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The Brokenwood Mysteries 

Not Rated | | Crime, Drama, Mystery | TV Series (2014– )
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Detective Senior Sergeant Mike Shepherd arrives on assignment in Brokenwood, a small town where memories - and animosities - run deep.
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Series cast summary:
...  Mike Shepherd / ... 16 episodes, 2014-2017
...  Kristin Sims / ... 16 episodes, 2014-2017
...  D.C. Breen / ... 16 episodes, 2014-2017
Cristina Serban Ionda ...  Gina / ... 16 episodes, 2014-2017
...  Jared Morehu / ... 12 episodes, 2014-2016
...  Hughes 11 episodes, 2014-2017
Elizabeth McRae ...  Mrs. Marlowe 11 episodes, 2015-2017
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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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The set for the Brokenwood Police station is actually the old Helensville post office, built in 1911. See more »

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A nice familiarisation of New Zealand's drama series achievements
25 April 2016 | by See all my reviews

/refers to Series 1 and 2/

Being an admirer of British and Scandinavian crime dramas, from time to time, I "look around" to realise what is going on regarding related field in other countries. As far I can recall, The Brokenwood Mysteries is my first watch of series coming from and depicting New Zealand - a country so far away, but with lots of interest and praise.

In spite of evident similarities and benchmarks with particularly UK series, I liked The Brokenwood Mysteries from the beginning: realistic characters, beautiful landscape, often black humour making you giggle... True, in and "old" fashion, one episode is dedicated to a single case and a small township in a safe country cannot be a venue of frequent felonies, but the story, characters and environment is so pleasing (at least to me residing tens of thousand miles away) that I just followed all the 8 cases continuously, often "forgetting" the commonness of the case or its solution/ending. Besides, the viewers can obtain additional information about wines, rugby and other areas or branches as each case deals basically with a certain activity.

So, all in all, I liked the series and might recommend it to our local TV stations to be screened. But I am sure that NZ and neighbouring viewers might have their reservations on the series and its originality...


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