Subject: I have found a DVD that I think you would enjoy
|Jonathan Creek Season Three|
Actors: Alan Davies, Caroline Quentin
Genres: Drama, Television, Mystery & Suspense
Jonathan Creek finds himself on the investigative trail with journalist Madeline Magellan. But after all this time - how come the couple haven't got it together? Are they just missing a little bit of magic?
Windmills of your mind
John D. Muir | Oglesby, Illinois | 04/27/2009
(4 out of 5 stars)
"Series 3 of Jonathan Creek keeps up the high standards of the first two series. The writing and plots are as ingenious as ever and Jonathan solves the mysteries with his usual diffident brilliance. There's lots of humor and Creek's boss is involved a little more, too, which is good.
The only downside is that Caroline Quentin doesn't seem to have the same gusto and enthusiasm as Maddie that she showed in the first two series. She was replaced for season 4 (by Julia Sawalha of Ab Fab), so perhaps she'd just found that she had no more to bring to the part. She's professional enough, but the outrageous chutzpah is missing.
Never mind, the show is still well worth watching. I'm not sure whether a new series is planned, but there have been several one-off specials, including one this past Christmas, and hopefully the BBC will release those in due course.
Well done mysteries that any audience can love.
Michael P. Dobey | colorado springs | 06/04/2009
(4 out of 5 stars)
"Produced by the late great Verity Lambert , who also produced the early doctor who episodes and many other shows , this show never lets the viewer down. The characters are interesting and the leads are great. The only problem with british shows is that they don't produce lots of episodes. Fortunately this series lasted four seasons and had 2 christmas specials and a new year special for 2009. And there is a upcoming easter special for 2010. This show is well done and the whole family can enjoy the quirky characters and storylines. Fans of Columbo and other shows like that one; should enjoy this fun show. Every season is great and the show should be made into a functioning series again instead of just doing specials. This show is so good that mystery loving fans can watch all six episodes in a row and not feel fatigued! It's that fun, and even lighthearted in some aspects; in spite of people popping up dead along the way. Caroline Quentin as always just engages the audience just as expertly as she does in 'blue murder' which is a much more serious show. And Alan Davies is just as expert in bringing his character to life. This is one of my all time favorite brit mystery/ crime show and it deserves more episodes to be made."
jrc | Jonesboro, AR USA | 02/11/2009
(4 out of 5 stars)
"Series 3 is a fun collection of mysteries. For those unfamiliar with the series, it teams an investigative reporter with an illusionist (or, rather, creator of illusions for a stage magician). The two characters play off of each other quite well, and the shows are laced with a lot of humor. These were widely shown on BBC America here in the States. There are 4 seasons total (thus far) and BBC has been releasing them to DVD on Region 1 at about a year apart! So...look forward to Season 4 about a year from now....
In the meantime, there are reports that the title character is being resurrected for a new series in 2009, without Maggie. If that's a success, maybe the BBC will get Season 4 out sooner!"
I Love Jonathan Creek
M. Johnson | Marysville, Wa. | 03/01/2009
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I have the entire series. However, I can only play it on my computer because when I went to buy it, it was only available in the european version. Alan & Caroline played well off each other. They made a great team & the series is excellent. You will be intrigued by each episode. Try as you might, I defy you to figure it out before the end of each show. Their comedic timing & terrific acting make this a series that you will want to watch over & over again. What's this I hear about the title character being reprized this year in a new series?