Meet the magician with the trick of solving impossible crimes. Jonathan and Maddy investigate crimes which seem to have no rational explanation. Jonathan Creek is a bit of a nerd, but he is also a bit of a quick-witted gen... more »ius. Maddy Magellan is an investigative crime writer, and the pair join forces to unravel a series of mysteries. Among their many adventures, Jonathan and Maddy encounter the powers of voodoo and dream-predictions, and cases involving strange disappearances, an alien life-form and tricks of time.« less
"It's about time..!!!.....this is a series of mysteries involving Jonathan (who designs magic tricks for a magician) and Maddy who is a journalist. Maddy always seems to get into situations where she needs Jonathan to bail her out. VERY good scripts and acting. If you like real British mysteries with lots of twists then this is the series to buy. Can't wait to see them again."
Another great British mystery series...
Dennis Maloney | New York USA | 09/09/2006
(4 out of 5 stars)
"I discovered this show on BBC America after hearing some good buzz on the internet and I wasn't disappointed. Alan Davies is great in the title role as a man who thinks 'outside the box' to come up with great illusions for a popular magician. His unusual way of seeing things turns out to be useful in solving crimes and he finds himself teamed with Maddy Magellan in a series of clever mysteries.
I can't recommend this series enough. Let's hope the other seasons will be released here in the US soon."
It's not just the ending.
John D. Muir | Oglesby, Illinois | 12/28/2006
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I'm so happy that season one of Jonathan Creek has been released in North America. This season, which features Alan Davies and Caroline Quentin (another reviewer refers to an actress and plot from series which haven't been released yet) creates a wonderful relationship between the two stars. What appeals to me about the series is not the solutions to the mysteries. They are ingenious, but not always very plausible or, in some cases, original; Dorothy L. Sayers provided some of the inspiration for one of the stories in her book Busman's Honeymoon, written in 1935!
What makes this series memorable is the clever and funny writing and the not-quite-fulfilled relationship between the lead characters. Jonathan, who devises stage illusions, is quiet and thoughtful, but has some great lines delivered with impeccable timing by Alan Davies, who cut his teeth as a comedian. His way of saying "Hmmmm" is priceless- you always know exactly what he means. Maddy, the journalist, is loud and vulgar and over the top, and Cariline Quentin plays her with great relish. The two make perfect foils for each other- by the end of the series the viewer is left wondering whether they will ever get together, but hoping that they will.
The photography is beautiful, the locations outstanding (Jonathan lives in a windmill in Sussex) and the support players are of the usual high standard in BBC productions. If you like subtle and clever humor, with some unusual mystery thrown in, this series is for you. I'm eagerly waiting for the next series to be released."
kitjank | Hunt Valley, MD United States | 03/11/2007
(5 out of 5 stars)
"This is one of the cleverest shows I've seen in a long time. It reminds me somewhat of "Lovejoy". You can easily spend an evening watching the entire 1st series and being throughly entertained. Jonathan and Maddie are just wonderful the way they play off each other. If you want a detecive show with lots of blood and violence, you'll have to look elsewhere. If you want an entertaing, fun and something a little differnet then this is worth checking out. I hope they will release the rest of them soon."
Great series with terrific actors.
Michael Paxton | Burbank, CA | 01/06/2007
(5 out of 5 stars)
"A comedy mystery series that is a lot of fun because the characters are as real as they are quirky. The actors do a great job of making you care about their characters' predicaments. You will be glad you spent time with them to solve a mystery (which is really secondary to the complex relationships of the main characters). Alan Davies and Caroline Quentin have an interesting chemistry that is anything but predictable. They are terrific and make this series poignant and entertaining."