‘MS. FISHER’S MURDER MYSTERIES,’ SERIES ONE: A WHOLE NEW APPROACH. Chatting about the 1960s period piece spin-off of 'Miss Fisher.' All text is © Rissi JC

‘MS. FISHER’S MODERN MURDER MYSTERIES,’ SERIES ONE: A WHOLE NEW APPROACH

June 26, 2021 1 Comment

Anytime there’s a kind of continuation of a favorite series, I’m usually all in to check in. For some reason that mentality didn’t apply to this Acorn TV series until emails came in prompting series two. Naturally, that reminded me that I need to watch series one and so, here we are!

Ms. Fisher’s Modern Murder Mysteries, Series One (2019) Acorn TV Review

Moving from one thing to another is the name of the game for Peregrine Fisher (Geraldine Hakewill). Her latest job as a beauty stylist goes bad when she messes up one too many times in pursuit of having fun. But just as her luck takes a downward trend, things look up when she receives a letter that she’s inherited an estate. Turns out, her aunt, Phryne Fisher, leaves everything to the niece she never met.

As Peregrine makes her way to the city, she finds herself getting pulled into a kind of Adventure club (which her aunt, who is missing, helps to start) was a part of and a murder investigation. However, while her financial life is looking better, her love life gets a tiny bit complicated.

TV SERIES REVIEW | THE FUN ‘MS. FISHER’S MODERN MURDER MYSTERIES,’ SERIES TWO RETURNS TO ACORN
‘MS. FISHER’S MODERN MURDER MYSTERIES,’ SERIES ONE: A WHOLE NEW APPROACH #MSFISHER #PERIODDRAMA #GOODTV #ACORNTV Click To Tweet

Much as I love good cozy-esque mysteries, I think part of my reluctance to watch this has to do with the fact that I don’t feel as though we should be done with Phryne’s story. I’m pretty sure there is a great deal more adventuring for Miss Fisher to do, and so as a result, I don’t like thinking of her as no longer around. However, if you’re not like me and can separate this notion, these are fun.

The pilot episode (as well as the three additional), which runs 90-some minutes, does drag on in a few spots. The action doesn’t keep things clipping and I think this opener could just as effectively be a normal 40-some minute episode. Still, I do understand the reason is because the writer’s wanted to introduce the character. The finale, I think, is the strongest, and I love the little hints here and there of what’s to come for Peregrine and James.

While I still think I like the original best, this gang grows on me and I’m glad that season two cuts its episodes to forty-some minutes. The format is more effective I think. Like its inspiration, Peregrine is an expert fashion plate of excellent style. Despite the differences, this follows in the same tradition as its predecessor and it’s good fun.

(Disclosure: this post does contain affiliate links; if you buy anything through these links, I may receive a small percentage of the sale at no extra cost to you. Thank you to anyone who makes a purchase through these links. Read the disclosure page for details.)

You can find Ms. Fisher’s Modern Murder Mysteries, series one on Amazon Video with an Acorn TV add on.

PINTEREST PIN – SAVE & SHARE


‘MS. FISHER’S MODERN MURDER MYSTERIES,’ SERIES ONE: A WHOLE NEW APPROACH. Chatting about the 1960s period piece spin-off of 'Miss Fisher.' All text is © Rissi JC

Content: there’s some “winking” innuendo throughout the series. Peregrine has a boyfriend whom we see here and there (they make out or more; always implied rather than graphic).

Photos: Acorn TV

About Rissi JC

amateur photog. #bookblogger. downton abbey. inspys. internet-photo-shy. writer. the aspiration is to someday write professionally. a girl can dream, right?

Rissi JC

amateur photog. #bookblogger. downton abbey. inspys. internet-photo-shy. writer. the aspiration is to someday write professionally. a girl can dream, right?

All posts

1 Comment

  • […] ACORN TV REVIEW | ‘MS. FISHER’S MODERN MURDER MYSTERIES,’ SERIES ONE: A WHOLE NEW APPROACH […]

  • Leave a Reply

    (Enter your URL then click here to include a link to one of your blog posts.)

    Bonjour and Welcome!

    Welcome | thank you for visiting and reading. if you like, you are invited to join our conversations and follow along – join us.  You’re most welcome.
    Read more about Finding Wonderland

    ps: please excuse the “disorder.” you can read more about Finding Wonderland’s changes, new follow options and why archive posts are a mess in my “Disorder + Feedback” post!

    Finding Wonderland Elsewhere!

    Finding Wonderland in your Inbox!

    Subscribe! Have Finding Wonderland's new content sent to your inbox; sign up for our once (or twice) monthly round up of new content. If you'd like to have this newsletter sent to your inbox, you can enter your email address here. Please note, this does require a sign-up confirmation via email, and that email may be sent to a junk or spam folder.

    RSS Feed

    Enter your email address:

    Shop our Etsy Store

    Archives

    Disclosures

    Some of the links on this blog are affiliate links, which means that if you click on a product link, I may receive (a small) compensation. This compensation comes at no additional cost to you.

    Rissi JC (RissiWrites.com) is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to Amazon.com.

    All written content (unless noted) is © Copyright Rissi JC and Finding Wonderland (RissiWrites.com).

    Categories

    ×
    %d bloggers like this: