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5.0 out of 5 stars An American who can't wait for PBS, so buys from amazon.uk, 1 Mar 2013
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This review is from: Lewis - Series 7 [DVD] (DVD)
Here in American we don't have Lewis series 7 yet, so I ordered from UK. I have all of the Lewis and Morse dvds including Endeavour. I never tire of watching as the quality of the fims are excellent. The scenery is unbeatable. At the end of Series 7, I felt as if I had lost family. Which is silly really, but there you are. Very talented people produced these show. As an American who gets bored very easily with our tv shows. I thank you.
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Initial post: 1 Mar 2013 22:00:58 GMT
iwannabeme says:
I agree...best detective show on UK tv, slightly beats George Gently, which is also quality.

To the op - do a wiki search for Kevin Whately. There you will see that that the Lewis production company (ITV) claim the series is not over. In fact they claim more episodes will be made in the future. Finger crossed!

Posted on 26 Mar 2013 22:07:59 GMT
I'm an American also, & I feel the British shows(Lewis being my favorite) are far superior to ours. I have to think that the fact that these shows only have a few episodes each season whereas ours are something like 20 or so has to be a major part of that.
Though I do wish there were just a few more of Lewis each season! The only American show I regularly watch is NCIS, & even that is losing quality.
Also, I found an interview with Kevin Whately(don't recall which site it was at) & he stated that they were taking a year off & then they might make more. However, I don't know the date of the interview & perhaps that has changed into a "it's done & over." Hope not!

In reply to an earlier post on 27 Mar 2013 13:11:42 GMT
nichole says:
Thanks for the info. I will be alert.

In reply to an earlier post on 24 Jun 2013 06:54:08 BDT
Last edited by the author on 24 Jun 2013 07:02:01 BDT
The U.K. Inspector Lewis DVDs are also uncut. The U.S. Inspector Lewis DVDs are produced by the PBS Network and cut 10 minutes out (Boo).
Fortunately all other U.K. shows released in the U.S. by BBC Home Video and Acorn Media are the uncut U.K. versions.

Those looking for quality mystery shows from other countries may try the Murdoch Mysteries Murdoch Mysteries - Series 1 -3 Box Set [DVD] from Canada and the Miss Fisher Mysteries from Australia Miss Fisher's Murder Mysteries - Series One [DVD]

In reply to an earlier post on 20 Jul 2013 02:46:25 BDT
Paul Jones says:
All of the new PBS sets are uncut and state it on the box after consumer backlash, however the earlier episodes were indeed cut. Be aware though that you can get Lewis and Endeavour on Blu-ray through PBS in a single case box. In the case of the latter they have included the pilot, so it may pay you to wait.

Posted on 21 Oct 2013 23:53:24 BDT
Last edited by the author on 21 Oct 2013 23:55:27 BDT
Interesting reading all your comments, agree completely about Lewis and British cop shows "in general" being superior to the US. British shows don't dwell on emotion or schmaltz like American shows and movies do. NCIS is one typical show using the familiar tools of faces staring into mid-space for overly long camera shots, and all the blue light torches held at eye height during every American cop or forensic show, same old same old, we in other countries refuse to watch those any more: those "tools" for padding out a story where the story is weak and could be over in 5 minutes. Time-wasters. All you need do is search internet for Laurence Fox, you'll find articles of how he and his gorgeous wife moved to USA to move into movies, both have been successful, and they now have 2 children in their lives. We hope that Fox & Whateley can be persuaded back to ITV who we hope can be persuaded to write more series. In between their movie careers, may not be possible, but we can hope. Lewis and Endeavour series are the absolute best British cop shows and we miss them. (Haven't had so much fun since Dalziel&Pascoe.) The new young Endeavour series, introducing the young Morse to us, or, how he "grew into" Morse, we hope goes on to cover his first 25 years, because when Morse series began he was middle-aged, and it could be a viable proposition in that respect? Really loveable and quirky characters within the crime genre, more please!?!
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