About the Whodunit Book Club

Whodunit Book Club has met in its present location for almost seventeen years! If you would like to join us, our meetings are held on the last Tuesday of every month (except December).
We meet at the Chapters Store located at 41 MicMac Blvd., Dartmouth, Nova Scotia. Phone (902) 466-1640

Sunday, June 7, 2009

Murdoch mysteries on TV

As mentioned in a previous post on this blog, the Maureen Jennings Murdoch mysteries were televised this week. I had to watch as the books are amongst my favorites.
What a disappointment! Although the actor who plays Murdoch (Yannick Bisson) is not hard to look at, the whole feel of the show struck an off chord with me.
When I watch a historical piece on Masterpiece Theatre, I am THERE. Totally immersed in the time period with the realistic characters. When I read Maureen Jennings' books I feel the same. Watching the Murdoch mysteries however, I felt that the actors were obviously 'play-acting'. The acting was poor, the whole feel of the piece FAKE. The depiction of the electrical apparatus and testing was poorly done. The suitcase with the recorder actually had a stove element as an antenna!
All in all, I don't think I'll spend another hour watching this show. Besides I could be reading a Maureen Jennings novel instead.... MUCH BETTER!

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I don't think you're watching the same "Murdoch Mysteries" that I am watching. Yannick Bisson, Thomas Craig, Helene Joy and Jonny Harris are masterful in bringing their characters to life in this authentic series. Canadians especially can be proud of this production and I, along with most of my fellow Canucks, will be quite happily tuning in to this production for the remainder of the series. If you haven't tried it, give it a shot this spring for season 3! It's dramatic, comedic and often quite moving - you'll be hooked!