I'm a sucker for a geeky t.v. programme with loveable characters and something 'magic' or 'mysterious' about them. Right now, I'm on a bit of a Murdoch Mysteries binge (like, one episode after another, haha).
Here's the gist: Set in Toronto in 1889(ish), a detective stirs things up by using 'new' and 'unusual' ways of solving homicides and other crimes. All of the stable characters are adorable (especially Crabtree!!!), and the mix of science geekyness and Victorian sensibilities makes the show fun and easy to watch. They often include nods to modern society too (like automobiles, electricity, mobile phones...) and I enjoy that twist. It's geeky. But hey- so am I. :]It's pretty low budget, but I enjoy the costumes a lot. More men should dress in three piece suits and have Mutton-Chops (big side burns!). It feels a little more realistic that the girls have only a few dresses unless they have well paying jobs and... well, I think they do a good job with the wardrobe.The cinematography leaves a lot to be desired- there are too many 'stock' shots, but I try to let that slide, and embrace the cheesy 'dun dun dunnnnn' zooms. haha.Oh, and I love the romance between Detective Murdoch and Doctor Ogden. She's a really powerful character- pushing the boundaries of what women are and aren't 'allowed' to do in that time. Love her (and her hair!)Thanks for letting me share my guilty geeky pleasure with you. I usually have something like this on in the background while I work/knit. Plus I've been feeling really inspired by this era. So many advances happening and yet there were so many boundaries... A very interesting time. kimxo
(All images in this post are from episodes of Murdoch Mysteries.)