Midsomer Murders

United States
February 15, 2016 4:50am CST
Now I have already stated that I do not watch much television. I have been watching more recently though, as I come into the kitchen at night to use the computer. I've been turning on netflix and watching different series of things. I came across this title and thought that the synopsis sounded interesting. A Detective and his partner go around the fictional town of "Midsomer" solving different crimes. I have always been interested in detective / mystery type shows and even books. Have you heard of this show? Are there any others like it that you might recommend? This also includes books.
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@Auntylou (4318)
• Oxford, England
15 Feb 16
This is quite a good show, though we joke here that the small fictional village of Midsomer has a murder rate to rival New York!
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• United States
15 Feb 16
It does seem like they wake up to a new murder every day. Though in atleast one episode they referenced as if some time had passed since their last investigation. Do let me know if you can think of any others.
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@Missmwngi (10650)
• Nairobi, Kenya
15 Feb 16
We don't have Netflix here,enjoy the show
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• United States
15 Feb 16
Well any recommendation doesn't necessarily have to be on netflix, or even a t.v. show or movie at all. Know of any good mystery / crime books?
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@Missmwngi (10650)
• Nairobi, Kenya
15 Feb 16
@ScribbledAdNauseum Too bad i don't have any suggestions
@gudheart (12746)
15 Feb 16
I have heard of it but never seen it before. Not sure if i would enjoy it.
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• United States
15 Feb 16
The only problem I have is it seems that all of the characters (the suspects, the victims and the actual perpetrator) are recycled over and over again. Otherwise, I think it is amusing. Do you like crime dramas or mysteries?
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@gudheart (12746)
15 Feb 16
@ScribbledAdNauseum I do like dramas and some crime dramas. Homeland is pretty good. Used to love 24 too.
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• United States
15 Feb 16
@gudheart I think I watched a little bit of homeland. There was a show that I started watching a bit of not too long ago but then just stopped watching it. It was supposedly based off of a real murder, I hate that I can't think of it off hand.
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@simone10 (21655)
• Louisville, Kentucky
15 Feb 16
I've never heard of this show before so I will have to look for it the next time I am on Netflix.
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• United States
15 Feb 16
I wish I could remember which list it was in but I can't offhand. "Midsomer Murders" is the name though so I am sure you can use the search function to find it easily enough.
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@simone10 (21655)
• Louisville, Kentucky
16 Feb 16
@ScribbledAdNauseum yes, it shouldn't be too hard to find using the title.
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• Canada
15 Feb 16
I've seen many of these shows and enjoyed the setting quite a lot. There are lots of British detective shows, most of which are quite good. I forget all the names but if you search "British mysteries" you'll come up with a bunch of them.
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• United States
15 Feb 16
Thank You. It seems netflix has a lot of british shows on now. I had hulu for awhile to get some british shows but stopped watching hulu so cancelled it. Amazon instant video (for prime members) does a few good shows and documentaries. I can't think of any American mystery shows I particularly cared for off hand at the moment.
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@scheng1 (24795)
• Singapore
15 Feb 16
No, I read books. I have just finished The Last Resort by Quintin Jardine. It is one of the later books feature Bob Skinner. In this book, he has retired because he is against the unification of police forces in Scotland.
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• United States
15 Feb 16
I seem to recall the name of the author and Bob Skinner does ring a bell as well.
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@boiboing (12764)
• Northampton, England
15 Feb 16
This is a very famous UK show that's been running forever. The joke is that nobody would ever buy a house in the village as so many people get killed there.
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• United States
15 Feb 16
This makes me think of a comment Inspector Barnaby made. He didn't want to move because all the other areas around them were filled with crime! I am watching it on netflix. I assume that the series has already ended?
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@alberello75 (17902)
• Genova, Italy
15 Feb 16
Well, if you want to know my passion for movies, I tell you it's the horror genre. Now Netflix, has arrived in Italy. But at the moment, I have not signed any subscription. I will see in the future. Thanks for the tip.
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• United States
15 Feb 16
There are plenty of thrillers / horror type movies and shows on netflix. Even a few netflix originals of that genre. You should be able to sign up for a free trial, if you wanted to see if it's something you would like.
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@Traceyjayne (1114)
• United Kingdom
15 Feb 16
are you watching the Tom Barnaby ones ....with John Nettles .... much better in my opinion. I also love Miss Marple and Poirot ... both by Agatha Christie.
• United States
15 Feb 16
Yes with John Nettles. I wasn't aware of any variant of it. Poirot I think I've read before but not sure. Agatha Christie is kind of an odd one out for me. There was one title I read that I had to put down for awhile because it sort of disturbed me. I can't think of the name of it off hand. I do like some of her work, or rather that of her ghost writer now.
• United Kingdom
15 Feb 16
@ScribbledAdNauseum John Nettles has now left the show. It happened about two series ago for us in the uk. It is not as good now , in my opinion, but still watchable.
• United States
15 Feb 16
@Traceyjayne I am not sure how many seasons netflix has of it. I will keep watching to see if it shows when he leaves. I tend to stop watching a show if a main character leaves or is replaced. Don't ruin it for me please, but I do wonder how they explain it and what they do with his family as well.
@sparial02 (505)
16 Feb 16
I haven't heard this show but after watching the word "murder", the first thing that came into my mind is a movie i watched recently, god knows how i have missed this one and watched that lately, The movie called - "Memories of Murder". Based On a true story, one of the greatest best serial killing movie i have ever watched. If you haven't seen it, Give it a try.
• United States
16 Feb 16
I may do so, thank you. I'm sort of iffy about based on true story things, but it's worth a look nonetheless.
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@JESSY3236 (6745)
• United States
15 Feb 16
That sounds like a cool show. The Blindspot is a good mystery show. It's a mystery about a woman who may be a special ops officer. She has no memory of how she is. The new season starts the 29th. For books I have been listening to the Maze Runner series. And reading a martial arts fantasy book series by: Kylie Chan.
• United States
15 Feb 16
Do you use Audible then? You said listening to. I recently signed back up for audible but haven't listened to any books yet. Where would I find The Blindspot. What network I mean.
@JESSY3236 (6745)
• United States
16 Feb 16
@ScribbledAdNauseum I have been doing the North Carolina Digital Library. All I use is my library card to get the audiobooks and e-books. They also have movies too. The Blindspot is on NBC.
@TheHorse (67111)
• Pleasant Hill, California
17 Feb 16
Never heard of it! Whenever I want a SHORT murder mystery (I have a TV generation attention span), I go back and read a Sherlock Holmes story or two. Tony Hillerman is my favorite murder mystery novelist.
• United States
18 Feb 16
I love Sherlock Holmes myself. I've never heard of Tony Hillerman.
@Auntylou (4318)
• Oxford, England
15 Feb 16
I like the alphabet series by Sue Grafton about a female PI in Santa Teresa, California. She has written at least 24 of the series
• United States
15 Feb 16
I will have to look into that as Sue Grafton is someone I have heard of before. I also like sort of ":out of the way" books that no one knows about. There's a writer that sets a lot of his mysteries here in North Carolina. It makes them more interesting, especially as the towns are fictitious but based on truth. I am always trying to guess where he is referencing as well as who is the murderer.
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@pgiblett (6595)
• Canada
6 Mar 16
Let me correct you Midsomer is a fictional county in southern England. I have seen all the series of this programme and highly recommend it.
@Auntylou (4318)
• Oxford, England
15 Feb 16
The Inspector Morse stories, based in Oxford are both great crime fiction and TV series. I will think about some more!