History Series / InspectorMorse

12th Mar '16 8:25:17 PM Scoutstr295
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* AlasPoorVillain: "Deadly Slumber" marks one of the few times Morse shows deep sympathy for the killer. [[spoiler:The killer's young daughter had been rendered brain dead during what should have been a minor surgery thanks to cost-cutting on the part of the clinic which treated her, and the man had taken revenge on the owner of the clinic. When the AssholeVictim's son calls the killer a monster, Morse bluntly replies that he had been ''made'' monsterous.]]

to:

* AlasPoorVillain: "Deadly Slumber" marks one of the few times Morse shows deep sympathy for the killer. [[spoiler:The killer's young daughter had been rendered brain dead during what should have been a minor surgery thanks to cost-cutting on the part of the clinic which treated her, and the man had taken revenge on the owner of the clinic. When the AssholeVictim's son calls the killer a monster, Morse bluntly replies that he had been ''made'' monsterous.monstrous.]]
12th Mar '16 8:24:34 PM Scoutstr295
Is there an issue? Send a Message

Added DiffLines:

* AlasPoorVillain: "Deadly Slumber" marks one of the few times Morse shows deep sympathy for the killer. [[spoiler:The killer's young daughter had been rendered brain dead during what should have been a minor surgery thanks to cost-cutting on the part of the clinic which treated her, and the man had taken revenge on the owner of the clinic. When the AssholeVictim's son calls the killer a monster, Morse bluntly replies that he had been ''made'' monsterous.]]
25th Jan '16 4:38:13 PM john_e
Is there an issue? Send a Message


%%* TheMaster: The Master of Lonsdale College in "Death Is Now My Neighbour".

to:

%%* TheMaster: The Master of Lonsdale College in "Death Is Now My Neighbour".Neighbour" is a very nasty piece of work.
* MentorOccupationalHazard: In extremely compressed form in "Masonic Mysteries": [=MacNutt=] is introduced as Morse's former mentor from when Morse was a sergeant, and promptly becomes the killer's next victim.
4th Nov '15 12:47:12 PM john_e
Is there an issue? Send a Message


Sergeant Lewis later received his own spin-off in ''Series/{{Lewis}}''. A {{prequel}}, ''Series/{{Endeavour}}'', set in 1965 and starring Shaun Evans as the young Detective Constable Morse, aired in 2012; it has been renewed for a series airing from April 2013.

to:

Sergeant Lewis later received his own spin-off in ''Series/{{Lewis}}''. A {{prequel}}, ''Series/{{Endeavour}}'', set in 1965 and starring Shaun Evans as the young Detective Constable Morse, aired in 2012; it has been was renewed for a series airing from April 2013.
5th Oct '15 9:21:34 PM PaulA
Is there an issue? Send a Message

Added DiffLines:

* LeadPoliceDetective: Inspector Morse. Offers a variation on the situation where a long-running show passes the torch: Lewis never became Lead Police Detective on ''Inspector Morse'', but he did [[Series/{{Lewis}} get his own show]].
1st Feb '15 2:57:54 PM johnnyfog
Is there an issue? Send a Message


''"Coded messages, murder - right up my street. It's not a bad way to start the day."''

''Inspector Morse'' was a British DetectiveDrama based on a series of novels by Colin Dexter, which ran from 1987 to 2000. Set among the dreaming spires of {{Ox|bridge}}ford, it starred John Thaw as the grumpy, intellectual and beer loving Chief Inspector Morse, and Kevin Whately as his cheerful Geordie sidekick Sergeant Lewis. During the course of each episode, the pair would investigate a murder, which would often involve complex university politics, bright but emotional students and the opportunity for Morse to utilise his love of classical music, literature and cryptic crossword puzzles. Baddies are usually rich, arrogant, and well-connected.

to:

''"Coded ->''"Coded messages, murder - -- [[NightmareFuelStationAttendant right up my street.street]]. It's not a bad way to start the day."''

''Inspector Morse'' was a British DetectiveDrama based on a series of novels by Colin Dexter, which ran from 1987 to 2000. Set among the dreaming spires of {{Ox|bridge}}ford, it starred John Thaw as the grumpy, intellectual and beer loving Chief Inspector Morse, and Kevin Whately as his cheerful Geordie sidekick Sergeant Lewis. During the course of each episode, the pair would investigate a murder, which would often involve complex university politics, bright but emotional students and the opportunity for Morse to utilise his love of [[CulturedBadass classical music, literature and cryptic crossword puzzles.puzzles]]. Baddies are usually rich, arrogant, and well-connected.
29th Jan '15 11:34:41 PM johnnyfog
Is there an issue? Send a Message


''Inspector Morse'' was a British DetectiveDrama based on a series of novels by Colin Dexter, which ran from 1987 to 2000. Set among the dreaming spires of {{Ox|bridge}}ford, it starred John Thaw as the grumpy, intellectual and beer loving Chief Inspector Morse, and Kevin Whately as his cheerful Geordie sidekick Sergeant Lewis. During the course of each episode, the pair would investigate a murder, which would often involve complex university politics, bright but emotional students and the opportunity for Morse to utilise his love of classical music, literature and cryptic crossword puzzles.

to:

''Inspector Morse'' was a British DetectiveDrama based on a series of novels by Colin Dexter, which ran from 1987 to 2000. Set among the dreaming spires of {{Ox|bridge}}ford, it starred John Thaw as the grumpy, intellectual and beer loving Chief Inspector Morse, and Kevin Whately as his cheerful Geordie sidekick Sergeant Lewis. During the course of each episode, the pair would investigate a murder, which would often involve complex university politics, bright but emotional students and the opportunity for Morse to utilise his love of classical music, literature and cryptic crossword puzzles.
puzzles. Baddies are usually rich, arrogant, and well-connected.
3rd Dec '14 10:39:25 AM Angeldeb82
Is there an issue? Send a Message


''Inspector Morse'' was a British DetectiveDrama based on a series of novels by Colin Dexter, which ran from 1987 to 2000. Set among the dreaming spires of [[{{Oxbridge}} Oxford]], it starred John Thaw as the grumpy, intellectual and beer loving Chief Inspector Morse, and Kevin Whately as his cheerful Geordie sidekick Sergeant Lewis. During the course of each episode, the pair would investigate a murder, which would often involve complex university politics, bright but emotional students and the opportunity for Morse to utilise his love of classical music, literature and cryptic crossword puzzles.

to:

''Inspector Morse'' was a British DetectiveDrama based on a series of novels by Colin Dexter, which ran from 1987 to 2000. Set among the dreaming spires of [[{{Oxbridge}} Oxford]], {{Ox|bridge}}ford, it starred John Thaw as the grumpy, intellectual and beer loving Chief Inspector Morse, and Kevin Whately as his cheerful Geordie sidekick Sergeant Lewis. During the course of each episode, the pair would investigate a murder, which would often involve complex university politics, bright but emotional students and the opportunity for Morse to utilise his love of classical music, literature and cryptic crossword puzzles.



* {{Bowdlerize}}: With the series often being broadcast during the day, this can happen quite heavily. In particular, the initial daytime edit of "Service of all the Dead" was severely chopped up to remove a subplot which involved a ten year old boy being murdered, rendering the end product barely coherent (fortunately, more recent versions of that episode just remove the reveal of the boy's corpse).

to:

* {{Bowdlerize}}: {{Bowdlerise}}: With the series often being broadcast during the day, this can happen quite heavily. In particular, the initial daytime edit of "Service of all the Dead" was severely chopped up to remove a subplot which involved a ten year old boy being murdered, rendering the end product barely coherent (fortunately, more recent versions of that episode just remove the reveal of the boy's corpse).



*** Actually more of a BittersweetEnding, [[spoiler:as Morse was at least able to solve the case shortly before he dies.]]



* FamousLastWords: [[spoiler:[[{{TearJerker}} "Thank Lewis For Me"]]]]

to:

* FamousLastWords: [[spoiler:[[{{TearJerker}} [[spoiler:[[TearJerker "Thank Lewis For Me"]]]]for me..."]]]]



* OvertookTheSeries: Originally averted by mixing adaptions of the novels with original plots, but [[spoiler: since the death of Morse, the spinoff series ''{{Lewis}}'' has obviously ended up doing this.]]

to:

* OvertookTheSeries: Originally averted by mixing adaptions of the novels with original plots, but [[spoiler: since the death of Morse, the spinoff series ''{{Lewis}}'' ''Series/{{Lewis}}'' has obviously ended up doing this.]]this]].



* {{Spinoff}}: ''Series/{{Lewis}}'' and ''Series/{{Endeavour}}''.

to:

* {{Spinoff}}: SpinOff: ''Series/{{Lewis}}'' and ''Series/{{Endeavour}}''.



* WhamLine: The penultimate line of the series, delivered to the just-apprehended murderer by Lewis: "[[spoiler:Inspector Morse is DEAD]]!"

to:

* WhamLine: The penultimate line of the series, delivered to the just-apprehended murderer by Lewis: "[[spoiler:Inspector Morse is DEAD]]!"DEAD!]]"
10th Nov '14 4:36:27 AM OlfinBedwere
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* DistaffCounterpart: Dr. Grayling Russell is loosely this to Morse. While she has a different job and is significantly younger than Morse, she has a similar personality, a love of classical music and opera, and an EmbarrassingFirstName.

to:

* DistaffCounterpart: DistaffCounterpart:
**
Dr. Grayling Russell is loosely this to Morse. While she has a different job and is significantly younger than Morse, she has a similar personality, a love of classical music and opera, and an EmbarrassingFirstName.EmbarrassingFirstName.
** Laura Hobson, on the other hand, was initially more the Distaff Counterpart of Max, due to her much more irreverent attitude to her job and straight-talking nature, although as time went on (and especially in ''Lewis'') she became a much more distinct character.
10th Nov '14 4:34:30 AM OlfinBedwere
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* DarkerAndEdgier: "Service of All The Dead," even compared to most other episodes of the show. Not only does it have the highest bodycount of any ''Morse'' episode, it also features themes of pedophilia and infanticide -- the latter of which the killer gleefully admits doing ForTheEvulz -- and even has Morse knowingly committing perjury to get the murderer's accomplice off with a lighter prison sentence, simply because he's attracted to her.

to:

* DarkerAndEdgier: DarkerAndEdgier:
** Series 1 and 2 featured a lot more in the way of profanity and graphic violence. However, the show's creators greatly toned this down from Series 3 onwards, as it became obvious to ITV that the show performed very well in daytime repeats, and the edits required to broadcast the early episodes before the watershed could be quite severe. Starting with Series 3 (and continuing on into ''Lewis'' and ''Endeavour''), the episode generally didn't require any cuts to be shown in the daytime.
**
"Service of All The Dead," even compared to most other episodes of the show. Not only does it have the highest bodycount of any ''Morse'' episode, it also features themes of pedophilia and infanticide -- the latter of which the killer gleefully admits doing ForTheEvulz -- and even has Morse knowingly committing perjury to get the murderer's accomplice off with a lighter prison sentence, simply because he's attracted to her.
This list shows the last 10 events of 35. Show all.
http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/article_history.php?article=Series.InspectorMorse