'Death in Paradise' (TV series)
- Weblog excerpts:
"This ['Death in Paradise'] is pure formula, but it shows
that you don't need to deviate from the template if you
do it well. These are well-structured and impeccably
paced Golden Age-style mysteries set on the fictional
Caribbean island of Saint-Marie, with a focus on
"It also demonstrated . . . [that] it's perfectly possible
to have a mystery series where the main characters are
only lightly sketched, and where their life outside the
mystery of the week is basically irrelevant."
". . . 'Death in Paradise' consistently shows there's no
requirement for a mystery to be baffling for it to be
". . . The show doesn't claim to be 'Jonathan Creek'.
Impossible crimes aren't in its remit, they just tend
to crop up. . ."
- 'Complete Disregard for Spoilers'