The Inspector Morse (British) mystery series is based on Colin Dexter’s wonderful series of books. My husband and I are both fans of Dexter’s novels and the television shows. I believe I read some place that when Colin Dexter was approached to make his mystery novels into a television series, he chose John Thaw to portray the very cerebral, very cultured, Oxford-educated Inspector Morse. What perfect casting! Kevin Whately is also perfectly cast as Morse’s Sergeant Lewis.
The series takes place in Oxford (Inspector Morse’s Alma Mater.) It is probably superfluous for me to say the scenery is absolutely gorgeous. This goes without saying since the location is supposed to be Oxford! If you’re into beautiful, old brick buildings with ivy growing up the walls and well-manicured court yards and of course, great mysteries, then you will probably enjoy the Inspector Morse series.
As in most British mysteries, you will be able to enjoy seeing some of Great Britain’s favorite leading men and women in guest starring roles. That is always a particular treat for me! The acting in the Inspector Morse mysteries is very convincing. And the wardrobe is what I envision it should be. Even Inspector Morse’s apartment is exactly what fans of the show would expect it to be. A lot of thought has been put into this series, which allows the viewer to sit back and enjoy the mysteries.
Inspector Morse always gets his man, but hardly ever gets the woman, and usually never follows police protocol. His sergeant is a happily married man with the usual “children worries” and always want to follow the rules. These two make quite a pair!
(I know I have said this before. I sure miss seeing these types of quality mystery shows on my PBS station!)
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