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Get it! Highly recommended Mystery/Detective Series,
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This review is from: Endeavour: The Complete First Series  [DVD] (DVD)
How do the folks at ITV keep doing this; Detroit of the 60's and their "Hits" machine had nothing on this team and their ability to create and produce another 'Hit' Mystery/Detective Series. Endeavor is wonderful. The writing, acting and period production are all that we have come to expect from these folk - just super.
Endeavor, a young quirky 'Morse,' is superbly portrayed by Shaun Evans. He is endearing in a way that will eventually lead to a complete "re-viewing" of the entire "Morse" series (for me, at least). Here we have a superb young detective developing and honing his skills in early assignments. His inquisitiveness, quirkiness and powers of deduction are lauded by some and diminished by others. We are fortunate enough to have a front row seat, to witness his maturation and the development of that 'Morse' personality under the tutelage of his mentor and boss... DI Fred Thursday (wonderfully portrayed by Roger Allam). We are witness to the circumstances and influences that turn the young Endeavor into the consummate Detective's Detective - "Morse."
This series certainly succeeds and stands on its own merits, which are formidable.., but those who are familiar with "Morse" will find it doubly enjoyable. Those who find this series enjoyable and have not had the pleasure of viewing 'Morse' .... are in for a treat!