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The Gil Mayo Mysteries 

Mayo (original title)
Charismatic detective wise-cracks his way through murder mysteries.
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 DS Alex Jones 8 episodes, 2006
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 Scene-of-Crime Officer Harriet 'Anorak' Tate 8 episodes, 2006
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 DC Martin Kite 8 episodes, 2006
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 DI Gil Mayo / ... 8 episodes, 2006
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 Julie Mayo 7 episodes, 2006
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 Caroline Letherbridge 2 episodes, 2006
Ruth Millar ...
 Sylvia McCallister 2 episodes, 2006
Robin Berry ...
Mike Eastman ...
 Club Guest 2 episodes, 2006
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Charismatic detective wise-cracks his way through murder mysteries.

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Delightfully Addictive
1 August 2008 | by See all my reviews

It appears I'm one of the few who found this TV series - called "The Gil Mayo Mysteries" in Australia - to be addictive and entertaining. No, it's not "Dalziel and Pascoe", but perhaps it's more 'The Last Detective' with a twist. However you define it, it's an acquired taste, and obviously not everyone's cup of tea. Whatever, I love it, and am saddened by the news that a second series is not to follow.

On the surface, the combination of wise and droll boss, with pretty, but quirkily-dressed side-kick, accompanied by klutzy young Welsh dude and cyber-nerdy-girl-trouble-shooter seems a trifle familiar, and even clichéd. Heck, I love a good cliché, so long as it's well done, and for me, this series is well done. It's improbable, yes, but I don't watch TV for reality - if I want reality I can step outside my front door.

I enjoy it for that which is expected - like Mayo's fastidious attention to correct grammar and pronunciation, or the next 50's hair style of Alex's (who in their right mind would go to such bother just to go to work?), or Mayo's daughter's next indication that she's more an adult than anyone else in the story? You'll love it or hate it, but one should see it just for the experience alone.


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