Can't help giving this a good rating as I was in 'Twilight of the Gods', that aside both episodes are examples of Morse at his best. I can't help but feel that all Morse based TV since his demise has only devalued the original. Stick to the classic Morse with John Thaw for quality.
The Morse series of programmes are worth buying because they certainly reward viewing again, and may be viewed yet again after a space of time with pleasure. The series, mainly set in Oxford, gives many a delightful look at this picturesque setting and its classic architecture combining its past beauty and present buildings.
The character of Inspector Morse is so much a part of it, a character that could not be from another part of England. Having to apply a naturally imaginative mind, inclined to the pleasures of great classical music, literature and a good knowledge of the Old and New Testament, with computer technology and the sombre forensic findings of brutal crimes, it is fascinating to watch him solve mystery after mystery with the aid of music and the downright reality that his philosophical thinking brings to the situations.
Each episode is generaly rivetting and the situations brilliant. The camera, lingering lovingly on beautiful locations adds to the entertainment. Whether John Thaw, who plays Inspector Morse becomes the part, or the part becomes him, I shall leave to the viewer.