Midsomer Murders

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DC Inspector John Barnaby (Neil Dudgeon) and his team of detectives investigate murders around the regional community of Midsomer County in this classic UK mystery series.
Starring
Neil DudgeonJason HughesBarry Jackson
Genres
SuspenseDrama
Subtitles
English [CC]
Audio languages
English
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  1. 1. Death in the Slow Lane
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    March 23, 2011
    1 h 28 min
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    When a local DJ is crushed to death at a traditional girls' boarding school, new Midsomer DCI John Barnaby - cousin to Tom - discovers that murder and deception are never far away from the quaint villages.
  2. 2. Dark Secrets
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    March 30, 2011
    1 h 29 min
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    The reclusive lives of an eccentric elderly couple come under police scrutiny when a social services investigator is murdered.
  3. 3. Echoes of the Dead
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    April 20, 2011
    1 h 28 min
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    The drowning of a woman in a bathtub is the first in a series of copycat murders imitating infamous killings from the past.
  4. 4. The Oblong Murders
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    May 25, 2011
    1 h 28 min
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    Barnaby sends Jones undercover into a New Age cult to investigate the disappearance of a young woman who entered an introduction course and then never left the movement.
  5. 5. The Sleeper Under the Hill
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    September 21, 2011
    1 h 28 min
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    The gruesome discovery of a farmer's eviscerated body in an ancient stone circle is made just days before the spring equinox.
  6. 6. The Night of the Stag
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    October 12, 2011
    1 h 32 min
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    English [CC]
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    Local bootleggers come under suspicion after the disappearance of a government inspector.
  7. 7. A Sacred Trust
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    October 26, 2011
    1 h 28 min
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    Vandalism and violence send shock waves through Midsomer's cloistered nunnery.
  8. 8. A Rare Bird
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    January 11, 2012
    1 h 32 min
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    English [CC]
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    Barnaby and Jones investigate whether competition between ornithology enthusiasts led to murder.

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Directors
Renny RyePeter SmithRichard HolthouseSarah Hellings
Supporting actors
Manjinder Virk
Producers
Brian True-MayBetty WillingaleJo WrightPhil Hunter
Season year
2012
Network
FilmRise
Content advisory
Alcohol usefoul languagesexual contentsmokingviolence
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4.7 out of 5 stars

170 global ratings

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LilyReviewed in the United States on May 3, 2016
3.0 out of 5 stars
Too big of a change
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The loss of John Nettles as DCI Barnaby was difficult. His easy style of solving police crime is a joy to watch. Recreating a winning team must have made the series writers nervous. They needed changes, the main character had to have a new style but keep the winning Midsomer formula afloat.

Replacing the strong lead character with a cousin was an interesting twist. Add a dog, a working wife, and education. Bingo. Unfortunately, writers also changed secondary characters. DS Jones is now a smarmy copper who slept his way through Midsomer. Dr. Bullard, who had been a precise and insightful pathologist from the start of the series, overlooks basic forensics and appears amateurish beside the new 'super' Barnaby.

While it is still a good mystery, unraveling secondary characters is too big of a change. I expected a change in character chemistry, not complete amnesia of the past 13 seasons. Midway through the season, however, Dr. Bullard says the new Barnaby is "shaping up," and the complete writing bunk up appears forgotten. Really!
15 people found this helpful
Tom LinehanReviewed in the United States on January 26, 2017
5.0 out of 5 stars
Worthy Successor to the Original
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As good as Midsomer with John Nettles with an actor different in interesting ways. Still inventive scripts, always more than one murder, still circumspect about the assumed gore, good by-play between Dudgeon and his junior. The DCI's wife is made a more interesting character. And still with what we call the wonderful "leafy scenes" -- always better in England for some reason.
6 people found this helpful
kalibeansReviewed in the United States on December 25, 2016
5.0 out of 5 stars
One of the best British murder mystery shows
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No one does quaint village murders like the British. From Holmes to Poirot to Marple to Morse to Lewis, it's a long tradition. Midsomer Murders is right up there with the best. On I think at least it's 16th season it has a loyal and devoted following of which I am a happy member. Watch! You won't be disappointed.
3 people found this helpful
Deborah Wall McGrawReviewed in the United States on August 29, 2016
5.0 out of 5 stars
I was a bit shocked when a new Barnaby arrived ...
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I was a bit shocked when a new Barnaby arrived on the scene but have quickly come to appreciate him. the Midsomer Murders series is my go to show for when I want to escape from today's hectic world. The characters are real and yet always just enough eccentric to keep me fascinated.
4 people found this helpful
Amazon CustomerReviewed in the United States on September 19, 2016
1.0 out of 5 stars
has ruined an excellent program. Where John Nettles had a deft touch ...
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The replacement of Tom Barnaby with his cousin, John Barnaby, has ruined an excellent program. Where John Nettles had a deft touch and made the chief inspector character likeable, the new Barnaby is just an ass and impossible to like. Unfortunately, it infects the entire show. Have suffered through three shows in the 14th season, and don't know if we can go on. We absolutely devoured seasons 1 through 13, but the new lead character is just a total bust.
8 people found this helpful
FosterReviewed in the United States on June 1, 2016
4.0 out of 5 stars
Remarkable British Mystery Series Motors on One Murder at a Time for Nearly 20 Years.
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Lots of great British mystery and detective work over 17 seasons. The texture of the series changed radically when John Nettles moved on but I have grown to like the current crew. Remarkable to see that they have just posted series 19 (available on Amazon, I believe) in 2016 which means that we gringos will have to wait the standard 12 months until this is British gem is widely available.
2 people found this helpful
Melanie JacksonReviewed in the United States on July 31, 2016
5.0 out of 5 stars
Everything Old Is New Again
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I will always be fond of John Nettles and all the original characters, but I have come to really like the new DCI Barnaby, his wife and dog. The show retains the same feel and beautiful landscapes so don't be afraid to give later seasons a try.
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Viola I. HerzmanReviewed in the United States on September 3, 2016
5.0 out of 5 stars
The Brits have a wonderful way with Manor House Mysteries
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I have been watching Midsomer Murders since the very first season. I have no intention of stopping now..
The Brits have a wonderful way with Manor House Mysteries !! And this series is the best !!
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