'Endeavour' - TV Review

"Endeavour" is a Masterpiece/ITV TV series, being the early adventures of the ever-popular Inspector Morse (created by British author Colin Dexter). This is a review of the 90 minute pilot episode for the series, which shows the young Detective Constable Endeavour Morse returning to Oxford where he started (but didn't finish) university, to help investigate the murder of a 15 year old girl.

Morse is considering quitting the force, but gets wrapped up in the case in Oxford. His intensity, attention to detail, and honesty are noticed by the station head Detective Inspector Fred Thursday (Roger Allam) who is direly in need of not-corrupt employees.

It's slow-paced, interesting, thoughtful, and fairly dark. It also nails its time period, but the British have always been better at that than the Americans. A pretty good watch.