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Comments and queries for the week of April 13

I live in the U.S.A. and wish that Hollywood would come up with something as great as Murdoch Mysteries. I love the series so much that when I first saw it on Netflix and when they discontinued it I subscribed to Acorn TV so that I could continue to watch it. Love the characters and the history lessons that the show brings with the drama and the comedy. Excellent chemistry between Yannick Bisson and Hélène Joy, love George (great houmor) and the Brackenreids. Thank you to the writers, the camera people, the directors, the producers and the actors for such an excellent series. I bow down to the excellent work that you do to entertain us. Kudos to you all. Love me some MM!! —Selina

Hook George up with Julia’s sister, who could be written in as burnt out on the traveling news gig and its frustrations and dangers. She could be looking for more stability and a calmer, quieter life and George could fit the bill. —James

Aside from Julia, Murdoch is actually probably the most intelligent character on the show with a deep understanding and love for science combined with a deep faith in Catholicism, a relatively rare combination these days. Crabtree, while I do like the character, is actually quite dimwitted and simple-minded with a curiosity of science of his own, but he’s written that way. —Eric

This is the best mystery series I have seen since Poirot. I am glad it will be returning for Season 12. Great job to the cast and crew of the show. I watch the show on AcornTV. —James

So pleased this show is renewed for another season. My favourite show on TV. I always dread the end of the season waiting to hear if there is going to be another. I hope it goes on for years to come. —Sharon

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Link: ‘19-2,’ a Police Drama on Acorn TV, Is a Slow Burn

From Neil Gunslinger of The New York Times:

‘19-2,’ a Police Drama on Acorn TV, Is a Slow Burn
We’ve seen partners who don’t get along before, of course, but convention leads us to expect them to be thoroughly bonded by the end of the film or of the first episode. Not here. Detente comes slowly, and not easily.

That puts a lot of responsibility on the actors’ shoulders, and Mr. Holmes and Mr. Keeso work the prickly dynamic smartly. They have to, because the writers here (the show is based on a French-Canadian series) don’t resort to shootouts and chases every 10 minutes as some stateside procedurals do. There are major crimes in “19-2,” but there are far more minor ones, just as in real life. A domestic dispute call. A guy complaining that someone else’s car is blocking his driveway. A birthday party that has grown too loud. A man sitting naked in a coin laundry. Continue reading.