Reviews by Jen Chapin-Smith
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.
Canadian Murder Mystery
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This is the fifth season of a Canadian murder mystery television series set in late 19th century Toronto. Detective Murdoch continues to employ modern-day science and forensic techniques to uncover clues and Holmes-like logic to solve cases.

This season includes an episode dealing with the opera "La Boheme," which a brief period of singing.

In general the show offers an interesting slice of the era. The characters meet Nicolas Tesla, 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 season of "Murdoch Mysteries" begins in the Yukon, where our hero is now prospecting for gold, having left his job as a Toronto police detective after letting a suspect escape from jail. Of course, he finds a murder mystery to solve, proving that he's a far better detective than miner.

This is the fifth season of a Canadian murder mystery television series set in late 19th century Toronto. Detective Murdoch uses modern-day science and forensic techniques to uncover clues and Holmes-like logic to solve cases. The show also shows an interesting slice of the era. The characters meet Nicolas Tesla, 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.

*Spoiler alert*
Rest assured, our hero eventually returns to the Toronto Constabulary (which is confusing, as it appeared that he had lost his job at the end of the last season) to continue the series in its original course.