Midsomer Murders: Set Eleven (Acorn Media DVD)
D Sound: C- Extras: D Episodes: C
tons of detective series from the BBC and they are all very much the same. They involve an older police detective, or if
adapted from an Agatha Christie novel a private detective, who works solving
oddly abundant murders in small towns across England. More often than not they have a younger
sidekick as well, but younger just means that they are in their late thirties
and a bit dopey. The Midsomer Murders series is really just
more of the same, but at the very least is not as hung up on its own
British-ness as most of the rest.
picture quality has that very distinct BBC look to it where all of the colors
are very muted. The picture is in 16:9 widescreen and when
watched closely has a softness to it. The sound is also pretty standard BBC quality
but less noticeably soft than the picture.
season is on four discs each with one 100 minute long episode and its own set
of special features. The special
features are all rather boring and all text-based ranging from cast
filmographies to biographies to “fun facts”.
there is a puzzlement to writing a review of the eleventh season of a show
because if you’re reading a review to find out if you will like a show, you
ought to start with Season 1. But if you’ve already seen Seasons 1 through
10, then you know whether or not you’re going to like Season 11 and you really
have no business reading a review. So if
you’re looking to break into the series, you’re better off reading the reviews
we have posted of the first few seasons.
- Matthew Carrick