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Blue Murder – Set One (Canadian TV/British TV/Acorn Media)


Picture: C+     Sound: B-     Extras: C-     Episodes: B-



Not to be confused with Michael Jenkins’ Australian TV mini-series from 1995, this Blue Murder is a U.K./Canada co-production about a mother who becomes a detective the same day she discovers her husband cheating on her.  Spoofing the detective genre a bit, along with things like Horror films, Caroline Quentin is Janice Lewis.  This show is running three seasons and counting, with this first set offering six shows including the first two brief seasons and the pilot before it.


To its credit, it never becomes too melodramatic and is a smart show, but the comical situation has it limits.  As she becomes more involved with her work and promotion, she has new and interesting challenges.  That does give the show a good arc which explains its initial success, but one wonders if it is going as far as it could.  I like the show enough to recommend it, but was a little disappointed.


The anamorphically enhanced 1.78 X 1 image is shot in HD and the tradedown holds its color, but detail is lost more than it should be.  The Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo mix has Pro Logic surrounds and they are decent.  Except for text filmographies on the cast, there are no extras.



-   Nicholas Sheffo


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