The writers of MM are extremely shallow; I have talked about the horrendous female sex discrimination but that is not the subject of this post.
They “direct” Murdoch to do things just for a story line, which are generally in isolation, save for the James Gillies thread
Let me give you examples.
It is known that Dr Ogden is a rich woman as is her sister but in one episode that involved the death of Dr Ogden’s father, he lived in nothing more than a glorified shack. Where did all the money come from?
Murdoch and Dr Ogden are always seen at operas, at expensive restaurants and mixing with high society, thus highlighting the wealth in the marriage.
But when it came to MM wanting to build a house, he went to a bank for a loan, in order to insert him into the episode. The writers had to do that for the bank robbery story as well as inserting a story link that involved adopting a son.
MM’s writers are clearly lazy and do not strive for high standards at all.
That is why I watch the “Classics”; Soldier, Soldier. George Gently. Judge Deed and the like, which all have beautiful well crafted story lines, with decent, well written, episode links
So why do I watch Murdoch Mysteries? For two reasons
- Firstly, I see it as my duty to expose the writers, producers and directors for what they are and
- Secondly, because Alibi and Drama flood the schedule with Murdoch Mysteries episodes, leaving very little else to watch