If you’re looking for a very Cozy Mystery television show to watch, then Darby and Joan may be for you. This Australian TV show stars Bryan Brown and Greta Scacchi, and airs on Acorn. There are eight episodes in its first season, which is available now.
This show not only features a very Cozy mood, but it also could be used as an Australian travel guide. It seems like the producers were very intent on showing the viewers stunningly gorgeous scenery.
The show features Joan (Greta Scacchi), a British nurse, who goes to Australia to find out how/why her husband died. Her plan is to follow his moves in her RV, and try to figure out the where, when, why, and what he was experiencing before his untimely death. That is the arc of the first season.
Along her journey she collides with Darby and his sweet dog, Diesel. They end up teaming together to solve a weekly mystery. This platonic, retiree couple travel from one campground to another – each week getting closer to solving the season’s arc, while solving “smaller” mysteries along the way. When the first season ends they let us know what next season’s arc will be…
Don’t be put off by the main characters being retirees. They are not old fuddy duddies! Also, don’t be put off by them being platonic… what’s wrong with becoming good friends? Who knows where their relationship will take them? What’s the rush?! Both Joan and Darby have a zest for life and are ready to enjoy all sorts of new experiences.
My husband and I both enjoyed the first season of Darby and Joan and are looking forward to the second season. Thank goodness Acorn TV had the good sense to back this show!
No behind-closed-doors scenes, no foul language, no gore, no smart-alecky children, no car chases, no shoot-them-ups… just a lot of really good acting, great chemistry between the two leads, beautiful scenery, & Cozy Mysteries.
Darby and Joan is available through Acorn on Amazon Prime Video.
Also, if you’re interested in taking a look at some other good mystery shows, make sure to go to my Cozy Mystery TV and Movies page.