History Series / DaVincisInquest

15th Sep '15 11:30:19 PM C2
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* ScrewedByTheNetwork: For most of its seven-season run, Da Vinci's Inquest was the most-watched show on Canadian television. The second the show's ratings started to drop (when it relaunched as Da Vinci's City Hall, the show was yanked from the schedule. Better yet, a TV movie wrapping up all the plot threads from the series, The Quality of Life, was kept on hold for four years due to ExecutiveMeddling, and finally dumped on a Friday night with no promotion.
29th Apr '14 8:13:19 PM Fireblood
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* BottleEpisode: "Gabriel" is one example; three unrelated stories all taking place at the same crime scene
* TheChessmaster: Detective Brian Curtis
* TheCity: Vancouver

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* BottleEpisode: "Gabriel" is one example; three unrelated stories all taking place at the same crime scene
scene.
* TheChessmaster: Detective Brian Curtis
Curtis.
* TheCity: VancouverVancouver.



* TheCoroner: Da Vinci, who is a straight version of this trope; also, Patricia, Sunny, and Maria
* DevelopmentHell: ''Quality of Life'' was filmed and left on the CBC's shelf for a ''very'' long time, before it was unceremoniously dumped on the network with little promotion.
* DisposableSexWorker: partially subverted; although there are prostitutes targeted by criminals and rapists during the series, their motives are often explained as being caused by financial or personal issues (in some cases, the audience learns about their backstories from family members). The later seasons focus on Davinci's creation of a red light district to protect them.

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* TheCoroner: Da Vinci, who is a straight version of this trope; also, Patricia, Sunny, and Maria
* DevelopmentHell: ''Quality of Life'' was filmed and left on the CBC's shelf for a ''very'' long time, before it was unceremoniously dumped on the network with little promotion.
Maria.
* DisposableSexWorker: partially subverted; Partially {{subverted}}; although there are prostitutes targeted by criminals and rapists during the series, their motives are often explained as being caused by financial or personal issues (in some cases, the audience learns about their backstories from family members). The later seasons focus on Davinci's Da Vinci's creation of a red light district to protect them.



** Quite a few cases go unsolved, and there is at least once instance of a double-case (the different sides of which was simultaneously worked by both homicide and the coroner's office) went unsolved simply because the two investigating parties never got together.
* FiveEpisodePilot: partially, "Little Sister", the three-episode arc that opens the series
* IconicItem: [=DaVinci's=] trademark messenger bag

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** Quite a few cases go unsolved, and there is at least once instance of a double-case (the different sides of which was were simultaneously worked by both homicide and the coroner's office) that went unsolved simply because the two investigating parties never got together.
* FiveEpisodePilot: partially, Partially "Little Sister", the three-episode arc that opens the series
* IconicItem: [=DaVinci's=] trademark messenger bagbag.



* KeepCirculatingTheTapes: Acorn Media (the DVD distributor of the series) has no plans to release Seasons 4 to 7...or City Hall...or The Quality of Life, on the grounds of poor sales. This is surprising, considering that DVD sets were already printed and distributed to the cast and crew ''right after the series finished for good'', and the fact that that for most of its run, ''Inquest'' was consistently the '''most-watched series on Canadian television'''.



* TheMovie: The Quality Of Life

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* TheMovie: The Quality Of LifeLife.



* RippedFromTheHeadlines: the Pickton murders; drug use in Vancouver
* SequelHook: the final episode of ''Inquest'' ends with Dominic revealing to a candidate in the mayoral race that he's officially running for Mayor of Vancouver.
* StrictlyFormula: subverted; some episodes end with the murderers never being caught, and cases reaching an unsatisfactory (or even frustrating) conclusion

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* RippedFromTheHeadlines: the The Pickton murders; murders, drug use in Vancouver
Vancouver.
* ScrewedByTheNetwork: For most of its seven-season run, Da Vinci's Inquest was the most-watched show on Canadian television. The second the show's ratings started to drop (when it relaunched as Da Vinci's City Hall, the show was yanked from the schedule. Better yet, a TV movie wrapping up all the plot threads from the series, The Quality of Life, was kept on hold for four years due to ExecutiveMeddling, and finally dumped on a Friday night with no promotion.
* SequelHook: the The final episode of ''Inquest'' ends with Dominic revealing to a candidate in the mayoral race that he's officially running for Mayor of Vancouver.
* StrictlyFormula: subverted; {{Subverted}}; some episodes end with the murderers never being caught, and cases reaching an unsatisfactory (or even frustrating) conclusion
7th Aug '13 12:40:19 PM StarSword
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* ImpersonatingAnOfficer: as a coroner, [=DaVinci=] is often the first person allowed at a crime scene, and gains special civilian priviliges that allow him to access areas other policemen can't


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* NoBadgeNoProblem: as a coroner, [=DaVinci=] is often the first person allowed at a crime scene, and gains special civilian priviliges that allow him to access areas other policemen can't
17th Mar '13 4:17:31 AM Austin
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* DownerEnding: Several episodes end this way. Notably, of the few times in the series when Dominic ''does'' call an inquest, it fails to satisfactorily resolve the case.
** Quite a few cases go unsolved, and there is at least once instance of a double-case (the different sides of which was simultaneously worked by both homicide and the coroner's office) went unsolved simply because the two investigating parties never got together.
9th Mar '13 12:46:01 PM Ghost101
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29th Jan '13 5:07:38 PM MattFisherNL
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''Da Vinci's Inquest'' (1998-2005) is a drama series created by the {{CBC}} about a Vancouver city coroner.

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''Da Vinci's Inquest'' (1998-2005) is a drama series created by the {{CBC}} Creator/{{CBC}} about a Vancouver city coroner.
4th Oct '12 6:15:01 PM KamenRiderOokalf
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* ExecutiveMeddling: the cancellation of ''[=DaVinci=]'s City Hall''
4th Oct '12 6:14:45 PM KamenRiderOokalf
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* HeyItsThatGuy: There's a ton, especially Leo Shannon, played by Donnelly Rhodes (Doc Cottle from the reimagined ''Series/{{Battlestar Galactica|Reimagined}}'' series). Also notable is Sheila Kurtz, played by Sarah Jane Redmond ([[FemmeFatale Lucy Butler]] from ''Series/{{Millennium}}'' and Lana's Aunt Nell on ''{{Smallville}}'').
** Brigitte Fitzgerald first changed her name to Carmen and moved to Vancouverwhle her sister Ginger was looking for work; and then, they both become sex workers, and Brigitte changes her name to Susan Lewis.
* HeyItsThatVoice: Venus Terzo is the voice of Jean Grey from ''{{X-Men: Evolution}}'' and Meghan Black, who voiced Rogue on the same show, makes an appearance in one episode.
25th Mar '12 2:52:19 PM nombretomado
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* HeyItsThatGuy: There's a ton, especially Leo Shannon, played by Donnelly Rhodes (Doc Cottle from the reimagined BattlestarGalactica series). Also notable is Sheila Kurtz, played by Sarah Jane Redmond ([[FemmeFatale Lucy Butler]] from ''Series/{{Millennium}}'' and Lana's Aunt Nell on ''{{Smallville}}'').

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* HeyItsThatGuy: There's a ton, especially Leo Shannon, played by Donnelly Rhodes (Doc Cottle from the reimagined BattlestarGalactica ''Series/{{Battlestar Galactica|Reimagined}}'' series). Also notable is Sheila Kurtz, played by Sarah Jane Redmond ([[FemmeFatale Lucy Butler]] from ''Series/{{Millennium}}'' and Lana's Aunt Nell on ''{{Smallville}}'').
25th Feb '12 3:40:33 AM Kount
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* HeyItsThatVoice

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** Brigitte Fitzgerald first changed her name to Carmen and moved to Vancouverwhle her sister Ginger was looking for work; and then, they both become sex workers, and Brigitte changes her name to Susan Lewis.
* HeyItsThatVoiceHeyItsThatVoice: Venus Terzo is the voice of Jean Grey from ''{{X-Men: Evolution}}'' and Meghan Black, who voiced Rogue on the same show, makes an appearance in one episode.
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