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Endeavour

Series 1

(DVD - 2013)
Average Rating: 4 stars out of 5.
Endeavour
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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.
Publisher: [United States] : Pbs Distribution, [2013]
Edition: Full UK-length ed
ISBN: 9781608839230
1608839230
Branch Call Number: DVD Drama ENDEAVOU1
Characteristics: 3 videodiscs (458 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

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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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 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.

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.

Apr 26, 2014
  • fahasanavsar rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

An avid fan of ' Morse ' I was thrilled to discover that 'Endeavour' is as enthralling. Very well made. Awaiting with bated breath for series 2.

Unfortunately Disc 3 is damaged. At the very end of the story the action pauses and repauses several times and skips over the end thus leaving the viewer at a critical time. Other than that it is a wonderful series.

Excellent series. It has a wonderful look to it, is well-written and superbly-acted. Enjoyed it immensely.

Feb 05, 2014
  • Reynold_Nugter rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Excellent series. Unfortunately, I had some trouble with disc 2, as there are scratches on it.

With a lot of fooling around, I was able to get past the bad areas.

It's too bad that some folks are so rough with these DVD's. Spoils it for others.

Jan 29, 2014
  • harrybrowne rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Outstanding production. Well written, not one wasted word. Clever plots. Mercifully free from diatribe, preaching and political correctness. One of the best British series ever.

I was completely taken with this series. It works both as a prequel to the Morse series as well as a stand-alone series. The musical score is outstandingly beautiful, and there are some wonderful cinematic moments (a closing shot of an applauding audience jumps seamlessly to a scene of pouring rain). I look forward to more from this series; and yes, I will probably going through the Morse series again.

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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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