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)
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 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)
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 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. 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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When you're a forensic investigator, every body has a story to tell. Dominic Da Vinci stops at nothing to uncover the truth. See more »

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Crime | Mystery | Drama

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7 October 1998 (Canada)  »

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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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a realistic look at the many layers of life, death, and community in Vancouver, Canada--from the streets up
4 January 2005 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

not to be confused with the book, The DaVinci Code.

this is an amazing television series and i feel privileged to get to see it. i wish everyone who likes dramatic series had the chance to see it because it is far and away the best i have ever seen, though you have to watch it for awhile before the full magic works itself on you.

DVI is in a class all by itself. it evolves slowly and intelligently in many ways over many episodes. the characters seem so much more real, with their peculiarities and particular views on the world which weave a feeling of humaness and familiarity. even walk-on parts have more depth than is normal.

a couple of plots at least are usually being pursued at the same time, and where many things do eventually wrap up, other don't. somethings you just never know, some are implied, some just lead you to think. issues that affect the poor and disenfranchised in the city come up on a regular basis, and prostitutes look more like street people than glamour girls, have actual personalities, live lives you care about. i could go on and on.

i just love this show, and it is great to have such a quality series made in and made about (no pretending to be Kansas or l.a. here) a city in Canada. even the cafés are real ones. a neat tidbit is that the series is based on the former city coroner, Larry Campbell, who is now Vancouver's mayor. kinda cool.


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