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fancy a brandy?

For several months now, my Saturday afternoons have been spent doing one thing: lying on the couch watching Inspector Morse. I love Inspector Morse! I particularly love the fact that in almost every investigation Morse encounters a slightly butch husky-voiced woman in her forties. This woman is usually a bit of a dipsomaniac (rather like Morse) with an artistic job and during his conversation with her (which will take place in her slightly bohemian flat) she will say something like "fancy a brandy, Morse?" Erudite fliration will then ensue.

It never gets anywhere, though. Poor Morse. His hopes must be raised every time - "Ah!" he thinks, "another slightly butch husky-voiced woman! I wonder will she go to the opera with me?" But even if she does go to the opera/pub/university function with him (and they sometimes do) one or more of the following will always happen.

1. She will be murdered. Sometimes because the murderer hates Morse and wants to make him even more miserable.

2. Her ex-boyfriend/husband will make a surprise appearance when she and Morse are having a warm ale in that nice-looking pub by the Cherwell

3. She will turn out to be the murderer.

Morse just can't win! I don't understand why he's not more successful with the ladies.

Anyway, it turns out that I won't be able to watch him unsuccessfully woo a husky-voiced trombone player this week because it's not on! I missed it last week so I don't know whether they have actually reached the end of the run - they've been showing every single episode over the last few months. What will I do on Saturday afternoons now? I might even have to leave the house and do something productive.


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Mar. 25th, 2006 02:06 pm (UTC)
2. Her ex-boyfriend/husband will make a surprise appearance when she and Morse are having a warm ale in that nice-looking pub by the Cherwell

The Trout. It is lovely out there during the summer. I LOVE Morse. I think I get more pleasure out of identifying where he is, though, than what's actually going on. I don't akways follow as much as I should.
Mar. 25th, 2006 02:27 pm (UTC)
Oooh, I must find that pub the next time I'm in that part of the world. It looks blissful. I've only been to Oxford a couple of times, so I just recognise a few places when watching Morse - enough to say "oh, I bought a book in that shop!" but not enough to be really distracting!
Mar. 25th, 2006 02:31 pm (UTC)
Tee hee! Yes, the Trout is lovely and super to walk to when you have a hangover before you get fed and watered. If you ever happen to be in this part of the world again, I shall be sure to take you. :)
Mar. 25th, 2006 04:55 pm (UTC)
I do like Morse. I think I OD'd on them a few years back, but this has made me want to see them again. Poor Morse. *I'd* drink brandy and go to the opera with him.

I hope the withdrawal symptoms aren't too bad...
Mar. 25th, 2006 04:59 pm (UTC)
*I'd* drink brandy and go to the opera with him.

So would I!
Mar. 25th, 2006 05:08 pm (UTC)
I was just doing a mini body surf through LJ in boredom precisley *because* some sod has taken Morse off on Saturday afternoons and so clearly, I had to comment.

So true though, Morse should have learned that if Zoe Wannamaker asks him to a choral recital she will obviously have done the murder or be ear makred for death herself. It's textbook. Poor Endeavour.
Mar. 25th, 2006 06:44 pm (UTC)
I know, he never learns. And yet he keeps on trying! Endeavour by name and by nature....

I hope he's back on next week...
Mar. 25th, 2006 07:30 pm (UTC)
Even the first episode had him falling for some nice, respectable piano teacher who was dead before the first advert break !

I hope it's back too, I've been bereft today ! They're nowhere near done with the re-runs yet, as we all know how it ended. :sob:
Mar. 25th, 2006 10:47 pm (UTC)
I know, I was wondering if they could possibly have reached the last episode last week (which I missed), but it didn't seem possible as they were pretty firmly stuck in the very early '90s the week before, so there should have been a few years left. Fingers crossed that it'll be on next week...
Mar. 27th, 2006 11:03 am (UTC)
According to The Observer's television guide it is not on next weekend either! I, too, am bereft.
Mar. 27th, 2006 01:42 pm (UTC)
Nooooooooooo! *weeps into Morseian brandy*
Mar. 25th, 2006 07:53 pm (UTC)
I love Inspector Morse, but I love his sergeant sidekick even more. Did you see the Masonic Murders? I love the murders tied in with the Mozard.
Mar. 25th, 2006 10:40 pm (UTC)
Sergeant Lewis had his own one-off spin-off a month or so ago! It was really good - he was now Inspector Lewis, and had his own sidekick, so it was strange to see him in the senior role. And there were lots of rather sweet references to Morse - quite subtle stuff like a student music award called the Endeavour Award which had been founded by an anonymous benefactor several years before...
Mar. 26th, 2006 04:21 pm (UTC)
I love Morse, and they haven't shown it on PBS around here in ages and ages. I may have to go check it out of the library, or something (our library often carries a lot of the Brit Mystery DVDs).

Poor Morse... he always winds up drinking his brandy alone.
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