Summary of "Season 1 - Great show!": I'm certainly kicking myself for not watching the show before now; it's great! This is everything that Canadian TV lacked in the 80s and 90s; solid writing, solid acting, and high production values. The show is wonderful, and should appeal to those that enjoy a solid mystery. Sure, parallels can be drawn to Sherlock Holmes, though I'd say a show like C.S.I. would be better. Murdoch relies on science, and procedure more than superior intellect or observational skills, often employing groundbreaking new techniques, such as "finger marks." I also enjoyed the nods given to things we know are coming in the future (a reference to Wheel of Fortune, as example).
I'm impressed by Acorn Media in certain aspects of the set, and frustrated by others. The audio and video is great, though I'm disappointed there wasn't a chapter set after the opening credits. I'm frustrated by the photo gallery, as it's useless to have small photos, and stretching them is ridiculous. Overall it's a decent set for an exceptional show, and definitely worth checking it out.
The best part about delaying watching a great show? I have season 2 to watch, and season 3 should arrive any day. (read entire review)
Blu-rays and DVDs Scheduled for 'Season 10' of the Series!
Smart and engaging, this award-winning Canadian series returns as Detective William Murdoch (Yannick Bisson, Sue Thomas: F.B.Eye) and his friends solve new mysteries in Edwardian-era Toronto.
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RLJ/Acorn Announces 'Seasons 5-8' for DVD, Blu-ray
This award-winning Canadian series follows Detective William Murdoch (Yannick Bisson, Sue Thomas: F.B.Eye) as he solves turn-of-the-century Toronto's most intriguing mysteries with groundbreaking scientific... (read entire news item)
Blu-ray, DVD Versions Scheduled for 'Season 9'
The studio hasn't announced it yet, but Amazon.com shows that Murdoch Mysteries - Season 9 is coming out from RLJ Entertainment's Acorn brand on August 2nd, in both DVD (5 discs) and Blu-ray Disc (4 discs)... (read entire news item)
Blu-ray Discs and DVDs are Available Very Soon for 'Season 8'
In Season 8 of this delightful detective show, joy and heartbreak await Detective William Murdoch (Yannick Bisson, Sue Thomas: F.B.Eye) and his friends in turn-of-the-century Toronto. After his brutal... (read entire news item)
Acorn/RLJ Announces a DVD Set With the 2004-05 Pre-Series Movies
Before the hit television series MURDOCH MYSTERIES, the same characters appeared in these feature-length adaptations of Maureen Jennings's beloved novels. In gritty 1890s Toronto, Detective William Murdoch... (read entire news item)
Blu-ray Disc and DVD Releases Scheduled for 'Season 7'
"A terrific procedural police drama" - The Philadelphia Inquirer; "If you haven't seen it, you must." - Globe & Mail. Based on novels by Maureen Jennings, this award-winning Canadian mystery follows Detective... (read entire news item)
'Season 6' on DVD and Blu-ray: Date,Price, Details, Package
Forensic sleuthing in the age of invention! "A terrific procedural police drama" - The Philadelphia Inquirer; "So deftly done, it's a little masterpiece of tone and style." - The Globe and Mail (Canada).... (read entire news item)
Street Date Revealed for 'Season 6' on DVD
A couple of weeks ago, the folks at the @CBCMurdoch Twitter feed tweeted word that Murdoch Mysteries - Season 6 on DVD (and presumably on Blu-ray Disc, too) will be available starting November 26th:
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'Season 5' on DVD and Blu-ray, Plus a Blu Version of 'Season 2'
Forensic sleuthing in the age of invention! As seen on public television, and ased on novels by Maureen Jennings. "Victorian CSI" - The Wall Street Journal; "A terrific procedural police drama" - The... (read entire news item)
Finalized 'Season 4' Details, Extras, Box Art for DVD and Blu-ray
Based on novels by Maureen Jennings, and as seen on public television: forensic sleuthing in the age of invention! "If you haven't seen it, you must." - The Globe and Mail (Canada); "Truly outstanding"... (read entire news item)
Acorn Announces 'Season 3' on DVD...AND Also on Blu-ray Disc!
As seen on public television, and based on novels by Maureen Jennings. "Mesmerizing" - The Sun (U.K.); "Yannick Bisson is perfect as Murdoch." - Deseret News
With a total of 25 Gemini nominations to... (read entire news item)
Corrected Street Date, Plus Details and Extras for Acorn's Season 2 DVDs
Winner of two Gemini Awards, this sassy-smart Victorian-era whodunit stars Yannick Bisson (Sue Thomas: F.B.Eye) as Detective William Murdoch, a police investigator who employs emerging science to solve... (read entire news item)
Season 2 DVD Set of the 2008 Series is Planned for May
Last summer, in June, Acorn Media came out with a North American DVD release of Murdoch Mysteries - Season 1, the 2008 Canadian program starring Yannick Bisson (Sue Thomas: F.B.Eye). Now they are preparing... (read entire news item)
4-Disc Set with the Complete Season 1 Coming this Summer
Cutting-edge Victorian science meets cunningly plotted mystery in this "stylish period thriller" (The Globe and Mail). In the 1890s, Detective William Murdoch (Yannick Bisson, Sue Thomas: F.B.Eye) adopts... (read entire news item)