Four more 90 minute murder mysteries set in the small New Zealand town of Brokenwood. It's a madeupy town but the show is filmed in the town of Warkworth which is about 40 miles north of Auckland. It's farm country and fairly close to the sea. The 2nd series of The Brokenwood Mysteries had DI Mike Shepherd and DS Kristin Sims solving murder mysteries. Neill Rea plays Mike and Fern Sutherland plays Kristin. The murders are very much like anywhere else, most of them are the someone kills someone else for fame, gain or pain. A rugby coach is found dead, naked and tied to a goal post, an actor is poisoned during a show, a fishing inspector is harpooned in the ocean and a country singer is found electrocuted in her bath. There's usually a second death related to the first. The wheels of justice grind slow and there's plenty of time for the murderer to add to the body count. I enjoyed the series, I like the characters and enjoy their company while they go about their business. There's a series 3 coming and I'll be seeing that next year most likely.