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Post by princess garnet » Fri July 6th, 2012, 1:22 am

For American TV audience, this Sunday featured Shaun Evans in "Endeavour" as a young Endeavour Morse. You could say it's a prequel of sorts to the "Inspector Morse" series with the late John Thaw in the title role. His daughter Abigail had a cameo role. In the final minutes, there was a quick shot of an older Morse in the rearview mirror.
Did anyone else see this show? I remember when the "Inspector Morse" series was on "Mystery!" years ago.

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Post by Madeleine » Fri July 6th, 2012, 8:58 am

Yes this was shown a few months ago in the UK and was well received by both viewers and critics, and they're making 4 more shows. I thought it was very good and Shaun Evans was excellent as the young Morse - I loved the show and have all the books - and the bit at the end where he looked in the mirror and John Thaw looked back at him was positively spine-tingling! But done very well and not mawkish like it could have been.
They still repeat Morse regularly here, and Lewis, the sort of follow-up, also does well.
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Post by donroc » Fri July 6th, 2012, 12:09 pm

Saw it. Enjoyed it. One of the PBS channels we receive on Cable has Midsomer Murders every Friday night. I still wish we had a channel showing Masterpiece Mysteries and Classics 24/7.
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Post by SGM » Fri July 6th, 2012, 3:40 pm

Well, it worked for me and these things often don't.

Strangely, though I have only just caught up with the last episode of Morse this week. I just never got round to it before.
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Post by Madeleine » Fri July 6th, 2012, 7:33 pm

[quote=""SGM""]Well, it worked for me and these things often don't.

Strangely, though I have only just caught up with the last episode of Morse this week. I just never got round to it before.[/quote]


It was very sad, especially as John Thaw died not that long after. He's much missed.
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Post by marsh hen » Sat July 7th, 2012, 7:29 pm

I thought the flashback of the older Morse was chilling. Reminded me how much I enjoyed the original series and am looking forward to the new one. do hope I'm not disappointed. Promising so far.

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Post by SGM » Sun July 8th, 2012, 8:42 am

Quite often these follow-on series don't work. Lewis with Kevin Whateley doesn't have the quality of Morse and I like Kevin Whately.
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