational powers are a consistent thread through this series and the "Inspector Morse" series, but the psycho-emotional origins of some of Morse's idiosyncrasies are brought to light, as devastating events unfold.
I think this is a classic, all on its own.