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The Brokenwood Mysteries 

Not Rated | | Crime, Drama, Mystery | TV Series (2014– )
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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:
Neill Rea ...  Mike Shepherd / ... 20 episodes, 2014-2018
Fern Sutherland ...  Kristin Sims / ... 20 episodes, 2014-2018
Nic Sampson ...  D.C. Breen / ... 20 episodes, 2014-2018
Cristina Serban Ionda Cristina Serban Ionda ...  Gina / ... 20 episodes, 2014-2018
Elizabeth McRae Elizabeth McRae ...  Mrs. Marlowe 15 episodes, 2015-2018
Pana Hema Taylor ...  Jared Morehu / ... 14 episodes, 2014-2018
Colin Moy ...  Hughes 13 episodes, 2014-2018


Detective Inspector Mike Shepherd, is good at his job but bad at making labor relations, when it comes to the city of "Brokenwood" to solve a crime falls in love with him and decides to stay, but soon Shepherd begins to collide with Kristin detective Sims. Written by marcus-b1285

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Release Date:

28 September 2014 (New Zealand) 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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Mike Shepherd drives a 1971 Holden Kingswood. See more »

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Not a Bad NZ Series
11 August 2015 | by fossicleSee all my reviews

I enjoyed the first season of Brokenwood. No, it does not have big name actors, a big budget, heavy sex and swearing but it keeps your interest and is entertaining.

If you want all the hype, hoopla and jabberwocky of US based shows this is not for you.

I agree that some of the acting in the first episode was below par but it picked up in future episodes.

Some of it is hokey and there is also quite a bit of subtle humour from DI Mike Shepherd which can easily pass by the viewer. No, he is not suave, sophisticated and debonair but I like the character.

The episodes are up and down so you must be a patient viewer. In season 1 I enjoyed 2 of the 4 episodes. The first and last episodes in my opinion were below par.

I also liked the quirky country music in the background. It is a bit different from the norm.

I watched it on DVD so I could use the captions to help understand some of the kiwi accent (eg the "chicks" in the mail).

Try it out and see if you like the show. Don't try to compare it to some of the pommie shows just take it on its own merits.

POSTSCRIPT I am now into the third season of this series and each season is better than its predecessor. I have now upped my rating of the show to a 8.25 from a 7. The only real criticism I have about season 3 is the new background music they used. It is not as good as the music in the first two seasons.

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