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Grantchester 

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A Cambridgeshire clergyman finds himself investigating a series of mysterious wrongdoings in his small village of Grantchester.

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Series cast summary:
Robson Green ...  Geordie Keating 26 episodes, 2014-2020
Tessa Peake-Jones ...  Mrs. Maguire / ... 25 episodes, 2014-2019
Al Weaver ...  Leonard Finch 24 episodes, 2014-2019
James Norton ...  Sidney Chambers 21 episodes, 2014-2019
Kacey Ainsworth Kacey Ainsworth ...  Cathy Keating 21 episodes, 2014-2019
Morven Christie ...  Amanda Hopkins / ... 19 episodes, 2014-2017
Skye Lucia Degruttola ...  Esme Keating 16 episodes, 2014-2019
Seline Hizli ...  Margaret Ward 13 episodes, 2016-2017
Nick Brimble ...  Jack Chapman 12 episodes, 2014-2019
Lorne MacFadyen ...  Phil Wilkinson 11 episodes, 2016-2017
Tom Austen ...  Guy Hopkins 11 episodes, 2014-2017
Oliver Dimsdale ...  Daniel Marlowe 11 episodes, 2016-2019
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It's 1953, and Sidney Chambers is vicar of Grantchester, a village just outside Cambridge. Sidney's life is a quiet life - right up until the moment that murder comes his way. Pushed into the dangerous world of lies, betrayal and murder, Sidney quickly finds that his insight into the human condition, and the natural trust that he engenders in people, means that he excels in his new position as 'detective'. Joining Sidney as he journeys into this dark world is the affable but world-weary Detective Inspector Geordie Keating, the naive, but well-meaning curate Leonard Finch, and his austere and constantly disapproving housekeeper Mrs Maguire. But crime isn't the only matter that occupies Sidney. He's smitten with the witty, beautiful, Amanda, but could high society Amanda ever be allowed to marry a lowly country vicar? Can you still see the best in people when the world of murder asks you to see the worst?

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Crime | Drama | Mystery

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Country:

UK

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English

Release Date:

18 January 2015 (USA) See more »

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Al Weaver and James Norton also star together in "Life in Squares". See more »

Goofs

As Chambers and Geordie arrive in London on the train there is a board showing the calling points. The first three are Cambridge, Shelford and Foxton. There are two lines between Cambridge and London. Shelford and Foxton are the first station out of Cambridge on different lines so a train cannot have called at both of them. See more »

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Acceptable British fare with some mediocre acting.
11 August 2018 | by eb999See all my reviews

I'm a big fan of British series, but James Norton is a poor actor. He seems to have two major moods. He's either the lighthearted and optimistic vicar or the morose, self-pitying and alcoholic depressive. The latter seems more true to the character which makes his religious life seem like an act. With a more skilled actor, these two aspects might have been meshed together to show an interesting and complex human being, but Norton doesn't have the skill to portray such a man. There is very little subtlety and nuance in his performances, so he is always unconvincing. But he is physically a beautiful man which makes him watchable.

There is another issue for me and that is the subplot of Grantchester's romance with his childhood friend who is married. To me, this is like fingernails on a blackboard. This attachment doesn't fit into his life, nor does it fit the show. Whenever there's a scene with her I just want to make her go away. This actress as well is mediocre and it's hard to believe that she's the focus of such intense passion. She's kind of a blah human being.

For me, the saving grace of this show is Robson Green. He's a magical actor who's been wonderful in every show he's been in (my favorite being "Wire in the Blood"). Without him, this show wouldn't be worth watching.


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