Eleven years ago, I spent three weeks in Oxford — and fell in love with the golden “city of dreaming spires”. What’s not to love? The city centre is dominated by the local yellow stone, which almost seems to gleam when the sun shines. There are lots of colleges with mysterious nooks and crannies and arched entrances and porters who stand guard over the hallowed halls. There’s a street full of bookstores, and there is the Pitt Rivers Museum (& Geordie the voodoo doll), the most intriguing museum imaginable!
So it shouldn’t come as a huge surprise that one of my favourite TV series at the moment is “Lewis”, the spin-off of the Inspector Morse series.
Both in Morse’s and in Lewis’s Oxford the sun is alway shining, which gives the series a light, airy look despite the serious subject matter, crime. In contrast to other popular crime series such as CSI, “Lewis” falls into the category of cozy mysteries. More often than not you don’t see how people are killed, though you might be shown a glimpse of the corpse. But you do not see bodies cut open!!! Which is a huge relief since I don’t particular care to see how bodies are cut open or bullets cut through muscles, organs and blood vessels. (Yuck!)
So what’s your favourite crime series on TV?