• Network: PBS , ITV
  • Series Premiere Date: Jul 1, 2012
  • Season #: 1
Metascore
80

Generally favorable reviews - based on 7 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 7 out of 7
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 7
  3. Negative: 0 out of 7
  1. Reviewed by: Linda Stasi
    Jul 3, 2013
    100
    If you love English mysteries, and love the old Inspector Morse, you will love young inspector Morse more.
  2. Reviewed by: Robert Lloyd
    Jun 29, 2012
    80
    It is a suitably complicated and pictorially engaging work of period suburban mystery, with a large cast of characters
  3. Reviewed by: Matt Roush
    Jun 29, 2012
    80
    A treat for the faithful.
  4. Reviewed by: Nancy DeWolf Smith
    Jun 28, 2012
    80
    All good stuff, plus a brief but powerful moment at the end that will leave longtime "Morse" fans in an agony of nostalgia
  5. Reviewed by: Gail Pennington
    Aug 27, 2012
    75
    Endeavour is most interesting for the light it sheds on the character development of young Morse.
  6. Reviewed by: David Wiegand
    Jun 29, 2012
    75
    Endeavour is wonderfully entertaining on its own, but what puts it over the top is its loving respect for John Thaw.
  7. Reviewed by: Mike Hale
    Jun 29, 2012
    70
    The ending mars what is otherwise a handsome and well-written effort, with good supporting performances.
User Score
7.4

Generally favorable reviews- based on 20 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 3
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 3
  3. Negative: 0 out of 3
  1. Jul 12, 2012
    9
    This PBS Masterpiece Mystery was epic! The young Inspector Morse to those who have viewed the old Morse series! Funny the things you fine when there's no NBA, NFL or College Basketball on a Sunday! Full Review »
  2. Jul 10, 2012
    10
    Taking on a "master" like John Thaw took some courage. The new series captures the atmosphere of the time and the setting at Oxford very effectively and the pacing of the action was perfect. Weaving in the opera, Jaguar and other features of the original Morse was done with a sensitive and deft touch. Bravo for another quality show for those who enjoy the finer aspects of drama on the small screen. CS Full Review »
  3. Jul 30, 2013
    6
    This attempt to create Morse at an earlier date fails on several levels. To start with the actor chosen would never in a millenia be confused with John Thaw, but enough of trifles. Secondly the detective work is second only to Sherlock Holmes in it's masterful ability to find clues from the ether and transform them into definitive explanations of the killers motives. And all in the last five minutes! Lastly it boasts the most adamantine popinjay character as Chief of Police as ever graced TV. It's a nice period piece, but otherwise a typically British piece of fluff. Stylish with little substance. Full Review »