The Brokenwood Mysteries

The Brokenwood Mysteries

Series 1

DVD - 2015
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Detective Inspector Mike Shepherd arrives on assignment in Brokenwood, a small town where memories--and animosities--run deep. He's an experienced cop with a 1971 "classic" car, a collection of country music cassettes, and an indeterminate number of ex-wives. The new woman in his life is his assistant, Detective Constable Kristin Sims a by-the-book investigator nearly twenty years younger than her boss's car, who quickly has to get used to his lone-wolf ways.
Publisher: [Silver Spring, Maryland] : Acorn, ©2015.
ISBN: 9781621723769
Characteristics: 4 videodiscs (376 min.) :,sound, color ;,12 cm


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May 22, 2020

Love this show! Great cast and stories!

HCL_staff_reviews Apr 10, 2020

Brokenwood is a quirky, fun New Zealand murder mystery series. The scenery is beautiful, the plots are intricate, and the soundtrack of New Zealand country and alt rock music is really great. If you like British murder mysteries, this is a perfect next step. - Jan G., Penn Lake Library

Feb 04, 2020

Just binged watched seasons 1 through 4 enjoy the show so much. Quirky characters but also interesting police work and stories.

Oct 11, 2019

I had just discovered this series couple weeks ago by picking up series 2. I enjoyed it so I had to start at the beginning to see how the characters developed . Some commentor compared it to Midsummer murders New Zealand style. It doesn't quite measure up to that quality, but it is a very good series and I will watch more of them - in spite of the country music which I am not a fan of.

It's so nice to see some normal looking people, not some hunk or a stunning beauty making a totally unrealistic show. That is not to take away from the actors themselves, who are both attractive in their own way.

Jun 18, 2019

The show got better as the series progressed. I enjoyed watching the extra material (interview with the two leads and the writer talking about the show).

Mar 16, 2018

Beautiful scenery of New Zealand is the backdrop for this well-acted, well-directed detective series. Very good acting and good scripts--a bit like an Agatha Christie story with a touch of Colombo. Set in about 2015, a big-city detective goes to a small town and doesn't want to leave. Fabulous choices for the "background music" that leaves me wanting to explore the New Zealand country music genre.

Jan 14, 2018

It is a pretty good series. The actors do a good job and the stories are ok. The characters do grow on you.

Oct 13, 2017

The plots are trite; the acting second rate. A disappointment.

Jun 25, 2017

Enjoyable quirky series.

Jun 14, 2017

Difficult accent to become accustomed to hearing. Entertaining series to watch. The music is annoying, twangy country western.

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