Monday, March 8, 2021

Murdoch Mysteries Reviewed

 Are you a fan of mysteries? Mystery movies? Mystery books? Intrigue mixed with non fiction? Then Murdoch Mysteries is in your lane.

Murdoch Mysteries

What Is Murdoch Mysteries?

Murdoch Mysteries is a Canadian television series which is in its' 14 season. The series is based on the novels of the same name by Canadian novelist Maureen Jennings. The star of the show is a police detective named William Murdoch working cases Toronto in the 19th and 20th centuries.

But Murdoch is not a typical police detective show in that it is a mix of weaving technology of the eras along with technology of the future along with real life historical events. The historical events may seem familiar if you are not a history fan or very familiar if you are well versed in history. 

Hence the episodes are education, informative and entertaining which makes for very interesting viewing. Wonder how the old school fax was developed? Sonar? Fingerprinting? The series also incorporates real people of that era from politics to science to inventors to educators; names you will find very familiar.

There is a reason Murdoch is in its' 14th season and I am happy to have discovered this series upon the recommendation of a friend. Perfect for binge watching and even happier I discovered the entire series is available to stream without cost (see below!)

Where To Find Murdoch Mysteries

If you happen to live in the United States close to the Canadian border Murdoch can be viewed in real time on the CBC Canadian station. I happen to live very close to the Canadian border and the CBC station airs Murdoch reruns and the current season.

Amazon offers the series through Amazon Prime, but at a cost per episode.

My best find when researching where to find Murdoch Mysteries is Hoopla. Hoopla is a free digital service offered through your local library. I reviewed Hoopla here; my complimentary Hoopla subscription allows 20 borrows per month. However, due to the amount of increased interest of their viewers in the past year Hoopla has been offering Hoopla Bonus which allows additional borrows per month without counting those borrows toward your monthly limit.

Murdoch Mysteries is currently airing its' 14 season and bonus! Hoopla offers the prior 13 seasons to borrow and enjoy.

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  1. I love mystery movies and certainly anything to do with history. I've heard of this series but have never watched it. Now I'll be looking for it. Thanks Tracey for the review.

  2. I love mysteries, in books, movies and on TV. I had not heard of the Murdoch Mysteries before reading your review, but they sound fascinating. Thanks so much for introducing me to this series. I will certainly be looking into them.

  3. A friend had recommended the Murdoch Mysteries series to us a while back, and it sounded great, but we didn’t want to pay per episode to watch it on Amazon Prime Video (the cost to watch all 14 seasons that way would be prohibitive, and we suspected that if we started watching, we would quickly get hooked on the series. So, I’m very grateful for not only your review, but also your tips on how to watch this series free! Many thanks.

  4. Oh, I know I would love to watch this series! I am so glad you found a source for free viewing for us. I'm really excited to have a new series now to watch. I like to have them running in the background while I work on mundane maintenance online. This sounds perfect for me! Thank you

  5. My husband and I love mystery series. We are always looking for something new and interesting to watch. Thanks for the review on this series. We will have to check it out.

  6. I do quite like a good mystery!The Murdoch mysteries series sounds fascinating and I know my hubby and I would enjoy watching. Thank you for your review.

  7. I love murder mysteries too and like many had not realized that it was available on Hoopla. Thank you for this information now I know I will be watching something that I will enjoy! Binge watching is a new hobby for me and with a good show, I'm sure I will enjoy it even more. Thanks Tracey.


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