Reviews by Jen Chapin-Smith
The End of True Blood
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Those who enjoyed the series will be saddened that it ends at all, but at least fans get to see most of the original actors during the various episodes of this last season.

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If, like me, you were hoping that Sookie and Bill, who always were each others' true love, will get back together, you will be briefly delighted and then very saddened.
Be sure to also watch the special features on disc four.
A modern fairy tale
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Portland, Ore. Detective Nick Burkhardt has just bought an engagement ring so he can surprise his girlfriend with an important question when he notices a beautiful blonde woman walking by suddenly turn into a horrible beast. At first he thinks he's hallucinating, but when he aunt unexpectedly shows up in town Nick learns that he is actually a Grimm, a slayer of evil fairy tale-like creatures, the same as his mother and her ancestors for generations.
If you enjoyed "Buffy, the Vampire Slayer," you will also enjoy "Grimm," although this series does not have anywhere hear as many strong female characters solving problems. Indeed, most of the DVD covers show mostly or all male actors.
Canadian Murder Mystery
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This fourth season of a Canadian murder mystery television series set in Toronto continues a 19th century "CSI" in which our hero employs modern-day science and forensic techniques to uncover clues and Holmes-like logic to solve cases.

On this disc, Murdoch finds his long-lost sister, but, like so many women in his life, loses her again.

In general "Murdoch" offers an interesting slice of the era. The characters meet Nicolas Tesla, Emma Goldman, Harry Houdini, and other scientists and celebrities of the era. Although the show has one, then another, medical examiner who is a woman (which was unusual for the era), it does portray many of the prejudices of the era--against women, gays, people of color, the Irish and Catholics.
Canadian Murder Mystery
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This fourth season of a Canadian murder mystery television series set in late 19th century Toronto continues with Detective Murdoch living without his sweetheart, Dr Ogden, as she has moved to New York. "Murdoch" is a 19th century "CSI" in which our hero employs modern-day science and forensic techniques to uncover clues and Holmes-like logic to solve cases.

In general "Murdoch" offers an interesting slice of the era. The architecture and fashion of the era are on display, although the show sometimes overly reuses B-roll and scenery.
Canadian Murder Mystery
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This fourth season of a Canadian murder mystery television series set in late 19th century Toronto begins with Detective Murdoch starting a life without Dr. Ogden, to whom he failed to propose at the end of the previous season. The sad beginning to the season nonetheless continues a 19th century "CSI" in which our hero employs modern-day science and forensic techniques to uncover clues and Holmes-like logic to solve cases.

In general "Murdoch" offers an interesting slice of the era. The characters meet Nicolas Tesla, Harry Houdini, Emma Goldman, and other scientists and celebrities of the era. Although the show has one, then another, medical examiner who is a woman (which was unusual for the era), it does portray many of the prejudices of the era--against women, gays, people of color, the Irish and Catholics.