Murdoch Mysteries

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Cutting-edge Victorian science meets cunningly plotted mystery in this award-winning Canadian TV drama. William Murdoch (Yannick Bisson) is a detective in Toronto in 1895, using new forensic techniques like fingerprinting and psychological profiling.
Starring
Yannick BissonHelene JoyThomas Craig
Genres
Drama
Subtitles
English
Audio languages
English

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  1. 1. Power
    January 24, 2008
    48min
    13+
    Subtitles
    English
    Audio languages
    English
    While demonstrating the dangers of newfangled alternating current to the public, Miss Toronto Electric & Light dies spectacularly onstage. A tragic accident or murder? Detective William Murdoch enlists the help of the eccentric scientist Nikola Tesla to find out.
  2. 2. The Glass Ceiling
    January 31, 2008
    48min
    ALL
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
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    English
    A trunk delivered to Inspector Brackenreid contains a lawyer's naked corpse and a taunting note. When a second trunk turns up--complete with another body and note--Murdoch races to find the killer before his boss becomes the next victim.
  3. 3. The Knockdown
    February 7, 2008
    48min
    13+
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
    Audio languages
    English
    After celebrating a big win, boxer Amos Robinson goes down for the count, courtesy of a gunshot to the chest. A witness finds Robinson's wife, Fannie, standing over the body and holding a pistol, but Murdoch aims to prove her innocence.
  4. 4. Elementary, My Dear Murdoch
    February 14, 2008
    48min
    13+
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
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    English
    Murdoch accompanies his hero--famed writer Arthur Conan Doyle--to a séance, where the medium guides him to the body of a skeptical psychic investigator. Did the clues indeed comes from the spirit world? Or did the medium have a motive for murder?
  5. 5. Till Death Do Us Part
    February 21, 2008
    48min
    13+
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
    Audio languages
    English
    When Wendell Merrick dies from a blow to the head immediately before his wedding, the cse looks like a simple robbery gone wrong. But questions about the groom's gallivanting ways lead Murdoch into Toronto's homosexual subculture.
  6. 6. Let Loose the Dogs
    February 28, 2008
    48min
    13+
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
    Audio languages
    English
    A murder brings Murdoch face to face with his troubled past, as the detective's estranged father turns up drunk near the crime scene. Losing his usual objectivity, Murdoch seems dead set on proving his father's guilt.
  7. 7. Body Double
    March 6, 2008
    48min
    18+
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
    Audio languages
    English
    When a corpse crashes through a theatre's ceiling and lands onstage in the midst of Macbeth, Murdoch and Brackenreid delve into the backstage intrigues of the city's leading Shakespearean acting troupe.
  8. 8. Still Waters
    March 13, 2008
    48min
    18+
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
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    English
    Boys playing on the lakeshore discover the bruised, beaten body of Richard Hartley--scion of a wealthy family and the newest addition to the exclusive King's Club rowing team. Investigating the case, Murdoch finds dark secrets beneath a gleaming world of privilege.
  9. 9. Belly Speaker
    March 20, 2008
    48min
    18+
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
    Audio languages
    English
    While researching a new detective novel, Arthur Conan Doyle returns to Toronto and meddles in a case involving a mad ventriloquist who seems to have murdered his father. Murdoch begins to suspect that the author has a hidden agenda.
  10. 10. Child's Play
    March 27, 2008
    48min
    13+
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
    Audio languages
    English
    Who could have murdered Howard Rookwood? Everyone admired the well-known philanthropist, killed in the horse paddock of his glue factory. When suspicions fall on boys employed at the factory, Murdoch uncovers another side to the victim's character.
  11. 11. Bad Medicine
    April 3, 2008
    48min
    13+
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
    Audio languages
    English
    After a mysterious hooded figure kills a prominent psychiatric researcher, Murdoch investigates the doctor's former patients. The csae grows more complex when a psychic warns Murdoch that the grim reaper will claim more victims--including the detective himself.
  12. 12. The Rebel and the Prince
    April 10, 2008
    48min
    13+
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
    Audio languages
    English
    The murder of a girl connected to the Irish Republican Brotherhood leads police to suspect a plot against visiting Prince Alfred. Constable Crabtree joins the prince's retinue and finds His Highness more than a handful to guard.
  13. 13. The Annoying Red Planet
    April 17, 2008
    48min
    13+
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
    Audio languages
    English
    When a reclusive woodworker and amateur astronomer is found hanging high in a tree, mounting evidence points to one conclusion: he was murdered by Martians. Constable Crabtree becomes convinced of an imminent alien invasion, but Murdoch searches for more earthly answers.

More details

Directors
Farhad MannShawn Alex ThompsonDon McBreartyJohn L'Ecuyer
Supporting actors
Jonny Harris
Producers
Cal CoonsChristina JenningsScott GarvieNoel Hedges
Season year
2008
Network
Acorn Media
Content advisory
Smokingsubstance usealcohol usefoul languagesexual contentviolence
Purchase rights
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Format
Prime Video (streaming online video)
Devices
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Reviews

4.6 out of 5 stars

1588 global ratings

  1. 80% of reviews have 5 stars
  2. 9% of reviews have 4 stars
  3. 4% of reviews have 3 stars
  4. 2% of reviews have 2 stars
  5. 5% of reviews have 1 stars
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Deborah NelsonReviewed in the United States on March 10, 2020
5.0 out of 5 stars
AMAZING VICTORIAN MYSTERIES
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This is our THIRD purchase of this very intriguing; keep you on the edge of your seat television series.
Set in the late 1890's, in Toronto, Canada, the protagonist is an Catholic police detective in a predominant Protestant city.
It is a time full of new inventions and forensic use in the work place is just beginning. What interesting innovations Detective Murdoch comes up with is half the fun - as an inventor in his own right Murdoch comes into contact with such legendary persons as: Nicola Tesla, Harry Houdini, Mark Twain, Alexander G. Bell, Helen Keller and many, many more. The casting and costuming is impeccable.
The cast is so human and likeable that you feel like family.
We have purchased a number of Season One editions to be given as gifts.
There is nothing run of the mill about this series - a real ORIGINAL - we hope the series continues for the next 20 years.
13 people found this helpful
Cindy B.Reviewed in the United States on January 16, 2016
5.0 out of 5 stars
I'm only doing a review of 'Murdoch Mysteries' because I feel so strongly that this is what television could be - at its best. S
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Well done. I'm only doing a review of 'Murdoch Mysteries' because I feel so strongly that this is what television could be - at its best. Strangely enough, I haven't seen anything like this before. It's a somewhat puzzling, engaging, humorous, thought provoking, insightfully informative look into late 1800's forensics / crime solving (as it might have been) in its early days. The plot always allows for the viewer to enjoy a bit of mystery solving, if that is your pleasure. Or, just enjoy... The production values are exquisite, the plots are fast-paced, and the character development is satisfyingly relatable. I like these characters. There is always the hint of an honorable behavioral code woven within the often less than honorable situations. Again, well done.
42 people found this helpful
Gail SpauldingReviewed in the United States on February 5, 2017
5.0 out of 5 stars
Great Fun!
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Such an enjoyable series. I love the turn of the century setting, our brilliant Catholic detective (in a very Protestant Toronto), the developing forensics (like "finger marks"), and how Murdoch keeps his strong faith while becoming empathetic to different views. I also love our strong, beautiful and equally brilliant female pathologist, Dr. Ogden. There's humor mixed in - and a great cast of supporting characters; and it's wonderful to see some of my "heroes" of the age as well (Arthur Conan Doyle and Nicola Tesla so far)! All in all - I highly recommend this series!
15 people found this helpful
RockyReviewed in the United States on June 25, 2019
5.0 out of 5 stars
Creative Mystery Show
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DVD arrived quickly and was in good shape as advertised. I am a fan of police shows. Murdoch Mysteries is a unique and creative show. Time setting in 1895. In each episode they incorporate using inventions that are just coming into use for that time period. Fingerprints, lie detectors, forensic science just to name a few. They include famous characters from that time period. Sir Arthur Conan Doyle , Tesla, and Houdini to name a few. The actors are good and present as likable characters. The stories done well. Sometimes I would never guessed the twist at the end. Some stories deal with social issues but most modern shows do. The only reason I gave it 5 stars is because I could not give it 6 stars.
3 people found this helpful
mlmooreReviewed in the United States on November 13, 2016
5.0 out of 5 stars
very entertaining
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this series is so interesting, always a murder but the writing keeps it fresh, it takes place in the 1800 in toronto, murdoch the lead detective is very scientific in his thinking ,but the fun is how they use things that show up decades later, murdoch makes an epoxy to lift a print, we know it as silly putty, as they try to name it they get as far as putty then the capt. comes in and says "don't be silly it has no use",many puns like this. they have a great support cast great entertainment .
13 people found this helpful
Joel KwanReviewed in the United States on March 11, 2020
1.0 out of 5 stars
Most episodes became unavailable due to Acorn TV
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I purchased Season 1 in October 2019. Then recently, most episodes stopped working. I called amazon and I was told that most seasons were now part of Acorn TV and that I would have to get an Acorn TV subscription to watch those episodes that I had already purchased. I had to argue to get a reimbursement. I explained to the rep I was talking to that it was the equivalent of purchasing a DVD box set and in the middle of the night Amazon creeps in to take back most of the DVDs. Unacceptable.
4 people found this helpful
BlimpriderReviewed in the United States on June 19, 2018
5.0 out of 5 stars
Steampunky Sherlockesque detective stories
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A wonderful, steampunk-flavored detective series based around "new" science and famous personages. Delightfully acted, crisply written, and superbly paced, an almost-unique turn of the last century detective story reminiscent of the man Sherlock Holmes might have been, had he been on a metro police force with Watson as a constable.
5 people found this helpful
Rick DalrympleReviewed in the United States on August 19, 2014
5.0 out of 5 stars
Murdoch's the Man!
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I don't think I could ever tire of this series. One of the best "Who Dun-it" television shows ever produced, and I hope it runs for many seasons to come. Only one thing puzzles me ... why in the devil is it called "Artful Detective" on the Ovation Channel in the U.S.? Murdoch Mysteries describes the show to a "T" ... Artful Detective doesn't make the show sound appealing in the least. It's best to start with season one and work through the series season-by-season, as relationships develop and characters appear, disappear then reappear again and again. Watching the series out of order may cause a bit of confusion. Yannick Bisson, Helene Joy, Thomas Craig and Jonny Harris are all perfect for their roles ... especially Canada's most beautiful and talented actress, Helene Joy.
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