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MIL has asked for some Netflix recommendations. I let her know that we are enjoying "The Good Place" as the second season recently arrived.  She tried one episode and it was NOT to her liking.  Based on the following that she has enjoyed, can you recommend any others that are on Netflix?

  • Father Brown
  • Doc Martin
  • Midwife
  • The Crown
  • Heartland
  • Longmire
  • Blue Bloods
  • Friday Night Lights

Many thanks!

 

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  • Miss Fisher's Mysteries 
  • Midsomer Murders

If she doesn't mind real-life - she may like "Churchill's New Secret Agents" - which has lot of WWII history.  It takes ordinary people and tries to train them like the British Secret Agents for WWII.  It's not really a competition but someone is asked to leave if they don't measure up.  

The sad thing is that most of the ones along the lines you described are only available in Disk:

  • New Tricks 
  • George Gently
  • The Brokenwood Mysteries
  • The Last Detective
  • Doctor Finlay
  • Jonathan Creek

The other sad thing is that it is hard to find feel good shows on Netflix.  They seems to be heavy on gritty and dark or funny or irreverent these days.  For instance: When I put in Midsomer Murders the 2 of the other suggestions  were "True Detective" and "Prime Suspect"  uh...no.  From the list you gave and from her not liking "The Good Place" it sounds like she wants something less gritty.

 

 

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1 hour ago, stephanier.1765 said:

Foyle's War and Grantchester

Has she tried Broadchurch?

From the list she gave I don't think her mother in law will like Broadchurch

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Death in Paradise (the title sounds much worse than the show, which is a basic who done it)

And I third Miss Fisher's Murder Mysteries

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Don’t know title for certain but a few episodes were made of Alexander McCall Smith’s 

Number 1 Lady Detective Agency 

 

I wish it had continued  

 

 

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3 hours ago, PrincessMommy said:

From the list she gave I don't think her mother in law will like Broadchurch

 

Really? With that list, I would have thought Broadchurch a given. I enjoy the same list of shows and Broadchurch is one of my favorites.

 

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Wow!  Thank you, everyone. This looks like a great list that will keep her entertained for a while.  I welcome additional recommendations as well.

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58 minutes ago, stephanier.1765 said:

Really? With that list, I would have thought Broadchurch a given. I enjoy the same list of shows and Broadchurch is one of my favorites.


I like some on the original list and also enjoyed Broadchurch, but Broadchurch is definitely far more intense and psychological and graphic than the "cozy mysteries" on the original list. JMO! ?

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7 hours ago, PrincessMommy said:
  • George Gently


Just an FYI for OP: While I enjoyed George Gently, it is definitely a big step up in intensity, subject matter, and graphic-ness -- not a cozy mystery like the others on PrincessMommy's great list. ? 

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2 minutes ago, Lori D. said:


I like some on the original list and also enjoyed Broadchurch, but Broadchurch is definitely far for intense and psychological and graphic than the "cozy mysteries" on the original list. JMO! ?

Agreed.  It’s pretty gritty. 

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15 minutes ago, Lori D. said:


Just an FYI for OP: While I enjoyed George Gently, it is definitely a big step up in intensity, subject matter, and graphic-ness -- not a cozy mystery like the others on PrincessMommy's great list. ? 

That's a very good point.  It's been a long time since I saw it and I definitely could have forgotten some of the more grim parts. 

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Land Girls is good.  Heartland is supposed to be good as well. 

Is she open to getting any other subscriptions? She might like Acorn TV (cheaper than Netflix).  All sorts of great British and Australian TV shows, including Doc Martin which is no longer on Netflix. 

 

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1 hour ago, Mbelle said:

Larkrise to Candleford

 

Aw, I had forgotten about that one.  My dearly departed MIL liked this show.  Gosh, I miss her.

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Inspector Morse

Inspector Lewis

the Miss Marple Mysteries (from the 80s-90s)

And I’ll third or fourth Midsomer Murders. 

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On 9/3/2018 at 10:17 AM, stephanier.1765 said:

Foyle's War and Grantchester

Has she tried Broadchurch?

Foyle's War left before I could watch much of it!  Finally decided to savor a show and they pulled it!

I've watched all on her list and the few suggested.  I switched to lots of British crime shows.  Or Australian ones.  They seem better quality.  ;) 

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The Great British Bakeoff (now known in the new season as The Great British Baking Show). 

It's British and enjoyable.  Meets your criteria, yes?  ?

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