August 25, 2006

My Summertime Gripe...

Regular readers of Romancing the Tome who are also fans of PBS's Masterpiece Theater may have noted the glaring absence of coverage of the recent Masterpiece Theater offerings. The reason, plain and simple, is because their "Mystery!" series bores the living crap out of me. Now granted, maybe if I actually would take the time to watch any of these Miss Marple/Inspector Morse (et al) features, I might actually enjoy them. But I've never much liked reading mysteries, so my thought is always, "eh. I'll skip it." (There are exceptions to the rule, of course. I enjoyed watching Rupert Everett play Sherlock Holmes earlier in the year, but that had the added bonus of being period-y enough to capture my interest.)

So here is my plea: If I am totally off-base here and have been missing loads of riveting television by not tuning into MT all summer, would someone please give me a head's up? Only a testimonial from a RomTome reader would convince me it's worth watching. Mind you, as we previously reported, I do applaud the series' use of Edward Gorey art in the opening credits. -- Amy


  1. Anonymous7:58 PM

    I quite enjoy the Morse series. I've even read all the books. Morse is a frumpy, grumpy character to be sure, but if your heart is in the right place, he can get under your skin. Provided you enjoy a bizarre combination of Wagner and lager, that is.... Give it a chance! RIP John Thaw!

  2. Okay, i'm going to give it a shot the next time it's on. My great fear is that I will watch one, adore it, wait in frenzied anticipation for more only to be denied. In that case it will be my fault for long eschewing MYSTERY... -- Amy