Midsomer Murders Set 22 Review

The cozy villages of Midsomer County reveal their most sinister secrets in these contemporary British television mysteries featuring gorgeous settings and sly British humor. Inspired by the novels of Caroline Graham, modern master of the English village mystery, the series stars Neil Dudgeon as the capable Detective Chief Inspector John Barnaby, with Jason Hughes as his earnest, efficient partner, Detective Sergeant Ben Jones. Guest stars include Warren Clarke (A Clock Work Orange), Joanna David (Pride and Prejudice), Genevieve O’Reilly (Episodes), andJames Dreyfus (Notting Hill).

The Mysteries:

The Sleeper under the Hill— Barnaby and Jones investigate a group of Druids in Midsomer Mow.

The Night of the Stag—Local bootleggers come under suspicion after the disappearance of a government inspector.

A Sacred Trust—Vandalism and violence send shock waves through Midsomer’s cloistered nunnery.

A Rare Bird—The detectives investigate whether competition between ornithology enthusiasts led to murder.

Bonus: “Midsomer Murders in Conversation” (34 min.)

Midsomer Murders premiered in the U.K. in March 1997. Since then, more than ninety feature-length episodes have aired with new episodes still in production. In the U.S., the series has been seen on A&E and The Biography Channel, however the episodes in Set 22 are the second part of Series 14 (2011-12), which never broadcast in the U.S.

My Review

I have become quite enamored with British TV, and in particular British mysteries, lately. Midsomer Murders has become a fast favorite. There is no gun violence, no sex scenes, and no cursing. I know a lot of people would say well then it can’t be that good. But that is far from the truth. The mystery has true, make you think twists and turns in every episode. There is also a lot of humor. My husband doesn’t always get the humor, it can be a little dry at times, but I find it quite entertaining and funny. The setting in this show is quite pretty and quaint, which I think adds a nice depth to the stories. There’s not your typical city streets and bloody bodies. My 8 and 5 year old boys actually watch this with me, and I have no worries about that at all. If you like real “who dunnit” mysteries I would highly recommend you checking this show out! After watching these 4 episodes in set 22 I have now gone back to Netflix to watch the rest of the series. A big 5/5!

Midsomer Murders can be found on Acornonline.com
Barnes & Noble Blue Ray 
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