Thursday, June 30, 2016

Lewis and Hathaway


I have written a few times about my love of BBC mystery series. They have gotten us through many a long, cold winter with their fine acting and clever stories. Well, this summer we did not take a hiatus from them, but continued during the warmer months and we are enjoying them just as much as we do in January!

To that end, this week we finished the 6th season of "Inspector Lewis" one of our favorites by far. The setting is at Oxford University and town and Lewis, once the young sergeant for the Detective Morse series, is the lead detective who manages to shuffle through the dozen suspicious characters for each murder case to find the real culprit! Yes, there is always a murder and even an autopsy, but we are spared graphic visuals!

But, it's his asst. who is my favorite, Detective Sergeant James Hathaway, a former seminarian, turned sleuth. Perhaps because of James's back story or because it's in Oxford, whatever, there is more than the usual amount of religious themes in the Lewis stories, which gives it an extra dimension for us.

If this is all new to you, I encourage you to check out your local library or Acorn Films and see what you think of Lewis. Seeing them in order is not really necessary, but there is some character development through the years, so you get something extra if you do them first to last.