To think that the writers of "Death in Paradise" with Ben Miller

(44 Posts)
comelywenchlywoo Sun 10-Mar-13 09:03:03

Have lifted much of the concept from Rastamouse, (but made the crimes rather more serious obviously)?

pluCaChange Tue 12-Mar-13 10:06:04

GrendelsMum, poor Fidel can't even sleep with the boss to be promoted!!

comelywenchlywoo Tue 12-Mar-13 08:41:33

Well sydlexic Rastamouse is a lot like Death in Paradise, except they are mice who solve more petty crimes, whilst on roller skates. They also play reggae when the work is through rather than going for a beer at Catherine's Bar.

Apart from that, there's no difference at all wink

sydlexic Tue 12-Mar-13 07:03:45

I knew there was a series one, as that was series two. My powers of deduction are as amazing as theirs.

It did make me laugh but could not decide if it was a spoof or serious but I have never seen Rastamouse.

MyFace Tue 12-Mar-13 06:18:01

Series one located, my extended-winter-viewing has been sorted!

Allthingspretty Mon 11-Mar-13 20:51:15

Its a french/ english production. I still have the last episode to watch. Its also a programmme i wouldnt admit to watching

GrendelsMum Mon 11-Mar-13 20:49:08

I'm also genuinely concerned about the lack of career progression for Sainte Marie-born and trained officers. What's the point in Fidel becoming a sergeant if they import people from Scotland Yard and the Surete whenever they feel like it?

pluCaChange Mon 11-Mar-13 20:45:43

I thought C started out undercover (and had to snog Rupert Graves), so the clothes may be a hangover from that... ? Or she thought: I'm damned if I'm going back into uniform.

Was 't she drafted from the Paris Surete for that undercover gig? Then ol' Selwyn sleydale drafted her at the same time as Richard, or a little befire, on the grounds that sge was a local girl and the police had just lost their inspector and Crooked (Leonora) Critchlow?

Kiriwawa Mon 11-Mar-13 20:42:45

And it is sheer genius to think it is based on Rastamouse grin

Kiriwawa Mon 11-Mar-13 20:42:05

I always thought that I hated Richard for being really annoying and uptight. And then I cried when he came back at the end of the last episode blush

GrendelsMum Mon 11-Mar-13 20:36:00

At one point DH and I wondered whether Camille was working undercover as a tourist - every week.

comelywenchlywoo Mon 11-Mar-13 20:28:21

Grendels YES!!! I'm always torn as to whether her dress is completely inappropriate for the work environment, or if I'm getting old and fuddy-duddy, and that is what a Police Officer in the Caribbean wears. Sometimes I think it's ok - others I think she looks like she's going clubbing!

Alibabaa The Police Commissioner is sooo President Wensleydale! They even look alike!

pluCaChange Mon 11-Mar-13 18:17:43

Oops! A lovely pair of jammies, of course! No bedtime liveliness for Repressed Richard!

pluCaChange Mon 11-Mar-13 18:16:05

Of course Richard takes off his suit! He's got a lively pair of pale blue striped jammies! grin

<Disclaimer: I don't quite fancy him, even though I understand why some of you do! Repressed men can be just adorable!>

Alibabaandthe40nappies Mon 11-Mar-13 13:24:52

And yes I really fancy Richard too - I haven't dared mention that to DH yet, he would think I had gone mad.

Alibabaandthe40nappies Mon 11-Mar-13 13:24:20

DH and I didn't watch the first series, but we've seen all of this second one. It has been the viewing highlight of the winter IMO.

Gentle, amusing, clever - and interesting dialogue without there being too much talking, can't think of a better way to explain it than that.

comley - we also think of Rastamouse when we watch it, the Polic Commissioner is President Wednesleydale! grin

Emilythornesbff Mon 11-Mar-13 13:24:07

Yes that makes sense grin

LetUsPrey Mon 11-Mar-13 13:18:26

Thank goodness for that Emilythornesbff - I thought it was just me! The character has definitely become attractive (if that makes sense - couldn't think of how to express it).

I don't think I want them to get together. Not yet anyway grin

Emilythornesbff Mon 11-Mar-13 13:13:14

Worryingly, I also find Richard very attractive.

GrendelsMum Mon 11-Mar-13 11:42:47

From time to time I like to imagine them 6 years in the future, solving inexplicable murders while hauling round a baby and a small child. (Camille clearly can't go on maternity leave as it would cut the Sainte Marie police force by 25%).

Things that provide endless discussion in the Grendel Household - is it more or less appropriate to wear a woolen suit or a pair of microshorts and a strappy top while interviewing suspects in the Caribbean?

comelywenchlywoo Mon 11-Mar-13 09:27:21

Yes maybe I like the idea of them getting together better than I'd actually like it. Then long may the unresolved sexual tension continue! Will Richard ever take off his suit??

MyFace Mon 11-Mar-13 07:57:29

I loved death in paradise, made the winter less miserable. Didn't realise there was a series one! blush

wordfactory Mon 11-Mar-13 07:33:41

It is indeed written by someone brand new to telly. Although he had had lots of attempts before. This was his first actual production.

Bobyan Mon 11-Mar-13 07:23:06

I wonder if there will be an orphanage in the next series?

Jux Sun 10-Mar-13 22:55:41

DD has very excitedly assured me there will be a series 3! She and I watched the first, but dh turned his nose up at it. He has since learnt the error of his ways, particularly as dd and I have told him he's very like the Ben Miller character. grin

pluCaChange Sun 10-Mar-13 22:50:53

I hope Richard and Camille don't get together. I thought she was in her 30s or late 20s at least, to have fitted in all her studies, but her school friendship with Murdered Amy indicates early 20s. Meanwhile, given his position and experience, he's got to be at least 40.

Her mother would probably push it, though: she has done a number on Camille's confidence, hasn't she? All those useless blind dates, because of course a woman mustn't be a spinster! Only a merry widow or divorcee? like Catherine!

Humph.

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