Death in Paradise
Britain / France co-production
25th October 2011 onwards
Ben Miller, Kris Marshall, etc
8 episodes per season
Police, investigation, crime, Carribean
The setting for Death in Paradise is lovely, the sun battered beaches of the Carribean, topical rainforests, a different background. The chemistry of the cast (in the first seasons at least) worked very well, a nice mix of personalities with their differences.
Each episode features a murder (or two or more) which the Saint Marie police force have to solve. There's enough suspects to make it interesting, and often the mysteries have a classic whodunit feel to them. So the episodes finish with a Poirot style reveal to those involved in the case. There often isn't enough evidence to really convict the murderer(s), particularly if they stay silent. There are locked room mysteries where murderers achieve the impossible. Time and truth cannot be relied on.
A pleasant evening's watch.