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An Excellent Second Series,
This review is from: Death in Paradise - Series 2 [DVD] (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. A different time and background, but in a strange way Poole's style does remind me of Poirot.
At present I do not believe that there has been any announcement of a third series, although the last episode would seem to have paved the way since Poole has chosen to return to the island after a trip to London. Given that viewing figures for Series 2 were significantly higher than for Series 1 it would be quite surprising if a further series does not follow. I certainly hope so!
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Initial post: 3 Mar 2013 13:35:40 GMT
B. Russell says:
A third series has already been confirmed. Check the wikipedia page for more information and sources.
Posted on 28 Apr 2013 20:03:23 BDT
sandy castle says:
I adore Death in Paradise, I find it different, and I feel like I have had a holiday when I have seen each episode, I have both sets of DVD's and regularly watch at least one again every night I love the characters and cant wait at least series 3, where is this gorgeous Island? Long may it reign, well done to all the actors my congratulations to them all Thank you Mr Thorogood for making me very happy. Keep up the excellent work.
Mrs Lorraine Hardcastle
In reply to an earlier post on 28 Apr 2013 21:16:21 BDT
Brett H says:
I totally agree with your comments! The series is set on the fictional Caribbean island of Sainte-Marie, but was in fact filmed in Guadeloupe.
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