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‘Death in Paradise’ entices the audience in with its Guadeloupe location – sun, sun and more sun! – colourful characters, and a stand alone episode format. The lead detective is a British policeman trying to solve murders whilst clearly out of his comfort zone in the foreign climate.
The big reveal at the end of the show lends a nod to British classic ‘Poirot’, however, this isn’t a period drama but a present day comedy-mystery with the power of escapism.
Set on the island of Sicily, ‘Inspector Montalbano’ is an Italian detective show. There’s also a prequel series ‘The Young Montalbano’ set in 1990. Both are subtitled in English.
‘Montalbano’ is surrounded by eccentric deputies that make the ‘Death in Paradise’ sidekicks look almost sane. The storylines are sometimes dark, but the atmosphere and aesthetically beautiful settings lighten the mood and make it a contender for a comedy-mystery detective show.
‘Midsomer Murders’ is a murder mystery TV series with movie length episodes, set in picturesque villages reminiscent of ‘Miss Marple’. But unlike the latter, ‘Midsomer Murders’ is set in present day, with two male leads.
Famous for its high body count per episode, ‘Midsomer Murders’ is a light hearted comedy-mystery, often featuring macabre murders. It has progressed to using more forensic science since its first episode back in 1997, but its roots still lie in comic tragedy.
A short-lived British detective show of just 9 episodes, ‘Vexed’ is worth a watch due to its comedy detective and his reactions while trying to work with his new partner.
Often going undercover in the most brilliant disguises, the murders are comedic and the reactions to the murders are hysterical.
If you need to laugh out loud for an hour, then ‘Vexed’ is for you.
Set in the picturesque island of Jersey, ‘Bergerac’ is a policeman who deals with non-Jersey residents. A recovering alcoholic dealing with a divorce, his complex character tries to solve crimes such as jewel thefts, war crimes, and even supernatural events.
If you like your lead detective to be a bit dark and obscure then ‘Bergerac’ is for you.
Looking for more TV series similar to ‘Death in Paradise’ but also resembling the traditional period dramas of Agatha Christie?
Check out this excellent Australian murder mystery series!
Set in the swinging twenties, Miss Fisher is a lady detective with outstanding fighting spirit. Draped in gorgeous attires, she speeds through life with fast cars and dangerous weapons. Paired with the local detective, mayhem soon transpires.
With comedic support roles in the form of her lady maid plus the beautiful Australian sun and scenery, ‘Miss Fisher’s Murder Mysteries’ portrays the light-heartedness shown in ‘Death in Paradise’ but the wonderful costumes and architecture of ‘Poirot’.
To counteract the influx of dark, depressive detective dramas, I hope that the above suggestions enlighten you and keep you entertained!
Have you found any more TV series like ‘Death in Paradise’?
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None of these sound like Death in Paradise…dark storylines, depressed and addicted detectives? Murdoch Mysteries is the closest I’ve found with their great team of friends and coworkers…the scripts are so creative and Murdoch and his girlfriend and then wife, Julia are so winning, not to mention irrepressible Crabtree.
Hey Margaret, thanks for leaving your feedback. We’re always up for hearing what itcher readers think of our writer’s choices. Thanks for adding to our list of recommendations!
Hey there, thanks for your comment. Do you mean you’ve seen these recommendations somewhere else too? Our writers curate each article based on their personal tastes.