Da Vinci's Inquest (1998–2006)

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A Vancouver cop turned coroner searches for truth and justice with the help of his friends.

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 Dominic Da Vinci (91 episodes, 1998-2005)
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 Det. Leo Shannon (91 episodes, 1998-2005)
Venus Terzo ...
 Det. Angela Kosmo (91 episodes, 1998-2005)
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 Det. Mick Leary (91 episodes, 1998-2005)
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 Helen (84 episodes, 1998-2005)
Alex Diakun ...
 Chick Savoy (81 episodes, 1998-2005)
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 Sgt. Sheila Kurtz / ... (75 episodes, 1998-2005)
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 Chief Coroner Bob Kelly / ... (72 episodes, 1998-2005)
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 Dr. Sunita 'Sunny' Ramen (66 episodes, 1998-2003)
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 Dr. Patricia Da Vinci (52 episodes, 1998-2002)
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 Det. Rose Williams (44 episodes, 2000-2005)
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Vancouver City Coroner Dominic Da Vinci is an ex-police officer who brings his police mentality into his current job. Da Vinci is opinionated which has caused him to make many friends but also many enemies along the way of his professional career path. Although he has the admiration of most that work with him, especially a very loyal secretary, Helen, he also often butts heads with even his most ardent of supporters in the Coroner's Office and the Homicide Department of the Vancouver Police Force. These include his bosses, the homicide detectives and the pathologists, one of whom is his ex-wife Patricia. Da Vinci, the staff at the Coroner's Office and the Homicide Department work together to try and undercover some of the mysteries surrounding the deaths that take place in Vancouver. Da Vinci tries to balance his professional life with his personal life, which includes taking care of his teen-aged daughter with whom he has joint custody with Patricia. More often than not, he is ... Written by Huggo

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He has a way with people, especially when they're dead.

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Before the show premiered in 1998 there was an ongoing mystery concerning the disappearance of dozens of Vancouver area prostitutes which did not stop until the arrest of a Port Coquitlam. B.C. pig farmer - Robert "Willy" Pickton - for multiple murder of some of these prostitutes. The three part opening episode was based on this mystery. See more »

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Dominic Da Vinci: Not even if Hell freezes over and they play The Stanley Cup down there.
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Followed by The Quality of Life (2008) See more »

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One of the finest television series, ever, in my opinion.
20 June 2006 | by (Branford, CT, USA) – See all my reviews

This is one of the finest television series, ever, in my opinion. It has a poignancy, passion and nearly poetic dialog that US television can't match.

The episode where Da Vinci, while working feverishly at his coroner's job, keeps avoiding repeated phone calls from his mother only to find that he has missed being present at his own stone-cutter father's passing and, then, mimics his old man by chiseling the letters of the gravestone, breaks one's heart.

Watching it on WFSB in Hartford, another recent episode has a beautiful and moving speech delivered by a mother, fearful that her son has murdered her abusive boyfriend, in which she both describes her dilemma as a single mother and a helpless victim of the circumstances of a hard life, plus offers herself up as a more likely culprit in a transparent effort to protect the boy.

The program even featured Matt Frewer, star of probably my favorite television program, ever, Max Headroom, as a guest villain in a two part series.

It doesn't get much better than this.


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