Midsomer Murders

When we were in DC back in January, I was watching PBS while I was at the gym (because I’m 65 years old) and this British murder mystery show Midsomer Murders came on.


Each episode is over an hour and a half, but I didn’t know that at the time and I got really into what was happening and then the first half of the episode was over. Like, right after a liquor cabinet had fallen on someone. (Each episode has at least three murders.) I was like, I MUST FIND OUT WHAT HAPPENS. (Although I very much enjoy murder mysteries I’m generally pretty bad at figuring out who did it.)

Fortunately this show is on Netflix and there are 15 years’ worth of episodes available. My original episode was in season 4, first airing in 2000, and was “Destroying Angel” (people get poisoned by mushrooms, in addition to the liquor cabinet death). So I just picked up from there. Due to cheap gas prices and a boyfriend who lived in England, I was in England several times in the 2000-2001 period so I am particularly enjoying this period of time because LOOKIT, I WAS THERE THEN.

Anyway, this show is enjoyable but completely incongruous with, you know, everything. Why am I watching it? Why do I want to keep watching it? Why isn’t EVERYBODY watching it???? Who can say. I stayed up late to finish “Tainted Fruit” last night and I’m going to have to force myself not to start another new episode until next week or something.


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