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By whiskywill
#1200028
Am I dreaming or have I seen this series before? At the start of last week's episode, my wife described what was going to happen and to whom. When watching yesterday evening's episode I, with my usually sieve like memory, was able to identify the murderer and even remembered how it was done, yet it is being promoted as a new series. The BBC site claims that the first screening (of episode 1) was January 4th 2018.
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By Tasky
#1200034
"The show is known for its formulaic approach to its plots, with each episode roughly the same in both style and narrative structure".
I therefore assume you have half a brain and can figure it out easy enough. :D
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By whiskywill
#1200039
Tasky wrote:"The show is known for its formulaic approach to its plots, with each episode roughly the same in both style and narrative structure".
I therefore assume you have half a brain and can figure it out easy enough. :D


You give me too much credit. I am usually able to watch a light entertainment programme without taking anything in but can still enjoy it. This wasn't a case of working it out. I knew who was going to be killed, who was the murderer and how it was going to be done as soon as the majority of the cast appeared on screen.

But I once was a policeman. #-o
By MusicMan
#1200084
I've watched it (with enjoyment) since the start of series 1, and don't believe I've seen either of those two episodes before. The new detective has only been in this series, apart from a brief introduction last year, so yes, it must be your detective skills!
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By Tasky
#1200094
whiskywill wrote:But I once was a policeman. #-o

Don't read my thread on free-standing wood panelling, then... I may end up killing someone and I'd like to get away with it!!
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By Brandlin
#1200270
They ARE new episodes and new stories.
YES the show is formulaic, but kind of reasonable 'mental chewing gum'
I can't say for certain in this instance, but its not uncommon to reuse scripts from other shows with either major or minor rewrites to fit the characters. So its entirely possible that you've seen something very similar before... perhaps even with identical lines of dialogue that can trigger that kind of deja-vu memory.

Personally I love the show for the gorgeous scenery. Sadly the scenery wasn't in this episode as it was not on duty because of a sprained ankle ;-)
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By whiskywill
#1201084
I am not psychic or clever at working out the plot but think this series might have been shown on BBC Wales last Autumn, but cannot find the proof. Another bit of evidence of this is that when I was watching the first episode of this "new" series, my wife joined me after about ten minutes and asked "Is this the one where somebody falls off a balcony with only one fingernail painted?" It was and there was no way she could have guessed that.
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By bugbear
#1201088
whiskywill wrote:
Tasky wrote:"The show is known for its formulaic approach to its plots, with each episode roughly the same in both style and narrative structure".
I therefore assume you have half a brain and can figure it out easy enough. :D


You give me too much credit. I am usually able to watch a light entertainment programme without taking anything in but can still enjoy it. This wasn't a case of working it out. I knew who was going to be killed, who was the murderer and how it was going to be done as soon as the majority of the cast appeared on screen.

But I once was a policeman. #-o

But that implies that your real life experience was applicable, which (in turn) implies that the program was reasonably accurate to real life, which doesn't sound at all likely. :D

BugBear
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By Tasky
#1201090
Not based on a book or anything, is it?
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By whiskywill
#1201095
I am not psychic or clever at working out the plot but think this series might have been shown on BBC Wales last Autumn, but cannot find the proof. Another bit of evidence of this is that when I was watching the first episode of this "new" series, my wife joined me after about ten minutes and asked "Is this the one where somebody falls off a balcony with only one fingernail painted?" It was and there was no way she could have guessed that.
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By RogerS
#1203626
"Death in Paradise" ? More like 'Death by Boredom'. The early series were great fun but with the latest detective change the pace is glacial. I can only think of one other detective series that is equally as boring and soporific and that is Montelbano.