Endeavour

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swhipple

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I just started watching Endeavour on PBS and I'm really enjoying it. It's an English murder mystery set in and 1960's and it traces the roots of Inspector Morse as a young police constable.

One thing that surprised me about the show in these politically correct times is the fact that they show everyone smoking. I guess realism won out over correctness. Almost everyone smokes cigarettes, but Morse's boss, Fred Thursday smokes a pipe and his pipe makes at least one appearance in every episode I've seen so far.

Even without the pipe smoking it would be well worth watching.
 

Jers

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+1:cheers: 

Good show - we watched the series when it was aired overe here earlier in the year.

Fraternally

Jers
 
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I watched my second one last night. Not sure what the title was; I'll call it the case of the murdering housewife and give it all away.

I didn't think it is as good as the original Morse ones. The secondary plot concerning family in the above just didn't work for me. But it sure beats reality TV.

 

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Great series. A younger Morris set in the sixties. My wife and I watch it each week. I immediately noticed all the smoking and scotch drinking. Gotta love Thurday and his pipe. There was a nice scene when he went to get his revolver out in the shed. There was a glimpse of his humble pipe rack filled with pipes. Interesting that Endeavour doesn't smoke but everyone else seems to :lol: . The Chief inspector reminds me of PB :lol: 
 
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Actually, "The Inspector" reminds me more of Yak -- always instructing everyone on the right way the game must be played. ;)

This was the era that Yippies morphed into Yuppies with social awareness working impressionable ages instructing on the evils of smoking.  School drifted from the 3-R's and hasn't made it back.

Now we pipe smokers are the counter culture.  Maybe we should start wearing tie-dye.

It is interesting that PBS finds nostalgic value in Brit TV lauding the past with so many shows that represent class awareness on a network that otherwise condemns it vehemently.
 
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