The glorious new PBS mystery series Grantchester is a revelation on two fronts and unforgettable on both. It turns back the clock to solve crime in a different era, offering respite from the world around us now even as it reveals how little ever changes about the human heart.
Love, love, love the cast and the program!!! James Norton is so believable as an Anglican priest - and one of the sexiest men on tv in a very long time!!! And Robson Green has a rugged, leading-man sex appeal that's all his own!!! One of the best programs - but wish it would expand into other types of investigations (i.e., missing persons, robberies, etc.). This is a small town to have so many murders! But no matter what, will continue to watch every time it is on!!!
This is a wonderful series. The characters are believable and it is so entertaining without being violent. I adore the music and the time period. James Norton does a fine job as the Anglician priest and is supported by a terrific cast, they interact beautifully. I hope it returns for another season.
Grantchester is a period piece, but it’s fascinating to view it through a contemporary lens. Daisy Coulam’s adaptation is superb: She fleshes out the main characters with a deft hand, to be sure, but takes her time, enabling us to get to know Chambers as we would a new acquaintance.
Grantchester will be breezy fun for fans of the form, though the more discerning will be put off by how rudimentary the actual murder mysteries are after being squeezed into 50 minutes (half the norm for this type of show). Others are liable to find it faintly ridiculous, more of a haiku than an actual drama.
I loved it, but then, I am an Anglophile and an Anglican. James Norton, the leading character, is such a hunk. Playing an Anglican priest who is trying to solve criminal cases? Amazing twist. Worth checking out, all you Anglophiles out there.
A typical british detective show, with the opening episodes starting strongly but by the end of the short first season they had written themselves into a boring hole. The hero of the story by the end had taken on the visage of a teenage boy who didnt get his way and the stories themselves were predictable and have been told a million times at this point, decidedly average compared to Inspector Morse, Poirot or Lewis.