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Every cliche in the book


picture postcard setting - no inner-city problems here

Single mum coroner with a dark past, and an ex-boyfriend as local married copper.

grotesque "comic" grandmother with a "larger-than-life" partner (think Brian Blessed).

stroppy teenage daughter

everyone in each story is a suspect

coroner apparently doing the police job for them

in first episode the cause of death of a teenager is determined by the fact that his watch stopped on impact. This is not questioned is spite of the fact that no teenager wears analogue watches, especially antique ones, as it is later established.

second episode features a flouncy gay undertaker with a good line of innuendo, like we were back in the 1970s

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Your right Yet one more Expencive load of utter Formuler written tripe Commisioned by the BBC.
This should never have got this far.
They are fast making Cornwall and Devon the Land of Cliche along with ITV.
Bet they are wishing the Cooner was like an American Medical examiner/Coroner who could also perform Autopseys/Postmortems.
Then the Script writer would be having wet dreams after each of his/her programmes goes out.
BBC IF YOU HAVE ANY THOUGHT FOR YOUR VIEWRS BIN THIS ASAP OR SOONER!
WE DON'T NEED ANY MORE BADLY WRITEN AND EVEN WORSE ACTING AT THIS MOMENT IN TIME!

Should also add like this godawful programe that Lobster was long dead and would soon be stinking the set out.
Hope one of the Actors was stupid enough to try and cook and eat it.
As a bad attack of food poisoning would surely follow.

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well... skip this then, i assume....

http://www.tvthatrocks.com/home

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Got it on now after randomly finding it on the telly. Laughing like a hyena at the terrible club singer (reminds me of Vic Reeves singing in the club style)!

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It's low key, probably low budget, afternoon TV. As such I doubt it's expected to be dark, gritty, cutting edge drama. It's a gentle diversion with a pleasant cast, pleasant scenery and undemanding story lines. Granted it's not Doc Martin but then again it's not trying to be.

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I mildly disagree with you. I think it IS trying to be a kind of police-type Doc Martin. The only real difference is that she deals with people who are already dead. Maybe the Doc could've helped them! 😷

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Agreed about setting and so on but Doc Martin is actually a hoot as a sort of high functioning autistic with the newly added problem of the blood phobia. Imagine a Vamoyre being written as blood phobic. I like Claire Goose but agree that every trope can get used by writers. The policeman did seem superfluous in the end. One episode down and yes it was giving me an adrenaline rush. An situation with heights makes my feet feel painful. Do not know why. Why are we always being treated to the young making relationship mistakes. In this the Coroner's young is a CHILD. Doc Martin worked miracles but the really dead would have been a problem for him. Considering the rating of below 7 here it is a surprise we are getting a new series.
Someone mentioned the publican as a Brian Blessed sort. I wonder who would be most pleased with that suggestion. But I think he was a slightly camp thicko in the Green Green Grass setting. Maybe even got the same wardrobe.

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It's easy viewing. It's not meant to be The Wire or anything. Heck I'm only watching to see the scenery.

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Easy viewnig for the terminally thick!

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It is truly terrible - the coroner job is to establish if a death is suspicious, and if so, hand it over to the police to investigate - not this tosh!
Plus who's the gimp in the Hawaiian shirt

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