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This review is from: Endeavour - The Complete First Series [DVD] (DVD)
I am going against the grain here as while I enjoyed this series I found the stories quite far-fetched. The acting is of a very high calibre and although Shaun Evans is good in the role and has captured many of Morse's quirks I struggle with his voice; I cannot imagine that Morse's wonderfully rich voice was ever so thin - but this is a small quibble.
Detective Inspector Thursday has a wonderful deep fruity tone, a commanding screen presence and comes across as a most sympathetic character. I am also curious to see if his family figures in any future episodes and, if so, how the various members develop- particularly his daughter who appears to be taken with young Morse!
It is a nice touch that the late John Thaw's daughter, Abigail, has a regular role as the journalist Dorothy Frazil. The young Max Debryn and P.C. Strange are wonderfully cast as they immediately evoke the characters as portrayed in later life in Inspector Morse.
I would recommend the series to fans of Inspector Morse and Lewis as it is a very well-executed prequel but I do hope the plot lines become more believable if there is another series.
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Initial post: 11 Dec 2013 08:56:29 GMT
Mia Arponen says:
I also found the stories far-fetched but I seem to be the only one not appreciating Shaun Evans' acting. His Morse isn't intelligent and he lacks personality. I'm glad, though, that others seem to enjoy this series. By the way, Young Montalbano is very good.
In reply to an earlier post on 16 Jan 2014 23:23:37 GMT
Hi Mia, Thank you for your comment and for the recommendation re: Young Montalbano.
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