Monday, 29 January 2018


[Spoiler-Free "mini review"] A blind woman dies poisoned while attending the ceremony of a faith healer who returned to Saint Marie after years in the U.S.

DI Jack Mooney (Ardal O'Hanlon), DS Florence Cassell (Joséphine Jobert) and the team welcome a new member on a trial basis: Pico, a police dog.

The bottom line: At least the dog isn't dead.

Another tedious episode after last week's case of death by boredom. Which is very regrettable because the premiere of this seventh series was good and the second episode was brilliant. Series 6 was almost entirely devoted to the transition between DI Humphrey Goodman (Kris Marshall) and DI Mooney. This new series looks like a catalogue of TV tropes: the love interest/story, the dog and next time, the kid. In Death in Paradise a love story means either a character departure... or nothing at all. Just ask Rosey, the wife of J.P. Hooper (Tobi Bakare).

The "tactics" of  Dwayne (Danny John-Jules) with Darlene (Ginny Holder) don't work as he planned. Catherine Bordey (Élizabeth Bourgine) vanishes again but Commissioner Patterson (Don Warrington) is here to introduce the dog. The plots become repetitive and fatigue begins to show. Also starring Richie Campbell (Dashel Jordan), Jenny Jules (Amelia King), Pascal Major (Security guard), Clare Perkins (Fabienne Jordan) and Steve Toussaint (Steadman King). Written by Tom Higgins and directed by Stewart Svaasand. Produced by Red Planet Pictures for the BBC. Created by Robert Thorogood.

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