At last -- Inspector Morse's first novel comes to video!
Kevin L. Nenstiel | Kearney, Nebraska | 03/16/2000
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Inspector Morse is cerebral, almost an armchair decetcive in the Sherlock Holmes tradition. This video is based on the first Morse novel, but came about halfway through the series' run on ITV. John Thaw is notable in his performance because he almost underplays the role of Morse, and Kevin Whatley as Sergeant Lewis makes a good Watson, trying to understand Morse's thought process, and providing a lens through which us viewers of merely average intellect can comprehend how Morse's mind works. This will never appeal to a general audience, but it's very enjoyable to those at whom it's targeted."
Love and Lust
William J. Thor | Vero Beach | 06/20/2007
(4 out of 5 stars)
"This episode revolves around three women. The first owns a home and is the land lady of the other two. Number one is an office manager, having an affair with one of the married executives with whom she works. Number two is a nurse who is having an affair with a professor at one of Oxford's colleges. The third is a student at Oxford and is being "chatted up" by one of the English Literature instructors. These are three separate stories and at no time intertwine; a fourth girl is picked up, hitchhiking in the rain, on the Woodstock Road, by one of the previously mentioned men. Shortly thereafter she is dead. Given these facts, this is one difficult investigation for Morse. There is none of the frequent surprises or twists to further complicate the investigation; Morse has enough on his hands. Max the pathologist plays his largest part in any of his appearances. A solid four star effort."