Endeavour

Endeavour

The Complete Third Season

DVD - 2016
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Last seen languishing in a prison cell and framed for a crime he didn't commit, Endeavour is compelled to return to duty when a young woman's baffling murder requires his singularly cerebral mind to solve.

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SandraLH
Nov 13, 2017

Enjoy this series seeing the early beginnings of Morse, who, unfortunately, later in life, became way too sour. Looking forward to seeing the next season.

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kountzcl
Aug 15, 2017

Did anyone else notice that female characters almost always are the murderers? Enjoying this series in spite of some flaws, as other watchers noted. Oxford is "porn" for me--books galore and cozy interiors.

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BritCrimeDramaFan
Mar 03, 2017

I have to say that the 3rd series was a bit disappointing -- still good, but the storylines were more fantastical, and unrealistic. A couple of the episodes solved the mystery by relying on a lot of information being revealed in the last 2 minutes. In my opinion, the best detective series give subtle clues along the way, so you can at least try to solve the crime along with the star. I agree that the episode with the tiger was way over the top. I know these episodes are based on Colin Dexter's stories too, but personally appreciate the Morse series better than Endeavor.

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Onewhoissaved
Mar 03, 2017

I enjoyed watching these episodes. I thought the one with the family that had the pet tiger that was used to avenge a flighty woman's revenge was ridiculous. But the police characters are good and well separated from each other: no one is allowed to dominate the others to the point of becoming collateral. If John Thaw had not preceded Shaun Evans we might be more forgiving of the younger Morse not looking like the older Morse. Di Thursday (Roger Allam) was actually more important to the development his protege young Morse( Shaun Evans) than old Morse (John Thaw) was to his protege Lewis (Keven Whately). But, I enjoyed watching all of them. Police work is a project that gets better with experience and the application of science.

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nat_cyr0
Dec 20, 2016

Another great few episodes of this great series and prequel to inspector Morse, great characters, great stories, and great acting as always.

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jimg2000
Oct 16, 2016

New angles to the retread stories with the series' unique scholarly dialogue and unusual upper class settings. As DC Morse became more confidence as a detective, DI Thursday remained to be the most interesting character. What's new were DS Bright's past and present heroics, introduction of a young blonde brain trust WPC Trewlove, and PC Strange's people skills long before he became the Chief Superintendent in later years. (And you think Endeavour is a weird name.) 5-star for characters and settings but dragged down by the too familiar 2-star stories.

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maipenrai
Sep 08, 2016

I have watched every episode of "Morse" and loved them. I was delighted when we was brought back as a young policeman, called "Endeavour". Until the last episode of the series, Morse never revealed his first name because he was embarrassed that it was Endeavour. I enjoyed the first two seasons, but they must have acquired a new writing team as these 3 episodes of Season 3 were very disappointing. The show seemed to have acquired the "American Film Disease" that special effects and blood are the most important features instead of story line and character development. If you have not seen the "Morse" series, I highly recommend them. With "Endeavour" I would advise stopping after the first two seasons. Kristi & Abby Tabby

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jimg2000
Oct 16, 2016

If you're going to choose an alias, don't pick the same pseudonym Odysseus used to fight Polyphemus. Not in a town filled with classicists.
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Free love. In my experience, that's the most expensive kind there is.
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Any man finds a measure of happiness, it's got to be a good thing.
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The further a man runs away from his nature, the sooner it'll find him out.
-So what does that make me?
A good detective. And a poor policeman.
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What did they say at your checkup?
-They said I'm fine.
You didn't go, did you?
-Don't you start.

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jimg2000
Oct 16, 2016

Are you OK? Bit of a shock?
-That's life in a blue suit.
Police... Seems an unexpected choice for someone like yourself.
-What is someone like myself?
I don't know. Bright, I suppose.
-What are bright girls supposed to do - marry well?
Oh, I... I just meant it can be a pretty grim kind of a calling.
-Maybe I like grim.
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So what did the policeman want?
-Someone I know slightly, she's gone missing.
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Rank's not about brains. It's about playing the game. Or not, in your case. You rub people up the wrong way.
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Confirmed bachelor, according to the college. 50-odd. The only birds he had any interest in are the feathered sort.
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I am conducting a study into the neurobiology of chemical communication in mammals. A dog, for example, cocks its leg against a lamppost. We're looking at the composition of what it leaves behind, what chemical information might be contained in such material.

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jimg2000
Oct 16, 2016

I always thought you'd end up in some cushy number, clerical. Nine to five. Somewhere where you could wear a clean shirt every day.
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Beast of Binsey, sir. It's a local legend amongst the County boys. Sheep savaged, else disappeared. It's usually on a full moon.
-Or a full bladder.
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It's funny, there's... never enough time to say the... the things you mean to, that you should.
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Tells a good tale, your man. I'll give him that.
-If Mr. Bright said that's how it happened, that's how it happened.
What, him? You've only got to look at him. One sniff of a man-eater, he'd be hiding under his desk.
-You clearly don't know Mr. Bright.
I know a man who's all hat and no cattle when I see one.
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There are no bad men, Thursday, only bad officers.
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What Philip heard him say wasn't man-eater, it was "manita", which is Spanish for "little sister".

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jimg2000
Oct 16, 2016

You ever think of picking up your degree?
-No. Like innocence and hope for mankind, I number it now amongst the lost things.
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you had that same look on your face the first time I ever saw you.
-What look's that?
Nervous. Shy. Hopeful.
-Yes, I suppose I was. All of those things. Frightened, mostly, that's my abiding memory.
Of what?
-Of being found out.
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You came in, sat down just there and said...
-"I've just seen an angel crossing Carfax. This brown-eyed blonde, with the reddest lips you ever saw."
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I can go in my bed, with posterity gathered solemn round. Or I can go standing toe-to-toe with you.
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I told you. I don't like liars. But I hate a grass!
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Look, let's get one thing straight, matey. You don't tell me, I tell you. All right? If the job calls for brains, you'll be first in the queue. Something like this? Leave it to those who've got the sand.

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jimg2000
Oct 16, 2016

There was a box in the boot of his car filled with... stag films.
-Nature studies?
Not an antler in sight, I'm afraid.
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That was all a ruse. Intended to lead me up the garden path, which it did.
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Never bet against a man with nothing to lose.
-Oh, you've got something to lose, all right. I'm looking at her, right now.
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He was the first man who ever looked at me as if I was something more than just a good time. I'd do it all again. Without a second thought.
-Love, Morse. Imagine that.
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Memory lane:
There are coppers and there are coppers. What sort are you?
-The sort that sees young ladies safely home.
I think this is the bit where I say, "Thanks for a lovely evening." And we have a long kiss under the porch light, until my dad taps on the window and then I go in and you go home. Love, I suppose. You don't know until you meet the right one.

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