Midsomer Murders, Set 19 [Blu-ray]
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If you are new to Midsomer Murders and CI Barnaby, then hold on to your hat, and I'd strongly recommend buying one of the box sets already available. There is also a set of 10 episodes selected by star Nettles, as his favorite for different reasons and each has an introduction by the star that adds even more interest to the episodes. That's another good way to introduce yourself to this saga of murder.
Wife Joyce is still in the picture, making moments of each episode a homey experience, but not for long. Every phone call seems to be a new murder, and a call away from the delightful cooking that Joyce provides for her love. Barnaby keeps his helper, DS Jones (Jason Hughes), very busy. Smashing series, Spot ON since the very first episodes. But can the show survive without Barnaby (Nettles)? We'll be finding out soon enough. But not in Set 19. One episode does give viewers a look at Barnaby's cousin, DCI John, who will head the shows in a time of the future, somewhere beyond Set 19.
4 longer-than-feature-length; and all with SUBTITLES included. Same old guaranteed entertainment, proven by this show's record.
Guest stars aplenty.Read more ›
I do have a question for all the diehard Midsomer Murders fans out there. Would anybody know if the other sets have subtitles? I would like to buy the other sets but only if there are subtitles. The British English is kind of difficult for me to understand.
Anyway, I'm now a big fan of Midsomer Murders and I highly recommend this show to all Agatha Christie fans. Thank you very much.
This group of four episodes is deeply, profoundly, appallingly bad. The Wild West episode, in which the members of the relevant society inexplicably canter around with Confederate flags (wrong time period, wrong geographical area, where are the fact checkers?), may hold pride of place as the worst episode of anything I have ever watched. Of course, most of the time when something is clearly going to be terrible, I don't watch the rest of whatever it is, but in this case, and out of deference to my long acquaintance with this series, I stuck with it. That's ninety minutes I won't get back. It was at least memorable!
It has seemed to me with later sets of this series that the writers have relied to excess on homicidal mania for their plots. This is a mistake. As far as I can tell, the only significant weakness in the later sets is the writing--I still love Tom Barnaby, and I enjoy Joyce, although I would not want her for a friend as her friends seem to have VERY short life expectancies. I would certainly NEVER let her join any organization of which I was a member, and if I saw her at any event I would run, not walk, to the nearest exit.
You get the idea.
With improvement to the plots, this series could easily resume its status as the wonderful vehicle for terrific acting that it already is. In the meantime, I would recommend to the residents of Midsomer that they (1) stay out of graveyards, (2) stay away from churches of any kind, (3) avoid Joyce Barnaby at any cost, and (4) never go out at night, ever, with an emphasis on never going into any wooded area (either night or day). And if you hear an owl, run.
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I have watched this series starring John Nettles from the first season to his last and have never been disappointed.Published 2 months ago by Amazon Customer
Great series. If you like a mystery and appropriate levels of dark humor as well as English landscapes and interiors, this show is for you. Read morePublished 5 months ago by Multiple Sams
Been watching this series for years! My mom and I absolutely love it! I buy a series or two every year.Published 6 months ago by Janene Clemens