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Old 12-02-2013, 18:16
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They are very good ratings alright, much to the puzzlement of some.
Episodes are so formulaic, it's almost funny. There's a murder. DI Poole investigates and narrows it down to a handful of potential killers. There's usually another murder. Then Poole has a lightbulb moment, gathers all the suspects in one room and gives a Poirot-esque speech explaining everything. This is undemanding drama for the hard-of-thinking or only-half-watching. See also the copious recaps and clunky exposition that litter the script, just in case anyone nodded off and missed a bit. Which would be understandable. It makes Midsomer Murders look like 24.

You've got to admit - he's got a point...
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