Looking for some great British detective dramas like Midsomer Murders? While there will only ever be one Midsomer, here are a few cozy, British mystery TV series that I can't turn off!
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Looking for a show like Midsomer Murders?
There's a reason Midsomer Murders is preparing for its 22nd (you read that correctly!) season on the air. Cozy British scenery, dynamic detective duos, and some fairly irreverent, quirky mysteries set in the gorgeous English countryside make the for the perfect, easy-to-watch British detective series.
Midsomer has survived DCI Barnaby changes, and more than a few detective sergeants (#teamBenJones), without losing its quaint charm. While there's only one Midsomer, here are a few British detective shows like Midsomer Murders that I think you'll enjoy!
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Shows Like Midsomer Murders: Vera
If you take nothing else from this Midsomer-inspired blog post, *please* check out Vera, a classic, modern British detective series following DCI Vera Stanhope, a whiskey-loving detective who kindly "loves" and "pets" her way into bold accusations and, of course, the climactic confession.
Set in Northumberland, the sweeping, Northern English landscapes are a more bracing, and the plotlines slightly less campy and more solvable, while continuing to be a phenomenal take on the genre. Oh, and stay tuned for the DCI/DS back-and-forth that we all know and love from Midsomer.
Shows Like Midsomer Murders: Shetland
Set in the Shetland Islands (off the Northern coast of Scotland), Shetland's ominous scenery alone is worth a watch. And, of course, it has the intra-department dynamics that make is interesting beyond each individual mystery. Based on the novels of Ann Cleeves, who also wrote the novels on which Vera is based, Shetland is the perfect blend of dark, intriguing, and heartwarming.
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