From Vinay Menon of the Toronto Star:
- Read more. Now, admittedly, I am not familiar with the novels from which this character is adapted. So maybe Murdoch is supposed to be an accidental detective? Maybe he’s supposed to ask pointless questions? Maybe he’s supposed to strike ponderous poses and pace slowly, not doing much of anything?”
From Alex Strachan of Canwest News Service:
- Unusual setting doesn’t spoil Murdoch
“That classic struggle between the lowly plod who knows he’s right and the bosses who are convinced he’s wrong is a staple of detective fiction and has been mirrored on TV all the way from Peter Falk as Columbo to Tony Shalhoub as Monk today. Based on early evidence, Murdoch Mysteries is not in that class, but it shows promise of becoming something better.” Read more.