Endeavour

DVD - 2012
Average Rating: 4 stars out of 5.
Endeavour
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In 1965, the young Detective Constable Endeavour Morse is recruited into the hunt for a missing schoolgirl and finds himself in the midst of a murder investigation.

Publisher: [United States] : PBS Distribution : ITV Studios Home Entertainment, 2012
Edition: Original UK ed., widescreen presentation
ISBN: 9781608837083
1608837084
Branch Call Number: DVD Drama ENDEAVOUR
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (ca. 98 min.) :,sd., col. ;,4 3/4 in

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See how Inspector Morse started his career as an Oxford police constable in the 1960s.

Oxford, England, in the 1960s. Acting is superb. - Kevin

In 1965, the young Detective Constable Endeavour Morse is recruited into the hunt for a missing schoolgirl and finds himself in the midst of a murder investigation.

The continuing stories of rookie Constable Morse. The young Endeavour Morse is on the case, before his signature red Jaguar, but with his deductive powers already running in high gear.


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Jan 22, 2015
  • MeReneG rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

Haven't seen the original Morse series in years, and don't remember much about it. This one (a prequel, with a new actor portraying the young, awkward, unsure Morse) definitely stands well on its own. // Well written and acted. Each episode involves multiple crimes (possibly interconnected) with multiple suspects, and it's a challenge to try to figure out -- along with Morse -- who the culprit is. The locales (Oxford in the 60s), photography, acting, and music are excellent. // Looking forward to seeing Series 2.

Dec 20, 2014
  • 7duffy rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

IMHO, the best season of Endeavour out of the 3 I have seen (Pilot+, 1, 2). Great acting and some very good stories, told exceptionally well. I found series 2 to be a let down after seeing series 1. I'm not saying that series 2 was bad, but I thought series 1 was very good.

Oct 20, 2014
  • talktimereader rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

Better than expected early story of how Morse left study at Oxford, developed a taste for ale and entered the police force as an inspector. If you liked the series you will likely enjoy this.

Sep 04, 2014
  • kelliyfults rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

lovely, really lovely. Understated acting, terrific setting (1960's oxford). Especially like what isn't said- no over-explaining, no talking down to the viewer... Morse and Thursday are true "Englishmen". Charming.

Aug 27, 2014
  • hecto rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

This is the pilot episode for what thankfully has become a full series, now into multiple seasons, on the early years of 'Inspector Morse' in 1960s Oxford. Excellent actors and complex plots, with Shaun Evans as eye candy for the ladies.

Aug 26, 2014
  • jimg2000 rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

We have Colin Dexter to thank for; first with Inspector Morse, then Inspector Lewis (with Hathaway) and now Endeavor (with DI Thursday). Great season one as young Morse under DI Thursday was still all corners and sullen most of the time. Look forward to season 2.

Aug 11, 2014
  • 7duffy rated this: 3 stars out of 5.

Good, but not great, which is what I was expecting. Overall, a decent job with a quickly concluded & presented ending.

Jul 13, 2014
  • MICHELLE L. MILLS rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Excellent series not to be missed if one appreciates complex and well filmed, well directed detective movies with exquisite acting. Note that the pilot episode is also included in the series 1 collection that is available at the VPL, and series 1 is also available on Netflix...

Jul 06, 2014
  • librarianatlarge rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Lovely series. Beautifully photographed and acted with excellent writing and a beautiful score. Well developed characters and interesting relationships. Of the three series, Lewis is my favourite, but Endeavour is definitely a welcome addition.

Jun 12, 2014
  • xaipe rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

Another good series from the Masterpiece Theatre/ITV productions. This series is set in Oxford in the mid-1960s. Excellent character actors and good scripts which are a bit uneven in quality, but still all very good. The interweaving of Morse's love of opera is an interesting accompanying theme. I'm looking forward to series 2.

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Aug 26, 2014
  • jimg2000 rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

Morse: That's not enough.
Thursday: Sometimes it has to be. Not every question gets an answer. Learning to live with that's the hardest lesson there is.

Alice: That's why I liked you. You were difficult. Different, surely.
Morse: Difficult, definitely.
Alice: And awkward! You were all corners, socially.
Morse: Ah, well...
Alice: And so angry. Contra mundum. But yourself, most of all.

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