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The setting and characters are nice, but there is very little mystery.
After watching 15 episodes we almost always guess the plot and the villain after 5-10 minutes. Although there is an odd surprise in some episodes. But then the solution just seems to drop from the air at the last moment. Blake c.s. do not ask any of the obvious questions and therefore the can go on endlessly 'investigating'.
This would not be so bad if there was enough development in and between the cast members. But that also goes at a very slow pace. There are enough angles, but much seems left unused. The actors play well however, so my vote is positive. But not more than that.
If the overall goal is to show that life was slower then, it succeeds.
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