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Midsomer Murders is one of those programmes that you can sit down and relax to, despite the fact it contains murder, I find it strangely comforting and enjoyable to watch before going to sleep! The scenes are rarely if ever gory and the murders are hard to take seriously, in fact it's the light-heartedness, silly nature yet intriguing web of deceit, lies and village oddities that makes the programme such a hit.
The Great and The Good is the 7th episode of the 12th series and was originally released in October 2009. I like to categorise the episodes in to the ones where you know who did it, the ones where you have an incling but it turns out to be someone else and the ones where you don't have a single clue who committed the murder until the end, the last are my favourite and build up a kind of irritating feeling as you eagerly wait to find out!
There's nothing quite like a charity fundraiser to get a village into disagreement, gossips, wide boys and sought after women certainly throw Barnaby off the trail for a while in what seems to be a rather odd case. When Zukie Richardson wakes up in the middle of the night, screaming that there's someone in the house, the rest of the village take it with a pinch of salt and the male population seem to be far more eager to enter her house than the women!
Is Zukie going mad, is she guilty of killing someone or is someone really stalking her? The script writers manage to make sure that none of the villagers are completely normal, all of them have slightly odd personality traits and therefore you can't really discount anyone yet at the same time the story flows and life continues in the village as normal.
This contains a clever twist and is a good episode of the detective series, I'm sure you'll like it.