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Sat Sep 18, 2021, 03:55 PM

the Brokenwood Mysteries

anyone watch this series . I'm watching it on Acorn, and am looking for another murder mystery series, non-American.


Is Brokenwood worth staying with?

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XanaDUer2 Sep 2021 OP
DUgosh Sep 2021 #1
XanaDUer2 Sep 2021 #2
NJCher Sep 2021 #3
XanaDUer2 Sep 2021 #4
MLAA Sep 2021 #5
XanaDUer2 Sep 2021 #6
Hoyt Sep 2021 #13
MLAA Sep 2021 #14
madaboutharry Sep 2021 #7
Polly Hennessey Sep 2021 #8
XanaDUer2 Sep 2021 #9
madaboutharry Sep 2021 #12
area51 Sep 2021 #20
pnwest Sep 2021 #10
XanaDUer2 Sep 2021 #11
Scrivener7 Sep 2021 #15
XanaDUer2 Sep 2021 #16
Scrivener7 Sep 2021 #18
XanaDUer2 Sep 2021 #17
Scrivener7 Sep 2021 #19

Response to XanaDUer2 (Original post)

Sat Sep 18, 2021, 03:58 PM

1. I loved Brokenwood

Loch Ness, Hinterland, Midsomer, beautiful filming locations

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Response to DUgosh (Reply #1)

Sat Sep 18, 2021, 03:59 PM

2. thanks

I'm running out of Midsomer

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Response to XanaDUer2 (Original post)

Sat Sep 18, 2021, 03:59 PM

3. if you have Hulu

I highy recommend Only Murders in the Building.

Steve Martin and Martin Short. Selena Gomez. They are podcasters solving a mystery in their Manhattan cooperative apartment building.

Steve Martin and Martin Short are hilarious, and the casting for the movie is excellent. I particularly like the co-op manager.

I have watched every episode twice, just because I enjoy it so much.

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Response to NJCher (Reply #3)

Sat Sep 18, 2021, 04:00 PM

4. thank you !

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Response to XanaDUer2 (Original post)

Sat Sep 18, 2021, 04:02 PM

5. Here are a few of my favorites

Vera
New Tricks (also some humor)
Bailey and Scott
Wire in the Blood
Luther
Marcella
Tennyson / Prime Suspect

So many great ones to choose from!



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Response to MLAA (Reply #5)

Sat Sep 18, 2021, 04:03 PM

6. Thank you!

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Response to MLAA (Reply #5)

Sat Sep 18, 2021, 05:00 PM

13. Really liked Bailey and Scott, Luther, and Marcella. Need to check others.

 

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Response to Hoyt (Reply #13)

Sat Sep 18, 2021, 05:14 PM

14. I got a real kick out of New Tricks.

A bunch of retirees/almost retirees get assigned to a Cold Case Team led by a 40ish go getter woman who was moving up the ranks before being put in the penalty box. Great group of characters.

I also enjoyed Lupin. It isnít a murder or police show instead or follows a clever Ďgentleman cat burglarí through heists in Paris.

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Response to XanaDUer2 (Original post)

Sat Sep 18, 2021, 04:08 PM

7. I absolutely love The Brokenwood Mysteries.

They are now filming series 8.

Love Gina, she is so good and gets better with every season.

800 Words is also on Acorn, also from New Zealand and very quirky.

Now Iím watching My Life Is Murder with Lucy Lawless. Season one was filmed in Australia and season two they moved the show to New Zealand.

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Response to XanaDUer2 (Original post)

Sat Sep 18, 2021, 04:19 PM

8. Loved Brokenwood. Am loving Vera now.

Brenda Blythen is wonderful as Vera. I might add that the books by Ann Cleeves on which Vera is based are worth every minute of your time. There is also an excellent murder series based in Australia during the 1950s which is excellent. The main character is a doctor in a small town. I canít remember the title.

Also, Lucy Lawless stars in an Australian detective series. This is its second season. Cannot remember the title but it is good. It has Murder in the title. I watch it on Acorn via Prime Video.

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Response to Polly Hennessey (Reply #8)

Sat Sep 18, 2021, 04:23 PM

9. I just turned on Vera

really cannot get into Brokenwood, maybe I'll give it a chance later

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Response to Polly Hennessey (Reply #8)

Sat Sep 18, 2021, 04:56 PM

12. See post #7

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Response to Polly Hennessey (Reply #8)

Sun Sep 19, 2021, 08:47 AM

20. About the Aussie mystery series set in the 1950s,

are you referring to The Doctor Blake mysteries?

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Response to XanaDUer2 (Original post)

Sat Sep 18, 2021, 04:31 PM

10. Brokenwood lost me in season two...

I thought it was a little cheesy. Line Of Duty is fantastic. Life On Mars is really unusual and also great.

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Response to pnwest (Reply #10)

Sat Sep 18, 2021, 04:35 PM

11. Yeah, the lead is a good actor

but I felt like I was watching something taking place in America with NZ accents. I'm already into this episode of Vera

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Response to XanaDUer2 (Original post)

Sat Sep 18, 2021, 06:33 PM

15. Have you tried Life on Mars? A little off the track but wonderful.

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Response to Scrivener7 (Reply #15)

Sat Sep 18, 2021, 06:46 PM

16. no, I'll check it out, thanks

so many good suggestions

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Response to XanaDUer2 (Reply #16)

Sat Sep 18, 2021, 06:53 PM

18. From the description, I thought I would hate it, but it was great.

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Response to Scrivener7 (Reply #15)

Sat Sep 18, 2021, 06:46 PM

17. no, I'll check it out, thanks

so many good suggestions

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Response to XanaDUer2 (Reply #17)

Sat Sep 18, 2021, 06:55 PM

19. One Lane Bridge from New Zealand didn't get great reviews, but I liked it a lot.

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