If you are looking for a new television mystery to follow – that has good mysteries, a lot of humor, great acting, wonderful 3-D characters, and is just plain fun to watch; Murder in Suburbia will fit the bill.
I found this British television mystery series while tracking down the shows that Caroline Catz has been in. For those of you who watch Doc Martin (not a mystery, but a wonderful British television series) you will definitely know her acting style as exhilaratingly fun to watch. She brings a youthful, girl-next-door quality to her work.
Getting back to Murder in Suburbia. This British mystery series is set in the suburbs, and features two young detectives. Ash (Caroline Catz) and Scribbs (Lisa Faulkner) are both very competent detectives. Ash outranks Scribbs, but the only apparent rank-pulling is that Scribbs has the driving duty. They are both single, both looking for their Mr. Rights.
Ash comes from a very posh background, which includes an upper-crust British girls’ education. She is self-conscious and embarrasses very easily. The equally delightful Scribbs is street-savvy. She has a working class upbringing and is rather “saucy” – to say the least. (She does not embarrass easily!)
The show never explains how Scribbs and Ash became partners, but however it was, it works! The two women are friends, confidants, and working partners. Of course, being a police drama, they find time to discuss their cases. But a lot of the time they talk about their private lives.
Scribbs, it turns out, dates a lot. She is not necessarily picky, and many times is sorry about her choices of men. Ash, on the other hand, is very picky, only dates “eligible” men, and secretly hankers for her boss.
This show is fun to watch, and the mysteries are actually good. They don’t take a back seat to the inter-personal relationships. I strongly recommend Murder in Suburbia – both season 1 and 2.
P.S. >>> If you’re looking for two-dimensional characters, CSI type forensics, and gruesome mysteries, this series is not for you!
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