The English village mystery gets a contemporary spin in this hit British television series that has earned a worldwide following. Bucolic settings harbor macabre crimes and eccentric characters that are no match for DCI John Barnaby (Neil Dudgeon, Life of Riley) and his assistant, DS Jamie Winter (Nick Hendrix, (Marcella). Delightful in a murderously charming way, (Leonard Maltin’s Movie Crazy). Guest stars include Anthony Calf, Sally Phillips, Caroline Blakiston, Neil Morrissey, Susan Hampshire, Michael Obiora, and Jason Hughes..

Studio: Acorn Media
Year: 2018
Release Date: September 25, 2018
Run time: 186 minutes
Rating: NR

Audio: DTS-HD MA lossless 2.0 mix
Aspect Ratio: 1.78:1
Disc Spec: 2 BD
Region: A

Wonderful that ‘Midsomer Murders has become part to the affirmative action series. Series 20 has definitely added actors of colour and has added a non-existent different dimension. I have always thoroughly enjoyed the ‘Midsomer Murders’ series. The variety of English villages are part of its charm, and the odd assortment of characters are quite entertaining. I liked immensely John Nettles as Barnaby. Now just when I didn’t think it could be better Neil Dudgeon is added to the show to replace Nettles. I’ve always enjoyed his performances in other shows and he’s a delight in this series. I read that there’s much dissatisfaction with the latest season. Hopefully, this influences the makers of the series to make improvements and not to simply retire the show as it seems the Brits are sometimes in the habit of doing. Don’t get me wrong. The Brits have a fascinating culture, history, literature, and most of all their films and television shows are terrific (overall their actors are the best in the world). However, they do seem to have a tendency at times to drop even a quite popular series when there are problems with the series. I sincerely hope they bring back Midsomer Murders for many more seasons. It’s a worthy endeavor.
Movie Quality: 9/10

Special Features

  • Behind the Scenes [HD]
  • Bonus Trailers

Movie Quality: 5/10

Final Thoughts

Love this TV show as it has great plots and great acting with a beautiful picturesque England village backdrop.
Overall Rating: 8/10