Murdoch Mysteries: Season 2
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"Excellent adventure" --Midwest Book Review
As seen on public television
Based on novels by Maureen Jennings
"Truly outstanding" --The Fort Bend/Southwest Star
"Clever and smart" --Deseret News
Winner of three Gemini® Awards, this sassy-smart Victorian-era whodunit stars Yannick Bisson (Sue Thomas: F.B.Eye) as Detective William Murdoch, a police investigator who employs emerging science to solve Toronto’s most dreadful murders. He experiments with ballistics, psychological profiling, and other newly developed techniques, despite the doubts of his tradition-bound boss (Thomas Craig, Where the Heart Is). Together with a beautiful pathologist (Gemini®-winner Hélène Joy, Durham County) and an able protégé (Jonny Harris, Hatching, Matching & Dispatching), Murdoch encounters some of the era’s most famous--and infamous--figures, from Buffalo Bill Cody to Jack the Ripper.
Guest stars include Nicholas Campbell (Da Vinci’s Inquest, Cinderella Man), Sarah Strange (Men in Trees), and Alastair Mackenzie (Monarch of the Glen).
Season 2 nominated for six Gemini® Awards, including best writing and best supporting actor
Props of Murdoch Mysteries (pdf)
Top Customer Reviews
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.Read more ›
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.Read more ›
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!
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I love this show!! The main character is so totally different from any I have ever seen! He seems to be bringing today back into the Victorian age. Read morePublished 3 days ago by L. Johnston
Good story lines. Some push the boundrys of believeability some, but all are good clean stories, which is much appreciated and rare these days.Published 19 days ago by Henry Rowland