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** What should've been a horrifying death scene in the opening of "The Straw Woman" (the victim being burned alive in a wicker man) is ruined by the ''hilariously'' out-of-space stock screaming effects.

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** What should've been a horrifying death scene in the opening of "The Straw Woman" (the victim being burned alive in a wicker man) is ruined by the ''hilariously'' out-of-space out-of-place stock screaming effects.


* {{Narm}}: "Screw you, grandma!" ("Days of Misrule", series 11)

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"Screw you, grandma!" ("Days of Misrule", series 11)11)
** What should've been a horrifying death scene in the opening of "The Straw Woman" (the victim being burned alive in a wicker man) is ruined by the ''hilariously'' out-of-space stock screaming effects.


* MemeticMutation - Not internet, but a {{running gag}} in general British popular culture; while ''Series/InspectorMorse'' was already joked about for the sheer numbers of murders in a medium-sized city like Oxford, this show takes it to even more ludicrous levels in the rural setting.

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* MemeticMutation - MagnificentBastard: Season 4’s “Destroying Angel”, introduces [[spoiler:Evelyn Pope]], a local upstanding resident of Midsomer Magna, who hides a devilishly sharp mind behind an unassuming warm maternal personality and kind nature. Figuring out the truth of Karl Wainwright’s death and Gregory Chambers disappearance from the vaguest clues, she decides she can’t allow the conspirators to get away with murder or framing an innocent woman. Armed only with her wits and a natural ability to mimic voices, she masterminds a series of events leading to the conspirators deaths, agonizingly poisoning one and having another crushed to death before finally setting up the conspiracy's weakest member to unintentionally kill the ringleader when she tries to silence her. Each death relying upon her accurately predicting how they would react if put in the right circumstances, all the while setting the seeds to cause the last member's breakdown and confession of everything to the police following the last death. Despite being only a [[spoiler:frail elderly person]], even amongst the many murders to plague Midsomer over the years, few came close to [[spoiler:Evelyn]]’s level of cunning or brilliance which was matched only by her natural charm and kindness, with even Inspector Barnaby admitted to liking her.
* MemeticMutation:
Not internet, but a {{running gag}} in general British popular culture; while ''Series/InspectorMorse'' was already joked about for the sheer numbers of murders in a medium-sized city like Oxford, this show takes it to even more ludicrous levels in the rural setting.

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* RetroactiveRecognition: "The Green Man" features [[Creator/HenryCavill Superman]] acting like an asshole to [[Creator/DavidBradley Argus Filch]].


** According to a ''RadioTimes'' feature on the show, there were no less than 239 murders (plus 11 suicides, 11 accidental deaths and ''only 7'' deaths by natural causes) over its 14 series--making it about 17.1 homicides per series and 2.7 per episode. If each season corresponds to a year, then Midsomer's murder level is roughly 1/6 of that of London (pop. 8 million). The ''Third Estate'' blog assumed that Midsomer has roughly the population of the rural county of Somerset and each episode covers a typical week (meaning about 140 people die a year); that would give Midsomer a murder rate of 17-per-100 000, 12-times higher than the UK average, with only 5 countries in the world having a higher murder rate per capita.

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** According to a ''RadioTimes'' ''Magazine/RadioTimes'' feature on the show, there were no less than 239 murders (plus 11 suicides, 11 accidental deaths and ''only 7'' deaths by natural causes) over its 14 series--making it about 17.1 homicides per series and 2.7 per episode. If each season corresponds to a year, then Midsomer's murder level is roughly 1/6 of that of London (pop. 8 million). The ''Third Estate'' blog assumed that Midsomer has roughly the population of the rural county of Somerset and each episode covers a typical week (meaning about 140 people die a year); that would give Midsomer a murder rate of 17-per-100 000, 12-times higher than the UK average, with only 5 countries in the world having a higher murder rate per capita.


* MemeticMutation - Not internet, but a {{running gag}} in general British popular culture; while ''InspectorMorse'' was already joked about for the sheer numbers of murders in a medium-sized city like Oxford, this show takes it to even more ludicrous levels in the rural setting.

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* MemeticMutation - Not internet, but a {{running gag}} in general British popular culture; while ''InspectorMorse'' ''Series/InspectorMorse'' was already joked about for the sheer numbers of murders in a medium-sized city like Oxford, this show takes it to even more ludicrous levels in the rural setting.

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** "Death's Shadow": One of the three victims of the episode is killed when the murderer sets his caravan on fire. The killer watches as their victim burns to death, at first screaming for help, before merely pleading as to why he had to die this way.


* BaseBreaker: Scott could be considered one, being either [[EnsembleDarkhorse awesome for not being Troy]] or [[ReplacementScrappy awful for not being Troy]].

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* BaseBreaker: BaseBreakingCharacter: Scott could be considered one, being either [[EnsembleDarkhorse awesome for not being Troy]] or [[ReplacementScrappy awful for not being Troy]].

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** [[Series/DowntonAbbey Hugh Bonneville]] appears in "Ring Out Your Dead" as an upper-class man with money trouble.


* HilariousInHindsight: In "Judgement Day", ''Film/TheLordOfTheRings'' is brought up in conversation (and visit a property by the name of Lothlorien). The victim in that episode (from early 2000) was played by Orlando Bloom.

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* HilariousInHindsight: HilariousInHindsight:
** In "Written In Blood" writer Max Jennings is said to be "big in Denmark". [[GermansLoveDavidHasselhoff The series went on to become a huge hit in Denmark.]]
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In "Judgement Day", ''Film/TheLordOfTheRings'' is brought up in conversation (and visit a property by the name of Lothlorien). The victim in that episode (from early 2000) was played by Orlando Bloom.


* Deconstruction: Last Year's Model does this in several ways. Firstly, we find out that the person Barnaby arrested might in fact be innocent of the crime. Secondly, a large portion of the episode is courtroom drama focusing on a murder that occurred months ago. Finally, the gambit they use to trap the real murderer is both extremely risky and almost fails.

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* Deconstruction: {{Deconstruction}}: Last Year's Model does this in several ways. Firstly, we find out that the person Barnaby arrested might in fact be innocent of the crime. Secondly, a large portion of the episode is courtroom drama focusing on a murder that occurred months ago. Finally, the gambit they use to trap the real murderer is both extremely risky and almost fails.


** Actually averted (or subverted) with the episode featuring [[PiratesOfTheCaribbean Orlando Bloom]], since it was [[RetroactiveRecognition before he was famous]]. He's actually a murder ''victim''.
** Happens again with an episode featuring a before he was famous [[ManOfSteel Henry Cavill]]. His character ends up being the first murder victim.

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** Actually averted (or subverted) with the episode featuring [[PiratesOfTheCaribbean Orlando Bloom]], Creator/OrlandoBloom, since it was [[RetroactiveRecognition before he was famous]]. He's actually a murder ''victim''.
** Happens again with an episode featuring a before he was famous [[ManOfSteel Henry Cavill]].Creator/HenryCavill. His character ends up being the first murder victim.


* HilariousInHindsight: In "Judgement Day", ''Film/TheLordOfTheRings'' is brought up in conversation. The victim in that episode (from early 2000) was played by Orlando Bloom.

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* HilariousInHindsight: In "Judgement Day", ''Film/TheLordOfTheRings'' is brought up in conversation.conversation (and visit a property by the name of Lothlorien). The victim in that episode (from early 2000) was played by Orlando Bloom.

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* HilariousInHindsight: In "Judgement Day", ''Film/TheLordOfTheRings'' is brought up in conversation. The victim in that episode (from early 2000) was played by Orlando Bloom.

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* AdaptationDisplacement: Only serious crime-novel readers know that the series began as an adaptation of a series of detective novels by Caroline Graham.

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