Detective Inspector Mike Shepherd arrives on assignment in Brokenwood, a small town where memories - and animosities - run deep.
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Series cast summary:
Fern Sutherland ...  Kristin Sims 30 episodes, 2014-2021
Neill Rea ...  Mike Shepherd 29 episodes, 2014-2021
Cristina Serban Ionda Cristina Serban Ionda ...  Gina Kadinsky / ... 27 episodes, 2014-2021
Nic Sampson ...  D.C. Breen / ... 26 episodes, 2014-2021
Elizabeth McRae Elizabeth McRae ...  Mrs. Marlowe 22 episodes, 2015-2021
Pana Hema Taylor ...  Jared Morehu 18 episodes, 2014-2019
Colin Moy ...  Hughes 16 episodes, 2014-2019
Karl Willetts ...  Frankie 'Frodo' Oades / ... 13 episodes, 2014-2021


Detective Inspector Mike Shepherd is good at his job but bad with relationships. When he comes to the city of Brokenwood to solve a crime he falls in love with it and decides to stay, but soon Shepherd begins to collide with Detective Kristen Sims. Written by marcus-b1285

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Clever New Zealand mystery with quirky characters
17 February 2017 | by PetalumaCASee all my reviews

Nicely produced, lighthearted detective murder show from New Zealand. The principal actors are really good and funny and the plots, although uneven from show to show, are usually very engaging. They run out of top acting talent pretty quickly as you move down the credits, but the show has a charm and look that carries it along. Great scenery and, for us Northern Hemisphere viewers, a fun look into how folks in the Antipodes do it.

The photography, in particular, is really nice and gives the show a great sense of place. The two principal actors, Neill Rea and Fern Sutherland, are very good and the supporting cast, if a bit one dimension, are fun to watch as well.

A fun 90 minutes of engaging Kiwi cops.

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28 September 2014 (USA) See more »

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The Brokenwood Mysteries See more »

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Auckland, New Zealand

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South Pacific Pictures See more »
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