Miss Fisher's Murder Mysteries

Miss Fisher's Murder Mysteries

Series 3

DVD - 2015
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Follow the Honorable Phryne (fry-nee) Fisher through the back alleys, shady markets, and jazz clubs of late 1920s Melbourne. A glamorous lady detective in a mostly male world, she goes about her work with a pear-handled pistol and dagger-sharp wit, leaving a trail of male admirers in her wake. Includes 8 episodes.
Eight all-new episodes of the glamorous, gun-toting lady detective Phryne Fisher. Along with her ever-faithful companion, Dot Williams, Detective Jack Robinson, and Constable Hugh Collins, she is determined to solve any case that comes her way.


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Dec 06, 2018

Enjoyable escapism into a colorful 1920s' Australia and an unlikely crime-fighting duo: the straight-laced, by-the-book police inspector and the flamboyant Miss Fisher, a private detective who can go places he can't. Essie Davis plays a flapper feminist who can usually pull off batting her heavily kohled eyes, wearing beautiful clothing and high heels to crime scenes as she uses her wiles and brain. There's a sometimes sophomoric emphasis on sex which detracts from the romantic tension between the two leads. However, the cast of supporting characters is well-drawn, most of the plots are believable, and it's fun to watch Miss Fisher's irrepressible spirit.

May 20, 2018

I have found this one of the most enjoyable period mystery series. Interesting insight to 1920's Melbourne society. Excellent acting and interesting plots.

Jan 05, 2017

Enjoyable episodes spiced with great period fashion show.

Oct 28, 2016

Sadly, the 3rd disc of the set I borrowed was scratched to the point of affecting a couple of the episodes.
I really like this series, though, and how it builds from the first episode with many characters, like Mr. Butler, getting more dimensional.

Oct 06, 2016

Phenomenal show! I loved this season, Phryne is amazing. The period settings, and clothes are fantastic. I have began the books and it is different, but I enjoy the series. I especially enjoyed the bonus scenes about her clothes which are divine. The attention to detail is superb, and I disagree that this is not up to Endeavour or Vera standards? I love Endeavor, but it is more serious than the Fischer murder books. Vera is not as good as either to me. You really cannot compare them. Ms. Fischer is a delicious pleasure, champagne compared to Endeavour as a intense smoky scotch.

Jul 27, 2016

An entertaining series in the Murder Mystery genre. The dynamic between Phryne and Jack is revving up, but not impressed with Hugh and Dot's dynamic in this season. He comes off as intolerant so I hope the subsequent season brings him back to the gentle, loving man he should be.

Jul 09, 2016

If you love the Phryne books, as I do, you may not like the TV series. Some of the same characters are included but, unfortunately, greatly modified. For example, Lin Chung is almost entirely eliminated (too racy for TV?). The only romantic interest is Jack Robinson (fans of the book are all now saying, "euw!") Of course THIS Jack is single and lovely. But I much prefer the one in the books: married, middle-aged, and Phryne's colleague and friend. Also, the TV Phryne has only one adopted daughter who does not appear in many of the episodes and when she does, is watered down to be a combination of Jane and Ruth both, and rather dumb and boring. Dot's goody-goodiness is, likewise, tedious; Hugh's cluelessness isn't at all appealing. And Aunt Prue is REALLY irritating, whereas in the books she doesn't even exist. Can't think why she's been added.
I'm surprised Kerry Greenwood gave her approval to this mess, but I guess if the price is right, who could refuse?
PBS shows the series as part of its period mystery shows, but it is not on a par with, for example, "Endeavour" or "Dr Blake." Still, it apparently has its fans, and certainly Phryne Fisher isn't the worst detective series PBS has shown, and it's a cut above most of the offerings on commercial TV.

Mar 11, 2016

Found randomly all three seasons are fun to watch. Normal progression of characters was great to see. Visually wonderful and the cultural influences of women's rights, politics, the war and religion are all treated very well. Worth the watch!

Feb 07, 2016

Rated 4/10. Whatever this show had in series 1 and 2 has been lost in series 3. Too bad, as it used to be enjoyable. The main character used to be hired by folks, and now it's all about her and the police detective. Plus, the chauffeur position has been eliminated, which was an important part of the plot.

Jan 09, 2016

So glad they did a third series. Enjoyed the costumes, cars, and "Agatha C" type plots. Fun to see the characters' relationships evolve, too. If you liked seasons 1 and 2, you'll love this one.

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Nov 17, 2015

Phryne is the name of a statuesque and glamerous Greek goddess. This is especially true of the Honorable Lady Phyrne (Friday) Fisher. She is the perfect model and has all the right mannerisms to show off her stunning period costumes and turn heads everywhere she goes. Her plain young ward "Dot" provides a stark contrast. A shy humble young man is trying to win the favor of young Dot.


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