January 10th, 2016


Television Critique 2016 – 01/07/2016: Murdoch Mysteries: Season I

Murdoch Mysteries: Famous Personalities, Inventions and Stepping Stones to 21st Century items - Season I

Continuing with the critiques I started in 2015, here is the next in series – a TV Show review.
Prologue: Go here.
For Review on all the seasons in this series: Go here.

I introduced this series in my reviews a while ago here. Here is the second post in the series highlighting some of the famous personalities, inventions and stepping stones to 21st Century. This is from Season I, enjoy the read and perhaps you might want to watch the series as well.

Episode 1: Conversion of DC to AC is introduced in this episode albeit it's called Niagara Current. We catch a glimpse of Beginnings of Animal Rights Activists when a lady fights for the dog that was being used in the demonstration of conversion from DC to AC. Detective Murdoch meets the great inventor Nikola Tesla who was the spearhead in developing Alternating Current. Tesla demonstrates the first Telegraph across the seas. Interesting conversation occurs between Tesla and Murdoch about sending voice and images over waves leading them to call it telakinetiscope when Tesla says, "Too many syllables. Call it Tela-Vision. Huh!". The episode also shows the first Surveillance equipment where Tesla and Murdoch invent a huge box that they use to record the killer being blackmailed by the agent of police. Towards the closure of the episode, Dr. Ogden says, "So, is the Case Closed? It's a good expression. Case Closed. It's strong. I should remember it" - Perhaps the first time the expression came up as well. The episode closes with usage of Telegraph from New York to Toronto.
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Stars: 4/5
My Recommendation: Very interesting watch!!