Death in Paradise 3 Seasons 2013

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Season 2
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1. Death in Paradise - Episode 1 AGES_12_AND_OVER

Poole and the team try to solve a mysterious machete murder.

Runtime:
59 minutes

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Death in Paradise - Episode 1

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Product Details

Genres Drama, Thriller, Comedy
Director Keith Boak
Season year 2013
Network BBC Worldwide
Purchase rights Stream instantly and download to 2 locations Details
Format Amazon Instant Video (streaming online video and digital download)

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36 of 38 people found the following review helpful By M. Dowden HALL OF FAMETOP 50 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on 26 Feb 2013
Format: DVD
Welcome back to the fictional Caribbean island of Saint Marie (shot on location on Guadeloupe). Once again we are treated to a series of whodunnits, although where the first series was more centred around tourists on the island committing crimes, this time around the crimes involve mainly those who live on the island.

From solving murders on a plantation, a luxury spa, amongst students and explorers, a fundraiser, and involving an ex-colleague from London, you can be sure the team will get their person. Ben Miller is in excellent form again as the detective who walks around in a suit and tie, with his case, moaning about the heat. And it is so funny when he won't be phased by a hurricane coming to the island, after all what can it be like for someone who went through 'The Fish', our 1987 version.

With Camille showing signs of wanting something a bit more serious with the chief, will he pick up on these? Also here we have Fidel going for his sergeants exam, as well as Richard having to travel back to London to escort a prisoner. In the last episode you will find out whether Fidel passes, and whether Richard will return.

All in all, like the first series this is fun to watch and works your brain as you try and work out who the perpetrators are. In some respects this is back to the old days, where the criminal was exposed in a denouement, and you don't have some long back story involving the troubled relationships of the detective. Like most people of my age these were the types of stories that we grew up with, either on tv or in books, and they will always remain to a certain extent popular simply because they are escapist puzzles, where you want to beat the detective to the correct answer. And lets face it, Dwayne and Richard on the motorcycle sidecar look like Wallace and Gromit, which is comedy gold. If you want to put your feet up, watch some entertaining tv, whilst solving puzzles, then you can't really go wrong with this.
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34 of 37 people found the following review helpful By Brett H TOP 50 REVIEWER on 8 Feb 2013
Format: DVD
Death in Paradise manages to be a detective series with a difference - all credit to the script writers that they have been able to come up with a completely unique scenario after all the police series which have been on our screens over the years. Personally I liked the first series from the word go, but I think it has got better as it has gone along and it is certainly now right up there with my favourite television viewing.

At the end of Series 1 we saw Detective Inspector Richard Poole on the dock of the island of Sainte-Marie where the series is set, appearing to be considering remaining on the island. Series 2 sees a continuation of his career on the island, with new murders to exercise his considerable investigative skills. Ben Miller is an excellent choice for the straight laced Poole and plays the part to perfection. His rather unlikely partner is Detective Sergeant Camille Bordey, played by Sara Martins. The chemistry between the pair is quite clear and has grown as the show has gone along. This is a major factor in its success. Mention should also be made of the parts of Dwayne Myers, the oldest member of the team, and Commissioner Selwyn Patterson who was responsible for bringing Poole on board as these characters are also memorably acted.

The episodes are quite varied this time round and range from the white owner of a plantation who is found with a machete in his back, and who has rather a tangled personal life to Camille's friend, a singer, who dies mysteriously whilst performing on a yacht. Poole has his own distinctive style of operation. He quietly investigates, takes everything in and when he is ready gathers everyone together and makes his pronouncement.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By patricia grimes on 3 Mar 2013
Format: DVD Verified Purchase
This is an amazing television series! Not only is the plot well thought out, it is hilarious! I can not wait until series 3 in 2014!
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28 of 31 people found the following review helpful By Julian Barnes on 30 Jan 2013
Format: DVD
This is such a good series and builds on the first. However each episode is self contained and could be watched in any order. It has a gentle humour without being gruesome, making this good family viewing (12 cert). Ben Miller is excellent as the stiff Brit, oblivious to the romantic opportunities around him, who couldn't possibly be seen without his suit and tie even in the Caribbean heat. This extends to his flannel pajamas. The rest of the cast are a more laid back contrast, but are no less dedicated.

The stories remind me of Columbo with all the protagonists collected for a final unmasking of the killer, their method and motive. The culprit is usually a surprise to the rest of the team and declares the equivalent of 'it's a fair cop gov. You got me bang to rights'

Marvelous!
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Peter Miller VINE VOICE on 11 Mar 2013
Format: DVD
I had not watched any of series 1 nor the first 6 of series 2 but a friend who does not normally watch crime stories told me that he was hooked on it. I watched episode 7 of series 2 followed by episode 8. and instantly ordered series one. now going to order series 2.
Other people have described the series so well that I need not go into the same details again. I will just say what I like about it.
Here we have great whodunits without the detailed gruesome gore of the CSI, NCIS series. Everything is much lower key and there is more humour in a very gentle, understated way.
The characters are all very likeable. The growing rapport between Poole and the rest of the team is well done.
The final revealing of the culprit is in the typical English detective story format.
One final reason to enjoy, After weeks, indeed months of cloud and cold and rain you can enjoy the sun, even if only on the screen.
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