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The Artful Detective

Started 1382238582.2 in TV Talk | Last reply 1390190979.64 by novato

It's on Ovation Saturday at eight. Those who like period mystery/detective shows that are softer should like this one.

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blahblahva­mpemerblah1382252196.2275989 PostsRegistered 10/6/2004

I started watching this under the original title a couple of years ago as I've been a Yannick Bisson fan for eons.

A man can fail many times, but he isn't a failure until he begins to blame somebody else. ~John Burroughs

Linders Ba­ck1382308449.4138344 PostsRegistered 9/4/2005Second star to the right and straight on till morning.

I started a few threads on this a month or so ago when I first discovered it. I was hooked. I love the humor surrounding the scientific elements and the incorporation of real life figures of the period (Victorian Toronto for those who haven't watched.

Yannick Bisson is great. Subtle but when he needs to show emotion it is all over his face. (Episode "Shades of Grey" which dealt with abortion is a perfect example. His closing scene with Dr. Ogden (Helene Joy) was amazing). Both of them were so perfect. They are my favorite TV couple. (Hiss to Enid! {#emotions_dlg.angry})

OVATION has just finished the Second Season and the Canadian original, The Murdoch Mysteries, has just started Season 7. I may have to buy the DVD's. I get updates on FB and they have a really amusing crime solving game you can do there, too.

For those with Time-Warner or Bright House Cable, they are reinstating OVATION to their line-ups in January so you'll be able to watch then. COMCAST carries it now.

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"I told you not to put metal in the science oven" Irving Rosenfeld

capatosta1382312820.4571500 PostsRegistered 8/19/2010

Nice to see you mention Artful Detective....I love to see how people lived in the earlier times....its a great show.

Linders Ba­ck1382316574.4578344 PostsRegistered 9/4/2005Second star to the right and straight on till morning.

Detective Murdoch {#emotions_dlg.wub}:


"I told you not to put metal in the science oven" Irving Rosenfeld

Linders Ba­ck1382654506.538344 PostsRegistered 9/4/2005Second star to the right and straight on till morning.

OVATION is showing 3 new episodes (start of Season 3) this coming Saturday starting @7 pm est. Unfortunately, I'll be away at a hotel which I'm sure doesn't have that station. {#emotions_dlg.sad}


"I told you not to put metal in the science oven" Irving Rosenfeld

capatosta1382713828.121500 PostsRegistered 8/19/2010
On 10/24/2013 Linders Back said:

OVATION is showing 3 new episodes (start of Season 3) this coming Saturday starting @7 pm est. Unfortunately, I'll be away at a hotel which I'm sure doesn't have that station. {#emotions_dlg.sad}


Linders, sorry you will miss it but thank you for the update! I appreciate it. I like to relax when I get home from work....have a cup of coffee, cuddle with the dog and watch an episode before I have to make dinner!

Linders Ba­ck1382741251.648344 PostsRegistered 9/4/2005Second star to the right and straight on till morning.
On 10/25/2013 capatosta said:
On 10/24/2013 Linders Back said:

OVATION is showing 3 new episodes (start of Season 3) this coming Saturday starting @7 pm est. Unfortunately, I'll be away at a hotel which I'm sure doesn't have that station. {#emotions_dlg.sad}


Linders, sorry you will miss it but thank you for the update! I appreciate it. I like to relax when I get home from work....have a cup of coffee, cuddle with the dog and watch an episode before I have to make dinner!

I'm sure I'll catch up with these later. I, too, watch an episode every afternoon even if I've seen if before. I always catch something new in the dialogue (there are some throw away lines that are ingenious) or action I missed the first (or 2nd) time. I just really love the characters.


"I told you not to put metal in the science oven" Irving Rosenfeld

Teapot1383590682.1331995 PostsRegistered 7/31/2006

I love this hidden gem! I had Comcast and just switched to Fios. When I realized that the package I bought didn't have Ovation I immediately updated to the next level. The extra $15 a month is sooo worth it to see Yannick's gorgeous eyes!

Dawg lover1390021978.337621 PostsRegistered 7/28/2008
Just wanted to let fans of this series know that Season Four begins today (Saturday) at 8 pm. Many thanks to the posters who recommended this tv series and the books they are based upon. I have enjoyed them all!

Linders Ba­ck1390060063.7478344 PostsRegistered 9/4/2005Second star to the right and straight on till morning.

IF you missed the cliff-hanger ending last week, it is repeated tonight @7. Must see TV.

Ovation has the first 6 seasons! YAY! I get FB updates from the show and a lot of behind the scenes articles on FB but have to be careful not to read any spoilers. I want to savor every minute of this program in order.

Here's one of my Christmas presents {#emotions_dlg.thumbup}:

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"I told you not to put metal in the science oven" Irving Rosenfeld

adelle381390060817.3637324 PostsRegistered 12/22/2007

Murdoch Mysteries is available for streaming if you have Amazon Prime or AcornTV. I've never gotten in to this series. If you like mysteries, I highly recommend AcornTV. It's now $4.99 a month( I have a year's subscription for $30). There is a 30 day free trial. It has everything from Prime Suspect to Midsomer Murders. It also has some quirky series that I love like Cracker and The Last Detective.

"The higher up you go, the more mistakes you are allowed. Right at the top, if you make enough of them, it's considered to be your style."
Fred Astaire

Linders Ba­ck1390062801.688344 PostsRegistered 9/4/2005Second star to the right and straight on till morning.

Here's something else Murdoch fans might enjoy. This web spoof, The Murdoch Effect" was produced in Canada and is quite funny. You don't have to "Subscribe" to anything. Just click in the box showing a frame from the next episode to continue. :

http://www.ovationtv.com/the-murdoch-effect-a-web-series/


"I told you not to put metal in the science oven" Irving Rosenfeld

novato1390063880.175 PostsRegistered 9/18/2005
I too love this show! Interesting, but also calming. Back to a simpler time. Could someone tell me what FB is?

Linders Ba­ck1390078657.3078344 PostsRegistered 9/4/2005Second star to the right and straight on till morning.
On 1/18/2014 novato said: I too love this show! Interesting, but also calming. Back to a simpler time. Could someone tell me what FB is?

Facebook. Murdoch Mysteries (The Canadian name) has a page there and constantly post photos from the shoots and interviews with the stars. You can check the page without "Liking" it, but if you "LIKE" it, the updates will appear on your newsfeed. Love opening up my FB page and seeing Yannick Bisson. Smile


"I told you not to put metal in the science oven" Irving Rosenfeld

novato1390190979.65 PostsRegistered 9/18/2005
Of course that's what FB is! Duh! Thanks so much!

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