I read the first (and half of the second) Agatha Raisin book and generally enjoyed it but did not find it super remarkable. The TV series based on the books, though? Absolutely fabulous. My Mom and I watched all the episodes over Christmas break.
The story follows a very successful career woman who decides to take early retirement and move to a quiet English village. But life does not stay quiet…people around the village have a habit of turning up murdered.
There is a great collection of side characters and the show really isn’t afraid to murder-off important ones. I thoroughly enjoyed it and hope they continue to make more episodes.
I’ve been playing around with getting Acorn TV all semester and finally decided to get it now that I have a few weeks off. Acorn is a streaming service akin to Netflix but specializing in British TV shows with a few others from Australia, Canada, and New Zealand.
I primarily got it because I wanted to watch Miss Fisher’s Modern Murder Mysteries and Agatha Raisin (both in a round about way based on books.)
The episodes of each show run about an hour and a half–called telemovies, according to Wikipedia.
I’m cautiously excited. The shows have lived up to my expectations so far. Once I’m more than an episode into each I will write a more thorough blog post on each. There are a few other shows that also immediately caught my eye and many are based off of Agatha Christie characters or books which I am looking forward to.
So far, I think, the length might be the biggest drawback as it is challenging to binge watch. But, since there are only 4 episodes for example in Miss Fisher’s Modern Murder Mysteries, it also means getting through all the available content fast.
The interface also isn’t super friendly. It took me a while to figure out how to search things. I’m hoping I will get used to it quickly.
Otherwise, some possibility!