My clip this week isn’t a theater release type of movie. But it is a movie. A series of movies. PBS shows them on Sunday Night’s Mystery series. My favorite detective, or one of them anyway, is Inspector Morse. A cranky, beer drinking, analytical, classical music loving detective with a poet’s soul. Sadly, John Thaw, the actor who portrays him, has passed away. But the series lives on in the form of “INSPECTOR LEWIS” … who is his Sergeant in the Inspector Morse series. Very intelligent detective stories. Lots of set up as the stories get started. Very well acted and written. Some super-fans even get into clues that are hinted at in the music selections he listens to during the episode. Based on the novels by Collin Dexter, Inspector Morse is my movie clip this week.
Could have gone the route of The Fugitive with Harrison Ford and Tommy Lee Jones (love that movie) but figured someone else would use it. Anyway, if you want to use your brain while watching a detective movie and not rely on special effects or explosions, get yourself a good pint of English Beer, or maybe a cup of tea, and settle in with Inspector Morse and/or Inspector Lewis of the Thames Valley Police.