Murdoch Mysteries

Murdoch Mysteries

Season 1

DVD - 2009
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In the 1890's, Detective William Murdoch adopts modern techniques like 'finger marks' and forensics to track Toronto's most sinister killers. Though derided by his skeptical boss, Murdoch finds friends and allies in a lovely pathologist and an eager-to-learn constable. Along the way they cross paths with some of the era's most famous figures, including Nikola Tesla, Arthur Conan Doyle, and Prince Alfred.

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johncruse
Jul 19, 2016

Terrible presentation. Low level audio is randomly and suddenly interrupted by a very loud grinding noise. Crazy. I can't stand that.

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Bakergirl_13
Feb 22, 2016

This whole series is really great! (Note: my rating and comments, age suitability, and everything else stand for the entire series). There are a few disturbing shows, but the reason I love this detective story way better than stuff like Agatha Christie's Poirot is because it's more connected to the main character; in this case: William Murdoch. In Poirot the most personal thing that happened was him getting a cold. This shows Murdoch's love life, and zeroes in on his personal feelings and thoughts. There's an episode in the third season called The Murdoch Identity. William Murdoch ends up in Britain with no memory of how he got there, plus there are men trying to kill him who want to know what he knows about an upcoming assassination. That was one of my favorites. It's very good at portraying his thoughts and feelings, and also involves some physical adventures! Murdoch Mysteries isn't just about a prim and proper detective in the 1900s. Yannick Bisson is the best person they could've chosen for the main role. Add Thomas Brackenreid (Thomas Craig) and George Crabtree (Johnny Harris) to the mix, you've got one humorous show!

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zipread
Jul 10, 2015

Murdoch Mysteries --- DVD --- Season One; Volume One.
Entertaining as ever, Murdoch invites Nikola Tesla to learn more about alternating current electricity; an investigation of what appears to be bout-rigging; Conon Doyle makes an appearance as a investigator of psychic experiences; and finally the Inspector receives a naked corpse in a trunk. Sorry, but four episodes is all there is on this DVD.

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zipread
Jun 29, 2015

Murdoch Mysteries --- Season One
Vintage sleuthing by Will and he does not disappoint although everyone seems a little younger than what we are currently used to. No matter though, they are still polished already.
One point though. My library allows only a one week loan on DVDs. With well over 14 episodes per season that means I’ve got to see two episodes. That just doesn't leave a lot of time over for shovelling the driveway, cooking supper; doing the dishes; darning socks; driving kids to ballet and hockey. It’s a hard life.

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JackandPearl
Feb 16, 2015

At first I found the dialogue and acting wooden, but the characters are strangely compelling and the series gets better with each season.
It's all a bit of tongue-in-cheek fun, the historical details about Toronto are interesting, and the on-again, off-again romance between Murdoch and Dr. Ogden drives the whole thing forward.

CranbrookLibrary Aug 13, 2014

Inspired by Maureen Jenning's novels, this series proves that high-quality television dramas unequivocally set in Canada can become popular the world over. The episode plots are original and well constructed, with little touches of humour and self-deprecation that are distinctively Canadian.

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MOGirl63
Apr 29, 2014

This series has kept my interest through and through. Great interaction between the characters, with famous characters coming into play from time to time, such as Sir Arthur Conan Doyle and Tesla. The romance between Murdoch and Julia is sweet....:D

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cameralover53
Apr 12, 2014

I only watched 15 minutes of this series. I don't know why, but I just didn't like it. The characters were just not very interesting nor was the story.

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joeking11
Sep 08, 2013

Love the cosrumes and rhe way they
accomplish the visual history.

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Bakergirl_13
Feb 25, 2016

Frightening or Intense Scenes: Not so much violence as it is gore. Lots of blood, especially seeing a dead victim in the morgue after the pathologist has cut him or her open. Sometimes there is an extremely disturbing episode, with things like what appear to be monsters or spirits that are actually realistically explainable. Also some episodes that involve family members killing each other.

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Bakergirl_13
Feb 25, 2016

Sexual Content: The occasional inappropriate touching, plus later after he gets married we see them lying in bed together. Once in a long while a woman's dress is inappropriate.

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Bakergirl_13
Feb 25, 2016

Coarse Language: Very mild and very brief uses of D--n, plus a lot of uses of "bloody hell" on Inspector Brackenreid's part.

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Bakergirl_13
Feb 25, 2016

Bakergirl_13 thinks this title is suitable for between the ages of 12 and 99

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Bakergirl_13
Mar 09, 2016

Follow Detective William Murdoch of the Toronto Constabulary as he solves crime using amazing deductions, all while experiencing and even inventing new inventions!

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