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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Love this show
12 October 2014 | by bgarrettnzSee all my reviews

At first I was skeptical of Brokenwood mysteries. I enjoy murder mysteries, I'm quite fussy. Yes it seems to have some similarities with Midsommer murders, however this show has a distinctively kiwi feel to it. The writers and actors have managed to incorporate a good amount of humor without overshadowing the mysteries. I thought it might put me off as there are a lot of ex shortland street actors in this show, it hasn't.

Worth a watch if you enjoy murder mysteries. This show is a breath of fresh air for NZ TV, amongst some very stale offerings. A worthy recipient of NZ on air funding. I hope this show will be a good spring board for emerging actors. Great choice of characters and actors.

Midsommer murders can sometimes get confusing and require a lot of concentration to follow. The 3 episodes I have seen on Brokenwood have been very well put together, kept me guessing and taken me along for the ride with out loosing me on the way.

I have read some scathing unfair reviews online. I have talked to several people of various ages who have had nothing but positive comments about this show. I am keen to see more of this show and really hope there will be many more seasons. I would like to see it get a good following overseas also.

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Release Date:

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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