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 / ... 29 episodes, 2014-2021
Nic Sampson ...  D.C. Sam Breen / ... 26 episodes, 2014-2021
Elizabeth McRae Elizabeth McRae ...  Mrs. Marlowe 23 episodes, 2015-2021
Pana Hema Taylor ...  Jared Morehu 18 episodes, 2014-2019
Colin Moy ...  Hughes 16 episodes, 2014-2019
Karl Willetts ...  Frankie 'Frodo' Oades 14 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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The set for the Brokenwood Police station is actually the old Helensville post office, built in 1911. See more »

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It's fun & quirky
6 January 2016 | by daggersineyesSee all my reviews

Good lord I'm glad I didn't read that one horrible review before giving this show a chance. I really can't work out why that person has such a bee in their bonnet (using polite language there LOL) over what is really a very nicely put together series that has many great qualities. It certainly does not deserve the pasting that person gave it, or that ridiculously low rating. Their "review" feels like there's some grudge or sour grapes going on that are nothing to do with the quality of the show.

Anyway, no it's not a riveting intense drama with horrific forensic details, or sordid tales of police corruption and what not. It's a light crime series with an emphasis on small town characters & unique kiwi lifestyle. I'd liken it more to that show about the cop in Scotland (cant remember the name off hand) or possibly a little like Heartbeat rather than comparing it to Midsommer murders or - heaven forbid!! the appalling Murder She wrote!

It's not going to win any drama awards and it has a few issues with some of the minor actors and occasionally awkward scripting, but this is fun and interesting and worth the price of admission (ie free) even if only for the talents of Pana Hema Taylor.

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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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