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Series sounds so good.  I hope my PBS gets these shows.  Do you think the series might  go to Netflix or Amazon?

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@countrylady 

 

I believe Midsomer Murders is on Netflix now.

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Great!  Thanks!!

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I started from the very first episode and had to chuckle today when I watched one where the character's family name is Inkpen. It seems each episode the English names are so different and interesting. No Smith, Jones, or Browns......Inkpen! ha!

 

I have been to England, but don't recall hearing such unique names. Is this series unusual in the names they give their characters or is this typical British names they use?

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Just to check back on this series that I watched a lot of this past summer. I am still going thru the series, starting from the beginning. I am now several seasons forward to where Barnaby (the original) has a new partner. I liked the prior partner better, even though Barnaby wasn't very nice to him at times, I thought.

 

But the new partner is a little cocky in my opinion and seems to feel he is God's gift to women! ha!

 

Anyway, still keeping up with the series. One of these day I will be current. I know at some point there is a new Barnaby, which I am sorry to know about. I really like this one. He is "comfortable" to watch and listen to. In real life, did he just want to move on to other projects?

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Keep watching both new characters grew on me. My favorite character in the new seasons is Sykes the dog!

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@World Traveler - the original Barnaby retired on the series and they brought in his cousin.  I didn't know if I would like the new Barnaby or not, but I did come to like him after a few episodes.  He is a little different and can be quirky.  And, his little dog Sykes is adorable!

 

A note to everyone watching this show on Netflix:  the show will disappear on October 1st, so watch it a lot in September!

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I love this show and just discovered it again on Netflix and thank you @dawg lover  for mentioning that! I didn't know Netflix would stop showing it in Oct. I guess the streaming channels get rights for a certain amount of time or something.

I also like reading about people's favorite side kicks on this show.

I first really missed Troy the first one and didn't like Jones as much until I got used to him but now I think Nelson is my favorite.

I didn't like the second Barnaby as much either but now appreciate him

and the character he plays.

And yes, I too love Sykes!

I just read that sadly he is in heaven  now over the rainbow bridge but what a good life and long in doggy years. He seemed proud of his role in the show. I just wanted to pick him up and give him a hug!

"If you walk the footsteps of a stranger, you'll learn things you never knew. Can you sing with all the voices of the mountains? can you paint with all the colors of the wind?"
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Ovation channel has Midsomer episodes every Thursday starting at 8am till 3pm, we have Spectrum cable.

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All episodes are available on Acorn.  We do most of our TV watching on Acorn and Britbox. They are so worth a few bucks per month.