History YMMV / MurdochMysteries

7th Apr '16 8:45:40 AM XFllo
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** Similarly, while initially not thrilled to discover that Dr. Grace is engaging in lesbianism, he rather quickly ends up showing understanding for her.

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** Similarly, while While initially not thrilled to discover that Dr. Grace is engaging in lesbianism, he Brackenreid rather quickly ends up showing understanding for her.



** It is pretty safe to assume that Toronto did NOT have one, let alone two female coroners around that time, and that the men of the time would not have accepted the idea of women working in a morgue nearly as well as they do throughout this series. Furthermore, this troper questions if Drs. Ogden and Grace would even have qualified for the position, as a coroner is a public official, and Canadian law at the time did not allow women to be appointed to public office.
*** Actually, there was at least one skilled female pathologist, Maude Abbott. It's also implied that both Julia and Emily have parents who are rather influential.

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** It is pretty safe to assume that Toronto did NOT not have one, let alone two female coroners around that time, and that the men of the time would not have accepted the idea of women working in a morgue nearly as well as they do throughout this series. Furthermore, this troper questions if Drs. Ogden and Grace would even have qualified for the position, as a coroner is a public official, and Canadian law at the time did not allow women to be appointed to public office.
*** Actually,
However, there was at least one skilled female Canadian pathologist, Maude Abbott. It's also implied that both Julia and Emily have parents who are rather influential.Abbott.
15th Feb '16 11:50:32 AM epicparadox
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* HoYay: Between Crabtree and one-off character Nanuq, including a goodbye kiss (on the cheek).

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* HoYay: Between Crabtree and one-off character Nanuq, Nuniq, including a goodbye kiss (on the cheek).
9th Feb '16 6:27:26 PM epicparadox
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* HoYay: Between Crabtree and one-off character Nanuq, including a goodbye kiss (on the cheek).
29th Jan '16 2:04:12 AM LordYAM
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*** Actually, there was at least one skilled female pathologist, Maude Abbott. It's also implied that both Julia and Emily have parents who are rather influential.
22nd Jan '16 5:22:21 PM erracht
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** Murdoch, a Catholic, initially receives some stick from Brackenreed for being a "Papist", but this is dropped relatively early.

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** Murdoch, a Catholic, initially receives some stick from Brackenreed Brackenreid for being a "Papist", but this is dropped relatively early.



** In one episode, Brackenreed worries that his son might be gay because he wants to play a female part in a play. This leads to the boy getting hurt badly in rugby trying to impress his dad. While the boy's ultimate reasoning for wanting the female role (she had more lines) is later revealed and accepted, it doesn't come before Dr. Ogden has to talk Brackenreed into accepting his son's possible sexuality. In an episode set nearly ''seventy years'' before the decriminalization of homosexuality in Canada.

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** In one episode, Brackenreed Brackenreid worries that his son might be gay because he wants to play a female part in a play. This leads to the boy getting hurt badly in rugby trying to impress his dad. While the boy's ultimate reasoning for wanting the female role (she had more lines) is later revealed and accepted, it doesn't come before Dr. Ogden has to talk Brackenreed Brackenreid into accepting his son's possible sexuality. In an episode set nearly ''seventy years'' before the decriminalization of homosexuality in Canada.Canada.
** Similarly, while initially not thrilled to discover that Dr. Grace is engaging in lesbianism, he rather quickly ends up showing understanding for her.


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** It is pretty safe to assume that Toronto did NOT have one, let alone two female coroners around that time, and that the men of the time would not have accepted the idea of women working in a morgue nearly as well as they do throughout this series. Furthermore, this troper questions if Drs. Ogden and Grace would even have qualified for the position, as a coroner is a public official, and Canadian law at the time did not allow women to be appointed to public office.
** In "The Big Chill", the term "Inuit" is used throughout the episode. The name "Eskimo" (which is considered obsolete and inappropriate in Canada today but is correct for the period) appears only once.
14th Aug '15 9:51:15 AM Doogie2K
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* PoliticallyCorrectHistory: While the racial and sexual biases of the era are prominent in the background, and often inform the cases being investigated, the central characters seldom espouse them, and if so only during subplots that require introspection and are resolved by learning the corresponding 21st-century value:
** Murdoch, a Catholic, initially receives some stick from Brackenreed for being a "Papist", but this is dropped relatively early.
** Murdoch also must come to terms with Dr. Ogden's abortion, both as a moral dilemma and because she's his OneTrueLove.
** In one episode, Brackenreed worries that his son might be gay because he wants to play a female part in a play. This leads to the boy getting hurt badly in rugby trying to impress his dad. While the boy's ultimate reasoning for wanting the female role (she had more lines) is later revealed and accepted, it doesn't come before Dr. Ogden has to talk Brackenreed into accepting his son's possible sexuality. In an episode set nearly ''seventy years'' before the decriminalization of homosexuality in Canada.
** Justified in the cases of Dr. Ogden and Dr. Grace, as two rare female physicians and pathologists during that period. Indeed, Dr. Ogden's unabashed statements of progressive views led to marital strain during her first marriage to Dr. Garland. In later seasons, we see her start an underground women's health clinic teaching birth control (which she was briefly arrested for), and vehemently object to the MaritalRapeLicense of the period. Dr. Grace, meanwhile, [[BiTheWay engaged in a same-sex relationship]]. Both were involved in the nascent suffrage movement of the early 1900s.
6th May '15 1:53:23 AM XFllo
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* EnsembleDarkhorse: There are many fans who are quite fond of Henry Higgins, and would very much like to see his character become part of the main cast.
** He and Constable Jackson have both been making more appearances since the beginning of season 8, often together with Crabtree, so it seems the writers have listened to some extent.

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* EnsembleDarkhorse: There are many fans who are quite fond of Henry Higgins, and would very much like to see his character become part of the main cast.
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cast. He and Constable Jackson have both been making more appearances since the beginning of season 8, often together with Crabtree, so it seems the writers have listened to some extent.
28th Jan '15 3:56:09 PM Enhas
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* EnsembleDarkhorse: There are many fans who are quite fond of Henry Higgins, and would very much like to see his character become part of the main cast.

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* EnsembleDarkhorse: There are many fans who are quite fond of Henry Higgins, and would very much like to see his character become part of the main cast. cast.
** He and Constable Jackson have both been making more appearances since the beginning of season 8, often together with Crabtree, so it seems the writers have listened to some extent.
12th Nov '14 12:47:26 PM MagBas
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* UnfortunateImplications: In a number of episodes, [[{{Eagleland}} Americans]] are portrayed as evil bastards, especially in "Murdoch Air."
2nd Nov '14 6:40:39 PM GordonSchumway
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* AdaptationDisplacement: The TV series is much more famous than the series of novels it was originally based on.

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* AdaptationDisplacement: The TV series is much more famous than the series of novels it was originally based on. It's also markedly different from the original series of novels. In the books, Murdoch is much more of a DeadpanSnarker and is outright contemptuous of Brackenreid, and solves his cases through legwork and talking to people rather than any form of science. Inspector Brackenreid is depicted as an incompetent drunk who's also bigoted against the Catholic Murdoch. George Crabtree is described as having a large build and is a married father of five.
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