Sunday, 5 April 2015

09:34 – I’m still working on taxes. I’m doing the hard part right now, collating and organizing data. Actually filling in the forms will be easy.

We’ll finish series eight of Murdoch Mysteries tonight. It’s a period piece, set in the late 19th century in earlier seasons and in 1902 as of series eight. It’s supposedly based on early forensics, but the supposed forensic science is pretty bogus. This season, the emphasis seems to be on using UV light to make bloodstains fluoresce. Ironically, blood is actually one of the very few body fluids that doesn’t fluoresce under UV light.

I rated the series one-star until I realized that it’s supposed to be a farce. Or at least I hope it’s supposed to be a farce. If they’re serious, it’s just bad. Nonsensical plots, hokey writing, over-the-top acting, and so on. At least I get to shout “AHA!” frequently. And at least there are some cuties to watch, which is ultimately my yardstick for any TV series. Well, that and good dresses.