|Easy on the eye|
All joking aside I find myself attracted to the rather rarefied tone of these dramas, the classic cars, the classy tones of the central characters, and of course the twists and turns of the plotting. What I don't understand is the body count. Why do they feel that in order for a good mystery in need of a solution there needs to be a body, or often several bodies. It is now many years since I read any of G K Chesterton's Father Brown stories but I do not remember many deaths, yet in the TV series they have at least one a week. In a small Cotswold Village, with an ancient Roman Catholic Church, no Anglican Vicar, and Lady of the Manor who's husband never seems to be at home. I am quite happy to suspend disbelieve, but please, they could at least make an effort!