I have an old love for cozy mysteries, both in print and on the screen. With pandemic-style binge watching, I’ve made it through every version of every Agatha Christie adaptation (and named a kitten Arthur Hastings after Poirot’s loyal friend), I watched some murder mysteries that were a little heavy on the gore, and some that were a little creepy, and thanks to my library pals I have a new-to-me show that isn’t gory or creepy. I’m talking about Death in Paradise, which has 10 seasons available through the library! Perfect for those of us who don’t want to decide what to watch next.
Death in Paradise is a classic “Fish out of Water” scenario, with an uptight British police detective stationed in the fictional Caribbean island of Saint-Marie, with lots of charismatic characters, and an actor from Red Dwarf, much to the delight of my children. One critical review calls it, “unremarkable” and “an undemanding detective show, with nice Caribbean scenery.”
Right now, that is exactly what I want, and maybe it is for you too.