Death in Paradise is Addictive

On a whim, I decided to give Death in Paradise a try when I saw it on Netflix. I proceeded to fly through all the episodes available…

It’s basically a British procedural cop drama set on a tiny Caribbean island with an unusually high murder rate. Not only do people get killed off almost weekly, but it happens in very tricky, creative ways.

That’s where our hero comes in. Richard Poole, played by Ben Miller (who I only know as the partner in the Johnny English movies), is a nerdy detective who hates being in the Caribbean away from his precious London. Though he’s extremely intelligent, he never seems to catch on to how to deal with people.

That’s where our heroine comes in. Camille Bordey plays Sara Martin, Poole’s second in command. She is a local fun-loving island girl, relaxed and loose in the tropical environment. She helps bring some humanity to the stiff detective.

The first two seasons are available on Netflix. It’s British TV, so that’s not too many episodes. It’s a clever show with lots of misleads and red herrings. The seriousness of murder is intercut with humor from our socially awkward detective and a peppy island musical score.

If you’re into cop shows like CSI, NCIS, etc, it’s worth a watch. It’s quite fun and quite clever.

Have you seen this one already? What did you think of it? Comment me!


4 thoughts on “Death in Paradise is Addictive

  1. Netflix suggested this series because I am slowly catching up on Doc Martin episodes. It looked interesting, but I held back for some reason. Now I’ll have to give it a try. 🙂


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